November 20, 2020

What is Tyndale Doing to Better Serve Women?

At Tyndale, our mission is to provide an enjoyable uniform experience, by supplying increasingly personalized, coordinated, and convenient arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) solutions to leading corporations and their employees. We are dedicated to ensuring all workers have the comfortable, quality AR / FR clothing they need to […]
November 17, 2020

From Start to Finish – FR Product Design, Patternmaking and Manufacturing Explained

Finishing out our FRC: How It’s Made series, today’s post details the garment design and manufacturing process with detailed explanation from Tyndale’s VP of Technical, Scott Margolin. The process at first may sound simple, but in reality can take up to six months to complete, and involves multiple steps from […]
November 13, 2020

How Tyndale Reimagined the 360° Experience

Tyndale is dedicated to providing an enjoyable uniform experience, and our Tyndale 360° service is an important part of that mission. This unique event makes it easy to transition into a Tyndale managed program, familiarizing workers with the program details and functionality, providing important educational information about arc-rated and flame […]
November 11, 2020

How FR Garments Are Engineered to Keep You Safe!

This is our second post in the series, FRC: How It’s Made, our month-long series spotlighting the process to make an FR garment from the fiber and yarn weaving, engineering of FR, all the way to garment manufacturing with videos and commentary from industry experts. Today we focus on the process […]
November 10, 2020

Tyndale’s COVID-19 Resources Reminder

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we must remain vigilant and remember to follow all procedures and recommendations to help reduce the spread of the virus. As we’ve all had to deal with these restrictions for months, it’s easy to forget or become lax in our approach to enhanced safety protocols. […]
November 6, 2020

What is TyndaleFRC Express?

At Tyndale, we firmly believe that all workers deserve equal protection from workplace hazards. However, if you are part of a small to mid-sized company, you’ve probably faced challenges with getting the arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing your workers need, in styles they want and like, at […]
November 3, 2020

How to Make FR Fabric in Three (3) Steps

This is the first post in our series, FRC: How Its Made. In this post we’ll make our way through the fiber generation, yarn spinning, and fabric weaving processes to answer the question of how fibers are transformed into fabric and used to make flame resistant garments. From flowing liquid […]
October 30, 2020

Tyndale Presents – FRC: How It’s Made!

It’s easy to take everyday essentials for granted – even clothes! For those who wear arc rated flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing on the job, the garments you put on every day protect you from injury – and are the last line of defense in the event of an […]
October 27, 2020

Gloves, Boots, and Eyewear – Not a Costume, PPE!

Welcome to Episode 4 of SHOCKtober – a month-long series focusing on electric shock hazards. In this final episode, we are joined by a very special guest in the spirit of Halloween. Let’s see what one of Hollywood’s top experts on electricity and Tyndale’s VP of Technical, Scott Margolin, have […]
October 23, 2020

How Do I Determine a Safe Layered Arc Rating?

If you’re a frequent wearer of AR / FR clothing, you are familiar with what a garment’s arc rating means. If you’ve wondered how you can simply and easily increase your protection, the answer is layering. Layering is a powerful tool to achieve the protection you need with the comfort […]
October 20, 2020

Who You Gonna Call for Rubber Goods?

Welcome to Episode 3 of SHOCKtober – a month-long series focusing on electric shock hazards. Voltage-rated gloves are a vital component of any shock protection program. For this episode, we are joined by a very special guest and Subject Matter Expert (SME), Rich Gojdics, Vice President of Business Development at […]
October 16, 2020

How Do I Order the Right Size?

When shopping online, choosing the right size can sometimes feel intimidating. Luckily, Tyndale makes it easy! It’s also stress-free: if you receive an item that doesn’t fit properly, our no-charge online process makes it simple to return. Scott Margolin, Vice President of Technical, explains how to find the right size: […]
October 15, 2020

New FRC Options Available from Every Tyndale Collection

Workers can count on Tyndale’s flame resistant clothing (FRC) Collections to provide the protection and comfort they need with the Made in USA quality they deserve. This fall we’ve enhanced each of our Collections with new items. From contemporary, fashion forward garments to tried-and true classic casual staples, and durable […]
October 13, 2020

Save Your Sole(s) with EH Rated Boots

Welcome to Episode 2 of SHOCKtober – a month-long series focusing on electric shock hazards. One of the key items in your shock PPE tool kit is safety boots because, as our VP of Technical, Scott Margolin, says in Episode 2 below, being safe starts from the ground up. As […]
October 6, 2020

Unmasking the Standards: What OSHA and 70E Say About Electric Shock

All month long, Tyndale is taking a slight detour from our normal coverage of arc flash hazards to talk about the other electrical hazard – electric shock. This is the first in our four-part SHOCKtober series. As stated in our previous post, electric shock causes hundreds of fatalities and thousands […]
October 2, 2020

Tyndale Presents SHOCKtober: Are You Prepared for a Shock?

Welcome to SHOCKtober! All month long, Tyndale is taking a brief but important detour from our normal coverage of arc flash and flash fire hazards and focusing on electrical shock hazards. This is the introduction to our four-part series, which covers: Unmasking the Standards: What OSHA and 70E Say About […]
September 29, 2020

COVID-19 Risk Assessment with Changing Weather

It’s official, the fall season is upon us! The change in season brings shorter days, cooler temperatures, and more indoor activities. Although we’ve previously covered COVID-19 risk assessment, as we move indoors, different risk factors should be considered. Scientists and medical professionals continue to learn more and more about the […]
September 25, 2020

Mannequin vs. Manikin: What’s the Difference?

