OSHA ruled in 2008 that employers are required to pay for their employees’ PPE. OSHA does not specify the method that employers must use to pay for PPE. Many employers maintain a stock of PPE and hand it out as employees need it. Other employers use allowances or reimbursement systems. Any of these methods are acceptable, as long as employees receive the PPE at no cost.
Edward Chu transitions to CEO and Chairman of the Board
January 18, 2017
Revco Industries, Inc. announced today that Steve Hwang has been named as its new President, effective January 1, 2017.
Steve Hwang has spent 16 years at Revco Industries, most recently as Executive Vice President. Prior to that, he held positions as VP of Business Development & Operations, Operations Manager, and IT Manager. His experience with Revco Industries covers the spectrum of operational and business development duties, including supply chain management, strategic partnerships, analytics, quality, and production.
National Safety Apparel is continuing its history of innovation by introducing new members to its team of directors and vice presidents. Larry Ensign joins the family as Director of Sales and Tracy Linton has been promoted from Director of Corporate Development to Vice President of Strategic Accounts and Corporate Development.
The Dickies ProTM next generation of extreme-weather workwear launches at Outdoor Retailer's 2017 Winter Show
January 11, 2017
Dickies®, the world's leading performance workwear brand, and INVISTA's CORDURA® brand, a leader in durable, long-lasting fabrics, have teamed up to create the Dickies ProTM with CORDURA® military-grade fiber technology collection. Crafted specifically for the skilled tradesman working in severe weather conditions, Dickies ProTM with CORDURA® fabric is lightweight, durable and six times more abrasion resistant*.
FR clothing manufacturer offers free FR apron to firefighters who provide recipes for cookbook
November 15, 2016
Workrite Uniform Company, a flame-resistant (FR) workwear manufacturer, is asking the firefighting community to share their favorite recipes for inclusion in the company’s upcoming fire station cookbook. Each person who submits a recipe is also eligible to receive a free Workrite® FR Fire Service apron while supplies last.
The partner country at A+A, 2017, International Trade Fair with Congress for Safety, Security and Health at Work, will be Great Britain. Although the partner country was selected by the trade fair advisory board during A+A 2015 -long before the ‘Brexit’ referendum - Joachim Schäfer, Managing Director at Messe Düsseldorf, considers the changed political circumstances an ideal opportunity: “The current situation results in many issues for the suppliers of protective items and security equipment."
Exhibitor applications for A+A 2017, International Trade Fair with Congress for Safety, Security and Health at Work, are now available online at www.aplusa-online.com. The deadline for reserving exhibit space at A+A 2017 is December 1, 2016.
Carhartt today informed customers about a voluntary product notification regarding nine Flame Resistant (FR) sweatshirt styles with durable water repellent finish (DWR) manufactured in 2014 and after. Test results indicate inconsistencies in the performance ratings of these industrial garments, and some of the garments may not currently meet the requirements of NFPA 2112 and NFPA 70E.
When thinking of wearing FR workwear during the summer months, most people envision clothing that is hot, heavy, clingy, and doesn’t move well. These negative connotations and actual experiences are a root cause of work uniform non-compliance - not wearing your FRC when required.