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 […]