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Get Your Copy of Tyndale’s Sample FRC Flash Fire Policy

Are you or your workers at risk of facing flash fires?

Navigating the new regulations surrounding the use of FRC to protect against flash fire can be confusing and difficult. We at Tyndale have developed a sample FRC flash fire policy that you can use for your company.

Since the language used in the March 19, 2010 OSHA letter referring to NFPA 2112 is suggestive, it is unclear whether OSHA will require complete NFPA 2112 compliance. We aim to provide guidance on minimum performance standards and interpretation of industry regulations to help you and your company make sense of these safety requirements.

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Using Bug Repellent with FR Clothing

Can You Use Bug Spray on FR Clothing?

Tyndale does not recommend applying insect repellent with DEET (N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide) to flame resistant (FR) clothing under any circumstances. In lab testing, insect repellent with DEET was applied to an FR shirt per the repellent label and directions. The result of the test indicated that a shirt treated with DEET or insect repellent with DEET propagates the flame after an arc and can contribute to body burn in the event of an electric arc. Insect repellent products with DEET as an active ingredient should not be used on flame resistant products as DEET masks the FR properties of the fabric. Additionally, flash fires have also been known to result from the use of DEET on flame resistant clothing (1).

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Meet Tyndale at the Upcoming VPPPA Conference and Expo 2013

Mark your calendar! Tyndale Company will be exhibiting at VPPPA, the largest conference on best practices, programs and innovations in occupational health and safety. This is the premier safety and health forum for best practice sharing, benchmarking and networking. Meet with two of Tyndale’s National Account Managers, Todd Neff and Joan Yard, at booth #609.

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3 Steps to Help You Avoid Heat Stress While Wearing FR Clothing

Summer can be a dangerous time of year for employees in many professions – particularly those that work in jobs outside in the heat for extended periods of time. Knowing how to work safely in hot weather can help prevent heat stress and heat stroke, among other heat-related health issues.

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A Guide to Understanding Industry Hazards

Protective clothing and safety apparel can benefit workers in a variety of industries, so it is important to understand the risks and specific industry hazards employees face at their jobs. While both an electric arc flash and flash fire can be fatal, the duration and temperature at which these two events happen, as well as the language used around protection against such incidents varies significantly.

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New to FR Clothing: Tyndale’s Freedom™ Field Coat (K659T)

Introducing the Freedom™ Field Coat (K659T) bringing a classic, patriotic style known for its form and function to the FR clothing marketplace. Adapted from the classic field coats worn by the U.S. military during World War II, our version has the added protection you expect from your FR garments.

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The OSHA 1910.132 FRC Flash Fire Memo: FR Fabrics Not Flash Fire Tested

This is the fourth post of a four-part series where we cover recommendations for compliance with OSHA 1910.132 FRC Flash Fire Memo. 

The final, and least rigorous, approach for meeting the OSHA 1910.132 requirements would be to use garments that meet the arc flash requirements of NFPA 70E, or are otherwise determined to be flame resistant. NFPA 70E addresses electrical safety requirements necessary to safeguard employees.

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