Date: Sun, 17 Oct 2010 19:00:25 -0700
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From: Todd <dafydd3r**At_Symbol_Here**YAHOO.COM>
Subject: Re: Flame resistant PPE
In-Reply-To: <F835C0BB-289A-4486-AFE5-E8893D23BFF5**At_Symbol_Here**>

The compressed gas industry uses Nomex when dealing with issues involving o
xidizing gasses - like Oxygen, Nitrous Oxide, etc.

However for normal operations we require cotton-only clothes (and in some c
ircumstances welding apparel), as synthetics melt into the skin. Not pretty

Airgas carries a variety of these types of PPE as well as a wide variety of
 other PPE and safety equipment.

Todd Perkins
Regional Safety Director
Airgas Mid America

--- On Sun, 10/17/10, Ralph Stuart  wrote:

> From: Ralph Stuart 
> Subject: [DCHAS-L] Flame resistant PPE
> To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU
> Date: Sunday, October 17, 2010, 10:41 AM
> After reviewing a pyrophorics safety
> video, a chemistry faculty member had this question:
> >I think it would be good to provide people in our
> department with information on which lab coats are most
> flame resistant and where to purchase them. Do you guys have
> that information handy?
> Various Google searches didn't produce anything
> particularly definitive in this regard. Does anyone know of
> a good source of information to answer this question with?
> Thanks for any help.
> - Ralph 
> Ralph Stuart, CIH 
> Environmental Safety Manager 
> University of Vermont 
> Environmental Safety Facility 
> 667 Spear St. Burlington, VT=A0 05405 
> rstuart**At_Symbol_Here** 

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