The Countdown is On: Arc Week Premieres Monday, August 10

What do sharks and electric arcs have in common? Join us to find out!

This summer, the tides have washed in unprecedented world events and stressors that have been felt by one and all. Tyndale presents Arc Week: a week-long educational look at the world of arc flash hazards through the lens of Shark Week – “television’s longest-running, and most anticipated summer event.”[1]

Just when you thought it was safe to cross the flash protection boundary…

For decades, our resident technical expert Scott Margolin has been dedicated to studying and protecting workers from arc flash and flash fire hazards by day – and a passionate shark enthusiast in his free time. Through his work, he’s conducted thousands of arc flash and flash fire simulations aimed at improving protective products and safety standards, and he's been diving with sharks for 30 years. Scott’s time in both worlds has drawn unique, memorable parallels that bring important lessons about risk protection and PPE to life.

Working hot? Beware: arcs lurk in plain sight. Think twice before diving into arc-infested work zones without the appropriate PPE. Let Tyndale be your guide! Look out for a new episode at each day of the week, starting Monday, August 10 at TyndaleUSA.com/blog:

Episode 1: Great White Arcs Caught on Camera

Get up close and personal with full-scale real-world arc flash demonstrations that feature manikins in all the situations in which you wouldn’t want to find yourself. Witness the devastating power of an arc flash – and the life-saving difference the right PPE can make – from the safety of your own workspace.


Episode 2: Arc Bites – Inside an Arc Rating

Tune in for a behind-the-scenes look at the science behind arc ratings, types of arc ratings, and how to read an arc rating report.


Episode 3: Arc Infested Work Zones – Your Lifeguard is NFPA 70E

Step beyond the flash protection boundary, and you’re officially “swimming” with arcs. Get to know NFPA 70E – your lifeguard in commercial and industrial electrical work zones. Find out how 70E applies, what it says, and how to stay safe.


Episode 4: When Arcs Attack; Defending Yourself from an Arc

Don’t be “fuelish.” Find out how arc-rated clothing works and what to look for in the clothing you trust with your life.


Episode 5: Arc Attack Files

Arc flash incidents are deadly serious and there are devastating real world consequences of “swimming in dangerous waters” without the right PPE. We’ll take a humbling look at why wearing the right PPE – and wearing it properly – matters.


Stay tuned and enter the arc cage starting Monday, August 10, 2020.

Do you have a flash fire – rather than an arc flash – hazard? The hazards may differ, but the valuable lessons in this series are relevant to workers in oil and gas and other industries that use PPE to protect workers from thermal hazards. Don’t miss it!

Defending Workers from Arc Attacks

Tyndale takes workplace hazards seriously, and is dedicated to helping leading companies like yours protect workers for both safety and compliance – while minimizing costs and headaches:

Already in a Tyndale program? Order today before entering arc-infested work zones.

[1] https://www.discovery.com/shark-week/2020-pictures/sneak-peek-at-shark-week-2020

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