October 19, 2017

3 Cost Saving Opportunities through a Choice Program

This is the sixth and final post in a series on the power of choice in your arc-rated flame resistant (FR) clothing and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) programs. This post focuses on cost reduction and why it’s one of the top reasons cited by safety managers for moving to a […]
October 19, 2017

Is Compliance with NFPA 70E Mandatory?

There are no shortcuts when it comes to keeping workers safe. In fact, it’s usually in the company’s – and the employee’s – best interest to incorporate voluntary safeguards above and beyond the mandatory safety regulations. One common question we receive is, is compliance with NFPA 70E mandatory for utilities? […]
October 9, 2017
What is an arc rating?

What is an Arc Rating?

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 […]
October 3, 2017
Arc Flash

What is an Arc Flash?

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 […]
July 19, 2017

Choice Increases Employee Morale

This is the fifth post in a six-part series on the power of choice in your arc-rated flame resistant (FR) clothing and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) programs. This post focuses on increased employee morale and why it’s one of the top reasons cited by safety managers for moving to a […]
May 8, 2017

Increase Access to Innovation through Choice!

This is the fourth post in a six-part series on the power of choice in your arc-rated flame resistant (FR) clothing and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) programs. This post focuses on increased access to clothing innovation and why it’s one of the top reasons cited by safety managers for moving […]
May 1, 2017

Flash Fire Compliance Versus Protection

When it comes to protecting workers, sometimes compliance takes the spotlight in corporate decision making. If you’re in compliance, your workers are protected, right? This is not necessarily true, particularly when purchasing flame resistant clothing (FRC) for flash fire protection.
April 26, 2017

The Key to Employee Comfort: Choice!

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 […]
April 24, 2017
Tyndale's OSHA 1910.269 Resource Guide

AR and FR Clothing: What’s the Difference?

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:
April 18, 2017

Offer Choice, Increase Compliance

  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 […]
April 6, 2017
Tyndale’s Sample FRC Flash Fire Policy

What is Flash Fire?

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 […]
March 31, 2017

Goodbye Generic Workwear, Hello Stylish FR Clothing

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:
March 24, 2017

Introducing the Power of Choice to FR Clothing Programs

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 […]
March 23, 2017

Base Layer Basics

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 […]
March 16, 2017
Tyndale Reviews NFPA 70E 2015 Edition

Why Wear FR Clothing?

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.
February 27, 2017

OSHA’s Updated Rule on Fall Protection

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 […]
February 16, 2017

The Technology behind Bulwark iQ Series®

  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 […]
February 2, 2017

Product Spotlight: Bulwark iQ Series®

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 […]
January 16, 2017

HRC to CAT: Look Out for NFPA 70E Labeling Change

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 […]
December 23, 2016

Most Popular Boots for Workers Requiring Foot Protection

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!
December 19, 2016

5 Easy Steps for Choosing Foot Protection

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 […]
December 1, 2016

Leading FR Rainwear for Energy Workers

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 […]
October 11, 2016

GORE® FR Apparel’s Foul Weather Outerwear for Oil & Gas

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.
September 27, 2016

Summary of ASTM F2892: Soft Toe Protective Footwear Standard

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 […]
September 22, 2016

What You Should Know about ASTM F2413 for Protective Footwear

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 […]
September 9, 2016

Understanding the Test Methods that Govern Foot Protection

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.
September 2, 2016

Think FRC is all Tyndale has to offer? Think again!

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.
September 1, 2016

Three Tips for Selecting FR Rainwear

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 […]
August 31, 2016

Workers Looking to Give Their Old Boots the Boot?

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 […]
August 26, 2016

Does my Rainwear Protect Against Flash Fire Exposures?

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.
August 11, 2016

Tired of Headaches Around Buying and Distributing FR Rainwear?

…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, […]
August 10, 2016

Get Even More Out of Your Tyndale Program!

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 […]
August 3, 2016

Using Spend Avoidance to Control FRC Costs

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 […]
May 5, 2016

How Can I Protect Myself from Zika Virus?

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.
March 3, 2016

Who is Responsible for FRC Use, Care, and Maintenance?

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 […]
February 29, 2016

Up and Coming: Tyndale’s Top New Products of 2015

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 […]
February 15, 2016

Best Dressed: Tyndale FRC Highlights of 2015

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 […]
January 19, 2016
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Tyndale’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2015

  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:
January 13, 2016

Tyndale’s Step by Step Guide to 1910.269 Compliance for Contractors

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. […]
December 13, 2015

A Choice Program: The Answer to Employee FRC Compliance

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 […]
October 21, 2015

Top Cost-effective, Tried & True FR Rainwear Solutions

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 […]
September 28, 2015

What Are Today’s Advanced FR Rainwear Options?

