May was National Electrical Safety month and today marks the beginning of National Safety Council’s Safety Month, but at Tyndale protecting workers from arc flash is at the heart of what we do every moment of every day. Beyond providing lifesaving arc-rated (AR) clothing and PPE to thousands of electricians, we are proud to play an active role in furthering electrical safety and the greater good for all electrical workers – all year long. Scott Margolin, Vice President of Technical, explains how:
By Participating in Industry Organizations That Train and Advocate for Workers
- Electrical Training Alliance (ETA): Tyndale is a Platinum Training Partner of ETA, the leading publisher of education materials for the electrical industry – and the curriculum endorsed for 70+ years by the industry’s largest labor organizations (IBEW and NECA).
- Independent Electrical Contractors association (IEC): Tyndale participates and Tyndale’s Scott Margolin sits on the Safety Committee for this nonprofit trade group that represents 3,600+ premier firms employing 80,000+ non-union electrical and systems workers throughout the United States. The association’s world-class training programs educate nearly 14,000 electrical professionals each year.
- Partnership for Electrical Safety: Tyndale participates and Tyndale’s Scott Margolin is the Chairman of this group of industry leaders united to advocate for the nearly 500,000 Americans working on or near energized electrical equipment who are not currently provided proper protection from arc flash – despite OSHA standards mandating protection that have been in place for more than 20 years. PES seeks to educate those at risk, to raise awareness about the extreme human and financial costs of non-compliance, and make plain to relevant oversight entities the need for PPE when doing electrical work.
- ASTM F1959: Tyndale participates and Tyndale’s Scott Margolin is Chairman of the ASTM committee responsible for maintaining the Standard Test Method for Determining the Arc Rating of Materials for Clothing. As the official method for determining how much arc flash protection a fabric or fabric system provides to the wearer, this test method is central to electrical safety.
By Providing Industry Leadership
- Tyndale regularly invests in full-scale real-world arc flash demonstrations, illuminating the power of an arc flash, the importance of wearing the right AR clothing and PPE, the impact of variables like care and maintenance and proper vs. improper wear on worker safety, and putting other frequently-asked questions to the test.
- We offer the industry’s largest selection of arc-rated (AR) garments – encompassing an unmatched choice of AR fabrics, colors, cuts, brands, and styles. We also continually enhance our collections of Tyndale brand AR clothing – to raise the bar on performance, comfort, style, quality, and value.
- We are dedicated to providing education and training resources – blog articles, webinars, resource collections, online AR safety library, technical consultations, videos, and more – aimed at empowering employers to better protect workers.
Looking for a fresh take on arc flash safety as summer approaches?
Tune in to our inaugural season of 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.” In each episode, you’ll find engaging, memorable parallels that bring important lessons about risk protection and PPE to life. Look out for season 2 later this summer.
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