Flame-Resistant Uniforms Procurement in the US
This report is intended to help buyers of flame-resistant (FR) uniforms. FR uniforms are made of materials that keep fire from spreading and resist ignition. To do this, flame-retardant substances are applied to the fabric of these uniforms. Once the fire source is removed, FR uniforms self-extinguish. FR uniforms are used in occupations involving high-temperature hazardous environments such as electrical work, welding and oil refining. FR uniforms provide protection against flash fires and electric arc flashes, and help mitigate burn injury from thermal exposure. This report excludes firefighting clothes, such as turnout and extrication coveralls, jackets and coats. Moreover, this report does not focus on uniform rental services.