- Always be cautious and protected while welding
- A survey of your work environment should be taken to determine if this product is appropriate for the protection required
The Do's and Don'ts while washing the flame-resistant shirt and other FR apparel
• Use fabric softener on the flame-resistant hood (or any FR garment) in the washer because it acts as a fuel.
• Use fabric softener sheets in the clothes dryer because they also act as fuel.
• Use bleach on the flame-resistant hood (or any Fr garment) because it can destroy fabric integrity.
• Wear garments that are grossly contaminated by oils, paints, solvents or chemicals that leave a combustible residue on the fabric.
• Apply insect repellents containing DEET (most active ingredient in several repellents) to the flame-resistant hood (or any FR garment) because they act as a fuel.
• Apply any chemicals directly to the the flame-resistant hood (or any FR garment) including spray starch.
• Wash the flame-resistant hood (or any FR clothing) separate from the home laundry, to avoid transferring contaminants or transferring non-flame-resistant fibers to the flame-resistant shirt. This form of hydrocarbon loading may decrease protective value of the garment in some cases.
• Use warm water and any liquid or dry type detergent on the flame-resistant hood that does not contain bleach.
• Dry the flame-resistant hood on medium or low heat.
• Launder the flame-resistant hood (or any FR garment) when they become visibly contaminated with any grease, oil hydraulic fluid, petroleum product, paint or chemical.
• Follow manufacturer´s washing instructions printed on the label for further guidance.