OIL AND GAS DRILLING
In the oil and gas industry, workers are often in the presence of flammable gas and vapors, putting them risk at risk for exposure to flash fires. If a flash fire does occur, flame-resistant (FR) workwear can greatly reduce burn injuries and improve chances of survival.
OIL AND GAS REFINING
Due to the nature of their work, employees in the oil and gas refining industry may be exposed to flame and thermal hazards. Anywhere there is the potential for the release of a fuel, such as flammable gas or vapors, there is the possibility of a flash fire, and flame-resistant (FR) clothing can offer valuable protection.
The electrical utilities industry encompasses anyone that works in electric power transmission, distribution or generation. All of these workers face the possibility of exposure to arc flash, and those involved in electricity generation may also be exposed to flash fire.
By nature, laboratories are home to numerous fire hazards and, even when proper precautions are taken, accidents can and do happen. When regular clothing or lab coats that aren’t flame resistant (FR) are exposed to flame, they can ignite and burn, greatly increasing the wearer’s risk of injury. Plus, the wide variety of liquid chemicals present in labs poses a significant threat of chemical splash burns to laboratory workers.
If an accident does occur, wearing FR and chemical-splash protective lab coats provides the best chance for minimizing burn injuries — as well as avoiding lawsuits, increased insurance costs, reputation damage and loss of valuable research funding.
WELDING & WELDING CLOTHING
The welding industry utilizes many different — and potentially hazardous — energy sources, including gas flame, electric arc, laser, friction and ultrasound. In addition to these hazards, workers are exposed to molten-metal splatter, which can burn holes through, and even ignite, clothing that is not flame resistant.