If you’ve been following our blog for some time, you may have noticed the word “manikin” in some of our posts about arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing testing. If this word looks odd to you, you’re not alone! That’s because in everyday contexts you are likely much […]
September 22, 2020

Proud to Protect: Introducing the Partnership for Electrical Safety

Since our founding more than 30 years ago, Tyndale has been dedicated to ensuring the men and women working to power our country have the comfortable, quality arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing they need to return home safely each night. Time and time again, we have seen […]
September 22, 2020

Five Best Kept Secrets to a Positive Workplace Environment

Inside the walls – and more recently, zoom calls – of Tyndale, maintaining our workplace culture is one of our highest priorities. We take pride in ensuring that each and every one of our employees know that they are a valuable part of Tyndale’s success and a crucial component in […]
September 15, 2020

Are AR/FR COVID-19 Face Masks Considered PPE? – Part 2

The COVID-19 pandemic has dominated our 2020 news cycle. Wearing face masks has been proven the most effective method to significantly reduce spread of the virus. Recently, non-FR neck gaiters and balaclavas have been questioned by several studies for their effectiveness at preventing spread. One study cited appeared to claim […]
September 11, 2020

Standards Update – What’s New in 2020?

From “breaking news” to “coming soon,” Tyndale shares the latest updates (and expected updates) to main industry standards related to arc rated flame resistant (AR / FR) apparel. Watch our video below, featuring Tyndale’s Vice President of Technical, Scott Margolin, or read on to learn more. Updates to NFPA 2112, […]
September 3, 2020

Where Are Tyndale-Brand Products Made?

As a US-based safety company we pride ourselves on manufacturing the highest quality products for workers in essential industries exposed to hazards and require arc rated flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing on the job. Tyndale goes the extra mile to manufacture garments that the American workforce is proud to […]
September 1, 2020

Tyndale Supports Our Communities

The Proud to Help committee is one way Tyndale gives back to the communities and foundations which are close to our hearts. If you’d like to participate in your community, its easy! September 5th is the International Day of Charity. The prime purpose of the International Day of Charity is to raise […]
August 28, 2020

Do My AR/FR Garments Offer UV Protection?

Many people think of sun protection only when headed to the beach or pool. But if you work outside, you don’t have that luxury. You’ve seen firsthand the effects of inadequate sun protection, and chances are you’ve made sun protection an important part of your safety routine. Do the arc-rated […]
August 21, 2020

How Do I Know What AR/FR Rainwear Is Right For Me?

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center – a division of the National Weather Service – is forecasting a significant hurricane season for 2020, with above-normal hurricane activity particularly likely in the Atlantic Ocean. How to Get Ahead of Hurricane Season Accordingly, the 2020 hurricane season may […]
August 18, 2020

Don’t Wait to Order Outerwear – The Time is Now!

Don’t Wait to Order Outerwear – The Time is Now! With so many uncertainties in our world right now, a new mindset of preparedness has emerged. People are doing their best to be ready for whatever the future holds. One way to do that is by purchasing arc rated flame […]
August 14, 2020

Arc Week Episode 5: Arc Attack Files

Tyndale presents Arc Week: a unique, week-long educational look at the world of arc flash hazards through the lens of Shark Week. Join Scott Margolin – our dedicated technical expert by day and passionate shark enthusiast in his free time – for engaging, memorable parallels that bring important lessons about […]
August 13, 2020

Arc Week Episode 4: When Arcs Attack; Defending Yourself from an Arc

Tyndale presents Arc Week: a unique, week-long educational look at the world of arc flash hazards through the lens of Shark Week. Join Scott Margolin – our dedicated technical expert by day and passionate shark enthusiast in his free time – for engaging, memorable parallels that bring important lessons about […]
August 12, 2020

Arc Week Episode 3: Arc Infested Work Zones – Your Lifeguard is NFPA 70E

Tyndale presents Arc Week: a unique, week-long educational look at the world of arc flash hazards through the lens of Shark Week. Join Scott Margolin – our dedicated technical expert by day and passionate shark enthusiast in his free time – for engaging, memorable parallels that bring important lessons about […]
August 11, 2020

Arc Week Episode 2: Arc Bites – Inside an Arc Rating

Tyndale presents Arc Week: a unique, week-long educational look at the world of arc flash hazards through the lens of Shark Week. Join Scott Margolin – our dedicated technical expert by day and passionate shark enthusiast in his free time – for engaging, memorable parallels that bring important lessons about […]
August 10, 2020

Arc Week Episode 1: Great White Arcs Caught on Camera

Tyndale presents Arc Week: a unique, week-long educational look at the world of arc flash hazards through the lens of Shark Week. Join Scott Margolin – our dedicated technical expert by day and passionate shark enthusiast in his free time – for engaging, memorable parallels that bring important lessons about […]
August 4, 2020

The Countdown is On: Arc Week Premieres Monday, August 10

What do sharks and electric arcs have in common? Join us to find out! This summer, the tides have washed in unprecedented world events and stressors that have been felt by one and all. Tyndale presents Arc Week: a week-long educational look at the world of arc flash hazards through […]
July 31, 2020

What is the Tyndale 360° Experience?

When entering a new clothing program, your workers may have reservations about the new garments they will be required to wear. Will they like the selection? Are the garments high-quality? Will these new garments fit well, and what is the sizing like? That is why Tyndale managed programs include a […]
July 29, 2020

Lotions, Oils and Sprays – Oh My!

With summer weather comes the need to protect workers from seasonal hazards like sun exposure and disease-carrying biting insects. But when arc flash or flash fire is a risk, it’s important to think twice before reaching for the products you may use off-the-clock; unfortunately, some are flammable, presenting a burn […]
July 27, 2020

Uniform Rental vs. Ownership: Service Issues in a Rental Program

If you’re considering entering into a rental agreement for arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing, beware: uniform rental with industrial laundry programs often result in service issues that directly affect the company and employees required to wear the uniforms. This blog post exposes the truth behind three key […]
July 23, 2020

Rental Contracts: 3 Tips Before You Sign

If your uniform rental (“rental”) contract is expiring soon, you’re probably in the process of deciding whether or not to renew. Or maybe you’re considering signing onto a rental program for arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) for the first time. Be sure to consider these three major factors […]
July 22, 2020

