October 19, 2017

3 Cost Saving Opportunities through a Choice Program

This is the sixth and final post in a series on the power of choice in your arc-rated flame resistant (FR) clothing and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) programs. This post focuses on cost reduction and why it’s one of the top reasons cited by safety managers for moving to a […]
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? […]
October 9, 2017
What is an arc rating?

What is an Arc Rating?

Flame resistant (FR) clothing is critical in the presence of an arc flash hazard because it will not ignite and continue to burn. This can save your life! Arc-rated FR clothing also performs a second function, insulating you against the hazard so that you’re not burned through the fabric. So […]
October 3, 2017
Arc Flash

What is an Arc Flash?

This is the first post in a six-part “Fundamentals of Arc Flash” series. Check back regularly to read new posts offering valuable information on topics such as arc flash causes and characteristics, ratings, and analysis. Anyone working on or near energized electrical equipment needs to be very aware of the […]
July 19, 2017

Choice Increases Employee Morale

This is the fifth 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. This post focuses on increased employee morale and why it’s one of the top reasons cited by safety managers for moving to a […]
May 8, 2017

Increase Access to Innovation through Choice!

This is the fourth 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. This post focuses on increased access to clothing innovation and why it’s one of the top reasons cited by safety managers for moving […]
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 26, 2017

The Key to Employee Comfort: Choice!

This is the third 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. This post focuses on comfort and why it’s one of the top reasons cited by safety managers for moving to a managed choice […]
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 18, 2017

Offer Choice, Increase Compliance

  This is the second 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. This post focuses on compliance and why compliance rates increase when employees are offered choice. Stay tuned for additional posts in this […]
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 31, 2017

Goodbye Generic Workwear, Hello Stylish FR Clothing

Think about the cell phone you have today, compared to the cell phone you had 10 years ago. Just as the sleek, smart phone you carry today bears no resemblance to your bulky cell phone of yesteryear, the arc-rated flame resistant (FR) clothing of today has come a long way:
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 […]
March 16, 2017
Tyndale Reviews NFPA 70E 2015 Edition

Why Wear FR Clothing?

Arc-rated flame resistant (FR) clothing works as “the last line of defense” in the event of an arc flash or flash fire, there to protect you from injury when all other safety measures and precautions have been unsuccessful in preventing an incident.
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 […]
February 16, 2017

The Technology behind Bulwark iQ Series®

  This is the second and final post in a two-part series, focusing on the Bulwark iQ Series®. Our previous post features a few of the Bulwark iQ Series® garments. In this post, we explain the revolutionary Westex by Milliken G2 technology behind Bulwark iQ Series® and how it is redefining […]
February 2, 2017

Product Spotlight: Bulwark iQ Series®

This is the first post in a two-part series, focusing on the Bulwark iQ Series®. Stay tuned for our second post which will explain the technology behind Bulwark iQ Series® and how it’s redefining comfort for workers required to wear FR clothing. Tyndale is a proud distributor of industry-leading arc-rated […]
January 19, 2017

OSHA’s Top Ten Most Cited Violations

  As we bring in the new year, many of us are thinking of our resolutions for 2017 – and OSHA is giving us a hand with the yearly release of the Top 10 Most Cited Safety Violations in 2016. Make setting safety goals and creating hazard-free workplaces a top […]
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 […]
January 11, 2017

Introducing Workrite’s Revolutionary New Dual Hazard Lab Coat

As a key distributor of FR clothing from leading manufacturers, Tyndale is pleased to offer a revolutionary lab coat from Workrite FR. Workrite’s new dual hazard lab coat protects wearers against flash fire and chemical splash hazards. Made from flame resistant Nomex® IIIA fabric with Westex ShieldCXP(TM), a chemical splash […]
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 14, 2016

Tyndale at OSHA’s Oil and Gas Conference 2016

Tyndale attended OSHA’s biennial Oil and Gas Safety Conference last month, held in Houston from November 29-30th. This sold-out conference attracted a crowd of more than 1,000 industry professionals, and offered attendees the opportunity to hear keynote addresses from safety industry experts, and engage in breakout sessions and exhibitions with […]
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 […]
October 11, 2016

GORE® FR Apparel’s Foul Weather Outerwear for Oil & Gas

Dedicated to continually raising the bar on worker safety, comfort, and convenience, Tyndale is proud to partner with GORE® FR Apparel to bring the new TARGO FR foul weather outerwear with GORE-TEX® PYRAD® fabric to the oil and gas market.
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.
September 2, 2016

Think FRC is all Tyndale has to offer? Think again!

