May 20, 2018
FR, AR, CP, FR/CP — the alphabet soup of protective clothing acronyms is overwhelming in and of itself. And when safety depends on choosing the right products, making sense of the acronyms and the various types of workwear they represent is paramount.
A variety of standards and regulations, such as OSHA 1910.132, OSHA 1910.269, NFPA 2113 and NFPA 70E, require workplaces to perform hazard assessments and ensure employees have adequate protection against the identified risks. But with so many types of protective clothing available, how do you know which products are right for your work environment?
Once you’ve determined the hazards that employees may encounter on the job, you’ll need to identify the workwear that will best protect against those hazards. You may find that you only need one type of protection, or you may need protection against multiple hazards all at once.
If there are multiple hazards present, it