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Western Safety Products, Inc. 505 South Lander St., Seattle, WA 98134
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Flame Resistant Featherweight Coverall # 4014FR (This item available for individual and retail online purchase)
Feather Weight Coverall 4014FR    Wasp Safety Logo
Style # 4014FR
Benchmark FR Twill, 5.5oz.
S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL
PERFORMANCE
• Flame Resistant for Life
• Self Extinguishing
• Durable Ring Spun Twill
• HRC1
• ATPV = 6cal/cm2
COMPLIANCE
• NFPA 70e
• OSHA1910
• ASTM1506
• ASTM 1959
• NESC 2007
• NFPA 2112 Tested
FEATURES
• Adjustable Inseam
• Quick Release Closures
• Elastic Waist
• Seven Pockets
• Pass-Thrus
• Back Gussets
• Home & Industrial Wash Safe
BENEFITS
• Lightweight & Breathable
• Reduces Heat Exhaustion
• Generous Fit
• Reduced Size Combinations
• Ideal for Multi-layering
• Safe to Wear Against Skin
ADD-ON
• Name Patch
• Company Patch
• Front Zipper Retrofit
• Custom Hem
• Leg Zippers
• Screen Print
Benchmark coveralls have an innovative inseam system which allows for custom sizing. The inseams on each coverall can be adjusted to short, regular, long and extra-long by simply folding the hem into place and securing it with the built-in fiame resistant closures. This unique feature assures a correct inseam length and reduces size combinations by up to 60%.

Flame Resistant Coverall # 4009FR
Flam Resistant Coverall # 4009FR   
Style # 4009FR
Benchmark FR Twill, 9.2oz.
M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL
PERFORMANCE
• Flame Resistant for Life
• Self Extinguishing
• Durable, Ring Spun Twill
• HRC2
• ATPV = 9.6 cal/cm2
COMPLIANCE
• NFPA 70e
• OSHA1910
• ASTM1506
• ASTM1959
• NESC 2007
• NFPA 2112 Tested
FEATURES
• Adjustable Inseam
• Quick Release Closures
• Elastic Waist
• Seven Pockets
• Pass-thrus
• Back Gussets
• Home& Industrial Wash Safe
BENEFITS
• Soft, Breathable Fabric
• Generous Fit
• Reduced Size Combinations
• Quick Escape Closures
• Safe to Wear Against Skin
ADD-ON
• Name Patch
• Company Patch
• Front Zipper Retrofit
• Custom Hem
• Leg Zippers
• Screen Print
Code requires that flame resistant garments be designed for quick and easy removal. This is why we put the extra effort in and install a series of high tension snaps spaced 3-1/2" apart. The snaps allow for a quick and easy exit from the garment in the event that the wearer is involved in a flash fire or electrical arc flash. The high tension snap system also minimizes the amount of conductive material when compared to a full zipper. The snaps are positioned so they are not exposed to the outside or the wearer's body.

Flame Resistant Reflective Striping Options
Reflective Striping Options

Add flame resistant reflective striping to any Benchmark coverall, including feather weight and women's styles. Since each coverall is custom retrofitted there are many combinations available for both placement as well as the type of flame resistant reflective material available. Below are examples of our "standard" striping pattern in silver. However, pick and choose any combination to meet your requirement.

Silver
The reflective silver striping is flame resistant and offers excellent resistance to abrasion. Safe for home laundry and light industrial laundering.

Yellow/Silver/Yellow
The yellow/silver/yellow striping is flame resistant and offers both daytime and nighttime visibility. Safe for home laundry and light industrial laundering.

Flame Resistant Long Sleeve Shirt # 1004FR (This item available for individual and retail online purchase)
Flame Resistant Long Sleeve Shirt # 1004FR   Wasp Safety Logo
Style #1004FR
Benchmark FR Twill, 5.5oz.
S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL
PERFORMANCE
• Flame Resistant for Life
• Self Extinguishing
• Durable Ring Spun Twill
• HRC1
• ATPV = 6cal/cm2
COMPLIANCE
• NFPA70e
• OSHA1910
• ASTM 1506
• ASTM 1959
• NESC 2007
FEATURES
• Melamine Closures
• Front Pocket Pencil Holder
• Underarm Gussets
• Large Arm Openings
• Concealed Collar Stays
• Clean, Straight Hem
• Home & Industrial Wash Safe
BENEFITS
• Soft, Breathable Fabric
• Comfortable, Generous Fit
• Tailored Construction
• Ideal for Layering
• Engineered for Movement
• Reduces Heat Exhaustion
ADD-ON
• Name Patch
• Company Patch
• Reflective Striping
• Screen Printing
• Reflective Transfers
If you look closely at our shirt you will notice some tailored features which distinguish it from other FR shirts. The collar points are held down with a button & loop that is cleverly concealed underneath the collar. The wrist opening is tailor constructed with a clean bias edge like a men's dress shirt. In addition, each cuff has a two-button closure. Our most appreciated detail is the under arm gusset. This is a separate piece of material which allows for greater arm move ment and a larger arm opening for comfort.

