Protex® modacrylic fibers

Toxicological hazards that may be associated with the use of Protex®-based textile in a surgical-type face mask. Chris Mackay, MSc, PhD, CPM, of Solutions in Science, indicated that great deal of research has been undertaken to examine the health risks associated with the use of textiles based on Protex® modacrylic fibers. Results of testing on…

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UL Certified HiVz Fleece

August, 2018- High Point NC – Reliant Fabrics, a leading provider of Flame and Arc Resistant engineered fabrics is pleased to announce an addition to its line of Reliant performance FR knits. The Reliant brand recently released a 14.25 oz/yd2 fleece UL Certified fabric. This heavyweight fabric offers UL 2112, 70E Level 3, ANSI 107-2015…

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Arc Flash and the Benefits of Wearing PPE

http://incident-prevention.com/ip-articles/arc-flash-and-the-benefits-of-wearing-ppe   Part of the recent OSHA updates includes increasing protection for employees who may be exposed to arc hazards. I am aware that there are many utilities that have proactively completed an arc hazard analysis for their systems, and that their employees are already wearing arc-rated clothing. Some of these utilities provide a full…

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