Frequently Asked Questions

ARE COMFORT BANDS FIRE RETARDANT?

No: Because this product is not made of a fire retardant material some companies do not allow their employees to use Comfort Bands. Company's classification of this product is marked as a clothing item, which their safety regulations say all clothing items must be made of fire retardant material. Many companies look past the idea that Comfort Bands are made of 97% cotton and 3% polyester not a fire retardant material and look at the advantages it has. Many hard hat accessories are not fire retardant such as the plastic or vinyl basket system in all hard hats, plastic ear protection, and plastic eye protection. The foam sweatband now used by most companies is not made of fire retardant material and is classified as a hard hat accessory. Comfort Bands are hard hat accessories.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OVER THE PRODUCT NOW USED

Many Companies now use the foam sweatband for hard hats, which are not comfortable to wear; not easy to put on and not very cost efficient. When the foam bands dry out they are not comfortable to wear, as you must be near water to dampen to get any type of comfort back. Many workers replace the foam band instead of dampening the band. By doing this workers are wasting money and adding undo waste to the environment. With Comfort Bands the band is always comfortable damp or dry and Comfort Bands are washable and reusable. Some workers have used the same Comfort Band for six months which makes it a very cost efficient product. Comfort Bands are very easy to put on and can be attached as tight as the worker wants with the aid of hook or loop closure tape.

CAUTION

Not all sweatbands are created equally. Look for the highest content in cotton to get the maximum absorption. Most sweatbands like woven sweatbands have major amount of polyester in them and polyester does not soak up moisture. Our sweatbands are made of 97% cotton and 3% polyester.

ARE COMFORT BANDS A SAFETY DEVICE

Some major companies have adopted this product as a safety device as it helps keep the hard hat on, helps control body heat, and helps with personal hygiene. Also, in an event of a flash fire where 1% of the hard hats are not knocked off it would be better to have cotton against the forehead then plastic, form, or vinyl.

WHAT TYPE OF HEAD GEAR WILL COMFORT BANDS FIT

Comfort Bands are manufactured to fit most popular safety equipment. On some safety equipment they may fit loose and others, they may fit tight. Either way the hook and loop closer tape will secure the Comfort Band to whatever brand of safety equipment the customer may own. They fit on hard hats 4 or 6 point systems; bump hats, welder's helmets, face shields, enclosure suits, and almost all head gear except some firefighter’s helmets. We will custom design a sweatband for special safety gear you may have or increase the soaking ability of the band.

MAIN ADVANTAGE OF COMFORT BANDS

The main advantage of Comfort Bands is the added comfort the band gives to workers that wear safety equipment for a long period of time in all weather. Another main reason that companies purchase Comfort Bands is the superior sweat band features it has. A foundry firm has purchased our product to control the sweat and body heat of their employees. For full details on this feature refer to the comfort band information page.

WASHING INSTRUCTIONS

Comfort Bands are washable and reusable. We have customers that have used the same band for six months. Comfort Bands will last longer if they are hand washed. ** DO NOT MACHINE DRY **

It is NOT recommended to wash Comfort Bands with soap that may cause rashes if not rinsed out properly.

A meat packing plant worker wrote in and told us that every night after his shift he rinses his bump hat under hot water and hangs it up to dry over night. At the end of the week he changes the Comfort Band out with a clean washed one.

WHERE ARE COMFORT BANDS NOW ACTUALITY USED

Comfort Bands are used buy people that were hard hats and other safety face and head gear such as in construction, oilfield, food processing plants, forestry, mining, transportation, and many other types of industries. Comfort Bands are being used in Russia, in the Sierra Desert, Iraq, Asia, Cuba, Alaska, Northwest Territories and all across Canada and the United States of America.

In Alberta, Canada they are being used all year around as a comfort device as Comfort Bands make wearing safety equipment more tolerable to wear.

WHAT ARE SOME REASONS WHY PEOPLE BUY COMFORT BANDS?

Meat packing plants use our product for hygiene purposes.

A Petro-Chemical plant uses our product for visitor hard hats for hygiene purposes.

A major oil-producing firm has adopted Comfort Bands as a safety device. Comfort Bands helps reduce burns to the forehead in flash fires and to help secure hard hats to the worker.

Different utility companies have purchased Comfort Bands for their employees as they often work in confined space which make workers perspire. (Gas Co. Phone Co. Power Co.'s)

Pipeline workers use our product year round. It keeps them cool in summer and takes the discomfort from cold plastic in the winter.

When looking at the product Comfort Bands ask you're yourself these questions:

Is Comfort Bands a better product then the product now used?

Is Comfort Bands more comfortable to wear?

Is Comfort Bands easier to install?

Will Comfort Bands last longer then the other product?

Will Comfort Bands save you or your company money?

Will Comfort Bands help reduce waist to the environment?

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Updated 09/15/2011 by FAL