Flame Resistant Henley Shirt # 3015FR (This item available for individual and retail online purchase)
Flame Resistant Henley Shirt # 3015FR   Wasp Safety Logo
Style # 3015FR
Benchmark FR Jersey Knit, 5.9oz.
S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL
PERFORMANCE
• Flame Resistant for Life
• Self Extinguishing
• Long Staple, Combed FR Cotton
• Durable Ring Spun Knit
• HRC2
• ATPV = 9 cal/cm2
COMPLIANCE
• NFPA 70e
• OSHA1910
• ASTM 1506
• ASTM 1959
• NESC 2007
FEATURES
• Raglan Sleeve
• Underarm Gussets
• Melamine Button Closure
• Rib Cuffs
• Large front pocket
• Unisex
BENEFITS
• Lightweight & Breathable
• Comfortable, Generous Fit
• Safe to Wear Against Skin
ADD-ON
• Screen Print
The raglan sleeve was named after Lord Raglan, a British Officer who lost his right arm at the Battle of Waterloo. Unlike typical sleeves, the raglan sleeve extends from the wrist, over the shoulder to the neckline as one single piece. The raglan sleeve has a wider arm than other sleeve designs. Our combination of a raglan sleeve with underarm gussets allows for freer movement of the arms.

Flame Resistant 2nd Skin Underwear # 3012FR
Flame Resistant 2nd Skin Underwear # 3012FR
Style #3012FR
Benchmark FR Rib Knit, 5oz.
S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL
PERFORMANCE
• Flame Resistant for Life
• Self Extinguishing
• Ring Spun Yarns
• HRC1
• ATPV = 5cal/cm2
COMPLIANCE
• NFPA 70e
• OSHA1910
• ASTM 1506
• ASTM 1959
Note: 2nd Skin is intended to be worn under other flame resistant garments.
FEATURES
• Stretch Fit
• Tagless Label System
• Large Arm Openings
• Tops and Bottoms Available Separately
• Unisex
BENEFITS
• Soft Knit Fabric
• Lightweight
• Ideal for Layering
• Comfortable, Generous Fit
• Safe to Wear Against Skin
Multiple layers of flame resistant material will trap insulating air and offer a greater thermal resistance. Tests show that a layer of air between two flame resistant fabrics can add over 5 cal/cm2 to the system overall protective value.

Flame Resistant Classic Twill Pants # 2055FR (This item available for individual and retail online purchase)
Flame Resistant Classic Twill Pants # 2055FR   Wasp Safety Logo
Style # 2055FR
Benchmark FR Twill, 9oz.
Waist (30 to 48) Length (28 to 36)
PERFORMANCE
• Flame Resistant for Life
• Self Extinguishing
• Durable, Ring Spun Twill
• HRC2
• ATPV=13cal/cm2
COMPLIANCE
• NFPA 70e
• OSHA1910
• ASTM 1506
• ASTM 1959
• NESC2007
FEATURES
• Nine Pockets Total
• Extra Deep Tool Pockets
• Reinforced Belt Loops
• Hidden Coin Pocket
• Loose Fit
• Unisex
BENEFITS
• No Break-in Required
• Pre-Shrunk
• Soft, Smooth Fabric
• Boot Cut
• Safe to Wear Against Skin
• Home & Industrial Wash Safe
ADD-ON
• Custom Hem
The illustration at right shows yarns at the edge of the fabric: A) is a typical twill weave, and B) is a Benchmark Classic Twill weave, one of our newest flame resistant fabrics. The Classic Twill is abrasion resistant because it is made from a complicated interlacing weave which allows yarns to slide under one another. This gives the added benefit of a smooth surface and an exceptionally soft, supple feel. A high thread count adds strength to this material, yet it remains very flexible and comfortable to wear. Twill Weave