Tyndale is much more than a flame resistant clothing (FRC) supplier. We’ve partnered with Stauffer Glove and Safety to offer a simple PPE purchasing option. Now you can expand your Tyndale FRC program by consolidating your PPE safety purchases with Tyndale.
September 1, 2016

Three Tips for Selecting FR Rainwear

When it comes to flame resistant (FR) rainwear, the risks are real; Ineffective rainwear can make your workers uncomfortable – reducing productivity – while putting them at risk for heat stress or cold stress. Critically, for workers who face arc flash or flash fire hazards as part of their outdoor […]
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 26, 2016

Does my Rainwear Protect Against Flash Fire Exposures?

ASTM F2733, Standard Specification for Flame Resistant Rainwear for Protection Against Flame Hazards, contains minimum performance specifications and other requirements for rainwear used to protect workers from hydrocarbon or petrochemical flash fires in wet conditions.
August 18, 2016

What Standard Governs Arc Flash Protective Rainwear?

ASTM F1891, Standard Specification for Arc and Flame Resistant Rainwear, establishes minimum performance specifications, test methods, and other suggested information – including a sizing guide and purchasing specification – for rainwear used to protect workers from momentary exposures to arc flashes or flame.
August 11, 2016

Tired of Headaches Around Buying and Distributing FR Rainwear?

…Let Tyndale manage the program for you! Rainwear is critical to maintaining comfort and healthy body temperature in wet conditions. Otherwise, your clothing will absorb both precipitation and your body’s perspiration as you work. Wet clothing, in turn, reduces energy efficiency, productivity, and leaves you open to cold stress.  Most critically, […]
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 […]
August 3, 2016

Using Spend Avoidance to Control FRC Costs

This is the final post in a five-part series exploring common examples of ineffective FRC practices that have real costs—and practical solutions. We started by reviewing common scenarios that signify opportunity for savings, and reducing costs by transitioning out of rental or lease, eliminating retail spending, and streamlining procurement. In […]
July 22, 2016

Saving on FRC by Eliminating Retail Spend

This is the third in a five-part series exploring common examples of ineffective FRC practices that have real costs—and practical solutions. So far, we reviewed common scenarios that signify opportunities for savings, and reducing costs by transitioning out of rental or lease. In this post, we review the impact of […]
July 12, 2016

How to Save on FRC During an Industry Downturn – and Beyond!

This is the first in a five-part series exploring common examples of ineffective FRC practices that have real costs—and practical solutions. In this post we review common scenarios that pose opportunities for savings, followed by four posts exploring key cost saving strategies – transitioning out of rental or lease, eliminating […]
May 5, 2016

How Can I Protect Myself from Zika Virus?

If you’ve tuned into the news recently, chances are you’ve heard about growing international concern about the mosquito-transmitted Zika virus. Here’s what you need to know, and how outdoor workers like you can use Tyndale’s exclusive line of FRMC® garments with Perimeter Insect Guard™ for protection.
March 24, 2016
OSHA 1910.269 Laundering Resource Guide

Frustrated with FRC Rental? Hybrid to the Rescue!

The problem: Workers frustrated with industrial laundry no longer turn-in their garments each week — but you’re still paying the same weekly price for the service.  You still need industrial laundry because some workgroups are exposed to heavy soils or flammable contaminants that are difficult to remove in home laundry.
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 […]
February 29, 2016

Up and Coming: Tyndale’s Top New Products of 2015

This is the third post in a three-part series looking back at our top products of 2015. In our first post, we highlighted a sampling of our most popular products of 2015. Then, in our second post, we explored a few of our Best Rated Products of 2015. Now, in […]
February 19, 2016

Top Rated: A Few of 2015’s Customer Favorites

This is the second post in a three-part series looking back at our top products of 2015. In our first post, we highlighted a sampling of our most popular products of 2015. In this post we will explore a few of our Best Rated Products of 2015, and in our […]
February 9, 2016

