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Heat Stress: By The Basics, And The Base Layers.
“How do I help my guys stay cool in the hot summer months?” That may be the #1 question we at Bulwark receive this time of year, every year. The world’s #1 FR brand is here to help guide you with some cold, hard facts.
Industry News
Top 5 Outerwear Considerations
It’s important to be dressed properly while on the job, especially as winter approaches. Our FR experts give their top five tips when it comes to choosing the right FR outerwear, so you can prepare for the cold weather.
Industry News
Re-Tested and Re-Certified. So You Can Stand Reassured.
With the updates to NFPA 2112, we at Bulwark have been busy with an extensive, and extremely complex review process in collaboration with UL, our third-party certifier.
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What is the difference between Inherent and Treated FR?
A: Inherently flame resistant fabrics are engineered to be flame-resistant at the fiber level, and do not require any additional finishing. Treated fabrics undergo a chemical process to impart FR properties.
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What is a Hazard Risk Assessment?
A: It’s the first step in the creation of any PPE program. Federal regulations require employers to assess the workplace to determine if hazards that require the use of personal protective equipment are present or are likely to be present
Industry News
Is Your FR Program Overlooking Undergarments?
For your FR program to be fully effective, you need to look beyond just choosing the right gear for the environment you and your crew are working in. You need to examine every layer closely, beginning with your base layers.
Safety Updates
Top 5 Lab Safety Tips
To help promote lab safety, Workrite Uniform Company — a manufacturer of protective workwear, including lab coats — recommends following these safety tips.
Industry News
Top 10 Things to Consider Before You Buy FR
FR experts here at Bulwark have put together a list of their top 10 things to consider when buying FR to ensure the FR clothing you choose will keep your guys safe and compliant, no matter what the job throws at them.
Industry News
Multi-Hazard Protective Clothing
Flame-resistant (FR) clothing manufacturers have begun developing garments that meet the requirements of both NFPA 2112, the Standard on Flame-Resistant Garments for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Flash Fire, and NFPA 70E, the Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace.
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How do you calculate the total Arc Rating of your FR garments when wearing multiple layers?
A: Adding the Arc Ratings of individual garments is not permitted. In order to determine the layered Arc Rating of our products we send them to an independent test laboratory.
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What is the difference between NFPA® 2113 vs. 2112?
A: In short: NFPA® 2112 is the standard for manufacturers that specifices garment performance requirements. NFPA® 2113 is the standard for safety professionals that explains the hazard assessment, garment selection, care, and maintenance.
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What is the definition of a flash fire?
A: A flash fire is a rapid moving flame front that can be caused by a diffuse fuel, such as dust, gas, or the vapors of an ignitable liquid, without the production of damaging pressure.
Safety Updates
What’s the Underlying Danger of Non-FR Undergarments?
A: Increased burn injury is the danger. In the event of a flash fire or electric arc, some heat will inevitably pass through the outer layer of FR and cause a T-shirt to melt if it is made from synthetic materials.
Safety Updates
FR Safety: Your General Duty
Bulwark arms you with FR training and expertise to help ease the pressure and keep your guys safe.
Safety Updates
The ABC’s of PPE
You must select the right garments based on the unique hazards of your industry, in addition to important factors like comfort, durability and laundering. We’ll provide you with a step-by-step process for designing, implementing and maintaining your PPE program.
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Is DEET Flammable?
A: Yes. DEET is HIGHLY flammable. Any flame resistant clothing sprayed with it has the potential to ignite and continue to burn if exposed to an ignition hazard.
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What is ATPV, and how is it used in your hazard assessment?
A: ATPV stands for Arc Thermal Performance Value, it measures the amount of incident energy that your FR garment can protect you from before the onset of a 2nd degree burn. A: In short: all AR is FR but not all FR is AR
Industry News
Top 10 Laundry Tips
Proper care and maintenance of FR/AR clothing is essential to its effectiveness. We’ve compiled a list of our top 10 tips to maximize your PPE’s FR protection, wash after wash.
Industry News
What’s in a Label?
Even after assessing hazard risks and selecting the appropriate FR clothing, it also falls on the employer to ensure that each garment truly matches the hazard it’s designed to protect against.
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What’s the difference between AR & FR?
A: In short: all AR is FR but not all FR is AR.
Industry News
10 Things To Do With Your Spare Time In The Station
Working at a fire station is a full-time job. Despite this busy schedule, there’s bound to be a little spare time while at the station. If you’re looking for something to do to stay occupied in the fire station, try one of these 10 ideas.
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Oil & Gas Wildfire Preparedness
The Ventura County Fire Department recently developed a set of basic wildfire preparedness guidelines for the oil and gas industry.
Safety Updates
Heat Stress: By The Basics, And The Base Layers.
“How do I help my guys stay cool in the hot summer months?” That may be the #1 question we at Bulwark receive this time of year, every year. The world’s #1 FR brand is here to help guide you with some cold, hard facts.
