January 15, 2018

Task-based and Daily Wear Approaches to FR Clothing Programs

When designing an arc-rated flame resistant (FR) clothing program for your workers, one of the first decisions you will make is whether to choose a “task-based” or “daily wear” approach to outfitting your workers. But what are the differences between these two approaches, and which is a better fit for […]
December 27, 2017
What is arc flash analysis?

What is Arc Flash Analysis?

This is the final post in a six-part “Fundamentals of Arc Flash” series. Check out previous posts in this series which offer valuable information on topics such as, what is an arc flash, and arc flash causes, characteristics, ratings, and more.   An arc flash hazard analysis or risk assessment […]
December 21, 2017
How to Wear FR Clothing

How to Wear FR Clothing

The first step in protecting yourself from arc flash and flash fire hazards on the job is wearing arc-rated flame resistant (FR) clothing. However, if you’re not wearing your FR properly, you could be leaving yourself at risk for serious injury. In fact, there are some cases in which wearing […]
November 29, 2017
Key Drivers of End User Satisfaction

Top 5 Factors Contributing to Worker Satisfaction with Your FRC Program

Workers at risk for flash fire or arc flash hazards need to wear flame resistant clothing (FRC) in order to stay safe on the job. Multiple factors go into a company’s decision as to what FRC they will provide to their employees. While safety should always be the top consideration, […]
November 29, 2017
How hot is an arc flash?

How Hot is an Arc Flash?

This is the fifth 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. An arc flash event poses significant danger to anyone working on or near energized electrical […]
October 27, 2017

Which Type of Arc Rating Best Measures Protection?

This is the third 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. The evidence is clear, arc-rated flame resistant (FR) clothing saves lives! In the event of […]
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?

This is the second 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. Flame resistant (FR) clothing is critical in the presence of an arc flash hazard because […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 24, 2014
Tyndale FRC

Attend Tyndale’s NFPA 70E Low Voltage Qualified Training Class April 23rd

Tyndale has partnered with e-Hazard to bring you an engaging one-day seminar on NFPA 70E and OSHA electrical safety requirements. Used by more NFPA 70E committee members, e-Hazard’s training provides a thorough knowledge of the dangers and recommended safe behaviors for those who work around electric hazards daily. This course […]
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 […]
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 […]