FRC Supplier’s During the COVID-19 Crisis – Quality of Service

Welcome back to our continuing blog series, FRC Suppliers During the COVID-19 Crisis. This series provides resources critical to evaluating your FRC supplier, ensuring you have access to the services and products necessary to function safely and efficiently – particularly during a crisis. Service is the last of our four […]
July 20, 2020

Understanding the Difference Between NFPA® 2112 & 2113 Standards

Two safety standards well-known in the Flame Resistant (FR) clothing industry are NFPA® 2112 and NFPA® 2113. While you may have heard of them, most important is understanding the difference between the two. NFPA 2112 specifies performance requirements of the FR fabrics, while NFPA® 2113 is a companion standard to […]
July 17, 2020

The ABC’s of FRC Repair

You’ve noticed a hole in your arc-rated or flame resistant (AR / FR) work shirt. Do you know what to do next? Luckily, knowing whether or not your AR / FR garment can be repaired is as simple as knowing your ABC’s: A) Acceptable Appearance: Consider whether or not your […]
July 15, 2020

Evaluating your FRC Supplier During the COVID-19 Crisis – Supply Chain

Welcome back to our continuing blog series, FRC Suppliers During the COVID-19 Crisis providing resources critical to evaluating your FRC supplier, helping to ensure you have access to the services and products necessary to function safely and efficiently during a crisis. Breakdowns in supply chains can have a critical impact […]
July 13, 2020

What Should I Look For In AR/FR Rainwear?

This is the final post in a three-part series examining the 2020 hurricane season and the importance of  protecting workers with the right AR / FR rainwear promptly – particularly as COVID-19 has impacted supply levels. Review the season projections in our first post, and explore quality products and service […]
July 8, 2020

FRC Suppliers During the COVID-19 Crisis – Is Your Supplier Financially Stable?

Welcome back to our continuing blog series, FRC Suppliers During the COVID-19 Crisis. This series gives you resources critical to evaluating your FRC supplier, ensuring you have ongoing and timely access to the services and products necessary to function safely and efficiently – particularly during a crisis. Because of COVID-19 […]
July 6, 2020

AR/FR Rainwear You Can Trust for Hurricane Season

This is the second post in a three-part series examining the importance of protecting workers with the right AR / FR rainwear during the 2020 hurricane season particularly as COVID-19 has impacted supply levels. Review the season projections in our first post, and look out for our next post to […]
July 2, 2020

Is it Safe to Disinfect Using Bleach Around FR Clothing?

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought cleaning and sanitation to the forefront of our minds, both at home and work. First and foremost, liquid chlorine bleach is prohibited from use on all flame resistant and arc rated fabrics and apparel in common use in the USA today. Neither Tyndale nor fabric manufacturers […]
July 1, 2020

FRC Suppliers During the COVID-19 Crisis – Safety

Last week we introduced our five-part blog series, FRC Suppliers During the COVID-19 Crisis. This series gives you resources critical to evaluating your FRC supplier to ensure you have access to the services and products to function most efficiently – particularly during a crisis. Because of COVID-19, there have been […]
June 30, 2020

VIDEO: COVID-19 Safety and Risks Presentation

Over the past 12+ weeks, Tyndale’s Vice President of Technical, Scott Margolin, has been entrenched in researching COVID-19, how it relates to flame resistant (FR) clothing, and how we can keep our customers – those required to wear FR clothing – safe on the job. In doing this research, Scott […]
June 29, 2020

How to Get Ahead of Hurricane Season

As the nation continues to grapple with safely reopening following the emergence of COVID-19, it is time to prepare for another significant challenge: hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center – a division of the National Weather Service – is forecasting a significant hurricane season […]
June 26, 2020

FRC Safety During COVID-19: Do Industry Standards Incorporate FR Face Masks?

Emergent Standard Updates Present a Path to ASTM- and NFPA-compliance for Face Masks Normal life today looks a bit different than it did a few short months ago, as face masks have become an important way to curb the spread of COVID-19. Correspondingly, as utility, energy infrastructure, and other vital […]
June 24, 2020

Evaluating Your FRC Supplier During the COVID-19 Crisis – Introduction

The COVID-19 pandemic has been one of the most disruptive events in the past 100 years. A global quarantine has brought drastic changes to the way we live, shop, and interact with our world. Apart from those tragically impacted by the virus, retailers have been hit especially hard. Traditional purchasing […]
June 22, 2020

Top 3 Unintended Consequences of Choosing Uniform Rental

This is the final post in our series examining the industry’s shift away from uniform rental (“rental”) programs with industrial laundry for arc-rated and flame resistant (“AR / FR”) clothing, a closer look at misconceptions that sometimes lead companies to select rental for AR / FR clothing, and unintended consequences […]
June 18, 2020

Surprise! It’s Your Annual Rental Program Price Increase

When making any purchase, whether small or a large, you want to make the most informed financial decision. Factors to consider include, service, selection, quality, and cost. If you can guarantee your expectations of these factors are consistently met, you should feel confident in your purchase. When these factors drastically […]
June 17, 2020

Service Charges: The “Dirty Laundry” of Uniform Rental

When choosing a service model for sourcing arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing, price often factors heavily into the decision. However, when it comes to uniform rental (“rental”), the weekly program charges quoted by suppliers do not paint a full picture of overall expense. For example, one of […]
June 15, 2020

FR Leadership in Trying Times

Since COVID-19 spread into the US, hard working men and women in essential industries have worked around the clock to keep our country’s vital infrastructure up and running. Like these workers, Tyndale’s core values reside in keeping our communities safe. In response to COVID-19, we anticipated our customer’s need for […]
June 12, 2020

What is the Impact of an Arc Flash?

For most people, going to work doesn’t involve being exposed to serious hazards. However, if you are a utility worker performing certain essential job functions, you are exposed to arc flash hazards on a regular basis. Companies are responsible for providing extensive safety training and workers are required to abide […]
June 10, 2020

TyndaleFRC Express – Advanced Features

This is the third and final post in our series highlighting the features of Tyndale’s newest service platform – TyndaleFRC Express. Don’t miss part 1 for background and to find out how to get started, and part 2 for an overview of the platform’s features. In this post, we take […]
June 8, 2020

Are AR/FR COVID-19 Face Masks Considered PPE?

