Industrial Supply Blog

What's the Difference Between Treated FR Winter Liners & True FR Winter Liners?

Dec 10, 2019 11:00:00 AM   FR Clothing, PPE   2 Comments

Working in dangerous conditions requires specialized clothing and accessories designed to protect workers from occupational hazards. In cases where the risk of explosions or fire are heightened, especially in the oil and gas industry, what you put on your body matters. Work in the oilfields is so ...

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Avoid These Flammable Fabrics Under Your Flame-Resistant Clothing

Oct 23, 2018 2:00:00 PM   FR Clothing, PPE   6 Comments

If you work with the potential for extreme dangers like arc flash or flash fire, you should know the importance of flame-resistant (FR) clothing.  It protects us from fire-related hazards that could otherwise result in burns and other painful injuries.One common question workers have is whether or ...

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Flame-Resistant vs. Flame-Retardant Clothing: Why Fabric Matters.

Oct 2, 2018 1:00:19 PM   FR Clothing, PPE   88 Comments

  Do you have to wear flame-resistant clothing for your job? Most people in the oil and gas industry do, including contractors and service technicians. Even if flame-resistant (FR) clothing is something you only need for specific task, you may want to consider wearing it at all times.

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Dirty Jobs & Clean Duds: How to Get Oil Out of FR Clothing

May 2, 2018 9:30:00 AM   Oil drilling safety, FR Clothing, Oil and gas   5 Comments

Working in the oilfields is a nice, clean, stress-free job. Right? Okay, maybe not so much. If you’ve even spent one day working in the oilfields, you know how filthy it can get. Workers often end up with grease, oil, and dirt stains on their clothing. These workers are tough and don’t seem to ...

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Top 5 FR Clothing Options That Won’t Give You A Heat Stroke

Apr 24, 2018 8:25:55 AM   FR Clothing, Heat Stress   4 Comments

Looking to purchase some fire-resistant (FR) clothing for your employees? With so many options out there, it can be tough to narrow it down. The first step is to understand your needs based on your unique work environment. Do they need FR clothing or arc-rated (AR) clothing? What about comfort ...

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4 Times When The Wrong PPE Proved Fatal

Apr 10, 2018 8:30:00 AM   Oil drilling safety, FR Clothing, Oil and gas   2 Comments

Workers risk exposure to several different hazards throughout their workday. You can anticipate some of the hazards they might come across. Your company has processes and procedures in place to help reduce the number of incidents in the workplace. But, what about the hazards that you don’t ...

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Is It Safe to Wear Base Layers Underneath FR Clothing?

Apr 3, 2018 10:29:36 AM   Oil drilling safety, FR Clothing, Oil and gas   0 Comments

If you work in the oil and gas industry, you realize how important it is for workers to wear the right personal protective equipment (PPE). The hazards are just too risky to take any chances. Not only do workers face the risk of falls, crush hazards and injury from chemical exposure — they face the ...

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A History Buff’s Guide to FR Clothing and Materials

Mar 27, 2018 10:30:00 AM   FR Clothing   1 Comment

Calling all history buffs! Maybe you had an influential high school history teacher who ignited your love of learning the backstories behind people, places, and things. Maybe you think the best way to unwind after work is sitting in your recliner with the History Channel on the TV. Or, maybe you’re ...

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What Puts the “FR” in FR Clothing?

Mar 20, 2018 10:17:13 AM   FR Clothing   2 Comments

The sun has barely started to peer over the horizon when one of Casper’s dozens of hardworking linemen awakens to begin his day. Once at work, he views his work orders and realizes that he and his team are being called out to address a power outage in another region. He knows he must already endure ...

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Top 10 Insane Fire-Related Incidents in the Last Decade

Mar 13, 2018 10:30:00 AM   Oil drilling safety, FR Clothing   0 Comments

  We know you’ve seen the statistics before. You know, those “Debbie Downer” lists that OSHA puts out each year about the most costly and horrific occupational incidents. From struck-by incidents and work-related falls to explosions and arc flash fires, sometimes it seems like OSHA just wants to ...

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