According to NFPA 2112: Standard on Flame-Resistant Garments for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Flash Fire, a flash fire is defined as “A fire that spreads by means of a flame front rapidly through a diffuse fuel, such as dust, gas, or the vapors of an ignitable liquid, without the production of damaging pressure.

Fire and explosions are responsible for 16% of fatalities in oil fields
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**from OSHA**

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OSHA enforces policy 29 CFR 1910.132(a), the general industry standard for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), clarifying its position for the failure to provide and use Flame Resistant Clothing (FRC) in oil and gas well drilling, servicing and production-related operations.

NFPA 2112 is the Standard on Flame-Resistant Garments For Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Flash Fire. This standard provides minimum requirements for the design, construction, evaluation and certification of flame-resistant garments. The NFPA 2113 standard specifies the minimum selection, care, use and maintenance requirements for FR garments.


Pursuant to OSHA regulations, 29 CFR 1910.132 (Subpart I), an employer bears sole responsibility for selecting the type(s) of personal protective
 equipment to be used by its employees. All purchasers of FRC garments and/or laundering services from Cintas bear full responsibility for
selecting the PPE appropriate for use by their employees. Cintas makes no representation, warranty, or covenant with respect to the flame-
resistant qualities of the garments or with respect to the fitness or suitability of the garments for any particular use or purpose. The purchase
of any goods or services from Cintas is subject to Cintas’s Standard Terms and Conditions and/or any other applicable written contract executed between the purchaser and Cintas relating to such purchase.