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Standard Guide for Home Laundering Care and Maintenance of Flame, Thermal and Arc Resistant Clothing
This guide is intended for use by FR clothing program administrators, such as safety personnel or program administrators, who have chosen to implement a home laundered flame, thermal or arc resistant clothing program. Home laundering is a safe, cost-effective alternative to industrial laundering and can help preserve the useful life and protective qualities of FR clothing.
This guide describes the key components involved in the home care and maintenance of flame, thermal, and arc resistant clothing. The following procedures are highlighted:
Repairs of flame, thermal, and arc resistant clothing should be made from components equivalent to those used in the original manufacturing to avoid reducing the performance properties of the flame resistant garment.
Home laundering has become a widely accepted method to clean FR clothing in a variety of industries. The standard can be purchased and downloaded from the ASTM website at: http://www.astm.org/Standards/F2757.htm.