Tyndale PPE Guidance Featured in ISHN October 2014
Read Tyndale’s article, featured on page 44 of the October 2014 edition of Industrial Safety & Hygiene News (ISHN) Magazine, for guidance to employers looking to understand both OSHA’s 2014 update to 29 CFR 1910.269 and OSHA’s view of care and maintenance for PPE in a broader context—beyond the utility industry.
OSHA’s Definition of PPE
Generally, flame resistant (FR) clothing is defined in the U.S. as clothing made from fabrics that self-extinguish once the source of ignition is removed. However, the specific definition varies among industries creating ambiguity in its interpretation and application. Existing OSHA documents can be used to paint a broader picture of OSHA’s stance on proper care and maintenance of PPE in general. The result is a best-practice guide for proper care and maintenance of FR clothing PPE for virtually all applications.
Explore Other Key Topics, Including:
- Laundering Practices for PPE: Although the designation of FR as PPE means that employers are responsible for ensuring PPE is properly cleaned, existing OSHA documents agree that home laundering of FR clothing PPE is safe, effective, and acceptable.
- OSHA’s Expectation that Employers Provide, Maintain, and Inspect PPE: Ultimately, whether employers take advantage of the convenience and cost effectiveness of home laundry or choose to pay for industrial laundering, the employer—and only the employer—has full, federally-enforceable responsibility to perform inspections for proper maintenance.
- PPE Training: Practical, straightforward, and reliable solutions for meeting OSHA’s PPE care & maintenance standards are discussed.
Related: view Tyndale’s peer-reviewed PPE Care & Inspection training video.
Read the article to learn more!
Have questions or need help understanding and/or meeting the requirements? Contact us at 1910269@TyndaleUSA.com or 800-356-3433.