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FR Protection Knowledge You Need to Know: Fabric Info for Extreme Conditions and Multiple Applications

11/13/13 12:00 pm CDT

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Flame-resistant fabrics are the most important part of your personal protective equipment and flame-resistant and protective clothing. Knowing what your garments are made of and whether your fabric is NFPA compliant and third-party certified is very important when you select a garment or fabric provider. Also important is the understanding of working conditions and the best clothing solutions. Flame-resistant protection can be increased by adding more layers of clothing, but this additional weight may hinder your ability to do your job. In this webinar, you will learn the basics of fabric protection and how to determine the best solution for your specific work environment.

What you will learn:

  • Key factors, standards and measurements that make your FR fabrics and garments protective
  • How U.S. industry is innovating fabrics and garments for greater protection, comfort and durability
  • Protective apparel solutions from structural firefighting that have relevance in FR markets – such as utilities and oil and gas – that experience extreme environmental conditions



Presenter

J. Travis Greer, Development Director, Milliken Workwear, Milliken & Company

J. Travis Greer is Development Manager for the Workwear Fabrics Business at Milliken & Company, where he has been employed for 19 years. Greer graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BS in mechanical engineering from Tennessee Technological University with emphasis in thermodynamics and environmental engineering. He joined Milliken Research Corporation in 2000 and has used his experience in mechanical, thermal and chemical processes to develop a variety of performance fabrics, specifically those for protective markets. In recent years, Greer led the team that developed the successful line of flame-resistant products branded Milliken Amplitude™ FR Fabrics. He was a featured speaker at the Clemson University Medical Materials and Technologies Conference in 2008, and served as a principal investigator for a clinical trial sponsored by the U.S. government's Telemedicine and Advanced Technologies Research Center (TATRC). As a member of ASTM International, Greer is an active member of the F23 Personal Protective and Equipment Subcommittee. Over the last several years, he has been a presenter for numerous safety and health conferences and roundtables in the United States, Canada, Brazil and China. He also is author or co-author of numerous U.S. patents and patents pending, most focused on mechanical processes or chemical finishes for the improvement of protective fabrics. Email Greer at travis.greer@milliken.com or call (864) 503-1770.


Moderator

Kyle W. Morrison, Safety+Health magazine

Kyle W. Morrison, senior associate editor, covers occupational safety and workplace safety regulation for Safety+Health magazine. He will moderate the session.