Flame Resistant Denim Jeans # 2006FR
Flame Resistant Denim Jeans # 2006FR
Style # 2006FR
Benchmark FR Denim, 13oz.
Waist (30 to 48) Length (28 to 36)
PERFORMANCE
• Flame Resistant for Life
• Self Extinguishing
• Durable, Ring Spun Denim
• HRC2
• ATPV=13cal/cm2
COMPLIANCE
• NFPA 70e
• OSHA1910
• ASTM 1506
• ASTM 1959
• NESC 2007
FEATURES
• Nine Pockets Total
• Extra Deep Tool Pockets
• Reinforced Belt Loops
• Hidden Coin Pocket
• Loose Fit
BENEFITS
• No Break-in Required
• Pre-Shrunk
• Boot Cut
• Safe to Wear Against Skin
• Home & Industrial Wash Safe
ADD-ON
• Custom Hem
We pay close attention to all details, even belt loops! You will notice that we position one belt loop over the side pockets for those who like to hang keys or badges. What you may not notice is that our belt loops are first sewn into the bottom of the waist band and then reinforcing stitches are applied to the loop and body of the pants for double reinforcement. While this is a more difficult construction it is also the strongest construction for belt loops.

Flame Resistant Hooded Sweatshirt # 3014FR
Flame Resistant Hooded Sweatshirt # 3014FR
Style # 3014FR
Benchmark FR Fleece Knit, 10.5oz.
S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL
PERFORMANCE
• Flame Resistant for Life
• Self Extinguishing
• Durable, Ring Spun Yarns
• HRC2
• ATPV=16cal/cm2
COMPLIANCE
• NFPA 70e
• OSHA1910
• ASTM 1506
• ASTM 1959
• NESC 2007
FEATURES
• Three Piece Lined Hood
• Generous Fit
• Coil Zip Closure
• Two Front Hand Warmers
• Large Arm Openings
• Machine Washable
• Unisex
BENEFITS
• Soft, Knit Fleece Fabric
• Ideal for Layering
• Comfortable, Generous Fit
• Dielectric Closure
• Controlled Shrinkage
ADD-ON
• Name Patch
• Company Patch
In order to protect against flash fire or arc flash, the wearer's outermost layer must be flame resistant. Flame resistant garments only protect the areas covered; they must be worn fully closed in order to be effective. In addition, synthetic materials such as nylon or polyester should never be worn, even under flame resistant outer wear.

Hard Hat Liners - Flame Resistant & Non-Flame Resistant
Flame Resistant Hard Hat Liner Non-Flame Resistant Hard Hat Liner
Style # 3003FR
Benchmark FR Rib Knit
One Size Fits All
Style # 3002
100% Cotton Rib Knit
One Size Fits All
PERFORMANCE
• Flame Resistant for Life
• Self Extinguishing
• Long Staple, Combed FR Cotton
• Durable Ring Spun Yarns
• ATPV = 5cal/cm2
BENEFITS
• Maintains Wearer's Range of Vision
• Protects Your Neck From the Sun
• Absorbent & Breathable
• Patented One Piece Construction
• No Tying Required
• Ultra Lightweight
BENEFITS
• Fits Under Hard Hats and Helmets
• Patented One Piece Construction
• Protects Against the Sun
• Washable and Reusable

Flame Resistant Bomber Jacket # 4008FR (This item available for individual and retail online purchase)
Flame Resistant Bomber Jacket # 4008FR    Wasp Safety Logo
Style # 4008FR
Benchmark Sateen Shell w/Twill Liner
S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL
PERFORMANCE
• Flame Resistant for Life
• Self Extinguishing
• Durable Ring Spun Twill
• HRC3
• ATPV = 30cal/cm2
COMPLIANCE
• NFPA 70e
• OSHA1910
• ASTM 1506
• ASTM 1959
• N ESC 2007
FEATURES
• Wrist Closures
• Back Gussets
• Hidden Welt Pockets
• Pen Pocket on Left Arm
• Inside Security Pocket
• Large Arm Openings
• Storm Front Closure
• Machine Washable
BENEFITS
• Soft Fabric
• No Break-in Required
• Ideal for Layering
• Comfortable, Generous Fit
• Engineered for Movement
ADDON
• Name Patch
• Company Patch
• Reflective Striping
• Screen Printing
• Reflective Transfers
Code does not allow for large embroidery on flame resistant garments. At Benchmark we go one step further: we do not perform any direct embroidery because it punctures the flame resistant fabric thousands of times. This excessive puncturing with polyester thread can become molten and may cause severe burns when it comes in contact with a heat source. A safe alternative is a patch. When patches are sewn onto the flame resistant garment, the flame resistant fabric is punctured with as little as 50 stitches.

