Flame resistant (FR) clothing is critical in the presence of an arc flash hazard because it will not ignite and continue to burn. This can save your life! Arc-rated FR clothing also performs a second function, insulating you against the hazard so that you’re not burned through the fabric. So […]
This is the first 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. Anyone working on or near energized electrical equipment needs to be very aware of the […]
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:
Think about the cell phone you have today, compared to the cell phone you had 10 years ago. Just as the sleek, smart phone you carry today bears no resemblance to your bulky cell phone of yesteryear, the arc-rated flame resistant (FR) clothing of today has come a long way:
It’s clear that arc-rated flame resistant (FR) clothing – shirts, pants and outerwear – is necessary to protect against hazards on-the-job for those that risk exposure to arc flash or flash fire in their everyday work environments. But what about what you wear underneath, what’s next to your skin? How […]
Arc-rated flame resistant (FR) clothing works as “the last line of defense” in the event of an arc flash or flash fire, there to protect you from injury when all other safety measures and precautions have been unsuccessful in preventing an incident.
This is the second and final post in a two-part series, focusing on the Bulwark iQ Series®. Our previous post features a few of the Bulwark iQ Series® garments. In this post, we explain the revolutionary Westex by Milliken G2 technology behind Bulwark iQ Series® and how it is redefining […]
This is the first post in a two-part series, focusing on the Bulwark iQ Series®. Stay tuned for our second post which will explain the technology behind Bulwark iQ Series® and how it’s redefining comfort for workers required to wear FR clothing. Tyndale is a proud distributor of industry-leading arc-rated […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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?
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 […]
Flame resistant (FR) clothing is considered “the last line of defense” in the event of an arc flash or flash fire, meaning FR clothing is there to protect you from injury when all other safety measures and precautions have been unsuccessful in preventing an incident. If you or your employees […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In April, OSHA updated standard 29 CFR 1910.269 and 1926 subpart V to clarify and expand the employer’s responsibility to better protect employees working on or near electrical power lines. With this update, it is now the responsibility of employers to comply with the new requirements as they relate to […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]