Top 5 FR FAQ Friday Topics of 2019

Wondering which Tyndale FR FAQ Fridays were most popular in 2019? From updates on regulations and arc flash facts to live arc flash footage in our blog—we’ve shared informative topics pertaining to the FR industry throughout 2019. Read the top 5 for a refresher on the most popular FR FAQ Fridays in 2019, and don’t forget to check out our blog regularly for new content and videos!

FR FAQ Friday is where Tyndale answers Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the hazards employees face on the job and the Flame Resistant (FR) clothing that protects them from those hazards.

Step by Step OSHA 1910.269 Compliance for Contractors

1. Does Your Company Comply With OSHA 1910.269?

If you’re still not sure if you’re company is in compliance with the most recent edition of OSHA 1910.269, check out our blog post highlighting some of the most significant changes that have important implications for both worker safety and compliance.

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2. How Hot Is An Arc Flash?

Depending on conditions, an arc flash can range from 5,000 degrees to 35,000 degrees – FOUR TIMES hotter than the surface of the sun. In all scenarios, arc flashes are more than hot enough to ignite flammable clothing and burn exposed skin. Read our blog and listen to Scott Margolin explain what determines how hot an arc flash is in our brief video.

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3. Why Layer FR Garments?

Because the air trapped between the layers of FR clothing is highly isolative, laying garments is an excellent strategy for boosting protection from hazards. When we layer two garments, we substantially increase protection, BUT 1+1 does not equal 2! Watch Subject Matter Expert, Scott Margolin, explain the importance of relying on properly conducted layer testing.

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4. Is Bug Spray Safe To Use On FR Clothing?

The only way to really know if insect repellents or pre-treated FR garments are safe to use is to test using a vertical flame test – ASTM D6413. The most important thing to keep in mind when considering how to protect yourself against arc flash or flash fire hazards AND harmful pests is: do not use insect repellent with DEET for FR clothing.

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5. What Is Fire?

In the words of Scott Margolin, fire is “applying heat to a substance, causing it to degrade, and in degrading it releases gases that are flammable.” Breaking it down even further, a fire requires three fundamental things in order to burn: 1. Fuel, 2. Heat, 3. Oxygen. So how does FRC leverage these aspects of fire to stop fire from continuing to burn?

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