“Tomorrow is right around the corner!” Tyndale is exhibiting at the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition. ICUEE attracts utility contractors and municipalities involved in the electric, telecom, water/wastewater and gas industries. The show features networking opportunities with more than 20,000 of your peers.
Mark your calendar! Tyndale will be attending this year’s National Safety Council’s Congress & Expo. NSC is the world’s largest annual event for safety, health and environmental professionals. The National Safety Council was founded exactly 100 years ago, in 1913, by individuals who envisioned a workforce where injury and death no longer had to be considered part of doing business.
This blog post is the third, and final, part of a 3-part series. Previously in September, we covered How to Wash FR Clothing and its Useful Wear Life and Laundering Myths: Is Lint Contamination Really a Threat to Your FR Clothing?
Using fabric softener on FRC has been questioned over the years. However, research and testing may change your mind on whether or not using fabric softener on your FR clothing is safe.
We’ve all experienced having lint balls on our clothing or in our pockets. During normal wear and use, fabric fibers can collect on the surface of your garments and typically come off during the wash process. Most fabrics can also experience pilling, or when short fibers break away and cling to the surface of a garment leaving little fuzzy balls.
What are Polybrominated Flame Retardants (PBDEs)?
Almost any material can be treated with fire retardants to make it less combustible or harder to burn. However, the earliest flame retardants, PCBs, were banned in the 1970’s when it was discovered that they were toxic (1). In recent years, news reports have raised questions about the use of polybrominated diphenyl ethers, known as PBDEs, as flame retardants.
This blog post is the first of a 3-part series. Later in September, we will also cover how to wash FR clothing with fabric softener and lint contamination, or when non-FR garments are washed with FRC.
We often get questions on best practices regarding how to wash FR clothing and its useful wear life. Wearing FR clothing with stains or holes, or that’s worn thin can be dangerous to the wearer. Below are three tips on caring for your FRC.
Electrical safety should be taken very seriously as arc flash is one of the most prevalent hazards when working around energized parts.
According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI):
- Electrical accidents cause more than 300 deaths and 4,000 injuries in the workplace each year, and
- Electrical injuries in general ranked sixth in work-related deaths in the U.S. (1)
Fortunately, FR clothing has seen a wave of innovation and improvements over the years. This is particularly true for FR jeans that used to be constructed of incredibly stiff and uncomfortable denim. Now, FR jeans look and feel as great as their non-FR counterparts while providing arc flash protection and flame resistance.