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. […]
We hope your new year is off to a wonderful start! 2018 was a great year for innovation and education in the FR clothing industry. We’ve gone through our blog and highlighted some picks just for you. Here’s a look back at our top-10 posts from 2018. 1) Witness the […]
NFPA 2112, Standard on Flame Resistant Clothing for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Short-Duration Thermal Exposures from Fire, was revised and an updated edition was issued earlier this year. Below, we provide an overview of the important changes: Updated Title and New Terminology One of the biggest changes in the […]
These days, everything – news, weather, social media, shopping, and more – is available at your fingertips by using your mobile device. So, why not your flame resistant (FR) clothing? Tyndale recently launched our mobile app – Tyndale FRC – from which you can quickly and easily shop your company’s […]
Surprisingly, there are still people working in environments where a flash fire hazard is present who are not yet convinced they should always be wearing flame resistant clothing. Some believe the risk is overstated. Others believe 100% cotton garments provide all the protection they need. Simply put, they are wrong! […]
In an earlier post, we showed you how a Westex DH shirt and pant stacked up against 100% cotton and a cotton/poly blend when it comes to protecting you against a flash fire hazard. The verdict was clear. Wearing non-FR clothing when a flash fire hazard exists could lead to […]
The simplest answer to the question posed above is that a calorie is a unit of heat energy. Specifically it is the amount of heat energy required to raise the temperature of one gram of water 1 degree Celsius. To take the definition one step further, Calorie with an upper […]
Tyndale sells tens of thousands of flame resistant (FR) shirts to workers around the country each year. If you’re a Tyndale customer, you probably have more than one of those shirts in your closet – or you may even be wearing one right now. It’s a no-brainer that the clothing we manufacture […]
You may wear PPE certified to NFPA standards, or undertake work regulated by NFPA codes everyday. But what is NFPA and what are NFPA standards? NFPA is short for the National Fire Protection Association, a nonprofit organization committed to reducing injury, death, and other loss stemming from fire, electrical, and […]
Spoiler alert: you DO NOT want to be caught wearing non-FR rainwear during a short duration thermal exposure or flash fire. Even some rainwear garments that are labeled as flame resistant (FR), compliant with ASTM D6413 are dangerous to wear if you’re exposed to a flash fire hazard. In this […]
If you’ve never witnessed a flash fire incident first-hand, it can be difficult to fully appreciate just how important it is to be fully protected by flame resistant clothing on the job. The direct injuries caused by the flames themselves can certainly be serious. But due to the relatively short […]
Have you ever walked into a department store in the middle of winter, expecting to see a selection of cold weather gear for sale, only to find bathing suits on display? Although this seems completely silly on the surface, when you stop to think about it, it makes some sense: […]
We are especially excited about the growth of our brick-and-mortar Factory Stores this year. We started the year with two Factory Store locations, in Williamsport, Pa and Midland, TX. In May of this year, we debuted our Factory Store location in Oklahoma City, OK. Now, drum roll please, we are […]
For those whose jobs require them to work outside – electric utility, oil and gas, and other industry workers – it’s not all “fun in the sun” during the summer months. Our summer safety blog series covers insect-repelling FR clothing and thunderstorm safety. In this post, we’re sharing some of the risks […]
For those whose jobs require them to work outside – electric utility, oil and gas, and other industry workers – it’s not all “fun in the sun” during the summer months. Our summer safety blog series covers insect-repelling FR clothing and how to avoid heat stroke. In this post, we’re sharing […]
It’s that time of year again! Between cookouts, pool parties, vacations, and other warm weather activities, people are spending more time outdoors. But for those whose jobs require them to work outside – electric utility, oil and gas, and other industry workers – it’s not all “fun in the sun” […]
Uncomfortable clothes can make the work day seem to drag on forever. Whether you work in an office or out on the field, garments that are poorly fitting, stiff, or made of non-breathable fabric can be the difference between a normal day and one you just want to get over […]
This is the fourth post in a five-part series sharing common-sense strategies that have worked for other companies when they have moved on from rental contracts. Read our first post, and follow along with our series: Rental Laundry Programs, Understanding Program Responsibilities, and Auditing the Final Inventory to learn more about each step. […]
As an industrial worker, versatility is in your job description. From the moment you begin your day, you could be working outside or inside, in rain or in heat, you may even be exposed to hazards like arc or flash fire in the morning and find yourself working at a […]
When you could be working inside, outside, or a combination of the two on any given day of the week, a hooded sweatshirt is a wardrobe staple. It’s warm, comfortable, easy to move around in, and you can easily layer a vest or jacket over it when needed. The inclination […]
This is the third post in a five-part series sharing common-sense strategies that have worked for other companies when they have moved on from traditional rental programs. Read our first post, and follow along with our series: Rental Laundry Programs, Managing Garment Inspection and Turn-In, and Auditing the Final Inventory to learn […]
