February 27, 2017

OSHA’s Updated Rule on Fall Protection

Slip, trip, and fall hazards are some of the leading causes of worker deaths and injuries, and the most commonly cited OSHA violation (see the other nine most cited OSHA violations here). In order to address this important component of worker safety, OSHA has released a final rule updating its […]
January 19, 2017

OSHA’s Top Ten Most Cited Violations

  As we bring in the new year, many of us are thinking of our resolutions for 2017 – and OSHA is giving us a hand with the yearly release of the Top 10 Most Cited Safety Violations in 2016. Make setting safety goals and creating hazard-free workplaces a top […]
December 14, 2016

Tyndale at OSHA’s Oil and Gas Conference 2016

Tyndale attended OSHA’s biennial Oil and Gas Safety Conference last month, held in Houston from November 29-30th. This sold-out conference attracted a crowd of more than 1,000 industry professionals, and offered attendees the opportunity to hear keynote addresses from safety industry experts, and engage in breakout sessions and exhibitions with […]
July 22, 2016

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 […]
March 3, 2016

Who is Responsible for FRC Use, Care, and Maintenance?

What do industry standards say about flame resistant clothing (FRC) use, care, and maintenance in oil and gas applications? And who is responsible for making sure garments meet those expectations? What tools are available to employers to support compliance with the requirements?  In this blog post, we explore and compare […]
January 19, 2016
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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:
January 13, 2016

Tyndale’s Step by Step Guide to 1910.269 Compliance for Contractors

In April 2014, OSHA issued a ruling that clarified and expanded employers’ responsibility to protect employees from arc flash hazards.  This ruling – 29 CFR 1910.269 and 1926 subpart V, standards governing workplace safety in electric power generation, transmission and distribution work – has been enforced since August 31, 2015. […]
February 19, 2015
Updated OSHA 1910.269 Enforcement Timeline

Just Announced: New OSHA 1910.269 Enforcement Timeline

Please be advised that Edison Electric Institute (EEI) has announced it recently reached a settlement agreement with OSHA regarding final federal rule 1910.269 affecting those that work in electric power generation, transmission and distribution.
January 26, 2015
General Care & Maintenance Video for PPE/FRC

Training Video: FRC Care, Maintenance and Inspection

While many see OSHA’s update to standard 1910.269 as something that only affects the electric utility industry, OSHA’s changes are far greater reaching than many people may expect. In fact, the Preamble to OSHA’s recently updated standard 1910.269 ruling gives insight on the agency’s stance on proper care and maintenance […]
January 22, 2015
OSHA 1910.269 Laundering Resource Guide

OSHA 1910.269 Resource Guide on Laundering FRC

OSHA’s update to standard 1910.269 clarifies and expands the employer’s responsibility to provide and maintain appropriate arc-rated clothing to employees based on reliable estimates of workplace hazards. Tyndale can help employers understand key aspects of OSHA’s revised ruling to standard 1910.269 as it relates to FR clothing and how to […]
November 26, 2014
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Meet Tyndale at OSHA’s Oil and Gas Safety Conference

Tyndale is excited to be a part of this year’s sold out event! The goal of this bi-annual conference and the oil and gas industry is to ensure a safe and healthy workplace for employees in this field since standards designed to protect workers are continuing to evolve. The conference […]
October 30, 2014

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 […]
October 22, 2014
Tyndale's Compliance Readiness Quiz for OSHA 1910.269

Quiz: Test Your Compliance Readiness with OSHA 1910.269

In April, OSHA updated standard 29 CFR 1910.269 and 1926 subpart V to clarify and expand the employer’s responsibility to better protect employees working on or near electrical power lines. With this update, it is now the responsibility of employers to comply with the new requirements as they relate to […]
October 7, 2014
OSHA 1910.269 Laundering Resource Guide

OSHA 1910.269: Why Industrial Laundry is Not the Answer

Under the new 1910.269 and 1926 subpart V ruling, OSHA clarified its stance that FR and arc-rated clothing should reasonably and appropriately be treated as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). This designation reinforces the employer’s legal obligation to provide, pay for, and retain ultimate responsibility for care and maintenance of FR […]
July 21, 2014
General Care & Maintenance Video for PPE/FRC

What Is the Difference Between Arc-Rated Clothing and FR Clothing?

Understanding all of the acronyms for clothing and standards in the electric industry can make your head spin. One common question we get is: what is the difference between arc-rated and flame resistant clothing – if there is any difference at all? FR stands for “flame resistant clothing,” specifically. An […]
June 23, 2014
Tyndale Celebrates National Lineman's Day 2014

Access e-Hazard’s Side-By-Side Comparison of Changes to OSHA 1910.269 Standard

Important Note: As of February 2015, compliance dates have changed for enforcement of OSHA standard 1910.269. These changes impact dates listed in this post. Click here for complete details and updated deadlines. OSHA last issued rules for the construction of transmission and distribution installations in 1972. As you may now […]
June 13, 2014
OSHA 1910.269 Laundering Resource Guide

Final OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269 Update: Care, Maintenance and Laundering of FR Clothing

During Electrical Safety Month in May, Tyndale began discussing key aspects of OSHA’s revised ruling of 1910.269 as it applies to FR clothing and has aimed to help employers understand its impact and how to properly protect employees. In this post, Tyndale identifies the last key component of OSHA’s final […]
June 6, 2014
General Care & Maintenance Video for PPE/FRC

Key OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269 Update: Employer Responsibility to Provide FR Clothing

