Tyndale Presents SHOCKtober: Are You Prepared for a Shock?

Welcome to SHOCKtober!

All month long, Tyndale is taking a brief but important detour from our normal coverage of arc flash and flash fire hazards and focusing on electrical shock hazards.

The Shocking Statistics

Each year, shock causes more than 300 deaths and 4,000 injuries. Electric shock can result in anything from a slight tingling sensation to immediate cardiac arrest. The severity depends on:

  • the amount of current flowing through the body,
  • the current's path through the body,
  • the length of time the body remains in the circuit, and
  • the current's frequency.

Electric currents are measured in amps. To put shock into perspective 0.1 amps for 3 seconds is enough to cause ventricular fibrillation and 0.2 aps for 1 second can cause heart failure. Shock can also cause surface and internal burns! Follow along as we unearth this scary hazard and arm you with information and recommended products to help keep you safe on the job.

This is the introduction to our four-part series, which covers:

Episode 1: Unmasking the Standards: What OSHA and 70E Say About Electric Shock

Get started by digging into what OSHA and NFPA 70E say about electric shock. Our host Scott Margolin, Vice President of Technical at Tyndale, unmasks these standards so we can better understand this hazard.


Episode 2: Save Your Sole(s) with EH Rated Boots

Learn about the two types of safety boots, when they should be used, and what could impact their performance and protection.


Episode 3: Who You Gonna Call for Rubber Goods?

Do you know the limits of approach, when to wear gloves with proper protection, and proper glove care and maintenance? Learn this PLUS three simple, lifesaving practices to help reduce the likelihood of electric shock injuries from special guest Rich Gojdics of Enespro PPE.


Episode 4: Gloves, Boots, and Eyewear – Not a Costume, PPE

Electric shock can be a frightening hazard but with proper education and PPE, serious injury or even fatality can be avoided. In the spirit of Halloween, our host Scott Margolin is joined in this episode by a special guest all the way from 1985.


Think electric shock is specific to work environments with an arc flash hazard?
Think again. This series contains valuable information that may apply to safety professionals and workers in a wide range of industries and work environments. Tune in!


Are You Prepared for a Shock?

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