The Dangers of Overlooking Workplace Housekeeping

While it may not be the first thing that comes to mind, housekeeping plays a crucial role in workplace safety. The National Safety Council (NSC) Safety + Health Magazine recently published an article, highlighting the importance of housekeeping in a work environment and offered tips for effective housekeeping practices.
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
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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. […]
December 13, 2015

A Choice Program: The Answer to Employee FRC Compliance

Struggling with employee compliance for your FRC Program? In many industries, like oil and gas or electric utilities, employee clothing is dictated by certain safety standards or workplace requirements the garments must meet. However, if your employees are uncomfortable in their flame resistant clothing (FRC), there is potential for garments […]
October 21, 2015

Top Cost-effective, Tried & True FR Rainwear Solutions

This is the third post in our three-part series reviewing the 2015-16 El Niño outlook and arc-rated flame resistant rainwear options available to outdoor workers facing arc flash or flash fire hazards. In our second post we explored advanced rainwear options, while in this final post we feature some cost-effective rainwear […]
September 28, 2015

What Are Today’s Advanced FR Rainwear Options?

This is the second post in a three-part series reviewing the 2015-16 El Niño outlook and arc-rated flame resistant rainwear options available to outdoor workers facing arc flash or flash fire hazards. In this post we explore advanced rainwear options, while in our next post we feature some cost-effective rainwear […]
September 16, 2015

Tyndale Participates in Bike MS: City to Shore Ride

Cancellation Notice – posted 10/2/15 Governor Chris Christie declared a State of Emergency for New Jersey, forcing the cancellation of the 2015 Bike MS: City to Shore Ride. This is the first time its history that the ride has been canceled. Please visit the Bike MS: City to Shore Ride […]
September 4, 2015

How to Prepare for El Niño with the Right FR Rainwear

This is the first post in a three-part series reviewing the 2015-16 El Niño outlook and arc-rated flame resistant rainwear options available to outdoor workers facing arc flash or flash fire hazards. In this post we explore projections for the 2015-16 El Niño phenomenon; in our next post, we explore […]
September 2, 2015

How to Ensure You are Ordering the Right Size Pants

One of the challenges faced when purchasing arc-rated flame resistant (FR) pants is ensuring proper fit. Luckily, Tyndale offers two innovative tools that take the guesswork out of purchasing pants online:
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.
August 4, 2015
Tyndale's Compliance Readiness Quiz for OSHA 1910.269

Hugh Hoagland Addresses Comfort & Contamination in FRC

Although many utility employers began providing arc-rated clothing well before the new OSHA 1910.269, those who are now installing arc-rated clothing programs may face questions and sometimes friction from workers who are accustomed to wearing non-FR on the job.
July 22, 2015

Protect Yourself with Tyndale’s Durable Insect Guard

With biting insects most active this time of year and cases of Lyme Disease at an all-time high, protect yourself from disease-carrying ticks, mosquitos and other annoying insects with Tyndale’s exclusive line of FRMC® garments with durable Perimeter Insect Guard™.
April 17, 2015

Why Leasing FR Clothing is Not as Simple as Leasing a Car

If you’ve been tasked with researching FR clothing solutions for your company, you have likely run across industrial laundry programs in your research. Maybe you’ve even received direction from above to pursue an industrial laundry program. What many people don’t realize is that most industrial laundry programs utilize an unusual […]
April 13, 2015
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Is Your FR Clothing as Ready for Spring as You Are?

Spring is the perfect time of year to clean, organize, and refresh as the days get longer and the world starts to come back to life from the cold, dark Winter. Be sure to incorporate your arc/flame-resistant (FR) clothing into your spring refresh, retiring worn out garments, making sure your […]
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 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 […]
March 10, 2015

Tyndale’s Pipersville, PA Locations Now Landfill Free!