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 […]
September 4, 2015

How to Prepare for El Niño with the Right FR 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 […]
August 27, 2015

Tyndale’s Top Blog Posts of 2015 To Date

  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.
August 4, 2015
Tyndale's Compliance Readiness Quiz for OSHA 1910.269

Hugh Hoagland Addresses Comfort & Contamination in FRC

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.
March 17, 2015
Tyndale Celebrates National Lineman's Day 2014

Tyndale’s Top Five OSHA 1910.269 Blog Posts

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 […]
February 19, 2015
Updated OSHA 1910.269 Enforcement Timeline

Just Announced: New OSHA 1910.269 Enforcement Timeline

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.
February 17, 2015
Tyndale Introduces Permethrin-Treated FRC

You Spoke, We Listened! New FRC Treated with Permethrin

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 […]
January 22, 2015
OSHA 1910.269 Laundering Resource Guide

OSHA 1910.269 Resource Guide on Laundering FRC

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 […]
January 14, 2015
Polartec Base Layer Thermal Top (M935T)

Tyndale’s New and Improved Thermal FR® Base Layers

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 […]
December 5, 2014
Tyndale's OSHA 1910.269 Resource Guide

Tyndale’s 1-Page OSHA 1910.269 Resource Guide

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 […]
November 26, 2014
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Meet Tyndale at OSHA’s Oil and Gas Safety Conference

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 […]
November 25, 2014

Tyndale to Celebrate Small Business Saturday Nov 29th!

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 […]
November 24, 2014

Perfect for Fall: Tyndale’s Full-Zip Micro-Fleece™ Jacket

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 […]
November 12, 2014
Tyndale Introduces Permethrin-Treated FRC

Tyndale’s Pre-Treated FRC: Durable Insect Protection

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!
November 7, 2014
Tyndale Explains OSHA 1910.269: Outerwear and Boots

Does Cost of 1910.269 Include FR Outerwear or Boots?

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 […]
October 30, 2014

Tyndale PPE Guidance Featured in ISHN October 2014

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 […]
October 29, 2014
Tyndale Reviews NFPA 70E 2015 Edition

4 Important Changes to NFPA 70E 2015 Edition for FRC

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 […]
October 24, 2014
Updated OSHA 1910.269 Enforcement Timeline

Tyndale in ISHN Magazine: Steps to Comply with 1910.269

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 […]
October 22, 2014
Tyndale's Compliance Readiness Quiz for OSHA 1910.269

Quiz: Test Your Compliance Readiness with OSHA 1910.269

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 […]
October 10, 2014

How Disposable Coveralls Extend the Life of Your FRC

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 […]
October 7, 2014
OSHA 1910.269 Laundering Resource Guide

OSHA 1910.269: Why Industrial Laundry is Not the Answer

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 […]
September 18, 2014
Tyndale Celebrates National Lineman's Day 2014

6 Critical Changes to OSHA 1910.269 Regarding FRC

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 […]
August 25, 2014
Tyndale Introduces Permethrin-Treated FRC

Coming Soon: Permethrin-Treated FRC for Bug Bite Protection

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 […]
August 21, 2014
Today's Advancements in FRC Clothing Style

What Is the Difference Between Inherent and Treated FR?

“Inherent” and “treated” are the two terms used most to distinguish between FR fabrics. The difference between treated and inherently flame resistant fabrics relates to the process used in making the final product flame resistant (1).
August 7, 2014
Tyndale Suggestions for FRC Supplier Program Management

How an FRC Supplier Manages Your Clothing Program Can Impact its Success

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. […]
July 31, 2014
Tyndale FRC Care & Maintenance Training Video

1910.269 TRAINING VIDEO: FR Clothing Maintenance and Inspection

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 […]
July 28, 2014
Tyndale FRC Purchasing Process Tips

3 Things to Look for When Signing a Contract with an FRC Supplier

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 […]
July 24, 2014
Tyndale's Layer 1 Performance T-Shirt (M010T)

Tyndale Introduces Our New Layer 1 Performance T-Shirt (M010T)

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.
July 22, 2014
Tyndale FRC

Meet with Tyndale at NJATC/NTI Trade Show – July 26 & July 27

What: NJATC/National Training Institute Trade Show When: July 26 & 27 Where: University of Michigan – Track & Field Building, Ann Arbor, MI Booth: 710
July 21, 2014
General Care & Maintenance Video for PPE/FRC

What Is the Difference Between Arc-Rated Clothing and FR Clothing?

