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Posts from the ‘NFPA 70E’ Category

Increase Access to Innovation through Choice!

This is the fourth post in a six-part series on the power of choice in your arc-rated flame resistant (FR) clothing and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) programs. This post focuses on increased access to clothing innovation and why it’s one of the top reasons cited by safety managers for moving to a managed choice program. Stay tuned for additional posts in this series on increases morale and cost reduction through a choice program.

We live in a time of continuous innovation, with fierce competition to offer the next best thing. In a retail setting, consumers have access to a wide range of products, with broad choice based on personal preference. Why should this experience be any different in FR clothing or PPE programs? Good news – it doesn’t have to be! Read more

The Key to Employee Comfort: Choice!

This is the third post in a six-part series on the power of choice in your arc-rated flame resistant (FR) clothing and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) programs. This post focuses on comfort and why it’s one of the top reasons cited by safety managers for moving to a managed choice program. Stay tuned for additional posts in this series on increased access to innovations, increases morale, and cost reduction through a choice program.

Comfort is usually top of mind when deciding what to wear. There are many factors that contribute to comfort including a physical element – how the garment fits and feels – and an emotional element – how you feel when you wear the garment. Both are extremely subjective, differing from person to person, day to day. Read more

AR and FR Clothing: What’s the Difference?

When it comes to protective clothing, keeping track of the many standards, terms, and abbreviations can be challenging. One question we commonly receive is: what is the difference between arc-rated (AR) clothing and flame resistant (FR) clothing?

Scott Margolin, our resident technical expert, explains the subtle but important difference: Read more

Offer Choice, Increase Compliance

 

This is the second post in a six-part series on the power of choice in your arc-rated flame resistant (FR) clothing and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) programs. This post focuses on compliance and why compliance rates increase when employees are offered choice. Stay tuned for additional posts in this series that explore the top reasons cited by safety managers for moving to a managed choice program, including improved comfort, access to innovations, morale, and cost reduction.

 

Compliance rates rise considerably when individual wearers are empowered with choice, which is one of the many reasons companies choose to switch from a no-choice program to a choice program. Read more

Introducing the Power of Choice to FR Clothing Programs

This is the first post in a six-part series on the power of choice in your arc-rated flame resistant (FR) clothing and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) programs. Additional posts in this series explore the top 5 reasons cited by safety managers for moving to a managed choice program, including improved compliance, comfort, access to innovations, morale, and cost reduction. Stay tuned for our next post which focuses on compliance and why compliance rates increase when employees are offered choice.

Human nature is to resist being told what to do because lack of control is oppressive and disempowering, even when you recognize the requirement is in your best interest.  However, when people have options, even when all those options meet the requirements, they are more likely to comply, more likely to be comfortable, and more likely to be satisfied with their choice. The same goes for PPE programs.

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HRC to CAT: Look Out for NFPA 70E Labeling Change

NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace is periodically updated to support workers and their employers in preventing workplace injuries and fatalities from shock, electrocution, arc flash, and arc blasts.

The latest edition of the standard included several notable changes . One subtle but important change you will start to see on your Tyndale arc-rated/flame resistant (FR) garments on a rolling basis in the near future is a shift in terminology. Read more

Tyndale’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2015

 

We hope your new year is off to a great start! Updates to OSHA 1910.269 were among the most popular posts – including our four-part series which is fully represented within the top 10 posts of 2015!  Here’s a look back at our top 10 most-viewed posts in 2015: Read more