October 19, 2017

Is Compliance with NFPA 70E Mandatory?

There are no shortcuts when it comes to keeping workers safe. In fact, it’s usually in the company’s – and the employee’s – best interest to incorporate voluntary safeguards above and beyond the mandatory safety regulations. One common question we receive is, is compliance with NFPA 70E mandatory for utilities? […]
May 1, 2017

Flash Fire Compliance Versus Protection

When it comes to protecting workers, sometimes compliance takes the spotlight in corporate decision making. If you’re in compliance, your workers are protected, right? This is not necessarily true, particularly when purchasing flame resistant clothing (FRC) for flash fire protection.
April 24, 2017
Tyndale's OSHA 1910.269 Resource Guide

AR and FR Clothing: What’s the Difference?

When it comes to protective clothing, keeping track of the many standards, terms, and abbreviations can be challenging. One question we commonly receive is: what is the difference between arc-rated (AR) clothing and flame resistant (FR) clothing? Scott Margolin, our resident technical expert, explains the subtle but important difference:
April 6, 2017
Tyndale’s Sample FRC Flash Fire Policy

What is Flash Fire?

You’ve heard of flash fire – and it may even be a hazard in your workplace, requiring you to wear flame resistant clothing (FRC) – but what exactly is this type of thermal hazard? Scott Margolin, our resident technical expert, takes us back to the basics with a closer look […]
March 24, 2017

Introducing the Power of Choice to FR Clothing Programs

This is the first post in a six-part series on the power of choice in your arc-rated flame resistant (FR) clothing and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) programs. Additional posts in this series explore the top 5 reasons cited by safety managers for moving to a managed choice program, including improved […]
March 23, 2017

Base Layer Basics

It’s clear that arc-rated flame resistant (FR) clothing – shirts, pants and outerwear – is necessary to protect against hazards on-the-job for those that risk exposure to arc flash or flash fire in their everyday work environments. But what about what you wear underneath, what’s next to your skin?  How […]
February 27, 2017

OSHA’s Updated Rule on Fall Protection

Slip, trip, and fall hazards are some of the leading causes of worker deaths and injuries, and the most commonly cited OSHA violation (see the other nine most cited OSHA violations here). In order to address this important component of worker safety, OSHA has released a final rule updating its […]
January 16, 2017

HRC to CAT: Look Out for NFPA 70E Labeling Change

NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace is periodically updated to support workers and their employers in preventing workplace injuries and fatalities from shock, electrocution, arc flash, and arc blasts. The latest edition of the standard included several notable changes . One subtle but important change you will […]
December 23, 2016

Most Popular Boots for Workers Requiring Foot Protection

The saying goes, “If the shoe fits, wear it.” But when it comes to protective footwear, it’s much more than that!  At Tyndale, our commitment to providing the best products doesn’t stop at flame resistant (FR) clothing. In fact, we are much more than just an FR clothing supplier!
December 19, 2016

5 Easy Steps for Choosing Foot Protection

Want to be sure your workers have the right foot protection on the job – but just not sure where to start?  Choosing protective footwear is no easy task!  Critically, incorrect or insufficient footwear can lead to compliance issues and even worker injury in the event of an incident.  Follow […]
December 1, 2016

Leading FR Rainwear for Energy Workers

Our country’s demand for energy does not take a break during bad weather, and neither do the brave men and women working to keep the lights on or produce the fuels we rely on each day. It is critical to ensure these workers have access to protective rainwear during inclement […]
September 27, 2016

Summary of ASTM F2892: Soft Toe Protective Footwear Standard

This is the fourth and final post in a four-part series providing an overview of Tyndale’s boot program along with the applicable industry standards – ASTM F2412, ASTM F2413, and ASTM F2892. In this post we provide an overview of ASTM F2892, Standard Specification for Performance Requirements for Soft Toe […]
September 22, 2016

What You Should Know about ASTM F2413 for Protective Footwear

This is the third post in a four-part series providing an overview of Tyndale’s boot program along with the applicable industry standards – ASTM F2412, ASTM F2413, and ASTM F2892. In this post we provide an overview of ASTM F2413, Standard Specification for Performance Requirements for Protective (Safety) Toe Cap […]
September 9, 2016

Understanding the Test Methods that Govern Foot Protection

This is the second post in a four-part series providing an overview of Tyndale’s boot program along with the applicable industry standards – ASTM F2412, ASTM F2413, and ASTM F2892. In this post we provide an overview of ASTM F2412, Standard Test Methods for Foot Protection.
August 31, 2016

Workers Looking to Give Their Old Boots the Boot?