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 […]
July 7, 2014

OSHA 1910.269 FR Clothing Update: 3 Reasons to Act Now

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 […]
June 23, 2014
Tyndale Celebrates National Lineman's Day 2014

Access e-Hazard’s Side-By-Side Comparison of Changes to OSHA 1910.269 Standard

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 13, 2014
OSHA 1910.269 Laundering Resource Guide

Final OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269 Update: Care, Maintenance and Laundering of FR Clothing

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 […]
June 6, 2014
General Care & Maintenance Video for PPE/FRC

Key OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269 Update: Employer Responsibility to Provide FR Clothing

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 […]
May 22, 2014
Tyndale Relaxed Fit FR Jeans (F290T)

Key OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269 Update: Full Body Protection Against Arc Hazards

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 […]
May 20, 2014
Tyndale Quiz on OSHA 1910.269 Compliance Readiness

Key OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269 Update: FR Clothing is Personal Protective Equipment

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 15, 2014
Tyndale Celebrates National Lineman's Day 2014

Understanding Critical Changes to OSHA 1910.269 During Electrical Safety Month

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 […]
March 19, 2014
Tyndale FRC Supplier Series

5 Keys to Selecting an FRC Clothing Supplier

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.
February 10, 2014
Tyndale Vertical Flame Test for ASTM D6413_fabric

ASTM D6413: Vertical Flame Test for Flame Resistance of Textiles

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 […]
February 7, 2014
Tyndale’s Explorer™ FR Work Shirt (K145T)

Tyndale’s FR Explorer™ Work Shirt Featuring REALTREE AP™ Camouflage (K145T)

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, […]
January 31, 2014
Tyndale's Hooded Windbreaker (K660T)

Tyndale’s Flame Resistant Hooded Windbreaker (K660T)

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.
January 29, 2014
Tyndale Explains OSHA 1910.269: Outerwear and Boots

Work Safely with Tyndale’s Boot Program for Foot Protection

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 […]
January 27, 2014
General Care & Maintenance Video for PPE/FRC

Understanding Protection Against Combustible Dust Hazards

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 […]
January 23, 2014
Tyndale's NEW Longhorn Shirt (M140T)

Tyndale’s Limited Edition FR Long Sleeve Longhorn Shirt (M140T)

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 […]
January 21, 2014
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Download Tyndale’s Sample FRC Clothing Retirement Policy

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 […]
January 17, 2014
OSHA 1910.269 Laundering Resource Guide

Important Information Regarding Bleach and FR Clothing

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 […]
January 15, 2014
Tyndale's FR Long Sleeve Button Down Shirt (M113T)

Tyndale’s FR Clothing Options for Women

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.
January 10, 2014
Tyndale FRMC shirt

FRMC®: Different Than Other FR Fabrics

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.
January 7, 2014
Tyndale tips for logos on FRC

Do Logos Used on FRC Need to be Flame Resistant?

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 […]
December 24, 2013
Avoiding Heat Stress in FRC

What is the Most Protective FR Clothing?

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.
December 20, 2013
Today's Advancements in FRC Clothing Style

Today’s Advancements in FRC Clothing Style

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 […]
December 13, 2013
Tyndale FR clothing fabric finishes

4 Common Types of FR Clothing Fabric Finishes

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 […]
December 9, 2013
Tyndale FR knit fabrics

Does Fabric Manufacturing Affect FR Clothing Protection?

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 […]
December 6, 2013
carbon fiber and FR clothing

Emerging Technology: Carbon Fiber and FR Clothing

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 […]
November 26, 2013
NASCO Hi-Vis Sentinel Rain Jacket (R307N)

Layering Guide for FR Clothing: The Waterproof Layer

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 […]
November 22, 2013
Tyndale Insulated Chore Coat (K650T)

Stay Warm This Winter in Tyndale’s FR Outerwear

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 […]
November 7, 2013
NASCO Hi-Vis Sentinel Rain Bib (R317Y)

What You Need to Know: ASTM F2733 – FR Rainwear Standard for Flame Hazards

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 […]
November 5, 2013
Understanding Cold Stress for FRC Wearers

Understanding Cold Stress for FR Clothing Wearers

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, […]
September 20, 2013
Tyndale FRMC Micro-Fleece Jacket

Using Fabric Softener with FRC Clothing: Should You or Shouldn’t You?

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 […]
September 18, 2013
Is lint contamination a danger to FRC?

Laundering Myths: Is Lint Contamination Really a Threat to FR Clothing?

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 […]
September 13, 2013
Tyndale FRMC shirt

Are PBDEs in My FR Clothing?

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 […]
September 10, 2013
OSHA 1910.269 Laundering Resource Guide

3 Tips on How to Wash FR Clothing and its Useful Wear Life

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 […]
September 5, 2013
Tyndale's Premium FR Relaxed Fit Jean (F293T)

Electric Arc Flash Protection: FR Jeans vs. Non-FR Jeans

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 […]
August 16, 2013
Avoiding Heat Stress in FRC

3 Steps to Help You Avoid Heat Stress While Wearing FR Clothing

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.
August 13, 2013
Flash Fire Risk

A Guide to Understanding Industry Hazards

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 […]
July 26, 2013
OSHA 1910.132

Recommendations for Compliance with OSHA 1910.132 FRC Flash Fire Memo

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 […]