Flame Resistant Feather Weight Coverall for Women # 4017FR (This item available for individual and retail online purchase)
Flame Resistant Feather Weight Coverall for Women # 4017FR    Wasp Safety Logo
Style # 4017FR
Benchmark FR Twill, 5.5oz.
XS S M L XL 2XL 3XL
PERFORMANCE
• Flame Resistant for Life
• Self Extinguishing
• Durable, Ring Spun Twill
• HRC1
• ATPV = 6 cal/cm2
COMPLIANCE
• NFPA 70e
• OSHA1910
• ASTM 1506
• ASTM 1959
• NESC 2007
• NFPA 2112 Tested
FEATURES
• Quick Release Closures
• Elastic Waist
• Seven Pockets
• Pass-thrus
• Back Gussets
• Home& Industrial Wash Safe
BENEFITS
• Lightweight & Breathable
• Reduces Heat Exhaustion
• Generous Fit
• Reduced Size Combinations
• Ideal for Multi-layering
• Safe to Wear Against Skin
ADDON
• Name Patch
• Company Patch
• Front Zipper Retrofit
• Custom Hem
• Leg Zippers
• Screen Print
Nylon, spandex, polyester and other synthetic materials are strictly prohibited from being used when there is a threat of flames or electric arc. These materials have a fast burn rate, which means once they ignite the flame front spreads very quickly. A burning synthetic material will melt and form droplets of molten material. In contrast. Benchmark FR material does not support combustion and will not melt or drip. Benchmark FR material will automatically extinguish after the ignition source has been removed.

Flame Resistant Long Sleeve Shirt for Women # 1006FR (This item available for individual and retail online purchase)
Flame Resistant Long Sleeve Shirt for Women # 1006FR    Wasp Safety Logo
Style # 1006FR
Benchmark FR Twill, 5.5oz.
XS S M L XL 2XL 3XL
PERFORMANCE
• Flame Resistant for Life
• Self Extinguishing
• Durable, Ring Spun Twill
• HRC1
• ATPV = 6 cal/cm2
COMPLIANCE
• NFPA 70e
• OSHA1910
• ASTM 1506
• ASTM 1959
• NESC 2007
FEATURES
• Front Pocket Pencil Holder
• Melamine Closures
• Curved Hem
• Back Pleat
• Tailored Fit for Women
BENEFITS
• Soft Fabric
• Lightweight & Breathable
• Safe to Wear Against Skin
• Home& Industrial Wash Safe
ADD ON
• Name Patch
• Company Patch
• Reflective Striping
• Screen Printing
• Reflective Transfers
This shirt is designed for women to look professional and work comfortably. This is not a men's shirt just made smaller; it has been completely redesigned specifically for the female body.

Flame Resistant Denim Jeans for Women #2007FR (This item available for individual and retail online purchase)
Flame Resistant Denim Jeans for Women #2007FR    Wasp Safety Logo
Style # 2007FR
Benchmark FR Denim, 13oz.
Waist (4, 6,8,10,12)
PERFORMANCE
• Flame Resistant for Life
• Self Extinguishing
• Durable, Ring Spun Denim
• HRC2
•ATPV= 13 cal/cm2
COMPLIANCE
• NFPA70e
• OSHA1910
• ASTM 1506
• ASTM 1959
• NESC 2007
FEATURES
• Nine Pockets Total
• Extra Deep Tool Pockets
• Reinforced Belt Loops
• Hidden Coin Pocket
• Designed for Women
BENEFITS
• No Break-in Required
• Pre-Shrunk
• Loose Fit & Boot Cut
• Safe to Wear Against Skin
• Home & Industrial Wash Safe
ADD-ON
• Custom Hem
Aside from removing your garments and viewing the inside labels, the only other way of telling a Benchmark FR garment apart from a conventional piece of clothing is to look for our flame resistant logo. It is in an obvious place on every Benchmark flame resistant product. On our denim jeans, look for the FR symbol just above the left pocket.

