By nature, laboratories are home to numerous fire hazards and, even when proper precautions are taken, accidents can and do happen. When regular clothing or lab coats that aren’t flame resistant (FR) are exposed to flame, they can ignite and burn, greatly increasing the wearer’s risk of injury. Plus, the wide variety of liquid chemicals present in labs poses a significant threat of chemical splash burns to laboratory workers.
If an accident does occur, wearing FR and chemical-splash protective lab coats provides the best chance for minimizing burn injuries — as well as avoiding lawsuits, increased insurance costs, reputation damage and loss of valuable research funding.
Learn about the importance of FR lab coats.
Workrite® FR lab coats are designed to offer top-quality protection, without sacrificing comfort or functionality. Made with lightweight Nomex® IIIA fabric, our flame-resistant (FR) lab coats come in styles for both men and women and are UL certified to NFPA 2112. Workrite® FR/CP™ Lab Coats are the first of their kind in that they offer simultaneous FR capabilities and chemical-splash protection (CP) while remaining comfortable and lightweight. Learn more about the Workrite FR/CP lab coats.
As with all Workrite FR clothing, a wide selection and flexible customization options are available. Plus, we are the only FR clothing brand to offer lab coats specifically designed for women — so each fit is just right.
Personal protective equipment (PPE) for laboratory workers, including safety glasses or goggles, gloves, breathing masks, and lab coats, play an important role in lab safety.
As an ISO 9001:2008-certified company, participant in numerous industry associations and standards-writing organizations, and owner of numerous trusted brands, Workrite Uniform’s expertise is backed by a steadfast commitment to superior protection and quality.