Huebsch Resources for FR Clothing
What is FR Clothing?
Flame resistant clothing is made from fabrics, natural or synthetic, that self-extinguish. Flame resistant clothing is designed to limit (not eliminate) burn injury.
Why is FR Clothing needed?
The OSHA General Duty Clause states that each employer shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees.
Most severe burn injuries and fatalities are caused by non-FR clothing igniting and continuing to burn. The body area under non-FR clothing is often burned more severely than exposed skin. Survival, extent of injury, recovery time, and quality of life are all dependent on the performance of the flame resistant clothing.
How is arc rated clothing different than flame resistant clothing?
AR or arc rated clothing is a newer term with flame resistant clothing. ALL AR clothing is flame resistant, but not all flame resistant clothing is arc rated.
What are the key regulations and standards for FR Clothing?
While the OSHA General Duty clause states that employers will keep their employees free from recognized hazards, there are industry consensus standards used in OSHA enforcement actions as evidence as to whether the employee acted responsibly.
How does a Huebsch rental program help with the maintenance of my employees’ FR clothing?
Huebsch follows the ASTM F1449 standard for industrial laundering care and maintenance of flame resistant or arc rated clothing.