This is the first post in a four-part series providing an overview of Tyndale’s boot program along with the applicable industry standards – ASTM F2412, ASTM F2413, and ASTM F2892. In this post we provide an overview of our boot program, which offers flexible solutions for company’s requiring foot protection […]
August 10, 2016

Get Even More Out of Your Tyndale Program!

At Tyndale, we’ve built our business on saving our customers time and money while increasing tracking and reporting for arc-rated/flame resistant clothing (FRC). But Tyndale is much more than an FRC supplier. Take your program one step farther by consolidating your protective boot, FR rainwear, and storeroom PPE supply programs […]
March 3, 2016

Who is Responsible for FRC Use, Care, and Maintenance?

What do industry standards say about flame resistant clothing (FRC) use, care, and maintenance in oil and gas applications? And who is responsible for making sure garments meet those expectations? What tools are available to employers to support compliance with the requirements?  In this blog post, we explore and compare […]
January 26, 2016

Gear Up for Cold Weather with Tyndale’s Uniform Outerwear Solution

Cold weather has arrived – now is the perfect time to choose outerwear for employees exposed to winter weather conditions! The most important factors to consider when looking into FR outerwear for your employees are safety, comfort, company image and budgetary requirements. Tyndale offers a unique solution specifically designed to […]
January 19, 2016
Tyndale FRC

Tyndale’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2015

  We hope your new year is off to a great start! Updates to OSHA 1910.269 were among the most popular posts – including our four-part series which is fully represented within the top 10 posts of 2015!  Here’s a look back at our top 10 most-viewed posts in 2015:
January 13, 2016

Tyndale’s Step by Step Guide to 1910.269 Compliance for Contractors

In April 2014, OSHA issued a ruling that clarified and expanded employers’ responsibility to protect employees from arc flash hazards.  This ruling – 29 CFR 1910.269 and 1926 subpart V, standards governing workplace safety in electric power generation, transmission and distribution work – has been enforced since August 31, 2015. […]
August 27, 2015

Tyndale’s Top Blog Posts of 2015 To Date

  We’ve rounded up our most-viewed blog post so far this year for your reading pleasure. Don’t forget to check out our blog regularly for new content – we’re your one-stop resource for everything related to the flame resistant clothing industry.
March 31, 2015

What Does 1910.269 Say About Socks and Underwear?

OSHA’s 2014 1910.269 ruling marks a distinct departure from its predecessor. In fact, up until the new rule was promulgated, 1910.269 simply required that clothing “do no harm” in the event of an arc flash. In stark contrast, the 2014 ruling specifically requires employers to provide arc/flame resistant (FR) clothing […]
March 27, 2015

Does NFPA 70E Require Sweatshirts to be Tucked In?

In October 2014, NFPA released the 2015 edition of NFPA 70E, a voluntary standard developed to reduce exposure to major electrical hazards in the workplace. This standard includes guidance on risk assessments, selecting appropriate PPE, training, and practices that support safe work conditions, with the goal of avoiding workplace injuries […]
March 17, 2015
Tyndale Celebrates National Lineman's Day 2014

Tyndale’s Top Five OSHA 1910.269 Blog Posts

Since OSHA promulgated the new 1910.269 in April 2014, Tyndale has been hard at work partnering with employers to understand and gain compliance with the new provisions—helping workers return home to their families safely each night. Join thousands of readers in taking advantage of our top five OSHA 1910.269 blog […]
February 19, 2015
Updated OSHA 1910.269 Enforcement Timeline

Just Announced: New OSHA 1910.269 Enforcement Timeline

Please be advised that Edison Electric Institute (EEI) has announced it recently reached a settlement agreement with OSHA regarding final federal rule 1910.269 affecting those that work in electric power generation, transmission and distribution.
January 16, 2015

What is the Clo Value of FR Clothing?

As we celebrate the New Year and continue on into winter, one question many workers are asking is how to stay warm in cold outdoor weather. Environmental conditions including outside temperature, wind speed and humidity level play a large part in how comfortable a worker will be. We’ve taken a […]
January 5, 2015

Final Steps for OSHA 1910.269 Compliance

Important Note: As of February 2015, compliance dates have changed for enforcement of OSHA standard 1910.269. These changes impact dates listed in this post. Click here for complete details and updated deadlines. As part of OSHA’s 2014 final rule for 29 CFR 1910.269, OSHA mandated employers in electric power generation, transmission, […]
December 5, 2014
Tyndale's OSHA 1910.269 Resource Guide

Tyndale’s 1-Page OSHA 1910.269 Resource Guide

Not sure if your employees are protected under final federal rule 1910.269? Tyndale can help! Tyndale is dedicated to protecting workers by partnering with employers to understand and gain compliance with the new requirements of the final rule. As a result, we’ve developed a fully-clickable digital one-page quick-reference guide to […]
November 7, 2014
Tyndale Explains OSHA 1910.269: Outerwear and Boots

Does Cost of 1910.269 Include FR Outerwear or Boots?

