July 8, 2015
With a variety of FR garments on the market, it's important to know what to look for and what to look out for. Keep the following in mind:
1. Select a garment that meets all required industry codes. This is essential to protecting workers on the job. Some garments are even dual-certified to meet multiple regulations. To get up to speed on common codes in the electrical and oil and gas industries, refer to the TECGEN® FR Glossary.
2. Read the labels and know the jargon. Keep an eye out for warning signs such as misspelled labels that could indicate labels are not authentic. Garments that are not properly certified can pose risks to workers because they do not protect the body as well as legitimate garments. Just recently, an FR garment manufacturer was put on public notice due to fraudulent labels claiming that its coveralls were UL approved.
3. Assess garments based its benefits. Compare garments by referencing the Comfort Triangle comfort, breathability and moisture-wicking capabilities to ensure they are a good fit.
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