Reference Chart for Flame-Resistant Clothing

Exposure to flames and sparks are a common part of many workers’ everyday tasks. For those workers, heat and flame resistant clothing is vital. With the appropriate safety features and quality comfort, workers can get the job done right without worrying about injury.

Required protection varies depending on the application and the amount of time a worker is exposed to heat and flame hazards.

One of Magid’s customers, an oilfield service company that works closely with drilling and fracking organizations had this to say about FR clothing:

“Since FR clothing and products are so important to the oilfield service industry, access to good-quality and high variety is a top consideration when choosing a supplier. Everything from shirts to jeans must be the best quality and be UL certified to NFPA 2112 standards. Not only must PPE have the highest FR ratings, the products must also be able to stand up to extreme weather changes.” - Byline

Of course, oil and gas workers aren’t the only ones exposed to heat, flame and arc flash hazards. Workers in welding, maintenance, metal fabrication and the steel industry among others, are also at risk for these types of injuries. Each industry has its own set of standards when it comes to FR clothing.

We’ve created a reference chart to help you understand the different standards and to help you stay compliant when shopping for flame-resistant clothing.

For more information on flame-resistant clothing, contact a Magid Safety Specialist.