We offer a complete line of embroidery and personalization services. If you don't see what you need then call one of our embroidery specialist at 800-589-1084. Note: that embroidery and name patches are not flame resistant. See Below Click here to learn more about Hazard Ratings.
Application of Non-FR Emblems and Embroidery
Attachment of non-FR embroidery and emblems on flame resistant protective garments is always a difficult question to answer. The only comment of the consensus standards writing organizations, such as NFPA and ASTM, is that nothing on an article of clothing may increase the extent of wearer injury in case of garment ignition. ASTM in Standard F- 1506, Standard Performance Specification for Flame Resistant Textile Materials for Wearing Apparel for Use by Electrical Workers Exposed to Momentary Electric Arc and Related Thermal Hazards states in an appendix item that, “Logos, name tags, and other heraldry should be limited in number and surface area”.
No OSHA or military standards address this area. SFI, the race driver’s association, has not addressed this issue. However, identification and personalization are clearly safety issues in themselves that must be addressed by end users.
In the final analysis, the end user of the garment must weigh the benefits of identification and personalization against the potential risk from using non-flame resistant materials. Common sense in the size, placement, and number of these materials is the best solution. Bulwark Protective Apparel