After OSHA’s update to standard 1910.269 was published, the meaning of flame resistant PPE, and specifically, how outerwear fits into this definition, has been open to interpretation – leaving many of us scratching our heads about safe and proper application. Additionally, many question whether or not OSHA 1910.269’s head-to-toe arc-rated […]
October 30, 2014

Tyndale PPE Guidance Featured in ISHN October 2014

Read Tyndale’s article, featured on page 44 of the October 2014 edition of Industrial Safety & Hygiene News (ISHN) Magazine, for guidance to employers looking to understand both OSHA’s 2014 update to 29 CFR 1910.269 and OSHA’s view of care and maintenance for PPE in a broader context—beyond the utility […]
October 29, 2014
Tyndale Reviews NFPA 70E 2015 Edition

4 Important Changes to NFPA 70E 2015 Edition for FRC

NFPA 70E is a voluntary standard advising on electrical safety in the workplace. This standard is geared toward workers and employers, and is designed to assist in the understanding and implementation of electrical safety precautions. NFPA 70E includes guidance for making hazard identification and risk assessments, selecting appropriate PPE (including […]
October 24, 2014
Updated OSHA 1910.269 Enforcement Timeline

Tyndale in ISHN Magazine: Steps to Comply with 1910.269

OSHA’s 2014 updates to 29 CFR 1910.269 are generally embraced as much-needed measures to better protect the men and women who work on or near electric power lines. Read Tyndale’s article featured on page 44 of the July 2014 issue of Industrial Safety & Hygiene News Magazine (ISHN) for four […]
October 22, 2014
Tyndale's Compliance Readiness Quiz for OSHA 1910.269

Quiz: Test Your Compliance Readiness with OSHA 1910.269

In April, OSHA updated standard 29 CFR 1910.269 and 1926 subpart V to clarify and expand the employer’s responsibility to better protect employees working on or near electrical power lines. With this update, it is now the responsibility of employers to comply with the new requirements as they relate to […]
October 7, 2014
OSHA 1910.269 Laundering Resource Guide

OSHA 1910.269: Why Industrial Laundry is Not the Answer

Under the new 1910.269 and 1926 subpart V ruling, OSHA clarified its stance that FR and arc-rated clothing should reasonably and appropriately be treated as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). This designation reinforces the employer’s legal obligation to provide, pay for, and retain ultimate responsibility for care and maintenance of FR […]
September 18, 2014
Tyndale Celebrates National Lineman's Day 2014

6 Critical Changes to OSHA 1910.269 Regarding FRC

On April 11, 2014, OSHA published to the Federal Register the final rule revising 29 CFR 1910.269 and 1926 Subpart V, related to the construction and repair of electric power generation, transmission and distribution in an effort to improve workplace safety. This recent change to OSHA 1910.269 updates the standard […]
September 2, 2014
Avoiding Heat Stress in FRC

Do New OSHA 1910.269 PPE Rules Impact Oil, Gas, and Other Industries?

OSHA’s recent 1910.269 ruling for the electric utility industry defines FR clothing as PPE–similar to 2010’s OSHA 1910.132 Enforcement Policy Memo regarding protection from flash fire in oil and gas well drilling, servicing, and production-related operations. In fact, the Preamble to the recent 1910.269 ruling introduces additional commentary from OSHA […]
July 31, 2014
Tyndale FRC Care & Maintenance Training Video

1910.269 TRAINING VIDEO: FR Clothing Maintenance and Inspection

OSHA has published the final rule revising 29 CFR 1910.269 and 1926 Subpart V. This update is expected to save more than 20 lives and prevent 118 serious injuries each year by clarifying and expanding the employer’s responsibility to provide and maintain appropriate arc rated clothing for employees based on […]
July 21, 2014
General Care & Maintenance Video for PPE/FRC

What Is the Difference Between Arc-Rated Clothing and FR Clothing?