Tyndale is pleased to announce that our headquarters and distribution center in Pipersville, PA are now Landfill Free facilities, as certified by Sustainable Waste Solutions (SWS). SWS is the leading provider of environmentally-friendly commercial and industrial waste handling solutions throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania, the Lehigh Valley and Delaware.
February 17, 2015
Tyndale Introduces Permethrin-Treated FRC

You Spoke, We Listened! New FRC Treated with Permethrin

Last November, Tyndale introduced our exclusive new line of Tyndale-made FRMC® garments pre-treated with durable permethrin insect repellent, and began accepting preorders for April delivery. Garments pre-treated with permethrin, which lasts for 50+ launderings, are available for $20/garment with 10-week delivery. All available items are Made in USA by Tyndale […]
January 26, 2015
General Care & Maintenance Video for PPE/FRC

Training Video: FRC Care, Maintenance and Inspection

While many see OSHA’s update to standard 1910.269 as something that only affects the electric utility industry, OSHA’s changes are far greater reaching than many people may expect. In fact, the Preamble to OSHA’s recently updated standard 1910.269 ruling gives insight on the agency’s stance on proper care and maintenance […]
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 6, 2015

Tyndale’s Holiday Giving

From receiving, to embellishments, to shipping and customer support, Tyndale employees are known for their teamwork, dedication, and the pride they take in protecting our customers with the best flame resistant (FR) garments and Managed Apparel Services in the industry. You will find that pride is also woven into the […]
December 3, 2014
Tyndale FRC

Tyndale Company Blog: Your One-Stop Resource for FRC

For more than 30 years, Tyndale has been helping companies manage employee protective apparel programs. In fact, Tyndale works hard to keep workers and safety professionals up-to-date on and compliant with government safety regulations. That’s why we created this blog – to be your one-stop resource for everything related to flame resistant […]
November 12, 2014
Tyndale Introduces Permethrin-Treated FRC

Tyndale’s Pre-Treated FRC: Durable Insect Protection

Stop disease-carrying ticks and mosquitos and other annoying insects in their tracks with Perimeter Insect Guard™-treated flame resistant clothing (FRC) — now available on select Tyndale FR garments made from our exclusive FRMC® fabrics!
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 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 […]
August 29, 2014
Coming Soon: Tyndale’s New Houston, TX Distribution Center

Coming Soon: Tyndale’s New Houston, TX Distribution Center

Tyndale’s mission of providing increasingly personalized, coordinated and convenient flame resistant apparel solutions continues as a new distribution center comes closer to opening its doors in Houston, TX. Set to open in September, Tyndale’s newest distribution center will mirror the capabilities of our Pennsylvania-based distribution facility, providing better delivery to […]
August 25, 2014
Tyndale Introduces Permethrin-Treated FRC

Coming Soon: Permethrin-Treated FRC for Bug Bite Protection

We’ve covered the dangers of using DEET-based insect repellent while wearing FR, and why you should apply permethrin to clothing instead. While FR clothing is considered the “last line of defense” in the event of an arc flash or flash fire incident, insect repellent is often the “first line of […]
August 21, 2014
Today's Advancements in FRC Clothing Style

What Is the Difference Between Inherent and Treated FR?

“Inherent” and “treated” are the two terms used most to distinguish between FR fabrics. The difference between treated and inherently flame resistant fabrics relates to the process used in making the final product flame resistant (1).
August 7, 2014
Tyndale Suggestions for FRC Supplier Program Management

How an FRC Supplier Manages Your Clothing Program Can Impact its Success

This post discusses the last critical step in selecting an FRC supplier – how the supplier administers and ultimately manages your program. Choosing a service-oriented FRC supplier can be a worthwhile investment that will help protect your employees against the hazards they face, reduce program dissatisfaction and eliminate additional, unexpected costs. […]
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 28, 2014
Tyndale FRC Purchasing Process Tips

3 Things to Look for When Signing a Contract with an FRC Supplier

Now that you’re on your way to selecting an FRC supplier for your company’s FR clothing program, what should you know before signing the contract? This post outlines important aspects of the clothing purchasing process with regards to the terms and conditions you’re agreeing to, as well as the length […]
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 11, 2014
Tyndale's Compliance Readiness Quiz for OSHA 1910.269

Summer Heat Safety in FR Clothing

As summer draws on and the sun hangs longer in the sky, finding that much needed relief from the heat can be a challenge, particularly for those that work outside for extended periods of time. Even so, preventing heat stress, heat stroke, and other heat-related health issues comes from knowing […]
June 4, 2014
Tyndale Introduces Permethrin-Treated FRC

Bug Repellent, DEET, and Your FR Clothing

The weather is warming up, which means the concern over pesky insects is growing. You’ll want to stay protected from bugs, but more importantly, remain safe in your FR clothing. As we’ve covered in the past, Tyndale does not recommend applying insect repellent with DEET (N, N-diethyl-meta-toluamide) to flame resistant […]
May 12, 2014
Tyndale FRC Inventory and Manufacturer Relationship