This is the second post in a five-part series sharing common-sense strategies that have worked for other companies looking to move on from rental laundry services. Read our first post, and follow along with our series: Understanding Program Responsibilities, Managing Garment Inspection and Turn-In, and Auditing the Final Inventory to learn more about […]
This is the first post in a five-part series sharing common-sense strategies that have worked for other companies looking to move on from rental laundry services. Be sure to follow along with our series: Rental Laundry Programs, Understanding Program Responsibilities, Managing Garment Inspection and Turn-In, and Auditing the Final Inventory to learn more about […]
You wear FR clothing to stay safe on the job. But what if your FRC isn’t providing the protection you think it is? We’ve noted a growing and alarming online trend in recent months. Online companies – often based overseas – are selling what they claim to be flame resistant […]
Are your employees required to wear arc-rated/flame resistant clothing (FRC) to stay safe on the job? Good news: gone are the days where you were required to manually handle a long list of tasks that included: maintaining your roster of employees in need of clothing collecting employee sizes and painstakingly […]
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 […]
This is the fourth post in a five-part “FR Clothing Materials” series. Don’t miss our previous posts, which offer insight into commonly-asked questions: What is FR fabric, What is the difference between fire retardant and flame resistant, and Is cotton FR. And, check back soon to read the last post […]
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, […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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:
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
…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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
This is the fourth 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 opportunity for savings, and reducing costs by transitioning out of rental/lease and eliminating retail spending. In this post, we review the […]
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 […]
This is the second in a five-part series exploring common examples of ineffective FRC practices that have real costs—and practical solutions. In our first post we reviewed common scenarios that signify opportunity for savings. In this post, we explore how to realize savings by transitioning out of rental or lease, […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This is the first post in a three-part series looking back at top Tyndale-made products of 2015. In this post, we highlight a sampling of our most popular products of 2015. In our next post we will explore some of our best-rated products of 2015, and in our last post we […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
It’s that time of year already – temperatures are cooling down, school has started, leaves are beginning to change, and football is back. Cold weather will be here before you know it! Kickoff the season with these important arc-rated flame resistant clothing (FRC) tips:
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 […]
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 […]
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:
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.
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™.
Tyndale’s Layer 1™ Performance T-Shirt (M010T) was recently featured in an e-Hazard Arc Flash Safety Minute video featuring Hugh Hoagland. Check out the “Arc Rated Shirts” video below – can you spot Layer 1™ in the footage?
Flame resistant (FR) clothing is considered “the last line of defense” in the event of an arc flash or flash fire, meaning FR clothing is there to protect you from injury when all other safety measures and precautions have been unsuccessful in preventing an incident. If you or your employees […]
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 […]
Tyndale is excited to be a part of this year’s sold out event! The goal of this bi-annual conference and the oil and gas industry is to ensure a safe and healthy workplace for employees in this field since standards designed to protect workers are continuing to evolve. The conference […]
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 […]
We all know that FR clothing provides protection from arc flash and flash fire hazards. However, situations where your primary FR clothing may become heavily soaked in oil or covered in excessive dirt may cause unsafe conditions in which your primary FR clothing should no longer be worn. Disposable FR […]
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 […]
Tyndale is pleased to add NFPA 2112-certified garments to our complete catalog of clothing offering flash fire protection. For companies facing flash fire hazards in their workplaces, Tyndale offers a dynamic mix of products that meet manufacturing and testing criteria for flash fire protection.
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, […]
Women have made strides in the working world over the past several decades and the energy industry, and those servicing this sector, is no different. In an industry where men dominate the workforce, the role of women in today’s industrial sector proves that skills and talent are slowly trumping gender. […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
We often get questions on or recommendations for the “most protective” FRC clothing. However, as you’ll see in this blog post, parity in protection points to the growing importance of other garment qualities leading to employee-level choice.
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 […]
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 […]
Are you or your workers at risk of facing flash fires? Navigating the new regulations surrounding the use of FRC to protect against flash fire can be confusing and difficult. We at Tyndale have developed a sample FRC flash fire policy that you can use for your company. Since the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]