August 20, 2019

Does Moisture Impact Protection Levels of FRC?

Whether the result of perspiration or precipitation, it’s not at all unusual for the FR clothing worn by workers in the field to get damp. How does that moisture impact the level of protection you get from the garment? As it turns out, there is more than one answer to […]
August 16, 2019

How is Arc Rating Determined?

Wearing flame resistant (FR) clothing is critical in the event of an arc flash because it will not ignite and continue to burn, which is what causes most of the catastrophic injuries and fatalities. Arc-rated FR clothing also performs a second function – insulating you against the hazard so that […]
August 12, 2019

Why Does Hi-Vis Clothing Cost More?

Whether due to poor lighting or poor sight lines, there are environments where high-visibility clothing is a “must-have” to ensure worker safety. However, whether non-FR or FR Hi-Vis clothing almost always costs more than similar clothing that is not hi-vis. Why? Clothing is clothing, right? Actually, not really. There are […]
August 6, 2019

The Lightest, Most Breathable Carhartt FR Shirt Ever Created!

This is the flame resistant (FR) shirt you’ve been waiting for. Carhartt’s new, lightweight, breathable FR Shirt keeps you comfortable, compliant, and looking good! Too good to be true? We think not. The FR FORCE® Lightweight Long Sleeve Shirt backs up its claims with innovative features like: 4.7 ounce, optimum […]
July 22, 2019

Busted! Fake FRC Seller Charged by US Attorney

Back in March of 2018 we used this space to alert you to a rising trend of counterfeit flame resistant clothing (FRC). As we told you then, unscrupulous dealers were creating non-FR replicas of name-brand garments and selling them as FRC – thereby putting wearers at grave risk for injury, […]
July 17, 2019

NFPA 2112 Pass/Fail Test Series Part 4: The Thermal Shrinkage Test

Welcome to our four-part blog series about the pass/fail testing requirements for NFPA 2112 compliance. NFPA 2112 is also known as the “flash-fire standard,” and there are four tests which a garment or fabric must pass to receive this accreditation. Watch Tyndale’s VP of Technical Scott Margolin describe this test […]
July 11, 2019
How to Read an Arc Flash Report

How to Read an Arc Rating Report

When you face arc flash hazards on the job, it’s essential to choose arc rated, flame resistant garments that offer you sufficient protection against the risk. In most cases, you use an Arc Rating or CAT level to determine which garments will protect you from the level of hazard present […]
June 25, 2019
NFPA 2112 Pass/Fail Test 3

NFPA 2112 Pass/Fail Test Series Part 3: The Vertical Flame Test

Welcome to our four-part blog series about the pass/fail testing requirements for NFPA 2112 compliance. NFPA 2112 is also known as the “flash-fire standard,” and there are four tests which a garment or fabric must pass to receive this accreditation. Watch Tyndale’s VP of Technical Scott Margolin describe this test […]
June 19, 2019

Rainwear Alert: How ASTM F2733 and ASTM D6413 Apply to FR Rainwear

We’ve all experienced it – waking up to rain or seeing a storm cloud in the forecast. Normally, wet weather prompts you to grab an umbrella or rain jacket but for anyone required to wear flame resistant clothing (FRC) on the job, there are other considerations. You must ensure your […]
June 11, 2019

NFPA 2112 Pass/Fail Test Series Part 2: The Heat Transfer Performance Test

Welcome to our four-part blog series about the pass/fail testing requirements for NFPA 2112 compliance. NFPA 2112 is also known as the “flash-fire standard,” and there are four tests which a garment or fabric must pass to receive this accreditation. Watch Tyndale’s VP of Technical Scott Margolin describe this test […]
May 28, 2019

NFPA 2112 Pass/Fail Test Series Part 1: The Manikin Test

Welcome to our four-part blog series about the pass/fail testing requirements for NFPA 2112 compliance. NFPA 2112 is also known as the “flash-fire standard,” and there are four tests which a garment or fabric must pass to receive this accreditation. They are: The Manikin Test The Vertical Flame Test The […]
April 30, 2019

Customer Spotlight: Eversource Energy

This is the second post in a series of Tyndale customer testimonials – click here to read our first customer spotlight on Alliant Energy. Since developing and establishing Managed Apparel Programs as the industry benchmark over 35 years ago, Tyndale is the trusted supplier of goods and services for hundreds […]
April 22, 2019
What is the definition of flame resistant?