The Importance of FRC Suppliers’ Inventory and Manufacturer Relationship

This is the third post in a series looking at Keys to Selecting an FRC Clothing Supplier. Click here to read the first post of the series on How to Evaluate the Experience and Expertise of Your FRC Clothing Supplier and second post, How to Compare Products and Programs Offered […]
May 9, 2014
Tyndale's Direct Purchase Choice FRC Program

How to Compare Products and Programs Offered by FRC Clothing Suppliers

This is the second post in a series looking at Keys to Selecting an FRC Clothing Supplier. Click here to read the first post of the series on How to Evaluate the Experience and Expertise of Your FRC Clothing Supplier. The purpose of this post is to show you that […]
March 28, 2014
Tyndale on FRC Suppliers' Experience & Expertise

How to Evaluate the Experience and Expertise of an FRC Clothing Supplier

This is the first post in a series looking at Keys to Selecting an FRC Clothing Supplier. Click here to read the series introduction. The flame resistant clothing industry has experienced rapid growth and increased demand over the past decade. Along with an expanding marketplace come new entrants selling the […]
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 […]
March 19, 2014
Tyndale FRC Supplier Series

5 Keys to Selecting an FRC Clothing Supplier

Proper protection starts with a flame resistant clothing supplier that has the industry knowledge and experience to provide you the correct quality products. However, what to look for in a FR clothing supplier is based on a number of additional factors, including: price, quality, performance and overall value.
February 12, 2014
What to Consider Before Choosing Industrial Laundry for FRC

Parity in Protection: What You Should Know About FRC and Static Electricity

Static electricity is a stationary electric charge, typically produced by friction that causes sparks or crackling, or the attraction of dust or hair. Static electricity is named in contrast with current electricity which flows through wires or other conductors and transmits energy (1). Static electricity is an imbalance of electric […]
January 29, 2014
Tyndale Explains OSHA 1910.269: Outerwear and Boots

Work Safely with Tyndale’s Boot Program for Foot Protection

Tyndale can develop a boot program to meet the needs of any organization requiring foot protection for their employees. The goal of our program is to deliver flexibility, choice and convenience to your company’s employees. Tyndale’s standard boot program offers two options for workers to purchase boots: direct from Tyndale […]
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 21, 2014
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Download Tyndale’s Sample FRC Clothing Retirement Policy

We often get questions on best practices regarding useful wear life of FR clothing and when to retire used or older garments. To ensure that flame resistant clothing maintains protective properties, workers should retire their flame resistant clothing if one or more of the following wear indicators appear on a […]
January 17, 2014
OSHA 1910.269 Laundering Resource Guide

Important Information Regarding Bleach and FR Clothing

The following is Q&A to help FRC wearers understand flame resistant garments and its use around bleach or other hazardous chemicals. In general, the use of bleach is not recommended for any flame resistant garments as over-use can degrade fabric and negatively impact performance characteristics of FR clothing. Although chlorine […]
January 10, 2014
Tyndale FRMC shirt

FRMC®: Different Than Other FR Fabrics

FRMC® (flame resistant modacrylic cotton) is Tyndale’s exclusive brand of flame resistant modacrylic/cotton blended fabric. Modacrylic blended fabrics have been used extensively throughout the arc/flame industry for over 25 years.
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 31, 2013
What to Consider Before Choosing Industrial Laundry for FRC

Does Clothing Brand Matter to FRC Wearers?

Many steps and stakeholders are involved in designing, producing, selling and delivering FRC clothing, but what drives overall customer satisfaction? As flame resistant (FR) protection has become commoditized, fabric and garment manufacturers have focused on traditional attributes to differentiate their products. However, quite possibly the most important differentiator is the […]
December 20, 2013
Today's Advancements in FRC Clothing Style

Today’s Advancements in FRC Clothing Style

In the past, FR clothing would have been characterized as stiff, hot and uncomfortable. If you are uncomfortable in your FR clothing, there is potential for garments to be worn incorrectly (rolling up sleeves, taking off protective layers, etc.), possibly resulting in a safety incident. In order to do your […]
December 18, 2013

