Flame Retardant Work Wear Protects Workers
It assists in protecting workers from short-term thermal incidents which is the most important reason of investing in a Flame Retardant Work Wear. The most serious burns typically are not caused by the explosion itself or the actual fire in an industrial setting. They are mostly caused by continuance of burning materials even after the heat source has been removed and also by standard work wear igniting. When exposed to flame the Flame Retardant Work Wear self-extinguishes and dramatically reduces the severity of burn injuries and also provides workers with valuable time to move ignition source areas thus solving the main problem when a fire or an explosion occurs. Increase in survival is assured since this FR cloth minimizes the percentage of the body injured with burns. The survival rate drops significantly when the injury percentage climbs above 50 percent across all age groups according to a research.
Flame Retardant Work Wear Saves Money
The most-cost effective way to protect your workers from hazards is through offering them Flame Retardant Work Wear that is made from quality fabrics and built with durability in mind. Many FR fabrics last considerably longer than those used to make non-FR work wear thus assisting in reduction of frequent replacement expenses while these clothing may be more expensive upfront. In terms of medical fees, workers’ compensation, increased insurance and lost work time are some of the costs of a single burn which often exceed the cost of an entire FR program. For your work force and long-term budget FR clothing is a beneficial investment.
Industrial Standards Compliance
FR clothing protects the whole company as much as its primary function is to protect workers. Employees must be protected from hazards in their working areas and a fine is given to companies that do not comply with FR clothing rules by the State and Federal OSHA. In the future OSHA’s requirements regarding FR clothing are likely to become stringent and in several industry standards written by ASTM and NFPA the need for flame-resistant work wear have also been addressed.