Wilmington, Mass. () – UniFirst Corporation (NYSE: UNF), a North American leader in providing customized work uniform programs, corporate attire, and facility service products for businesses, was recently awarded Occupational Health & Safety’s (OH&S) 2021 Platinum Industrial Hygiene Award in the Protective Clothing category for their Armorex FR® (Flame Resistant) Enhanced Visibility Coveralls.
The Occupational Health & Safety Industrial Hygiene Awards honor outstanding product development achievements of health and safety manufacturers. These renowned products or services are considered particularly noteworthy not only for their ability to keep customers safe and protected, but also for their ability to improve industrial hygiene. An independent panel of expert judges carefully reviewed and scored each entry, with the judges’ combined scores determining the winners of each category.
“UniFirst is honored to be recognized for our workwear safety line of Armorex FR Enhanced Visibility Coveralls,” said Adam Soreff, director of marketing and communications for UniFirst. “As part of our commitment to our customers and uniform wearers, we’re continually striving to offer garments that are comfortable, functional, and help keep workers safe on the job. These uniform coveralls offer all these attributes and have emerged as one of our more popular offerings.”
Armorex FR Enhanced Visibility Coveralls from UniFirst provide workers with top-quality, two-way safety protection in both hazardous (flame risk) and low-light work environments. These innovative coveralls protect from both flash fire and arc flash with an Arc Thermal Performance Value (ATPV) of 8.7 – a notch ahead of some standard FR garments that are sold in retail stores. They also provide 360-degree, enhanced visibility with 2” silver retroflective 3M taping around the sleeves and legs, increasing worker visibility on low- and no-light worksites.
In addition to their protective qualities, Armorex FR Enhanced Visibility Coveralls employ a number of features for both comfort and convenience, as well as safety. Manufactured with patented UltraSoft flame resistant fabric for enhanced wear life and protective performance, these coveralls come complete with a deep “action back” that helps to increase the wearer’s range of motion, and are equipped with pass-throughs on each side for easy access to inner clothing.
When included with UniFirst rental services, these safety coveralls are cleaned and maintained on a regular schedule in accordance with the company’s highly valued hygienic laundering standards – providing measures of safety, security, and peace of mind to anyone who wears or provides them.
Due to an ever-increasing need for top-quality industrial hygiene information and a lack of in-person opportunities, OH&S premiered its Industrial Hygiene Virtual Summit last year. To kick off 2021, OH&S launched the Industrial Hygiene Awards, providing an additional opportunity to spread the news about industrial hygiene.
“This contest is just one of the many ways we have highlighted outstanding industrial hygiene products,” said OH&S Editor Sydny Shepard. “It is our hope in these continuously trying times that the Industrial Hygiene Awards will bring more information, awareness and safety to employers and employees.”
Headquartered in Wilmington, Mass., UniFirst Corporation (NYSE: UNF) is a North American leader in the supply and servicing of uniform and workwear programs, as well as the delivery of facility service programs. Together with its subsidiaries, the company also provides first aid and safety products, and manages specialized garment programs for the cleanroom and nuclear industries. UniFirst manufactures its own branded workwear, protective clothing, and floorcare products; and with 260 service locations, over 300,000 customer locations, and 14,000 employee Team Partners, the company outfits more than 2 million workers each business day. For more information, contact UniFirst at 800.455.7654 or visit UniFirst.com.
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