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Does NFPA 70E Require Sweatshirts to be Tucked In?

In October 2014, NFPA released the 2015 edition of NFPA 70E, a voluntary standard developed to reduce exposure to major electrical hazards in the workplace. This standard includes guidance on risk assessments, selecting appropriate PPE, training, and practices that support safe work conditions, with the goal of avoiding workplace injuries and fatalities from shock, electrocution, arc flash, and arc blasts.

To make it as easy as possible to establish a safe working environment, NFPA 70E is designed to be straightforward and user-friendly. However, the 2015 edition introduces four key changes that represent shifts from the 2012 edition and require adjustment for some employers and workers.

With more than 30 years of experience in the flame resistant (FR) clothing industry, Tyndale’s knowledge of industry standards keeps your workers safe and you informed of changes that impact your workforce. We are here to help companies with questions like this one:

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Tyndale’s Top Five OSHA 1910.269 Blog Posts

Since OSHA promulgated the new 1910.269 in April 2014, Tyndale has been hard at work partnering with employers to understand and gain compliance with the new provisions—helping workers return home to their families safely each night.

Join thousands of readers in taking advantage of our top five OSHA 1910.269 blog posts:

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Tyndale’s Pipersville, PA Locations Now Landfill Free!

Tyndale is pleased to announce that our headquarters and distribution center in Pipersville, PA are now Landfill Free facilities, as certified by Sustainable Waste Solutions (SWS). SWS is the leading provider of environmentally-friendly commercial and industrial waste handling solutions throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania, the Lehigh Valley and Delaware.

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FR Clothing Care & Maintenance: 3 Things to Know

Flame resistant (FR) clothing is considered “the last line of defense” in the event of an arc flash or flash fire, meaning FR clothing is there to protect you from injury when all other safety measures and precautions have been unsuccessful in preventing an incident.

If you or your employees are impacted by arc flash or flash fire hazards and wear FR clothing as protection, make sure your FR performs and protects as expected in the event of an arc flash or flash fire by following these simple steps:

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You Spoke, We Listened! New FRC Treated with Permethrin

Last November, Tyndale introduced our exclusive new line of Tyndale-made FRMC® garments pre-treated with durable permethrin insect repellent, and began accepting preorders for April delivery. Garments pre-treated with permethrin, which lasts for 50+ launderings, are available for $20/garment with 10-week delivery. All available items are Made in USA by Tyndale with inherent flame resistant fabric Made in USA by Front Line Fabrics! Click here to view the full list of available items.

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Training Video: FRC Care, Maintenance and Inspection

While many see OSHA’s update to standard 1910.269 as something that only affects the electric utility industry, OSHA’s changes are far greater reaching than many people may expect. In fact, the Preamble to OSHA’s recently updated standard 1910.269 ruling gives insight on the agency’s stance on proper care and maintenance of PPE in general. Key messages in 1910.269 are relevant to the oil and gas industries and other industries that use arc/flame resistant (FR) clothing to protect workers from arc flash or flash fire hazards.

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OSHA 1910.269 Resource Guide on Laundering FRC

OSHA’s update to standard 1910.269 clarifies and expands the employer’s responsibility to provide and maintain appropriate arc-rated clothing to employees based on reliable estimates of workplace hazards. Tyndale can help employers understand key aspects of OSHA’s revised ruling to standard 1910.269 as it relates to FR clothing and how to properly protect your employees.

Important Note: As of February 2015, compliance dates have changed for enforcement of OSHA standard 1910.269. These changes impact dates listed in this post. Click here for complete details and updated deadlines.

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