OSHA’s 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 1910.269 ruling introduces additional commentary from OSHA that paints […]
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. Watch as Tyndale VP of […]
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. […]
If you’re thinking about layering arc-rated flame resistant (FR) garments to achieve a desired level of arc flash protection, please remember – it’s not safe to simply add the arc ratings together. The only way to know the true level of protection provided by the layers combined is to arc […]
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 […]
By Matt Shull, Warehouse Supervisor – Tyndale Houston Distribution Center Here in the distribution centers of Tyndale, we’re always looking for ways to get product to our customers faster. We strive for internal efficiency, but not at the expense of customer satisfaction. So we’ve set aggressive goals to improve process, […]
The results are in – and it turns out that the most common workplace violations cited by OSHA in fiscal year 2017 are nearly identical to the 2016 list. The one difference: “Fall Protection – Training Requirements” debuts at number 9, knocking “Electrical – General Requirements” off the list. The […]
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 […]
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:
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 […]
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:
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
…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.
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.
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 […]
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:
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 […]
Need a convenient way to carry extra tools on the job, without weighing down your pant pockets? Tyndale’s new Tool Pouches are the perfect accessory – fitting right on your belt! Tool Pouches come in four sizes – giving you the perfect fit for a range of items – from […]
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:
Tired of hot, bulky arc suits that slow you down? Want something that’s lightweight and comfortable with the same protective qualities? Tyndale has you covered! Our innovative, new Lightweight 40 Cal Arc Suit (M830Y & M820Y) is easy to slip on and off over your daily wear and offers a […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
OSHA’s update to standard 1910.269 clarifies and expands the employer’s responsibility to provide and maintain appropriate arc-rated clothing to employees based on reliable estimates of workplace hazards. Tyndale can help employers understand key aspects of OSHA’s revised ruling to standard 1910.269 as it relates to FR clothing and how to […]
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 […]
Need a comfort boost for your cold weather layering wardrobe? Tyndale is excited to debut our new and improved thermal base layers! Our Polartec Base Layer Thermal Top and Bottom are designed to be worn against the skin as your inner-most layer of protection. These soft yet durable base layers […]
Stay warm this winter without adding extra bulk to your layers! Tyndale is proud to debut our new FRMC® Micro-Fleece™ vest, designed like your favorite every day clothing. Made from a 14.5 oz. inherently flame resistant Micro-Fleece™ outershell, this vest features a full-zip front with stand-up collar to protect you […]
2014 annual report plus Tyndale Company’s top posts last year! Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 32,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 12 sold-out performances for […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
As our mission to provide increasingly personalized, coordinated, and convenient flame resistant and uniform apparel solutions continues, Tyndale is excited to announce the grand opening of our Houston Distribution Center! Located at 8844 North Sam Houston Parkway W, Suite 210, Houston, TX 77064, this facility adds to Tyndale’s current Pipersville, PA-based distribution […]
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 […]
The holiday shopping season is upon us and Saturday, November 29th is Small Business Saturday! Did you know that Tyndale is a family-owned, woman-owned small business? In fact, Tyndale is a Woman-owned Business Enterprise (WBE), independently certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council in April 2011. The WBE status is […]
Developed based on popular demand, Tyndale’s inherently flame resistant Full-Zip Micro-Fleece™ Jacket will help you escape the chilly temperatures of fall. This jacket is made from our exclusive soft yet durable 14 oz. FRMC® Micro-Fleece™ that is designed to keep up with the demands of your job. Plus, its moisture […]
Love Tyndale? So do we, which is why we made our Fan Gear available for all to wear! Tyndale’s versatile premium 100% cotton Made in USA sweatshirts are now available with the Tyndale logo. These natural non-FR fiber sweatshirts come in two industry-leading styles:
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The International Lineman’s Rodeo & Expo is an exciting event where electric utility linemen have the opportunity to showcase their skills in a competitive environment. During this event, linemen compete in timed events based on what they do every day to keep electricity flowing to homes and businesses.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
It has officially been one year since we started the Tyndale Company blog! Nearly 20,000 views and almost 100 blog posts later, Tyndale works hard to help employers understand how to keep their employees compliant with ever-changing safety regulations. Through this blog, Tyndale has been providing relevant updates on standards […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Tyndale is pleased to introduce the lightweight and breathable Tattersall Work Shirt (M125T) available in White and Red. Tattersall describes the checked/plaid pattern that is actually woven into the cloth. The pattern is composed of regularly-spaced thin, even vertical warp stripes, repeated horizontally in the weft, thereby forming squares.
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 is recognized by many safety professionals and the National Safety Council as National Safety Month. It’s a time when all of us should increase our safety awareness in the workplace and at home. The purpose of National Safety Month is to encourage safe behaviors and prevent the leading causes […]
Tyndale was one of six companies honored earlier this month as Supplier of the Year by Arizona Public Service (APS), Arizona’s largest and longest-serving electricity utility. Tyndale was nominated by APS employees and subsequently evaluated on customer service and overall performance. Our commitment to sustainability, community involvement, and focus on […]
On June 5th, Tyndale had the privilege and honor of being recognized among Philadelphia Business Journal‘s nominees for Healthiest Employer of Greater Philadelphia. We believe strongly that in order to run a successful business, employers need to keep their employees happy, healthy and engaged. We’ve said that our employees are our […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
National Lineman Appreciation Day was celebrated for the first time in 2013 after the U.S. Senate approved Resolution 95 recognizing and honoring linemen for the work they do. Join Tyndale today along with electric utilities, friends and family across the nation in recognizing the incredibly dangerous work linemen perform on […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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, […]
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 […]
Tyndale’s popular heavyweight cotton Henley (F067T) is now available in Brown. Henley style shirts have a vintage look that never goes out of style, and are functional yet flexible for everyday wear. This all-purpose work shirt is perfect for cooler days or as a layering piece during winter months.
