There are a number of industries that require FR protection. This chart of recent Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) production employment numbers illustrates the trend in FR protection. Those workers on the production line or “in the trenches” of these industries need to be protected from fire hazards.
You might be familiar with the way we reference cut protection on other pages: there is no cut-proof glove. Well, there is no FR clothing that is fireproof. The primary function of FR clothing is to limit burn injuries sustained by workers.
Here are some of the most important reasons workers wear flame-resistant (FR) clothing:
OSHA states that flame-resistant clothing “is a type of apparel that is made out of material that is meant to self-extinguish once the ignition source has been removed.” There is a plethora of FR garments available that meet this requirement. They come in a variety of garment types and styles.
MCR Safety offers a wide range of FR garments, utilizing a variety of different fabrics certified to numerous FR standards. Click on any image to immediately start viewing available styles.
At MCR Safety, we always want you dressed head-to-toe in the best PPE available on the market. The daily demands of your job take a physical toll on you and the PPE you wear. On our Summit Breeze® resource page, we cover this new state-of-the-art technology more in-depth. For now, let us just leave you with the following:
Features…features…and more features! We all love features… Right? When someone finds themselves engulfed in flames, the last thing they want is to get stuck in their garment due to a faulty zipper. Can you save some money with a less expensive zipper or less stitching found on some of our competitors’ FR clothing? Yes, you can. However, the better question to ask is do you want to reduce features, fabric quality, or technology knowing the fire risks workers face? As we point out on the Flash Fire performance page, a burn injury costs well above $200,000 on average. Reducing features is not recommended to cut corners with this hazard.
It may sound a little dramatic, but wearing flame-resistant clothing (FRC) that exceeds performance requirements for burn rate, fabrics, zippers, pockets, and buttons may be the difference between life and death. Here are some of the features to pay attention to when selecting an MCR Safety FR garment. Across each dedicated FR product page, you will find a list of three features that separate this type of product from the crowd.
We know FR safety clothing can be personal in nature and workers’ needs vary. This is why we offer a wide range of FR garments, including jackets, jeans, shirts, coveralls, and overalls. Our goal, as stated in the beginning, is one thing – protect you from workplace hazards.
MCR Safety manufactures and supplies Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Simply put, WE PROTECT PEOPLE! We are known world-wide for our extensive product line depth surrounding gloves, glasses, and garments spanning across numerous industries. We offer the total package of safety gear encompassing industrial gloves, safety glasses, protective garments, welding gear, industrial boots, Flame Resistant (FR) gear, face shields, and much more. From a glove standpoint alone, MCR Safety manufacturers and supplies over 1,000 different style gloves. Here are some of the many reasons MCR Safety is your go to source for PPE:
MCR Safety is recognized as a global manufacturer stretching across six countries, with both distribution and manufacturing facilities. Our core competency and specialty is manufacturing and supplying protective gloves, glasses, and garments. The information shown and provided on MCR Safety’s website, its safety articles, industry resource pages, highlighted hazards and safety equipment should be used only as a general reference tool and guide. The end user is solely responsible for determining the suitability of any product selection for a particular application. MCR Safety makes no guarantee or warranty (expressed or implied) of our products’ performance or protection for particular applications.