At Tyndale, our priority has always been protecting America’s workers. Since COVID-19 began spreading in the US, we heard the call and moved quickly to design, manufacture, and ship arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) face masks. So far, we’ve shipped close to a million AR / FR masks toward […]
June 5, 2020

How Uniform Rental Loss & Damage is Costing You Real $$$

Charges for lost and damaged garments are not typically factored into initial budget estimates for uniform rental (“rental”) programs but in reality are almost always the most significant source of unexpected program cost. In fact, rental customers report paying as much as 20-30% in added charges for loss/damage – which […]
June 3, 2020

TyndaleFRC Express – The Basics

As we learned in Part 1 of our TyndaleFRC Express blog post, choosing a managed apparel program can be challenging. In Part 2, “The Basics of TyndaleFRC Express,” learn about why TyndaleFRC Express is the best solution to meet the arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing needs for […]
June 1, 2020

Hidden Charges for Adding New Employees to a Uniform Rental Program

When a company welcomes a new employee who is required to wear arc-rated flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing to stay safe on the job, you would think the process to get that employee added to the clothing program is straight forward. Not so in a uniform rental with industrial […]
May 29, 2020

Why is Uniform Rental Invoicing Such a Headache?

Invoicing from your uniform rental with industrial laundry (“rental”) provider seems like it should be straight forward – there’s a contract and the rental pricing is in the contract. So, why is the invoicing process one of the most frustrating things that customers have to deal with in a rental […]
May 26, 2020

Uniform Rental Scare Tactics – Part 2

As we learned in Part 1 of our Uniform Rental Scare Tactics blog post, the sales pitch by some uniform rental companies can be confusing or misleading. In Part 2, we expand on some common misleading statements made by these companies, all of which focus on “risks associated with home […]
May 20, 2020

Get Started with TyndaleFRC Express

OSHA’s final ruling is clear: if employees are subject to arc flash or flash fire hazards on the job, employers are responsible for outfitting them with the appropriate protective clothing. But managing that process through retail channels can be expensive and time-consuming, which is why we created TyndaleFRC Express. Are […]
May 18, 2020
What is Underwash?

What is Underwash and How is it Costing You?

When choosing an arc rated / flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing supplier, it’s important to understand your options and how they impact both your company and its employees. In this post and in the video below, we discuss what “underwash” means in a uniform rental with industrial laundry (“rental”) […]
May 15, 2020

FRC Safety During COVID-19: What Are the New COVID-19 Guidelines for Tyndale’s Retail Stores?

During the COVID-19 (“coronavirus”) pandemic, we recognize and appreciate that you are working around the clock to maintain our country’s vital infrastructure. Tyndale is proud to support you during this time with the re-opening of our Factory Store and Service Center locations in Williamsport, PA; Midland, TX; and Oklahoma City, […]
May 11, 2020

Uniform Rental Scare Tactics – Part 1

The stark difference between the ‘sales pitch’ and the reality of rental programs is an often cited reason for leaving rental programs. Scare tactics are used to suggest that home laundering is “unsafe” and/or OSHA requires or strongly prefers industrial laundry. This is simply untrue and very misleading. Watch VP […]
May 8, 2020

What Does Dual Hazard Mean?

As you are purchasing AR / FR clothing you might have seen reference to the term dual hazard. This might even lead you to the thinking that finding a garment with “dual hazard” functionality will protect you better than an  arc rated or flash fire rated garment. In this FAQ […]
May 7, 2020

Protect your Bottom Line: Shortages with Uniform Rental

Shortages – when an employee doesn’t get back the garments they turned in the previous week for cleaning – are one of the most common complaints in a uniform rental program. In fact, any uniform rental account with 10+ wearers likely experiences shortages at least once a week. But what […]
May 4, 2020

FRC Safety During COVID-19: Wondering if FR Masks Contribute to Heat Stress?

As the weather warms up, do you have concerns about face masks becoming sweaty and uncomfortable? the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  recommends wearing face masks, and in many states, they are required. Tyndale continues to cover flame resistant clothing (FRC) safety during COVID-19, and in our most recent video, […]
May 1, 2020

What’s the Difference Between Uniform Rental and Managed Direct Purchase?

When choosing an arc rated / flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing supplier, it’s important to understand your options and how they impact the wearers of the clothing. In this post and in the video below, we discuss differences between the two main AR / FR supplier options – uniform […]
April 29, 2020

Top FRC Industry Resources for COVID-19

In addition to our comprehensive blog series and resources dedicated to FRC Safety During COVID-19, we’re providing resource information about the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. The information includes links from a wide variety of resources offering guidance related to the flame resistant clothing industry. We hope that you find this information […]
April 27, 2020

Uniform Rental Program Convenience: Myth or Reality?

This is the fourth post in our series examining the industry’s shift away from uniform rental (“rental”) programs with industrial laundry for arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing. Here, we take a closer look at misconceptions that sometimes lead companies to select rental for AR / FR clothing, […]
April 24, 2020

FRC Safety During COVID-19: Avoiding Fogged Lenses While Wearing a Facemask

It’s no secret that due to COVID-19 our “new normal” requires everyone, especially essential workers, to wear face masks in public and on the job. When on the job, while wearing a face mask and safety glasses or a face shield, your breath may fog the surface of your safety […]
April 22, 2020

FRC Safety During COVID-19: Why Sharing FRC and PPE is Risky – Part 2

As stated in our previous post, Why Sharing FRC and PPE is Risky, COVID-19 is spread by primarily by respiratory droplets; when an infected person coughs or sneezes, the droplets are transmitted to hard surfaces and fabrics, where they can remain viable for days. For this reason, it is important […]
April 20, 2020

FRC Safety During COVID-19: How to Disinfect Arc Flash Kit PPE

During the COVID-19 (“coronavirus”) pandemic, people in many vital industries are working around the clock to maintain our country’s critical infrastructure and the flow of essential products. In challenging times such as these, it’s more important than ever to stay calm and work smarter. It’s also vitally important to double-down […]
April 17, 2020

FRC Safety During COVID-19: Are AR/FR Masks Safe to Breathe Through?

