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Does my Rainwear Protect Against Flash Fire Exposures?

ASTM F2733, Standard Specification for Flame Resistant Rainwear for Protection Against Flame Hazards, contains minimum performance specifications and other requirements for rainwear used to protect workers from hydrocarbon or petrochemical flash fires in wet conditions.

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What Standard Governs Arc Flash Protective Rainwear?

ASTM F1891, Standard Specification for Arc and Flame Resistant Rainwear, establishes minimum performance specifications, test methods, and other suggested information – including a sizing guide and purchasing specification – for rainwear used to protect workers from momentary exposures to arc flashes or flame.

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Tired of Headaches Around Buying and Distributing FR Rainwear?

…Let Tyndale manage the program for you!

Rainwear is critical to maintaining comfort and healthy body temperature in wet conditions. Otherwise, your clothing will absorb both precipitation and your body’s perspiration as you work. Wet clothing, in turn, reduces energy efficiency, productivity, and leaves you open to cold stress.  Most critically, incorrect or insufficient rainwear can lead to burn injury in the event of an arc flash or flash fire.

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Get Even More Out of Your Tyndale Program!

At Tyndale, we’ve built our business on saving our customers time and money while increasing tracking and reporting for arc-rated/flame resistant clothing (FRC). But Tyndale is much more than an FRC supplier. Take your program one step farther by consolidating your protective boot, FR rainwear, and storeroom PPE supply programs with Tyndale. No need to juggle separate suppliers or manage data internally!

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Using Spend Avoidance to Control FRC Costs

This is the final post in a five-part series exploring common examples of ineffective FRC practices that have real costs—and practical solutions. We started by reviewing common scenarios that signify opportunity for savings, and reducing costs by transitioning out of rental or lease, eliminating retail spending, and streamlining procurement. In this last post, we examine spend avoidance as a cost-saving strategy.

As your company looks to streamline flame resistant clothing (FRC) procurement – as part of an industry downturn, or to ensure your company is receiving the best possible value – a logical first step is to identify and eliminate unnecessary spending.

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Reducing Costs by Streamlining FRC Procurement

This is the fourth in a five-part series exploring common examples of ineffective FRC practices that have real costs—and practical solutions. So far, we reviewed common scenarios that signify opportunity for savings, and reducing costs by transitioning out of rental/lease and eliminating retail spending. In this post, we review the impact of streamlining procurement procedures, and in our final post we will examine spend avoidance as a cost-saving strategy.

Many companies don’t realize that the cost of procuring FRC can be significantly greater than just the unit price. As your company evaluates procurement processes and seeks to streamline FRC procurement, be sure to factor miscellaneous fees and logistical challenges into your total spend; these can have a material impact on your program’s bottom line. Pay special attention to management and employee time invested in administering – or problem-solving – the program.

The cost of an inefficient vendor can be significant, as companies like Stallion Oilfield Services know all too well. Formerly in an inefficient rental program, members of Stallion’s operations team were forced to spend more than 50-60% of their day problem-solving FRC issues! Hear directly from Todd Mucha, QHSE at Stallion in this brief video:

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Saving on FRC by Eliminating Retail Spend

This is the third in a five-part series exploring common examples of ineffective FRC practices that have real costs—and practical solutions. So far, we reviewed common scenarios that signify opportunities for savings, and reducing costs by transitioning out of rental or lease. In this post, we review the impact of eliminating retail spend, and in our next posts we will examine two additional cost saving strategies: streamlining procurement procedures and spend avoidance.

Although on the surface retail purchases seem like an easy solution for quickly outfitting workers with flame resistant clothing (FRC), convenience comes at a high cost for employers. In fact, retail purchases pose several significant challenges—and risks:

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