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 […]
At Tyndale, we work to produce FR products that are as close as possible to what you’d wear if you weren’t wearing FR. Inspired by our customers’ two most popular interests, fishing and hunting, our flame resistant Explorer™ work shirt features REAL TREE AP™ camouflage print on the lower arms, […]
Prepare yourself for spring with Tyndale’s FR Hooded Windbreaker (K660T). Inspired by a popular LL Bean jacket, the Hooded Windbreaker was recently redesigned; it now features a new, athletic fit, and a contemporary, stylish design.
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 […]
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 […]
Tyndale is leading the way in FR clothing by introducing mainstream styles to the flame resistant clothing market. New to FRC, and available in limited quantities, is our long sleeve Longhorn shirt (M140T). Inspired by the oil and gas activity in southwest, this shirt is a special edition and won’t […]
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 […]
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 […]
When women feel good about their appearance, their performance in the workplace reflects this confidence. Tyndale’s women’s line of FRC gives ladies stylish options with a comfortable fit, helping women look and feel good and ultimately improving overall job satisfaction.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Tyndale’s new Midweight Hooded Sweatshirt (M708T) combines comfort, arc flash and flash fire protection into one sweatshirt workers want to wear. Use this sweatshirt as a layering piece in winter conditions or wear it alone as a casual outer layer.
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 […]
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 […]
Looking for a durable FR coat? Men, look no further than Tyndale’s Chore Coat (K650T)—a premium flame resistant coat made in a classic, tried-and-true style. Its knit wrist cuffs eliminate drafts while the storm zipper flap and drawcord waist keep the cold out. The bi-swing back allows for a full […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Tyndale is excited to announce the opening of our Factory Store and Service Center in Midland, Texas. The Midland store is Tyndale’s second Factory Direct location after successfully opening our first brick-and-mortar location in South Williamsport, PA. The Midland store carries Tyndale’s own line of Made in USA FR clothing, […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
For 30 years, the International Lineman’s Rodeo and Expo has proven to be the industry’s most valued premier event of its kind for the electric utility industry. This event attracts the world’s top electric utility linemen, foremen, superintendents, and training, safety and management personnel.
The Edison Electric Institute is the association that represents all U.S. investor-owned electric companies. EEI members provide electricity for 220 million Americans, operate in all 50 states and Washington D.C., and directly employ more than 500,000 workers. With more than $85 billion in annual capital expenditures, the electric power industry […]
“Tomorrow is right around the corner!” Tyndale is exhibiting at the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition. ICUEE attracts utility contractors and municipalities involved in the electric, telecom, water/wastewater and gas industries. The show features networking opportunities with more than 20,000 of your peers.
Mark your calendar! Tyndale will be attending this year’s National Safety Council’s Congress & Expo. NSC is the world’s largest annual event for safety, health and environmental professionals. The National Safety Council was founded exactly 100 years ago, in 1913, by individuals who envisioned a workforce where injury and death […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Electrical safety should be taken very seriously as arc flash is one of the most prevalent hazards when working around energized parts. According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI): Electrical accidents cause more than 300 deaths and 4,000 injuries in the workplace each year, and Electrical injuries in general […]
In honor of Labor Day, check out our versatile premium 100% cotton sweatshirts that are all Made in USA. These non-FR natural fiber sweatshirts come in several different styles to suit your needs. Whether you’re looking for warmth and comfort this fall, or the utility of an oversized hood to […]
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 […]
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 […]
Mark your calendar! Tyndale Company will be exhibiting at VPPPA, the largest conference on best practices, programs and innovations in occupational health and safety. This is the premier safety and health forum for best practice sharing, benchmarking and networking. Meet with two of Tyndale’s National Account Managers, Todd Neff and […]
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.
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 […]
Introducing the Freedom™ Field Coat (K659T) bringing a classic, patriotic style known for its form and function to the FR clothing marketplace. Adapted from the classic field coats worn by the U.S. military during World War II, our version has the added protection you expect from your FR garments.
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 […]
Worker Safety in the News Many organizations are urging overseas apparel manufacturers to adopt workplace safety solutions after the tragic incident in April when over 1,100 Bangladeshi workers died when their apparel/textile manufacturing plant collapsed (1). In many countries, employees face dangerous working conditions for extremely low wages, in factories […]
At Tyndale, we are proud of our flame resistant clothing and how it protects employees in a variety of industries. No matter what industry you work in, from electric utilities to manufacturing to oil and gas, Tyndale can help create a unique clothing program that fits you and your employees’ […]
Proud to Protect A Message from the CEO – For more than 30 years, Tyndale Company has been helping companies manage employee protective apparel programs. Our headquarters and distribution center are located in Pipersville, PA and all Tyndale-branded clothing is proudly manufactured in the U.S. We are a certified woman-owned […]