Flammable Material Safety

THE THREAT

ARC FLASH:
An electrical arc flash produces one of the highest temperatures on earth, around 35,000 degrees Fahrenheit, which is almost four times the temperature of the sun's surface. Similar to a lightening strike, an arc flash is violent and the intense heat causes the sudden expansion of air which results in a pressure blast. It vaporizes all known materials which can rapidly expand. - Each day over five people are admitted to burn centers due to electrical arc flash.

FLASH FIRE:
A flash fire typically lasts less than three seconds and is defined as a rapidly moving flame front, which expands outward, generating temperatures from 1000 to 1900°F. For a flash fire to occur there must be an ignition source and a hydrocarbon or combustible gaseous cloud. The intensity of the flash fire depends upon the size of the combustible cloud, but does not necessarily produce a large pressure blast. Flash fire is of particular concern to oil, gas and petrochemical workers, but is also a threat when materials like coal, dust or grain concentrate the air. - Untreated cotton or wool can and will continue to burn. The heavier the fabric the more fuel for the fire.

CODE COMPLIANCE

OSHA:
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is a government agency which sets minimum requirements for work place safety. Compliance with OSHA is not an option and they have the authority to issue costly citations to companies, managers and workers who are not in compliance with OSHA mandates. OSHA makes it the employer's responsibility to have policies and guidelines in place regarding selection, purchase and use of protective clothing for employees.
OSHA states: "The employer shall ensure that each employee who is exposed to the hazards of flames or electric arc does not wear clothing that, when exposed to flames or electric arcs, could increase the extent of the injury that would be sustained by the employee" - OSHA 1910.269

NESC 2007:
For linemen and power generation employees, the idea of not working on or near energized parts is impractical or impossible. This is why most utilities have not adopted, or are exempt, from complying with NFPA 70e. The National Electrical Safety Code (NESC 2007) addresses the need for work practices and PPE for electrical generation, distribution and communication workers. The code requires workers to wear flame resistant clothing with an appropriate arc rating. Nylon and other synthetic blends are not allowed and the code emphasizes the use of multiple layers as opposed to one thick layer of FR material

Flame Resistant Fibers
When exposed to an ignition source such as flames, severe heat or an electric arc, Benchmark FR garments will react to protect the wearer by self-extinguishing within moments after the ignition source has been removed. It is this rapid reaction that can save the wearer's life and limit the extent of an injury. Benchmark FR fabrics are permanently impregnated with an organo-phosphorous flame retardant which reacts with the hydroxyl group in the cellulose of cotton. This flame retardant is not a coating, but rather, a chemical bond with the natural fiber's molecular structure. In the event that the fabric is exposed to an ignition source, a carbon scaffold is formed through a rapid dehydration of the cotton's cellulose. This reaction not only counteracts heat penetration, but also controls the spread of fire by "removing the fuel" from the fabric.
Benchmark FR garments will not melt or drip and they will not shrink in the presence of heat. By maintaining a fabric-to-skin air cushion, Benchmark FR garments offer an increased level of thermal protection. If the easy care instructions are followed the flame resistant properties will remain effective for the life of the garment, regardless of the number of washing and wearing cycles.
OUR ADVANTAGE
When flame resistant fabrics were first introduced, there was no benchmark, or standard of measure, to gauge the performance level of each fabric. With the recent development and adaptation of codes and standards, we can now quantify the various levels of protection offered by a flame resistant material. "We are the safest" is no longer an empty catch phrase, and can actually be determined in an evaluation of the ratings shown inside a piece of protective equipment.
At Benchmark, we oversee the entire manufacturing process from start to finish. That is, we are a "vertical manufacturer." This means that we weave the majority of our fabrics, impart them with flame resistant properties, and then carefully construct the finished garments for a comfortable, lasting fit. In fact, the only outsourcing we allocate is for testing performed by independent laboratories. All Benchmark FR materials are evaluated by third party laboratories to ensure unbiased and accurate test results.
We feel that being a vertical manufacturer shows a commitment to both the FR market and our products. Most of our competitors are known as "cut & sew" manufacturers because they simply purchase treated material from a mill and convert the fabric into garments. As a result cut & sew manufacturers are forced to minimize fabric usage which compromises fit and construction. Simply stated, cut & sew manufacturing does not lend itself to innovation, product quality or value for the customer.
At Benchmark our clothing's fit is based entirely on what is comfortable to wear and not what is the most economical to construct. We take pride in the fact that our garments have style, fit generously, feel softer and wear more comfortably than other flame resistant garments on the market. Compare Benchmark to others brands; the difference will be obvious.

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