MWG Apparel Corp. is able to meet, maintain and surpass the quality standards of regulatory bodies such as the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) and those of the most demanding customers. MWG Apparel Corp. has been unionized under the auspices of Workers United, Local 459 since 1947.
MWG ensures that all fabrics, components and design specifications included in the manufacture of our garments meet the required personal protective equipment standards. These standards can be very involved and difficult to interpret especially if you require multiple standards in your clothing (electric arc, flash fire and high visibility standards). MWG has in-house safety committee participants and a knowledgeable design team to respond to your specific design needs and to provide you with garments that comply with the safety standards to keep your workers safe, warm and comfortable.
MWG personnel actively participate on many of the safety committees and boards. Additionally our PPE conforms to the standards below as required.
Electric Arc Flash:
Certification provides the assurance that all the components including fabrics, thread and fastening systems have been tested by third party accredited labs and have met the criteria for protection against Flash Fire as set out in CAN/CGSB 155.20-2000 (Workwear for Protection Against Hydrocarbon Flash Fire) and CAN/CGSB 155.22-2014 (Fireline Workwear for Forest Fire Fighters). Only components that have had the lab test reports verified by CGSB on an annual basis can be deemed to be listed as certified.
MWG Apparel Corp. is CGSB certified to the above standards and can proudly display the CGSB label in our clothing. In comparison, other garment manufacturers state that their clothing “Meet the performance requirements of CAN/CGSB 155.20-2000 and CAN/CGSB 155.22-2014.” There has been no verification of this claim and the only person declaring that the garment meets the standard is the company sewing the label into the garment, with NO third party verification. These other garment manufacturers merely rely on the fact that fabric mills test their fabric in accordance with the CGSB criteria and then leave it to you the purchaser and wearer of protective clothing to decide if the garment meets the standard or not.