Since our founding more than 30 years ago, Tyndale has been dedicated to ensuring the men and women working to power our country have the comfortable, quality arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing they need to return home safely each night. Time and time again, we have seen firsthand that AR / FR clothing saves lives. This is because virtually all fatal and catastrophic arc flash injuries are caused by flammable clothing igniting and burning against the skin – and not the arc flash itself.
Currently, over a million American electrical workers are protected from worksite arc flash hazards by appropriate AR / FR clothing. But there is still work to be done: over 500,000 Americans working on or near energized electrical equipment are not currently provided proper protection from this deadly hazard, which can reach temperatures four times hotter than the surface of the sun – despite Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards that have been in place for more than 20 years. The solution is simple: stop wearing fuel (flammable uniforms) and start wearing AR / FR clothing.
That is why we are proud to support the Partnership for Electrical safety – uniting with 11 industry leaders to engage directly with the leadership at OSHA and key Congressional committees and advocate for the protection every electrical worker deserves. The Partnership:
- Strongly believes the PPE requirements of NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace provide the appropriate best practices to ensure worker safety and should be broadly adopted for substantially all live or potentially live electrical work in the United States.
- Aims to ensure companies work de-energized whenever possible, and provides arc-rated clothing and PPE that is appropriate to the hazard.
We are proud to be a part of the important work this organization is doing and hope to drive meaningful, life-saving change for every unprotected worker.
Read the full press release, and learn more about the Partnership for Electrical Safety: https://partnershipforelectricalsafety.org/2020/09/22/industry-leaders-launch-the-partnership-for-electrical-safety/