Federal regulators’ adoption of industry consensus standards shows their desire to keep up-to-date with worker safety risks posed by electricity, including highly dangerous arc flashes that cause thousands of burns each year, according to Business Insurance, a bi-weekly magazine and daily news website.
Did you ever experience a synthetic fabric melting on your skin due to a fire? It’s not fun. I had the experience once. Fortunately only my hand and wrist were burned, but I guarantee you, I don’t want to try it again.
DRIFIRE®, the originator of “high performance FR”, is the official base layer choice of IndyCar® driver Graham Rahal and his pit crew. DRIFIRE debuted in the racing market with its new base layer, DRIFIRE Prime™. Rahal and his crew have worn DRIFIRE Prime throughout the year, and will continue to depend on it in the Indianapolis 500 this Sunday, May 24.
Keeping cool on the job can be tough - especially with warmer months approaching. TECGEN® FR has incorporated decades of flame-resistant (FR) clothing experience to develop these guidelines for helping keep workers safe and comfortable year-round.
Mount Vernon FR and Carhartt were selected as recipients of FabricLink Network's Annual Top 10 Innovation Awards for the Carhartt Flame-Resistant (FR) Extremes™ Arctic outerwear. The Extremes Arctic line utilizes Mount Vernon FR's AMTEX™ Plus fabric - a nylon and cotton blend - and Carhartt's Wind Fighter technology, to lead the way in protective yet comfortable outerwear for workers in extreme weather conditions.
Regulating body temperature in extreme temperatures can be challenging even under normal circumstances. However, situations requiring flame-resistant (FR) garments can create additional obstacles due to the natural insulation properties of FR clothing.