For many years, Wrangler® has led the way in designing and manufacturing apparel known for superior comfort, function and durability. The brand is now recognized as a leader in developing protective jeans and shirts as well.
Wrangler® FR apparel is constructed from flame resistant fabrics and components built to meet the rigorous requirements specified by major protection agencies. Wrangler FR clothing is designed to self-extinguish, reducing the severity of burn injuries. We want to keep you comfortable and safe and focused on the job.
Wrangler FR apparel is available in a variety of collections from Western styles like Cowboy Cut to on-the-job styles like RIGGS WORKWEAR. You can find contemporary FR styles within the 20X collection.
HOW DO I CHOOSE THE CORRECT FLAME-RESISTANT GARMENTS?
Garments are specified based on the employer’s evaluation of workplace hazards. Protective garments, which function as wearing apparel for normal work activities, must be comfortable and durable while achieving appearance that is acceptable to both the employer and the wearer. In addition to these general considerations, there may be other hazards present such as chemical or molten substance exposure. Finally, these multi-use garments must be able to withstand laundering to remove soils and flammable contaminants and be returned to service without excessive color loss, fuzzing/pilling (surface appearance change) or excessive shrinkage.
WHAT IS THE EMPLOYER’S RESPONSIBILITY?
Under paragraph 5a1, the General Duty clause of the federal OSHA Act, it is the employer’s responsibility to identify risks and hazards in the workplace and seek out appropriate protective garments and equipment for the protection of workers. In making this hazard assessment, the employer must consider the risks present and the most appropriate means of addressing those risks. Where ignition risks are present, flame-resistant protective apparel can become a prudent part of an action plan to address these concerns.
STAINED or SOILED GARMENT
If your flame-resistant garment becomes stained or soiled, and you cannot confirm that the contaminants have been completely removed from the garment, please be aware that the garment may be compromised.
GARMENT REPAIR and MAINTENANCE
For information regarding the repair and maintenance of flame-resistant fabrics please see ASTM Standard F 1449 (Industrial Laundering of Flame, Thermal and Arc Resistant Clothing) and ASTM F 2757 (Guide for Home Laundering Care and Maintenance of Flame, Thermal and Arc Resistant Clothing). When making repairs to the garment you must use materials equivalent to the original materials. If trim items, such as zippers or labels, need repair they must also be repaired with materials equivalent to the original materials.
When laundered by recommended procedures durable flame-resistant fabrics are guaranteed to be flame-resistant for the useful life of the garment. Garment life will vary depending on wear and laundering conditions.
PROCESSING / CLEANING
- Flame Resistant garments can be home laundered – follow care instructions. These garments can be washed with other garments but it is recommended that you sort and wash separately from other garments to prevent contamination with other possibly flammable fibers.
- It is recommended that you turn your garment inside out.
- You can use your normal laundry detergent but be sure it does NOT contain fabric softener or bleach. Fabric softener can coat the fabric making it no longer flame resistant. Fabric softener can also act as fuel in the event of a fire. Bleach or Hydrogen Peroxide should NEVER be used since they can break down the Flame Resistant treatment on your fabric.
- Also, NEVER starch your garments. Starch is a propellant and propellants are almost always flammable.
- Use "soft" water (less than 7 grains per gallon of hardness) is required for home laundering flame resistant garments. "Hard" water can leave residue on garments that mask flame resistance.
- Stream or Dry Iron Garments if needed at the temperature on care label.
- Dry Cleaning is optional but not recommended unless necessary to remove stains. Confirm that no Starch is used in the process.
DO NOT USE DEET on Flame Resistant Clothing
To learn more about FR clothing that is appropriate for your line of work, visit www.OSHA.gov.