Fire Retardant Clothing and Uniforms
workplaces now require workers to wear fire retardant clothing,
most notably in the oil and gas, steelworking and transportation
industries. Some workplaces won't even allow deliveries if the drivers
are not wearing approved clothing.
There are two types or FR clothing - those made using Kevlar, Nomex
or simlar fabric, and those made from heavy cotton treated with
a flame retardant similar to Fire'z Off. Both qualify as FR treated
products. FR uniforms are usually very expensive, but with Fire'z
Off you can use your regular clothing and treat it for just a few
can spray or dip your clothing and uniforms - jeans, 'greens,' workshirts,
aprons, jackets, etc. - with Fire'z Off flame retardant to create
fire retarant (FR) treated work clothes. Just let them air dry.
Repeat treatment after each washing. We can send you
a sheet of blank cards that list the specs - just fill in the date
treated, and staple it onto an out-of-the-way spot on the garment,
to show the inspector if he requires proof of treatment.
If you are required to have it treated by an independent third
party, you can also enlist the help of your local dry cleaner or
uniform shop (Cintas, for example). We can certify them as Official
Applicators (at no cost to them) and they can treat the garment
for you for a nominal cost.
You might even have old FR clothing that has been through the wash many times, and you don't think that they still provide protection. You can spray them with Fire'z Off to refresh their retardancy.
Every workplace and industry has different standards. Before making
a major purchase, make sure that Fire'z Off will qualify in your
situation. For instance, OSHA requires that oil field workers now have clothing that meets the new 2112 requirement. These can't be done at home.
If you have questions, just cal RDR at 405-702-0055, ext. 2. We'll
take care of you.