Recently at Tyndale, we’ve adjusted our manufacturing efforts in response to the high demand for protective flame resistant (FR) surgical-style face masks. Tyndale understands the urgency for FR masks during these trying times. By adjusting shifts to six and seven days a week, adding new manufacturing facilities, and seeking additional […]
April 15, 2020

FRC Safety During COVID-19: Tyndale 360 Events

Because COVID-19 can live for several hours on porous surfaces like clothing and up to several days on non-porous surfaces – like face shields, voltage-rated rubber gloves, and hard hats – it’s important to avoid sharing PPE during this time unless there is an absolute necessity. So what should you […]
April 13, 2020

FRC Safety During COVID-19: Protecting Your Safety in our Warehouse

As utility workers and others in vital industries are working harder than ever to keep our country going through the COVID-19 pandemic, we at Tyndale stand more dedicated than ever to ensuring you have the products you need to stay safe on the job.
April 10, 2020

DIY FR Face Masks: Sew and No-Sew

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now recommending Americans wear cloth masks in public. And, essential business employees should be wearing a mask while on the jobsite. If you don’t have a FR mask or are waiting on delivery of […]
April 9, 2020

FRC Safety During COVID-19: How to Safely Handle a Tyndale Shipment

As you may know, the COVID-19 virus is capable of remaining active, or viable, on surfaces like cardboard for up to 24 hours and on surfaces like plastic for up to 3 days. Since the vast majority of shipments from Tyndale are delivered to you in a plastic bag or […]
April 8, 2020

FRC Safety During COVID-19: FR Mask Care and Use

In response to COVID-19 and in an effort to help keep our customers safe, Tyndale has diverted a significant portion of our American manufacturing capacity to making FR surgical-style masks. In addition, we are sourcing masks from our key FR suppliers. The masks are made with flame resistant and arc […]
April 6, 2020

FRC Safety During COVID-19: How Soap Destroys COVID-19

Disinfecting arc rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing and PPE begins and ends with soap and water – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended method for disinfecting from COVID-19. When we think of the word “disinfecting” we typically think of popular products such as Clorox, […]
April 3, 2020

FRC Safety During COVID-19: What to Know When Using Alcohol as a Sanitizer

In these uncertain times, you can rely on Tyndale to provide the latest information on arc rated (AR) / flame resistant (FR) clothing safety during COVID-19. In the post and video below, we talk about what you should know when using alcohol as a sanitizer – and what you should do […]
April 2, 2020

FRC Safety and COVID-19: Our Appreciation to America’s Workers

On behalf of Tyndale and its employee members, Tyndale’s President Robert Whittenberger would like to personally thank the thousands of utility workers and others in vital industries who have demonstrated unwavering dedication in maintaining our country’s critical energy infrastructure as we face this unprecedented challenge of COVID-19 – both as […]
April 1, 2020

FRC Safety During COVID-19: Disinfecting Leather Gloves

During the COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) pandemic we have been told to wash our hands frequently to stop the spread of this deadly virus. But, how should you disinfect the leather gloves that you use on the job?
March 31, 2020

FRC Safety During COVID-19: Dangers of Cheap FRC

You’ve heard the saying, “you get what you pay for,” right? Well, FR clothing is no exception. In fact, buying cheap AR / FR clothing can have the worst consequence of all – it can be deadly. In this post – and in our video featuring Scott Margolin, Tyndale’s VP […]
March 30, 2020

FRC Safety During COVID-19: Impact of Residual Bleach Spray on Flame Resistance

In these uncertain times, you can rely on Tyndale to provide the latest information on arc rated (AR) / flame resistant (FR) clothing safety during COVID-19. In the post and video below, we talk about the potential impact of residual bleach spray on flame resistance. For additional information on AR / […]
March 26, 2020

FRC Safety During COVID-19: Why Sharing FRC and PPE is Risky

Don’t share your arc rated and flame resistant clothing (AR / FR Clothing) – sounds like a given, right? However, as the current health crisis continues to unfold, we want to be sure we are reminding wearers why not sharing clothing is more important than ever. We’ve explained that COVID-19 […]
March 25, 2020

FRC Safety During COVID-19: Dried Bleach Residue and FRC

Along with the pandemic has come increased emphasis on reducing possible virus exposure by disinfecting work equipment, personal items, and commonly-touched surfaces. Chlorine bleach is a powerful, widely available, and cost-effective disinfectant that is being widely used to disinfect in line with CDC and WHO recommendations.
March 23, 2020

Are Uniform Rental Programs Cost-Effective?

This is the third post in our series examining the industry’s shift away from uniform rental (“rental”) programs with industrial laundry for arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing, a closer look at misconceptions that sometimes lead companies to select rental for AR / FR clothing, and unintended consequences […]
March 23, 2020

FRC Safety During COVID-19: Disinfecting FRC

Whether you are exposed to someone with the flu or more seriously, someone with COVID-19, how to wash your flame resistant clothing (FRC) remains the same. This blog post highlights the do’s-and-don’ts for disinfecting your FRC after a day in the field or coming in contact with the COVID-19 virus. […]
March 17, 2020

Is Uniform Rental with Industrial Laundry Necessary for AR / FR Clothing?

This is the second post in our series examining the industry’s shift away from uniform rental (“rental”) programs with industrial laundry for arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing, a closer look at misconceptions that sometimes lead companies to select rental for AR / FR clothing, and unintended consequences […]
March 13, 2020

Should I Wear FR Outerwear Over FR Clothing?