Understanding all of the acronyms for clothing and standards in the electric industry can make your head spin. One common question we get is: what is the difference between arc-rated and flame resistant clothing – if there is any difference at all? FR stands for “flame resistant clothing,” specifically. An […]
July 7, 2014

OSHA 1910.269 FR Clothing Update: 3 Reasons to Act Now

Important Note: As of February 2015, compliance dates have changed for enforcement of OSHA standard 1910.269. These changes impact dates listed in this post. Click here for complete details and updated deadlines. In April 2014, OSHA issued a ruling revising 29 CFR 1910.269 and 1926 subpart V, standards governing workplace […]
June 23, 2014
Tyndale Celebrates National Lineman's Day 2014

Access e-Hazard’s Side-By-Side Comparison of Changes to OSHA 1910.269 Standard

Important Note: As of February 2015, compliance dates have changed for enforcement of OSHA standard 1910.269. These changes impact dates listed in this post. Click here for complete details and updated deadlines. OSHA last issued rules for the construction of transmission and distribution installations in 1972. As you may now […]
June 13, 2014
OSHA 1910.269 Laundering Resource Guide

Final OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269 Update: Care, Maintenance and Laundering of FR Clothing

During Electrical Safety Month in May, Tyndale began discussing key aspects of OSHA’s revised ruling of 1910.269 as it applies to FR clothing and has aimed to help employers understand its impact and how to properly protect employees. In this post, Tyndale identifies the last key component of OSHA’s final […]
June 9, 2014
Tyndale's Overview of API RP 99

Overview of API RP 99: Flash Fire Risk Assessment for Upstream Oil/Gas

Among the many dangers oil and gas worker face, flash fire explosions pose one of the most threatening risks. A flash fire is characterized by high temperature, short duration, and a rapidly moving flame front. The NFPA defines flash fire as, “A fire that spreads rapidly through a diffuse fuel, […]
June 6, 2014
General Care & Maintenance Video for PPE/FRC

Key OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269 Update: Employer Responsibility to Provide FR Clothing

During National Electrical Safety Month in May, Tyndale began discussing key aspects of OSHA’s revised ruling as it applies to FR clothing and during National Safety Month in June, Tyndale will continue to help employers understand how the new rule will impact their role, and the associated costs in properly […]
May 22, 2014
Tyndale Relaxed Fit FR Jeans (F290T)

Key OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269 Update: Full Body Protection Against Arc Hazards

During National Electrical Safety Month, Tyndale has been discussing key aspects of OSHA’s revised ruling as it applies to FR clothing and seeks to help employers understand how the new rule will impact their role in properly protecting employees. The second key component of OSHA’s final ruling as it relates […]
May 20, 2014
Tyndale Quiz on OSHA 1910.269 Compliance Readiness

Key OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269 Update: FR Clothing is Personal Protective Equipment

On April 11, 2014, OSHA published to the Federal Register the final rule revising 29 CFR 1910.269 and 1926 Subpart V, related to the construction and repair of electric power generation, transmission and distribution in an effort to improve workplace safety. In honor of National Electrical Safety Month, Tyndale will […]
May 15, 2014
Tyndale Celebrates National Lineman's Day 2014

Understanding Critical Changes to OSHA 1910.269 During Electrical Safety Month

May is National Electrical Safety Month, an important time to bring electrical safety awareness to our communities, to help educate the public and prevent injury. Coinciding with National Electrical Safety Month is the recent change to OSHA 1910.269 which updates the standard providing electrical safety guidance for those in the […]
April 10, 2014
Tyndale's OSHA 1910.269 Resource Guide

OSHA 1910.269 Revised Ruling: Download Tyndale’s Frequently Asked Questions

Please be advised that OSHA’s final rule for 29 CFR 1910.269 and 1926 Subpart V – Federal standards governing employee safety in activities related to the construction and repair of electrical power generation, transmission, and distribution equipment – has officially been issued and was published to the national register on […]
March 21, 2014
Tyndale F025T Arc Rating Label

Arc Ratings for FR Clothing: What Is the Difference Between ATPV and Ebt?

A common question in arc flash clothing protection is whether an ATPV value or an Ebt value is better protection for FRC. Let’s start by defining these two values and seeing what each actually means. First, it’s important to understand that the arc rating of a fabric is either an […]
February 27, 2014
Flash Fire Risk

What is the ASTM F2700 Heat Transfer Performance (HTP) Test for FRC?

