Of Coveralls and Overalls: the Deluxe Insulated Bib Overall with Reflective Trim

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Of Coveralls and Overalls: the Deluxe Insulated Bib Overall with Reflective Trim

Coveralls and overalls are commonly requested articles of workwear, but there are quite a few options when it comes down to deciding what exactly you need in a pair. Determine who will be wearing them, and what you need the coveralls, or overalls, to do. Coveralls, for example, are sized to be worn in place of clothing, or over clothing. Which do you need? Continue reading

Of Coveralls and Overalls: the Unlined Bib Overall

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Of Coveralls and Overalls: the Unlined Bib Overall

This blog series is looking at the various coveralls and overalls available through our business. We carry a number of different brands, so you can find classic work overalls and coveralls from the trusted name of Red Kap, and you can find heavy duty, flame resistant, protective workwear from Bulwark. We want to help you find exactly what you need to get your job done right, so keep reading to learn more about our various garments, or check out our website to see most of our stock. Continue reading

Volume Pricing is a Great Way to Outfit Your Company for Less!

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Volume Pricing is a Great Way to Outfit Your Company for Less!

Automotive Workwear is an independent, wholesale distributor of Red Kap work wear, and a few other leading brands. We offer volume pricing for companies, and individuals, looking to outfit a large number of employees, and get a good deal. Although we already offer the lowest prices for Red Kap, Bulwark, and Chef Designs garments, we can go even lower with volume pricing Continue reading

New Product: The Flame Resistant, Wind Resistant, Water Repellant Jacket

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New Product: The Flame Resistant, Wind Resistant, Water Repellant Jacket

Looking for a jacket that will help you get the job done? Bulwark’s new flame resistant, wind resistant, water repellant jacket is the perfect choice for keeping you safe and protected on the job. This jacket is the perfect choice for electricians looking for protection from the elements–as well as protection from the normal job hazards! Keep reading to find out what makes this Continue reading

About Flame Resistant Workwear: What Employers Should Know

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About Flame Resistant Workwear: What Employers Should Know

When outfitting employees, there can be a lot to know and remember as far as safety is concerned. It is always a good idea to hire a safety manager to ensure that all employees are following the guidelines and regulations to prevent fatalities. When it comes to wearing flame resistant workwear, there are some especially important regulations that you should know.

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Choosing Flame Resistant Workwear that is Right for You

Choosing Flame Resistant Workwear that is Right for You

Before ordering any flame resistant garments, you should always check with your employer or safety manager to ensure that you know the Hazard Rating Category (HRC) Level and ARC ratings needed for your particular job. Every job will have different levels of protection needed, so it’s important to verify what level you need. Ask your employer or safety manager about the required HRC level, or ARC rating. If they don’t know, they will need to have the job evaluated to determine the proper level of protection you need in flame resistant workwear. Flame and thermal protective fabrics should provide the expected degree of protection for the life of the garment, keeping you safer on the job.

Choosing the right flame resistant workwear for your job consists of finding apparel that meets the safety requirements of your job, as well as being acceptable in appearance to both the employer and wearer. Protective garments should be functional and practical for everyday wear on the job, including being comfortable and durable. Our Bulwark flame resistant garments come in a wide variety of styles and levels of protection, making it easy to find exactly what you’re looking for. Not only should your FR apparel be comfortable and durable, holding up to the proper arc rating, but you should take into account any other hazards that will be present on the job. Other potential hazards include chemical or molten substance exposure. The flame resistant workwear you choose should also be able to withstand heavy duty laundering. Many of our Bulwark garments are built to stand up to industrial washings, making them popular choices for large companies. Properly laundering and caring for these garments should remove soils, and flammable contaminants, without changing the appearance of the garment or causing excessive shrinkage.

There are a number of different factors to take into account when choosing the right flame resistant workwear for you. You will want to have a little bit of knowledge about FR fabrics, and what you want your clothing made from. We carry Bulwark FR apparel, so there is a variety of fabrics available. We offer treated and inherent FR fabrics. Treated cotton is a popular choice, since it can’t be beat for comfort and softness. Nomex is a popular choice for inherently FR fabric, offering excellent wickability. The style of your workwear is another factor to consider. While coveralls are a great choice for the oil and gas industry, you might be looking for something a little more “everyday” style. We offer FR jeans, FR shirts, and even FR hoodies to help you find the most comfortable and durable flame resistant workwear for your job.
Check out our website to view our excellent Bulwark products, or call a customer service representative to find out more about which garments can meet your need. Be prepared to discuss the nature of your hazard, and the level of protection that you require. Your FR garments should be comfortable, durable, of wearable style, and above all, provide protection against arc flashes, and other on-the-job hazards.