When it comes to fire hazards, it’s best to be as safe as possible. Many businesses and industries do work that poses a risk of minor to severe burns, blindness, or other fire safety hazards. Some fire hazard risks can be minimized with training such as fire safety and injury prevention, keeping fire extinguishers handy, and making sure your workplace is OSHA compliant and up to date with general safety guidelines. For environments that put workers in contact with explosive gases or particles, electrical hazards, and sparks or flames, fire-resistant or arc flash rated clothing is another essential part of fire safety.
Industry safety regulations and the evolution of voluntary performance standards have ensured that fire-resistant (FR) clothing is more readily available. For many industries, FR gear is a requirement to ensure worker safety, and keeping FR clothing in good repair is crucial for reducing on-site injuries and extending the life of the garments.