Yes! Last month, we published a blog post on what to wear under your flame resistant (FR) clothing, and today, we’re sharing what you should be wearing over your FR clothing. The answer: FR outerwear. During the cooler months, it’s important to wear outerwear to protect yourself from the elements […]
March 10, 2020

Four Reasons Why FR Managed Programs Are Better Than Uniform Rental Programs

Managed apparel programs provide many benefits to businesses and employees alike. Many AR / FR clothing (arc rated / flame resistant clothing) wearers enjoy the convenience, choice, and ease of use of a managed program, where garments are chosen by the wearer from a catalog of options approved by management, […]
March 5, 2020

How Well Does an Arc Rated Garment Perform After 100 Washes?

We are frequently asked about the durability of flame resistance of arc rated garments. Do my arc rated garments lose their protective ability as I wash them after each use?  All FR and AR garments sold by Tyndale are guaranteed flame resistant for the service life of the garment.  To […]
March 2, 2020

Tyndale’s Laundry Options

What Laundry Option Works Best for Your Company? Everyone wants to be comfortable in their work clothing, and the single largest driver of comfort is choice.  When people select their own garments they are more likely to wear them, and follow proper use and care instructions.  Tyndale’s managed allowance programs […]
February 27, 2020

Does My AR/FR Rainwear Meet The Right Standard?

Shopping for arc-rated and flame resistant (AR/FR) rainwear? Take a VERY close look at the label. Some rainwear sold on the market as flame resistant is tested and labeled to comply with ASTM D6413, Standard Test Method for Flame Resistance of Textiles (the “vertical flame test”). However, if you or […]
February 24, 2020

The Hierarchy of FR Clothing Standards

There are a lot of FRC safety standards out there. Understanding how they work together to inform those who are required to be in compliance with them is important. In this post – and the brief video below – we break down the hierarchy of these safety standards, starting with […]
February 20, 2020

How Well Does Tyndale’s Versa Line Perform During An Arc Flash?

Tyndale recently debuted our new clothing line, The Versa Collection. This line of Tyndale-made FRC focuses on comfort and style while delivering the safety and performance you expect to keep you safe on the job. Curious to know how this contemporary line of FR clothing fared during a real-word arc […]
February 17, 2020

Outfitting Your Workers With The Right Safety Gloves Is All In Your Hands

Tyndale often supplies protective gloves to its managed program customers. Tyndale offers a fully managed glove program to support internal tracking of employee protective glove purchases and avoid over spending. To ensure a wide variety of cut resistant, arc rated, and fire resistant gloves for your company’s specific on-the-job hazards, […]
February 13, 2020

What Should I Wear Under My FRC?

This is a question we get fairly often, and for good reason: it’s not uncommon to wear an undershirt off the clock, for added comfort or warmth. How does this common practice apply in an energized work environment? What do the standards say, and how do the remaining options rate […]
February 11, 2020

Customer Spotlight: NorthWestern Energy

“Before choosing Tyndale, we had a local vendor that we worked with and inventory became an issue.” – Barry O’Leary, Director of Safety at Northwestern Energy. Northwestern Energy previously was supplied through a hybrid clothing program, where they would rely on local Flame Resistant clothing (FRC) vendors to dress larger […]
February 7, 2020

What Does Arc Flash Testing Look Like? An Introduction to Tyndale’s Newest Video Series

We believe seeing is believing. That’s why we continually invest in real world demonstrations to visualize why wearing arc-rated flame resistant clothing – and wearing it properly – matters. As part of this commitment, we are pleased to share our latest Arc Flash Video Series. These test videos display the […]
February 4, 2020

Proud to Help: 2019 Highlights

In the past year alone, Tyndale has made significant contributions to ten organizations that help the less fortunate—charities that are near and dear to our member’s hearts. Check out the recap below of our most recent 2019 initiatives: Proud to Help: Ronald McDonald House Charities  In August, Tyndale members volunteered […]
January 31, 2020

Bundling Up? Buckle Down on Safety

For much of the country, winter ushers in additional hazards to manage – challenges like cold temperatures, shorter periods of sunlight, and freezing precipitation. To stay safe in weather like snow and ice, we must adapt our safety behaviors – taking steps like leaving extra time to clear off our […]
January 28, 2020

Top 5 FR Videos of 2019!

This past year Tyndale’s Marketing Department was hard at work creating countless videos to help you stay informed on all things FRC. This week we present you with 5 of Tyndale’s most viewed videos of 2019. Check out the most popular video content from 2019! 1) How to Wash Flame […]
January 23, 2020

What Should I Look For On FR Clothing Labels?

Reading labels on flame resistant (FR) clothing can be confusing. How do you know for sure that the clothing you have offers the protection you need? FR clothing is required to have specific information on its label in order to comply with industry safety standards. In this post, we share […]
January 20, 2020

Tyndale’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2019

Happy New Year, and welcome to 2020! Our members here at Tyndale hope your year is filled with joy and prosperity. Join us as we recap our most popular blogs from 2019, detailing innovation and education in the world of FRC.
January 16, 2020

Top 5 FR FAQ Friday Topics of 2019

Wondering which Tyndale FR FAQ Fridays were most popular in 2019? From updates on regulations and arc flash facts to live arc flash footage in our blog—we’ve shared informative topics pertaining to the FR industry throughout 2019. Read the top 5 for a refresher on the most popular FR FAQ […]
January 13, 2020
OSHA Top 10 Violations 2019

OSHA’s Top 10 Safety Violations for 2019

A new year is the perfect time to pause and reflect on how we’re doing and how we can do better. How adept are we as a nation in complying with the basic rules of workplace safety? Where can we focus our efforts to improve? As 2020 gets underway, looking […]
January 9, 2020

What is the Manikin Test (ASTM F1930)?

