Flame Resistant Work Apparel (Part 2)

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Flame Resistant Work Apparel (Part 2)

As discussed in the last blog post, we’re looking at some of the many flame resistant garments that we offer on our website. Manufactured by Bulwark, these FR garments are designed to offer you the best protection against flash fires and electrical arcs. It’s important to note that you should always check with your safety manager before ordering flame resistant work apparel to ensure you are meeting all the safety requirements for your job. If you don’t have a safety manager, please be familiar with the requirements regarding HRC levels and arc ratings specific to your job hazard. You can actually search on our website by ratings and industries, so shopping for your specific need is made easy. Keep reading for a quick look at a few more garments that might be just what you’re looking for to keep you safe on the job. Continue reading

Workwear for YOU

Red Kap Heavyweight Parka

Workwear for YOU

Whether you work on the racetrack, or serve food in a hotel restaurant, or work in the oil and gas industry, Automotive Workwear has the garments you need to see you through the average work day. What does your day look like? It looks like hard work, sometimes frustrating, but always rewarding. The clothes you put on before work should look professional, be comfortable, and work just as hard as you do, lasting all day long. Read on for our options that just might be a good fit for you!

On the Racetrack

Our Red Kap line of clothing is by far and wide our bestselling brand. We are the nation’s largest distributor for the brand, and quite frankly, we love this brand ourselves! Quality and practicality are high on our list of “musts” for workwear, and Red Kap delivers on both accounts. They have a long history of creating workwear “done right,” and for the last thirty or so years have focused mainly on manufacturing garments specifically for workers in the automotive industry. If you’ve ever thought to yourself “I wish I had a pocket right about here for a tire gauge,” there’s a good chance that Red Kap has already considered your request, and made a shirt with exactly what you’re looking for. Take a little time to browse through our automotive section of the website, and see if you can find the workwear you need.

The Hospitality Industry

This one is for the servers, the hotel staff, the housekeepers, and the many, many jobs that are encompassed in the hospitality industry. This job can be a thankless one, but know that we appreciate you, and hope that wearing the right clothing can make your day a little bit brighter. Our housekeeping and server garments are manufactured by Red Kap, offering that great quality and practicality that we discussed above. Convenient garments that will hold up to dozens of washings, industrial strength washings, and on-the-spot cleanings, are definitely important. Check out all our options under the “Hotel Housekeeping” and “Chef & Restaurant” categories on our website.

The Jobs that Require FR

There are a surprising number of jobs that call for flame resistant (FR) garments. The oil and gas industry is just one the many, including electrical, manufacturing, and others. Despite our name, we do sell more than just automotive workwear. Bulwark is perhaps our next most popular brand, and it is all due to the quality of their flame resistant workwear garments. Whether you need coveralls, jeans, a FR henley, or even a hoodie–or maybe just a lab coat, our Bulwark options have got you covered. Check out all the great options we have on our website. Just be sure that you are fully aware of the nature of your hazard and the HRC level you need to meet before ordering.

We carry the best in quality and practicality, giving you stylish, comfortable workwear that meets your needs on the job. If you can’t find what you’re looking for on our website, call a customer service representative and we will be happy to help you find exactly what you need.

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.

Combustible Dust: Do You Have the Proper Protection?

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Combustible Dust: Do You Have the Proper Protection?

Combustible dust, while not a new problem, is rather new to the scene of requiring flame resistant workwear. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) states that “any combustible material can burn rapidly when in a finely divided form. If such a dust is suspended in air in the right concentration, under certain conditions, it can become explosible. Even materials that do not burn in larger pieces (such as aluminum or iron), given the proper conditions, can be explosible in dust form.” Combustible dust exists in a wide variety of industries. You can find it in food processing plants, combustible dust being created from sugar, grain, and more, and you can also find it in industries like plastic, wood, rubber, pesticides, and pharmaceuticals. Many jobs are performed around combustible dust, so the question is, do you Continue reading

Bulwark Flame Resistant Uniforms: What We Offer

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Bulwark Flame Resistant Uniforms: What We Offer

Bulwark prides itself on offering the very best flame resistant (FR) uniforms for your protection. Preparing for an accident, being ready for the worst and hoping for the best, is what you can expect from Bulwark garment. They have a “farm-to-factory” mentality, in that they pay close attention to each detail of how their garments are manufactured, from the fabric, to the kind of protection it offers, to government lab testing to ensure it meets all requirements, to guaranteeing a quality garment that you can trust Continue reading