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FR Compliance, Care and Maintenance: Evaluating PPE in your facility

3rd November 2016, Houston

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Venue Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse


Fire resistant (FR) clothing is a vital asset for any refinery. But with old, uncomfortable fabrics and clothes in circulation, heat stress is a very real and present danger. Ensuring that we’re using the right products for the job is crucial to avoiding this – and to keeping workers safe.

In looking to ensure that employees are best protected, we need to make sure that they’re well trained, equipment is up-to-date and 2112-compliant –  and above all, that FR products are comfortable, breathable and durable.

With flash fires, thermal hazards and arc flash incidents all threats to everyday safety, this MeetTheBoss Live evening is designed specifically to explore how we drive best practices when it comes to FR clothing.


6:00 – 6:30 pm – Welcome Reception & Cocktails
6:30 – 6:40 pm – Introduction from Master of Ceremonies
6:40 – 7:00 pm – Keynote Speaker
7:00 – 9:00 pm – Three-course dinner complemented with table discussion points
9:00 – 9:30 pm – Wrap up & closing remarks from VF Imagewear

Discussion Topics

  • New FR fabrics and FR products
  • Flash fire, thermal hazards and arc flash incidents
  • Enhancing the comfort of FR products without compromising protection

Keynote Speaker


Rick Fisher, Business Development Manager, VF Imagewear

Rick Fisher has been in the Protective Apparel Manufacturing and Industrial Textile Laundry Business for over 25 years.

On the manufacturing side for the past 22 years, Rick has developed and presented numerous FR training and marketing programs to many fortune 500 companies and trade associations on a variety of subjects from 70E , 2112 Flash Fire  to Basic FR 101 workshops and webinars.  Rick has also consulted to the rental laundries and industry re-sellers in the area of strategic marketing, selling and advanced FR training.

Rick is currently a Business Development Manager and Certified Trainer for VF’s Bulwark Protective Apparel and is responsible for many aspects of training and educating the end users and distribution channels regarding the FR industry, fabrics and changing regulations.

About VF Imagewear

VF Corporation is the world’s leading provider of branded apparel. Headquartered in Greensboro, NC, VF is located in over 150 countries with 57,000 employees worldwide.  With over 13 billion in annual sales, VF is the world’s largest publically held apparel company and trades on the NYSE (VFC).  VF has more than 100 years of experience producing over 30 powerful brands, which include Eastpak®, Eagle Creek®, JanSport®, Kipling®, Napaijri®, The North® Face, Timberland®, Wrangler®,  Bulwark®FR, Horace Small®, Majestic®, Red Kap®, VF Licensed Sports Group, Wrangler Workwear™, 7 for All Mankind®, Ella Moss®, Splendid® and Nautica®.

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