OSHA has published the final rule revising 29 CFR 1910.269 and 1926 Subpart V. This update is expected to save more than 20 lives and prevent 118 serious injuries each year by clarifying and expanding the employer’s responsibility to provide and maintain appropriate arc rated clothing for employees based on reliable estimates of workplace hazards.
Tyndale has been an active participant in the FR industry for more than 30 years, and our knowledge of industry regulation ensures your workers are compliant with the new OSHA 1910.269. As both a manufacturer and distributor of arc-rated and flame resistant clothing, Tyndale seeks to help employers understand the final ruling’s impact and how to properly protect your employees. Tyndale has developed a training video to help both employers and employees understand best practices for maintenance and inspection of FR clothing. Here are some important points that are covered in the video:
Tyndale maintains an active role in the organizations establishing safety standards and test methods and is committed to helping your workers stay comfortable, safe, and compliant with these new rulings. As always, Tyndale is Proud to Protect.
This video says to avoid Fabric softener but you in your three part series you say it has no impact on performance.
which is the right way?
Thanks for your comment, David. As a best practice, Tyndale recommends avoiding the use of fabric softener on FR clothing only because many fabric softeners include a warning label against using on flame resistant clothing. In laboratory testing, when fabric softener is used in excess, it may coat FR fabric and support flame in very specific situations. However, it is difficult for this build-up to occur in real life. Regardless, our general policy is to never recommend using a product against its instructions.