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.

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

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


Save Your Sole(s) with EH Rated Boots

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


Who You Gonna Call for Rubber Goods?

Episode 3: Who You Gonna Call for Rubber Goods?


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


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.

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