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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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What is the Clo Value of FR Clothing?

As we celebrate the New Year and continue on into winter, one question many workers are asking is how to stay warm in cold outdoor weather. Environmental conditions including outside temperature, wind speed and humidity level play a large part in how comfortable a worker will be. We’ve taken a look at heat stress, when heat needs to be released from the body in summer, and cold stress, when heat needs to be retained by the body in winter. In this post, we will take a look at the different terms related to clothing insulation, and specifically, what a Clo Value on your FR clothing is referring to.

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Tyndale’s New and Improved Thermal FR® Base Layers

Need a comfort boost for your cold weather layering wardrobe? Tyndale is excited to debut our new and improved thermal base layers! Our Polartec Base Layer Thermal Top and Bottom are designed to be worn against the skin as your inner-most layer of protection. These soft yet durable base layers are made with a new inherently flame resistant 9.2 oz Thermal FR® Modacrylic blend fabric and provide NFPA 2112-certified protection.

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Introducing Tyndale’s new FRMC® Micro-Fleece™ Vest

Stay warm this winter without adding extra bulk to your layers! Tyndale is proud to debut our new FRMC® Micro-Fleece™ vest, designed like your favorite every day clothing. Made from a 14.5 oz. inherently flame resistant Micro-Fleece™ outershell, this vest features a full-zip front with stand-up collar to protect you from the cold winter elements.

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