In addition to this section, fire retardant workwear with an ARC rating is also available and featured in our Electrical Safety Supplies section.
The demand for flame resistant clothing is growing rapidly as industries build an understanding of the hazardous nature of their working environments and their apparel protection requirements. The use of flame resistant clothing provides the necessary protection to reduce the risk of serious, or even fatal injuries.Flame resistant workwear is intended to self-extinguish a flame that has ignited on the garment and provide protection against second-degree burns. Heat stress management is also important for safety. Flame resistant clothing aims to provide both FR protection and breathability through fabric technology and garment design.
There is a misconception that untreated 100% cotton fabric is somehow “flame resistant”. This is simply not true. While heavyweight, untreated 100% cotton fabrics may be more difficult to ignite they can, and will, ignite and continue to burn if exposed to an ignition source.