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Safe Sourcing and Care of AR/FR Clothing: What to Look For

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This interview-style Q&A session, recorded on Dec. 10, 2020 aims to increase awareness on arc-rated/flame-resistant (AR/FR) clothing and OSHA requirements and standards. During the session, we answer questions about OSHA, NFPA 70E and NFPA 2112 requirements for AR/FR laundering and maintenance. We’ll also discuss how to evaluate AR/FR clothing and sourcing options, what to look for on AR/FR garment labels and how to care for and launder FR clothing, including new research in this area. And, we’ll highlight potential safety issues related to COVID-19 and AR/FR care and maintenance during the pandemic and beyond.

Learn what industry standards have to say about AR/FR clothing, how to compare AR/FR sourcing models, how to properly launder and maintain AR/FR during COVID-19 and beyond, why product choice and employee comfort matter, and more.

In this session for all experience levels, you’ll learn:

  • How workers can maintain effective AR/FR protection in the laundering process
  • Review industry standards that address proper laundering of AR/FR clothing
  • How fit, comfort, and style impact worker productivity and safety
  • Safety or other issues to consider when deciding between direct purchase and rental for AR/FR clothing

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