ASTM F1930, more commonly known as the manikin test, specifies a standard process for measuring the average predicted body burn of a flame resistant fabric based on a laboratory flash fire simulation. It details the specific procedures necessary to perform the test, which ensures accuracy and consistency from one lab […]
January 6, 2020

The Truth About FR Headwear

With the winter months upon us, proper outwear is key to staying both warm and safe on the job. FR pants, shirts, and outerwear are a must, but do you know if you should be wearing FR headwear? Let us help explain that answer. As the mornings gets colder, it […]
December 27, 2019

Proud to Help: Defeat ALS Recap and Raffle

This past October Tyndale’s Proud to Help Committee and Tyndale Members’ attention was focused on joining the movement to end ALS with several fundraising efforts – all proceeds went to The ALS Association (ALSA). Throughout October Tyndale Members participated in numerous events, all of which benefited the ALS Association. On […]
December 19, 2019

Proud to Help: ‘Tis The Season for Giving Back

Tyndale Members joined together this holiday season to give back to our community by participating in Tabor Home’s Holiday Gift Collection. Tyndale is proud to bring joy to disadvantaged children and lift the burdens of holiday costs from many families. Our Members generously donated hundreds of gifts and over $1,000 […]
December 16, 2019

Customer Spotlight: Duke 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 our 98% […]
December 12, 2019

What is Cold Stress?

Cold winter weather can be downright dangerous, and it is important to know the risks to workers and how to stay protected from harsh winters. According to the National Weather Service, 30% of injuries during winter storms are a result of being unprepared with adequate clothing. Depending on where you’re […]
December 9, 2019

NSA Adds Women’s Clothing Brand, HauteWork®, To Its House of Brands

USA manufacturing, family-owned values, and commitment to innovation is what drew Jaime Glas, CEO and founder of the upscale women’s brand of Flame Resistant Clothing (FRC), HauteWork®, to National Safety Apparel® (NSA) as a partner. “It was an immediate fit,” said Glas of her first meeting with NSA in early […]
December 5, 2019

What is ANSI 107?

When selecting high-visibility safety apparel such as shirts, rainwear, outerwear, safety vests, headwear, and other high-visibility accessories, ANSI/ISEA 107 provides reliable guidelines for proper selection and use. ANSI/ISEA 107 is an industry regulation established by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) that establishes […]
November 19, 2019

Tyndale Proud to Help: 9/11 Heroes Run

Members of Tyndale gathered in Doylestown to show our support and thank our local veterans, their families, and first responders at the annual 9/11 Heroes Run/Walk event. The event was in support of the Travis Manion Foundation a nationwide organization with headquarters in our Pipersville headquarters backyard. Like the Travis […]
November 12, 2019

Tyndale Returns to KEMA for More Live Arc Flash Testing

Nothing drives home the importance of wearing arc rated, fire resistant (AR/FR) clothing on the job than seeing what happens when non-FR clothing is subjected to an actual arc flash. Back in 2017, Tyndale broke new ground by hosting, along with Westex, an utterly unique event at the KEMA – […]
November 8, 2019

Video: What is Fire?

The dictionary defines fire as ‘a state, process, or instance of combustion in which fuel or other material is ignited and combined with oxygen, giving off light, heat, and flame.’ In this video, given our focus on the Flame-Resistant Clothing (FRC) industry, we look more closely into what is the […]
November 5, 2019

The Tyndale Versa Collection

Tyndale has changed the long held beliefs that FR clothing must be bulky, unflattering, and never fashion forward. Today, safety still remains first but style is more important than ever. We have revamped Arc-rated FRC into a clothing line worthy of a runway. Both our men’s and women’s Versa Collection […]
November 1, 2019

What is a Risk Assessment?

When approaching a new project and determining what work is involved, it is important to perform a risk assessment. “Risk assessment” is a term used to describe the overall process or method where you: Identify hazards and risk factors that have the potential to cause harm. This is known as […]
October 30, 2019

The Newly Designed Union Line

Tyndale is proud to continue our strategic alliance with NSA and announce the addition of their newly redesigned Union Line collection of 100% Union-Made in the U.S. FR clothing to our product offering. These products have been redesigned with the goal of offering increased comfort and style. Tyndale is Proud […]
October 25, 2019

Is Bug Spray Safe to Use on FR Clothing?

There are many questions around bug spray and FRC: Is it safe? Which ones are safe? How do I know for sure? Read on to find answers and watch our video below, featuring Tyndale’s Vice President of Technical, Scott Margolin, as he provides clarity in just over a minute. Is […]
October 21, 2019

NEW WEBINAR – Seeing is Believing: Real-World Lessons in FRC

They say seeing is believing. So, if you still have any questions about the importance of wearing FR clothing on the job, you need to see this webinar. It features HD video of arcs in real 480V equipment at KEMA Powertest AND video of full scale, outdoor flash fires shot […]
October 16, 2019

Tyndale and Carhartt Present to IEC’s Emerging Leaders

Earlier this month, Tyndale and Carhartt took their shared commitment to safety on the road for a stop at the annual Independent Electrical Contractors Convention & Expo in St. Louis. As part of our year-long co-marketing initiative, Tyndale and Carhartt sponsored two events at the gathering – an educational roundtable […]
October 7, 2019

Tyndale Proud to Help: The Ronald McDonald House

This past August, Tyndale’s Proud to Help Committee and our Members’ attention was focused on the Philadelphia and Houston Ronald McDonald Houses. The Ronald McDonald House aims to create a community environment of comfort and hope for families with seriously ill children. They offer families comfortable places to sleep, daily […]
September 30, 2019

Tyndale’s New Versa Flex Jeans

Jeans have long held a special place in our lives with the perfect fit and feel being paramount. The right pair of jeans can change the entire outlook of your day. Keeping this in mind, Tyndale has created the new Versa Regular Fit Flex FR Jeans (M24MT). These are our […]
September 24, 2019

It’s Coming! TyndaleFRC Express Due to Launch in December 2019

If you’re a small to mid-size company looking to capture the multitude of benefits that are a part of a Tyndale managed FR clothing program, we have exciting news. Coming this November, Tyndale is launching a brand-new service just for you, TyndaleFRC Express. This new service offers you the best […]
September 17, 2019