When the 2012 edition of the NFPA 2112 standard was published, a number of changes were made to clarify certain areas, add information in areas not previously covered, and keep some terminology to be consistent with NFPA 2113. NFPA 2112 essentially evaluates protective performance of FR garments in flash fires, […]
February 10, 2014
Tyndale Vertical Flame Test for ASTM D6413_fabric

ASTM D6413: Vertical Flame Test for Flame Resistance of Textiles

ASTM D6413 is the Standard Test Method for Flame Resistance of Textiles (vertical test). ASTM D6413 is used to determine flame resistance of fabrics used to protect against both electric arc and flash fire hazards. This is the defining test method for compliance with OSHA 1910.269 and one of the […]
January 27, 2014
General Care & Maintenance Video for PPE/FRC

Understanding Protection Against Combustible Dust Hazards

Defining the Hazard According to OSHA, any combustible material can burn rapidly when in a finely divided form. If such dust is suspended in the air in the right concentration, under certain conditions, it can explode. The elements needed for a dust-related explosion include: 1. Fuel (combustible dust) 2. Heat […]
January 7, 2014
Tyndale tips for logos on FRC

Do Logos Used on FRC Need to be Flame Resistant?

One of the most common questions in the flame resistant clothing industry is whether or not company logos or other types of embroidery should be FR. While industry standards agree that logos for FR garments do not themselves need to be FR, it is a best practice to put FR […]
December 16, 2013
NASCO Hi-Vis Sentinel Rain Jacket (R307N)

Enhanced Visibility Options for FRC Clothing

United States law requires all personnel working on a federally funded highway to wear high visibility clothing. Two states, Minnesota and Wisconsin, have gone above and beyond the federal mandate and have adopted ANSI 107 into state law (1). Industries that operate during the day or at night, in good […]
November 7, 2013
NASCO Hi-Vis Sentinel Rain Bib (R317Y)

What You Need to Know: ASTM F2733 – FR Rainwear Standard for Flame Hazards

Fall is a time of year when weather conditions can vary widely – from sun to rain to snow depending on your location. Rainwear is FR protection that is frequently overlooked but can be a much desired item of clothing by your workers as colder temperatures and wet weather roll […]
November 1, 2013
Tyndale's Premium FR Relaxed Fit Jean (F293T)

Imminent OSHA Electrical Rule Change Regarding FR Clothing

According to Safety+Health Magazine an industry representative has confirmed, among other sources, that the much anticipated final OSHA rule for 29 CFR 1910.269 is imminent. This Federal standard governs employee safety in activities related to the construction and repair of electrical power generation, transmission, and distribution equipment.
October 25, 2013
Flash Fire Risk

Flash Fire Basics and Innovative Product Solutions

What is Flash Fire? Among the many dangers oil and gas workers face, flash fires pose one of the most threatening risks. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) defines flash fire as, “A fire that spreads rapidly through a diffuse fuel, such as dust, gas or the vapors of an […]
August 13, 2013
Flash Fire Risk

A Guide to Understanding Industry Hazards

Protective clothing and safety apparel can benefit workers in a variety of industries, so it is important to understand the risks and specific industry hazards employees face at their jobs. While both an electric arc flash and flash fire can be fatal, the duration and temperature at which these two […]
August 6, 2013
Tyndale Reviews NFPA 70E 2015 Edition

The OSHA 1910.132 FRC Flash Fire Memo: FR Fabrics Not Flash Fire Tested

This is the fourth post of a four-part series where we cover recommendations for compliance with OSHA 1910.132 FRC Flash Fire Memo.  The final, and least rigorous, approach for meeting the OSHA 1910.132 requirements would be to use garments that meet the arc flash requirements of NFPA 70E, or are […]
August 1, 2013

Flash Fire Rated Garments Complying with OSHA 1910.132 FRC Flash Fire Memo

This is the third post of a four-part series where we cover recommendations for compliance with OSHA 1910.132 FRC Flash Fire Memo.  A second option for garment specification that would meet OSHA 1910.132 standard requirements is to choose garments made from fabrics that are tested according ASTM F1930 at 3 […]
July 30, 2013
NFPA 2112

NFPA 2112 and Compliance with OSHA 1910.132 FRC Flash Fire Memo

This is the second post of a four-part series where we cover recommendations for compliance with OSHA 1910.132 FRC Flash Fire Memo.  The first option for garment specification that would meet OSHA 1910.132 standard requirements is the threshold that garments meet NFPA 2112. NFPA 2112 specifies the minimum design, performance, […]
July 26, 2013
OSHA 1910.132

Recommendations for Compliance with OSHA 1910.132 FRC Flash Fire Memo

This is the first post of a four-part series where we will cover recommendations for compliance with OSHA 1910.132 FRC Flash Fire Memo.  The following information is intended to provide insight into compliance with the March 19, 2010 Enforcement Policy Letter issued by OSHA for compliance with OSHA 1910.132 as […]