How Global Sourcing Affects FR Clothing

As we touched on in an earlier blog post in July, companies across the country are realizing that it makes financial sense to manufacture domestically. The same is true in textiles and FR clothing where increasing labor costs abroad and technological advances in the U.S. are fueling demand for American-made […]
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 […]
December 13, 2013
Tyndale FR clothing fabric finishes

4 Common Types of FR Clothing Fabric Finishes

As flame resistant (FR) protection has become commoditized, fabric and garment manufacturers have focused on traditional textile attributes to differentiate their products. After fabrics are dyed, a multitude of finishes can be applied to enhance the wearer’s experience, including: moisture wicking, antimicrobial/odor control, stain release and bug repellent. Each finish has […]
December 9, 2013
Tyndale FR knit fabrics

Does Fabric Manufacturing Affect FR Clothing Protection?

Did you know the way your garments are manufactured, down to the fiber and how the fabric is constructed, can play a role in its ability to protect you? However, protection is just one of four attributes we have identified that customers use to select their FR clothing. The other […]
December 6, 2013
carbon fiber and FR clothing

Emerging Technology: Carbon Fiber and FR Clothing

What Are Carbon-Based Fibers? The most basic building block of FR fabrics is fiber, and one of the most basic building blocks of life is carbon. Carbon is an inert material that is very light and has excellent energy absorption qualities. Carbon fiber’s high strength and low weight makes it […]
November 27, 2013
Understanding Cold Stress for FRC Wearers

4 Tips for Washing Your FR Outerwear

It’s that time of year again when many of us need to wear jackets to stay warm. One of the biggest risks in the FR industry is outerwear soiled with flammable contaminants, such as oil or grease. If exposed to flame or electric arc, flammable soil could ignite and continue […]
November 26, 2013
NASCO Hi-Vis Sentinel Rain Jacket (R307N)

Layering Guide for FR Clothing: The Waterproof Layer

This is the fourth post in a series covering how to layer FR clothing during wetter, colder months. Previously, we covered inner FR layers, outer FR layers and the cold stress hazards workers face in during the winter months. Extreme outdoor adventurers know that the correct type of rainwear can […]
November 21, 2013
Tyndale Insulated Duck Vest (K690T)

Layering Guide for FR Clothing: The Outer Layer

This is the third post in a series covering how to layer FR clothing during colder months. Previously, we covered inner FR layers and the cold stress hazards workers face during winter months. Next we will explore the final, or waterproof, layer of FR. Today, advancements in cold weather FR […]
November 14, 2013
Tyndale's Layer 1 Performance T-Shirt (M010T)

Layering Guide for FR Clothing: The Inner Layer

This is the second post in a series covering how to layer FR clothing properly during colder months. Subsequent topics will include: FR outer layers for warmth and insulation, and a final, waterproof FR layer. In our previous post on cold stress, we discussed the hazards workers face outdoors during […]
November 5, 2013
Understanding Cold Stress for FRC Wearers

Understanding Cold Stress for FR Clothing Wearers

This is the first post in a series covering cold stress and how to layer FR clothing properly during colder months. Subsequent topics will include: wicking or FR inner layers, FR outer layers for warmth and insulation, and a final, waterproof FR layer. Now that the temperatures are cooling down, […]
October 31, 2013
OSHA 1910.269 Laundering Resource Guide

Top 10 Reasons to Switch from Laundry Rental to a Purchase Program for FRC

As we covered earlier this month, one of the most important factors for FR clothing is that garments remain clean and usable so that your employees can stay safe and protected while on the job. Below are our top 10 reasons to switch from using an industrial launderer to participating […]
October 29, 2013
Tyndale FRMC shirt

The Ins and Outs of FRC Laundry Rental Contracts

How do you know if you’re getting the best deal from your FR clothing program? Unfortunately, if you have signed a contract with a laundry rental company, you won’t know until you’re well into the contract period. Once you start seeing ancillary charges popping up and running into the pitfalls […]
October 21, 2013
General Care & Maintenance Video for PPE/FRC

What Pricing and Costs Will You Uncover in Your FRC Laundry Rental Program?

