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Increase Access to Innovation through Choice!

This is the fourth post in a six-part series on the power of choice in your arc-rated flame resistant (FR) clothing and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) programs. This post focuses on increased access to clothing innovation and why it’s one of the top reasons cited by safety managers for moving to a managed choice program. Stay tuned for additional posts in this series on increases morale and cost reduction through a choice program.

We live in a time of continuous innovation, with fierce competition to offer the next best thing. In a retail setting, consumers have access to a wide range of products, with broad choice based on personal preference. Why should this experience be any different in FR clothing or PPE programs? Good news – it doesn’t have to be! Read more

Flash Fire Compliance Versus Protection

When it comes to protecting workers, sometimes compliance takes the spotlight in corporate decision making. If you’re in compliance, your workers are protected, right? This is not necessarily true, particularly when purchasing flame resistant clothing (FRC) for flash fire protection. Read more

The Key to Employee Comfort: Choice!

This is the third post in a six-part series on the power of choice in your arc-rated flame resistant (FR) clothing and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) programs. This post focuses on comfort and why it’s one of the top reasons cited by safety managers for moving to a managed choice program. Stay tuned for additional posts in this series on increased access to innovations, increases morale, and cost reduction through a choice program.

Comfort is usually top of mind when deciding what to wear. There are many factors that contribute to comfort including a physical element – how the garment fits and feels – and an emotional element – how you feel when you wear the garment. Both are extremely subjective, differing from person to person, day to day. Read more

AR and FR Clothing: What’s the Difference?

When it comes to protective clothing, keeping track of the many standards, terms, and abbreviations can be challenging. One question we commonly receive is: what is the difference between arc-rated (AR) clothing and flame resistant (FR) clothing?

Scott Margolin, our resident technical expert, explains the subtle but important difference: Read more

Offer Choice, Increase Compliance

 

This is the second post in a six-part series on the power of choice in your arc-rated flame resistant (FR) clothing and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) programs. This post focuses on compliance and why compliance rates increase when employees are offered choice. Stay tuned for additional posts in this series that explore the top reasons cited by safety managers for moving to a managed choice program, including improved comfort, access to innovations, morale, and cost reduction.

 

Compliance rates rise considerably when individual wearers are empowered with choice, which is one of the many reasons companies choose to switch from a no-choice program to a choice program. Read more

What is Flash Fire?

You’ve heard of flash fire – and it may even be a hazard in your workplace, requiring you to wear flame resistant clothing (FRC) – but what exactly is this type of thermal hazard?

Scott Margolin, our resident technical expert, takes us back to the basics with a closer look at the flash fire hazard: Read more

Goodbye Generic Workwear, Hello Stylish FR Clothing

Think about the cell phone you have today, compared to the cell phone you had 10 years ago. Just as the sleek, smart phone you carry today bears no resemblance to your bulky cell phone of yesteryear, the arc-rated flame resistant (FR) clothing of today has come a long way:

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