In May of 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final
rule “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” to revise its recording and
reporting occupational injuries and illnesses regulation. The final rule requires employers
in certain industries to electronically submit to OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping
data included on the 300A, 300, and 301 forms.
The chemical protection market has remained unchanged in the last thirty years despite industry advancements and changes. Consequently, workers and purchasing agents have experienced serious gaps in their wants and needs for chemical protection with the products currently available.
This paper is intended to educate the reader about Springfield’s new, inherently flame-resistant (FR)
fabric. Springfield DH is engineered to provide permanent protection against flash fires and electrical arc
flashes. It is important that a flame-resistant (FR) garment provide an expected degree of protection to
the wearer. This paper will address key expectations to consider when making a decision on which fabric
provides the optimum protection, comfort, and durability.