This is the sixth post in our series looking at the benefits of managed apparel options, specifically evaluating purchase programs and laundry rental for your FR clothing. Unlike a purchase program where it is easy to calculate your fixed budget, with laundry rental programs, laundry costs are just the beginning. […]
October 18, 2013
OSHA 1910.269 Laundering Resource Guide

Home Laundering or Industrial Laundering: Which is Best for FR Clothing?

This is the fifth post in a six-part series looking at the benefits of managed apparel options, specifically evaluating purchase programs and laundry rental for your FRC. One of the most important factors for FR clothing is that garments remain clean and usable. FRC will not meet industry regulations or […]
October 16, 2013
Tyndale FRC

What FRC Laundry Rental Programs Lack: Customer Service and Communication

This is the fourth post in a six-part series looking at the benefits of managed apparel options, specifically evaluating purchase programs and laundry rental for your FR clothing. Part of the cost of choosing a laundry rental program comes in the form of what you don’t get compared to a […]
October 14, 2013
General Care & Maintenance Video for PPE/FRC

A Choice Program: The Most Important Factor in Your Employees’ FR Clothing

This is the third post in a six-part series looking at the benefits of managed apparel options, specifically evaluating direct buy choice programs and laundry rental for your FRC. Tyndale has found that a wide selection of available styles is by far one of the most important aspects of any […]
October 11, 2013
Tyndale FRMC F290T Jeans

Direct Buy or Laundry Rental – Which Offers Best Employee Sizing for FRC?

This is the second post in a six-part series looking at the benefits of managed apparel options, specifically evaluating purchase programs and laundry rental for your FR clothing. Improper employee sizing can be one of the largest drivers of unexpected cost in a laundry rental program. Often, laundry companies’ route […]
October 9, 2013
What to Consider Before Choosing Industrial Laundry for FRC

Consider this Before Choosing Laundry Rental for Your Company’s FR Clothing

This is the first post in a six-part series looking at the benefits of managed apparel options, specifically evaluating purchase programs and laundry rental for your FRC. The decision to rent or buy employee uniforms and/or FRC clothing should be based on important factors affecting employees or those wearing the […]
September 20, 2013
Tyndale FRMC Micro-Fleece Jacket

Using Fabric Softener with FRC Clothing: Should You or Shouldn’t You?

This blog post is the third, and final, part of a 3-part series. Previously in September, we covered How to Wash FR Clothing and its Useful Wear Life and Laundering Myths: Is Lint Contamination Really a Threat to Your FR Clothing?  Using fabric softener on FRC has been questioned over […]
September 18, 2013
Is lint contamination a danger to FRC?

Laundering Myths: Is Lint Contamination Really a Threat to FR Clothing?

This blog post is the second of a 3-part series. Click here to read the previous post on How to Wash FR Clothing & Useful Wear Life. Coming up, we will also cover Using Fabric Softener with Your FRC. We’ve all experienced having lint balls on our clothing or in […]
September 13, 2013
Tyndale FRMC shirt

Are PBDEs in My FR Clothing?

What are Polybrominated Flame Retardants (PBDEs)? Almost any material can be treated with fire retardants to make it less combustible or harder to burn. However, the earliest flame retardants, PCBs, were banned in the 1970’s when it was discovered that they were toxic (1). In recent years, news reports have raised […]
September 10, 2013
OSHA 1910.269 Laundering Resource Guide

3 Tips on How to Wash FR Clothing and its Useful Wear Life

This blog post is the first of a 3-part series. Later in September, we will also cover how to wash FR clothing with fabric softener and lint contamination, or when non-FR garments are washed with FRC. We often get questions on best practices regarding how to wash FR clothing and […]
August 29, 2013
Tyndale Introduces Permethrin-Treated FRC

Using Bug Repellent with FR Clothing

Can You Use Bug Spray on FR Clothing? Tyndale does not recommend applying insect repellent with DEET (N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide) to flame resistant (FR) clothing under any circumstances. In lab testing, insect repellent with DEET was applied to an FR shirt per the repellent label and directions. The result of the test […]
August 16, 2013
Avoiding Heat Stress in FRC

3 Steps to Help You Avoid Heat Stress While Wearing FR Clothing

Summer can be a dangerous time of year for employees in many professions – particularly those that work in jobs outside in the heat for extended periods of time. Knowing how to work safely in hot weather can help prevent heat stress and heat stroke, among other heat-related health issues.