Ask An Expert
What is the difference between Inherent and Treated FR?
A: Inherently flame resistant fabrics are engineered to be flame-resistant at the fiber level, and do not require any additional finishing. Treated fabrics undergo a chemical process to impart FR properties.
Ask An Expert
What is a Hazard Risk Assessment?
A: It’s the first step in the creation of any PPE program. Federal regulations require employers to assess the workplace to determine if hazards that require the use of personal protective equipment are present or are likely to be present
Ask An Expert
How do you calculate the total Arc Rating of your FR garments when wearing multiple layers?
A: Adding the Arc Ratings of individual garments is not permitted. In order to determine the layered Arc Rating of our products we send them to an independent test laboratory.
Ask An Expert
What is the difference between NFPA® 2113 vs. 2112?
A: In short: NFPA® 2112 is the standard for manufacturers that specifices garment performance requirements. NFPA® 2113 is the standard for safety professionals that explains the hazard assessment, garment selection, care, and maintenance.
Ask An Expert
What is the definition of a flash fire?
A: A flash fire is a rapid moving flame front that can be caused by a diffuse fuel, such as dust, gas, or the vapors of an ignitable liquid, without the production of damaging pressure.
Ask An Expert
Is DEET Flammable?
A: Yes. DEET is HIGHLY flammable. Any flame resistant clothing sprayed with it has the potential to ignite and continue to burn if exposed to an ignition hazard.
Ask An Expert
What is ATPV, and how is it used in your hazard assessment?
A: ATPV stands for Arc Thermal Performance Value, it measures the amount of incident energy that your FR garment can protect you from before the onset of a 2nd degree burn. A: In short: all AR is FR but not all FR is AR
Ask An Expert
What’s the difference between AR & FR?
A: In short: all AR is FR but not all FR is AR.
Safety Updates
Top 5 Lab Safety Tips
To help promote lab safety, Workrite Uniform Company — a manufacturer of protective workwear, including lab coats — recommends following these safety tips.
Safety Updates
What’s the Underlying Danger of Non-FR Undergarments?
A: Increased burn injury is the danger. In the event of a flash fire or electric arc, some heat will inevitably pass through the outer layer of FR and cause a T-shirt to melt if it is made from synthetic materials.
Safety Updates
FR Safety: Your General Duty
Bulwark arms you with FR training and expertise to help ease the pressure and keep your guys safe.
Safety Updates
The ABC’s of PPE
You must select the right garments based on the unique hazards of your industry, in addition to important factors like comfort, durability and laundering. We’ll provide you with a step-by-step process for designing, implementing and maintaining your PPE program.
Safety Updates
Heat Stress: By The Basics, And The Base Layers.
“How do I help my guys stay cool in the hot summer months?” That may be the #1 question we at Bulwark receive this time of year, every year. The world’s #1 FR brand is here to help guide you with some cold, hard facts.
Industry News
Top 5 Outerwear Considerations
It’s important to be dressed properly while on the job, especially as winter approaches. Our FR experts give their top five tips when it comes to choosing the right FR outerwear, so you can prepare for the cold weather.
Industry News
Re-Tested and Re-Certified. So You Can Stand Reassured.
With the updates to NFPA 2112, we at Bulwark have been busy with an extensive, and extremely complex review process in collaboration with UL, our third-party certifier.
Industry News
Is Your FR Program Overlooking Undergarments?
For your FR program to be fully effective, you need to look beyond just choosing the right gear for the environment you and your crew are working in. You need to examine every layer closely, beginning with your base layers.
Industry News
Top 10 Things to Consider Before You Buy FR
FR experts here at Bulwark have put together a list of their top 10 things to consider when buying FR to ensure the FR clothing you choose will keep your guys safe and compliant, no matter what the job throws at them.
Industry News
Multi-Hazard Protective Clothing
Flame-resistant (FR) clothing manufacturers have begun developing garments that meet the requirements of both NFPA 2112, the Standard on Flame-Resistant Garments for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Flash Fire, and NFPA 70E, the Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace.
Industry News
Top 10 Laundry Tips
Proper care and maintenance of FR/AR clothing is essential to its effectiveness. We’ve compiled a list of our top 10 tips to maximize your PPE’s FR protection, wash after wash.
Industry News
What’s in a Label?
Even after assessing hazard risks and selecting the appropriate FR clothing, it also falls on the employer to ensure that each garment truly matches the hazard it’s designed to protect against.
Industry News
10 Things To Do With Your Spare Time In The Station
Working at a fire station is a full-time job. Despite this busy schedule, there’s bound to be a little spare time while at the station. If you’re looking for something to do to stay occupied in the fire station, try one of these 10 ideas.
Ask An Expert
Oil & Gas Wildfire Preparedness
The Ventura County Fire Department recently developed a set of basic wildfire preparedness guidelines for the oil and gas industry.