What is the Definition of Flame Resistant?

You may have heard the term Flame Resistant. You may even wear FR clothing on the job. But have you ever heard an expert describe the science that keeps you safe on the jobsite? Watch Tyndale’s VP of Technical, Scott Margolin define Flame Resistant, highlight the testing system, and even […]
April 16, 2019
TYNDALE VERSA FR MID-WEIGHT FR BUTTON DOWN FLEECE

Layering Essential: Tyndale’s New Versa Mid-Weight Button-Down Fleece

Spring is near but temperatures are still in flux in many parts of the country. When unpredictable weather conditions strike, layering is your best solution for comfort – especially when you’re required to wear flame resistant (FR) clothing on the job. It may be tempting to wear non-FR layers to […]
April 9, 2019
How do Flame Retardants Work?

How Do Flame Retardants Work?

Many people confuse the terms “flame retardant” and “flame resistant.”  Flame resistance is the characteristic of a substance not supporting combustion in air (not burning), while a flame retardant is a product that is added to a flammable substance to achieve the property of flame resistance. In the world of […]
March 26, 2019
FRC Trends Spring 2019 Webinar

Learn About FRC Trends and What the Future Holds – Webinar, April 25

On April 25, Scott Margolin, Tyndale Company’s VP of Technical will be presenting a webinar entitled, What’s next in FRC? A peek into comfort, emerging trends, & the future of FR and arc rated clothing. The webinar, scheduled for 1 p.m. ET (Noon, Central time and 10 a.m. on the […]
February 19, 2019
FR Clothing Care and Maintenance

FR Clothing Care & Maintenance: 3 Things to Know

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 […]
February 6, 2019
Tyndale FR Layering App

The Power of Layering, in the Palm of Your Hand!

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 […]
January 30, 2019

Tyndale’s 2018 Top 10 Blog Posts

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 […]
January 15, 2019
Everything You Need for CAT2 Protection – From Salisbury

Everything You Need for CAT2 Protection – From Salisbury

Tyndale is your one-stop shop for the arc rated flame resistant protection you need to stay safe on the job. We offer the broadest selection of daily wear and task-based PPE in the industry – from our own made-in-the-US, Tyndale branded FRC to full product lines from every major supplier […]
December 13, 2018
Enespro - Solutions-based PPE

Enespro PPE – Designed to Your Specifications

Tyndale is proud to carry Enespro “Mission Critical PPE” based on their commitment to provide products that meet real-world needs. Ensepro firmly believes the best arc flash suits are created by the professionals who actually wear them. That’s why at the company’s inception, founders Mike Enright and Rich Gojdics went […]
December 10, 2018

Introducing Tyndale’s Mobile App

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 […]
December 6, 2018

Customer Spotlight: Alliant Energy

Since developing and establishing Managed Apparel Programs as the industry benchmark over 35 years ago, Tyndale is the trusted supplier of goods and services for hundreds of companies across the US – including over 80% of all publicly owned electric utilities and over 20 Fortune 500 companies. Pair that with […]
December 3, 2018
What Are PPE Requirements?

What are PPE Requirements?

Personal Protective Equipment, commonly referred to as “PPE,” is any equipment worn to protect wearers from the hazards they encounter on the job. PPE products include gloves; safety shoes; eye, ear, and head protection; flame resistant clothing (FRC); and more.
November 28, 2018

70E Compliance Is In the Bag

Tyndale is happy to offer the convenient safety of Salisbury’s new CAT 2/8 Cal Arc Flash kits you can pack in a bag and take on the job — anywhere, anytime. These kits from Salisbury by Honeywell offer arc rated, flame resistant protection for your eyes, face, head, and body, […]
November 15, 2018

Enespro Combines Maximum Comfort with Reliable Protection

Tyndale is proud to offer you Mission Critical PPE from Enespro, designed to offer maximum comfort and functionality without sacrificing safety. A prime example is Enespro’s 40 Cal AirLite™ arc flash suit, made with a new super lightweight 11.5 oz. AirLite fabric system, so that it is actually as light […]
November 5, 2018
Salisbury 40cal Arc Flash Suit

Tyndale Now Offers Salisbury’s Premium Light Weight HRC 4 Arc Flash Suit

When working in hot, high-voltage environments, you used to have to sacrifice comfort to ensure you were fully protected. Now Salisbury by Honeywell offers a 40 cal/cm2 arc flash suit that’s lighter than you ever imagined possible. In fact, according to Salisbury their newest HRC 4 suit is the lightest […]
October 25, 2018
What is Arc Rated?