During National Electrical Safety Month in May, Tyndale began discussing key aspects of OSHA’s revised ruling as it applies to FR clothing and during National Safety Month in June, Tyndale will continue to help employers understand how the new rule will impact their role, and the associated costs in properly […]
May 22, 2014
Tyndale Relaxed Fit FR Jeans (F290T)

Key OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269 Update: Full Body Protection Against Arc Hazards

During National Electrical Safety Month, Tyndale has been discussing key aspects of OSHA’s revised ruling as it applies to FR clothing and seeks to help employers understand how the new rule will impact their role in properly protecting employees. The second key component of OSHA’s final ruling as it relates […]
May 20, 2014
Tyndale Quiz on OSHA 1910.269 Compliance Readiness

Key OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269 Update: FR Clothing is Personal Protective Equipment

On April 11, 2014, OSHA published to the Federal Register the final rule revising 29 CFR 1910.269 and 1926 Subpart V, related to the construction and repair of electric power generation, transmission and distribution in an effort to improve workplace safety. In honor of National Electrical Safety Month, Tyndale will […]
May 15, 2014
Tyndale Celebrates National Lineman's Day 2014

Understanding Critical Changes to OSHA 1910.269 During Electrical Safety Month

May is National Electrical Safety Month, an important time to bring electrical safety awareness to our communities, to help educate the public and prevent injury. Coinciding with National Electrical Safety Month is the recent change to OSHA 1910.269 which updates the standard providing electrical safety guidance for those in the […]
April 10, 2014
Tyndale's OSHA 1910.269 Resource Guide

OSHA 1910.269 Revised Ruling: Download Tyndale’s Frequently Asked Questions

Please be advised that OSHA’s final rule for 29 CFR 1910.269 and 1926 Subpart V – Federal standards governing employee safety in activities related to the construction and repair of electrical power generation, transmission, and distribution equipment – has officially been issued and was published to the national register on […]
February 24, 2014
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Attend Tyndale’s NFPA 70E Low Voltage Qualified Training Class April 23rd

Tyndale has partnered with e-Hazard to bring you an engaging one-day seminar on NFPA 70E and OSHA electrical safety requirements. Used by more NFPA 70E committee members, e-Hazard’s training provides a thorough knowledge of the dangers and recommended safe behaviors for those who work around electric hazards daily. This course […]
February 10, 2014
Tyndale Vertical Flame Test for ASTM D6413_fabric

ASTM D6413: Vertical Flame Test for Flame Resistance of Textiles

ASTM D6413 is the Standard Test Method for Flame Resistance of Textiles (vertical test). ASTM D6413 is used to determine flame resistance of fabrics used to protect against both electric arc and flash fire hazards. This is the defining test method for compliance with OSHA 1910.269 and one of the […]
January 27, 2014
General Care & Maintenance Video for PPE/FRC

Understanding Protection Against Combustible Dust Hazards

Defining the Hazard According to OSHA, any combustible material can burn rapidly when in a finely divided form. If such dust is suspended in the air in the right concentration, under certain conditions, it can explode. The elements needed for a dust-related explosion include: 1. Fuel (combustible dust) 2. Heat […]
January 7, 2014
Tyndale tips for logos on FRC

Do Logos Used on FRC Need to be Flame Resistant?

One of the most common questions in the flame resistant clothing industry is whether or not company logos or other types of embroidery should be FR. While industry standards agree that logos for FR garments do not themselves need to be FR, it is a best practice to put FR […]
November 1, 2013
Tyndale's Premium FR Relaxed Fit Jean (F293T)

Imminent OSHA Electrical Rule Change Regarding FR Clothing

According to Safety+Health Magazine an industry representative has confirmed, among other sources, that the much anticipated final OSHA rule for 29 CFR 1910.269 is imminent. This Federal standard governs employee safety in activities related to the construction and repair of electrical power generation, transmission, and distribution equipment.
October 25, 2013
Flash Fire Risk

Flash Fire Basics and Innovative Product Solutions

What is Flash Fire? Among the many dangers oil and gas workers face, flash fires pose one of the most threatening risks. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) defines flash fire as, “A fire that spreads rapidly through a diffuse fuel, such as dust, gas or the vapors of an […]
September 20, 2013
Tyndale FRMC Micro-Fleece Jacket

Using Fabric Softener with FRC Clothing: Should You or Shouldn’t You?

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 […]
August 13, 2013
Flash Fire Risk

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 […]
August 6, 2013
Tyndale Reviews NFPA 70E 2015 Edition

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 […]
August 1, 2013

Flash Fire Rated Garments Complying with OSHA 1910.132 FRC Flash Fire Memo

This is the third post of a four-part series where we cover recommendations for compliance with OSHA 1910.132 FRC Flash Fire Memo.  A second option for garment specification that would meet OSHA 1910.132 standard requirements is to choose garments made from fabrics that are tested according ASTM F1930 at 3 […]
July 30, 2013
NFPA 2112

NFPA 2112 and Compliance with OSHA 1910.132 FRC Flash Fire Memo

This is the second post of a four-part series where we cover recommendations for compliance with OSHA 1910.132 FRC Flash Fire Memo.  The first option for garment specification that would meet OSHA 1910.132 standard requirements is the threshold that garments meet NFPA 2112. NFPA 2112 specifies the minimum design, performance, […]
July 26, 2013
OSHA 1910.132

Recommendations for Compliance with OSHA 1910.132 FRC Flash Fire Memo

This is the first post of a four-part series where we will cover recommendations for compliance with OSHA 1910.132 FRC Flash Fire Memo.  The following information is intended to provide insight into compliance with the March 19, 2010 Enforcement Policy Letter issued by OSHA for compliance with OSHA 1910.132 as […]