What is Arc Rated?

One common question we receive is “what is arc rated?” As it applies to flame resistant (FR) garments and personal protective equipment (PPE), arc rated means that the material has been tested for exposure to an electrical arc and assigned a value according to its performance. We’re here to provide […]
October 8, 2018
What is a Calorie?

What Is a Calorie?

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 […]
October 5, 2018
How a Tyndale Shirt is Made

How It’s Made: Tyndale Shirt Edition

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 […]
October 3, 2018
What are NFPA Standards?

What are NFPA Standards?

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 […]
September 26, 2018

What is a CAT Rating?

Arc rated flame resistant (AR/FR) garments are required to have labels that clearly announce the level of protection they provide. One rating that appears on these garments is the CAT rating, short for PPE CATegory. The CAT rating tells wearers at a glance the category of protection the garment provides […]
September 11, 2018

Warm Up Before Winter: Beat the Rush!

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: […]
August 27, 2018
How Common are Arc Flash Incidents?

How Common are Arc Flash Incidents?

In our last post, we took a broad overview of the various costs associated with an arc flash event. But how often do arc flashes, let alone related injuries or death, actually occur. Many managers and owners justify their decision to not provide workers with arc rated, flame resistant (AR/FR) […]
August 15, 2018
The Many Costs of an Arc Flash Incident

The Many Costs of an Arc Flash Incident

Being caught in an arc flash incident can result in devastating primary costs on an unprotected worker. At best, an employee’s life and that of their family is turned upside down as they undergo a long, painful recovery and rehab process. At worst, a family is left coping with the […]
July 18, 2018

Summer Safety – 5 Tips to Avoid Heat Stroke

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 […]
June 25, 2018
summer safety series - thunderstorm safety

Summer Safety – Best Practices for Staying Safe in a Thunderstorm

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 […]
June 21, 2018

Witness the Power of an Arc Flash

Tyndale, in cooperation with Westex by Milliken, recently held an educational event at KEMA Laboratories in Chalfont, Pennsylvania. In the morning, invited guests attended seminars by industry experts on topics such as safe work practices, changes to NFPA 70E, and how science is the key to FR safety, as well […]
June 18, 2018

Summer Safety – Permethrin-Treated FR Clothing

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” […]
June 12, 2018

Introducing the Versa Long Sleeve Henley

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 […]
June 1, 2018

Tyndale Teams With NSA To Offer Union-Made FRC

Tyndale is proud to announce an exciting expansion of our strategic alliance with  National Safety Apparel® (NSA). Following NSA’s recent acquisition of Rubin Brothers and the Union Line™ brand of FR apparel, Tyndale is adding the Union Line collection of 100% Union-Made in the U.S. flame resistant (FR) clothing to […]
May 25, 2018

Introducing the Versa Mid-weight Button-down Fleece

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 […]
May 15, 2018

Introducing the Versa Insulated Bomber Jacket

If you are required to wear arc-rated flame resistant (FR) clothing for your job, you may have experienced wearing uncomfortable, generic-looking FR at one time or another. Tyndale understands that workers are more likely to wear protective clothing – and wear it properly – when it’s comfortable and fashionable. Which […]
May 9, 2018

Introducing the Versa Three Button Hooded Sweatshirt

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 […]
April 16, 2018
Not Wearing Proper PPE

The Risk of Not Wearing Proper PPE

This is the final post in a four-part series exploring factors that could contribute to an arc flash incident, based on the experience of arc flash survivor and safety advocate, Brandon Schroeder. In the first three posts in the series, we talked about behavioral and company culture-related factors that could […]
March 26, 2018

The Risk of Prioritizing Productivity Over Safety

This is the second post in a four-part series exploring factors that could contribute to an arc flash incident, based on the experience of arc flash survivor and safety advocate, Brandon Schroeder. In our first blog post, you read about how Brandon Schroeder’s years of experience led to risky behavior […]
February 9, 2018

Don’t Risk It! An Arc Flash Survivor Speaks Out.

On August 24, 2011, Brandon Schroeder was working on a job site handling an electrical task that he had performed without incident dozens of times before. Only this time, things didn’t go according to plan – and Brandon was caught in the blast from a massive arc flash. Brandon suffered […]
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 […]
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 […]