Warm Up to These Cool New Ariat Outerwear Styles

Just in time for the approach of colder weather, Tyndale is pleased announce the availability of a wide selection of brand new flame resistant (FR) outerwear styles from Ariat. Long valued for their style and comfort, Ariat garments are always in high demand. To accommodate that demand, Tyndale has pre-ordered […]
September 11, 2019

The Process Behind Tyndale Products

Tyndale is Proud to Protect™ workers throughout the United States with our own line of high quality arc-rated flame resistant (FR) garments made exclusively in the USA. With superior construction and stylish designs, we offer a complete selection for men and women – making it easy for our customers to […]
August 29, 2019

Tyndale’s New FR Polo Shirts

What’s more comfortable than a button-down shirt, but more professional than a t-shirt? A polo! Our newly redesigned FR Polo Shirt is the best choice when you’re seeking comfort and style, while requiring protection from the hazards you face on the job. With some recent improvements made to the protective […]
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. As explained […]
August 9, 2019

How to Protect Against a Combustible Dust Hazard

Of the many hazards workers can encounter, one that is easily overlooked is combustible dust. This hazard is present wherever materials are manufactured, refined, or re-purposed when dust is created as a byproduct. In certain conditions this dust can create a flash fire which can seriously injure and cause fatalities […]
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 […]
August 2, 2019

How Long Does a Flash Fire Last?

By definition, a flash fire is a brief thermal hazard that occurs when a flame front moves rapidly through a diffuse fuel cloud, eating up the fuel as it goes. Although recent editions of the standards use the term “brief” rather than attaching a specific duration to the definition, independent […]
July 31, 2019

Customer Spotlight: American Electric Power (AEP)

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 – and we have a 98% customer retention rate! Why do customers choose our turnkey solution and stay with […]
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 […]
June 4, 2019
Tyndale is Proud to Help

Tyndale is Proud to Help

Ever since the company was founded, Tyndale has played an active role in the communities where our members live and work. Traditionally, this involved organizing activities to support local charities, participating in fund-raising events for national charities, and actively encouraging Tyndale members to make the extra effort to reach out […]
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 […]
May 21, 2019

Tyndale Achieves WBENC Re-Certification Through 2020

Did you know that Tyndale is a certified woman-owned business enterprise (WBE)? In fact, Tyndale has been woman-owned since 2007 and recently completed the requisite annual recertification process – achieving re-certification with the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) through 2020. In 2007, when majority ownership of Tyndale transferred from […]
May 14, 2019

What Does ASTM 1506 Compliant Really Mean?

ASTM 1506, Standard Performance Specification for Flame Resistant and Electric Arc Rated Protective Clothing Worn by Workers Exposed to Flames and Electric Arcs, is the governing ASTM standard for flame resistant clothing for protection from arc flash. But what does 1506 compliance actually mean? Fabrics must pass two main requirements […]
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 […]
April 2, 2019
What is ANSI?

What is ANSI? – Understanding Why ANSI is Important to You

While worker safety is generally regarded as a high priority, sometimes figuring out how best to protect employees in the workplace requires information and insight the average employer simply doesn’t possess. That’s why businesses adhere, either by mandate or voluntarily, to safety standards established by third-party organizations. Among the oldest […]
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 […]
March 19, 2019
New Tyndale Retail Site is Live!

Tyndale’s New Retail Website is Live!

The best place to buy FR clothing on the web just got better. Tyndale is excited to announce the launch of the newly improved retail website at TyndaleFRC.com. Every aspect of the existing retail site was evaluated and several significant changes have been made to enhance and improve the user […]
March 12, 2019
Tyndale Top Work Places 2019

Tyndale Three-Peats As A Top Workplace In The Philadelphia Area!

Tyndale has been recognized by the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philly.com as a Top Workplace among mid-sized companies in the Greater Philadelphia Area. This is the third year in a row that Tyndale has been honored to receive this distinction! This achievement is a direct result of the feedback provided by […]
March 5, 2019
Tyndale Facotry Store Now Open in Concord CA

Tyndale Factory Store – Now Open in the Concord California Area

Drum roll, please! We are excited to introduce our new Factory Store, in Concord, CA. Thanks to this new store, workers in CA have easy access to the quality arc-rated flame resistant clothing (FR) clothing they need to stay safe on the job – AND the option to buy American-made […]
February 26, 2019
Tyndale's Overview of API RP 99

Do OSHA 1910.269 PPE Rules Impact Oil, Gas, and Other Industries?

OSHA’s 1910.269 ruling for the electric utility industry defines FR clothing as PPE–similar to 2010’s OSHA 1910.132 Enforcement Policy Memo regarding protection from flash fire in oil and gas well drilling, servicing, and production-related operations. In fact, the Preamble to the 1910.269 ruling introduces additional commentary from OSHA that paints […]
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 13, 2019

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. […]
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 18, 2019

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. Watch as Tyndale’s Vice President of Technical, Scott Margolin further explains the differences between 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 […]
January 8, 2019
NFPA 2112 Changes in 2018

Important Changes to NFPA 2112 – 2018 Edition

NFPA 2112, Standard on Flame Resistant Clothing for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Short-Duration Thermal Exposures from Fire, was revised and an updated edition was issued earlier this year. Below, we provide an overview of the important changes: Updated Title and New Terminology One of the biggest changes in the […]
December 17, 2018

Houston, We Have Liftoff!

For those of you who have been following the progress of Tyndale’s new Houston Distribution Center, we have exciting news. On October 31, Tyndale CEO Gail Whittenberger and Houston Director of Distribution, Fernando Duran shared the honors of cutting the ribbon and declaring the new DC open for business! So […]
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 26, 2018

Versa Three-Button Hooded Sweatshirt – Now in Long Sizes!

If you’ve been waiting for a long sized version of the Versa three-Button Hooded FR Sweatshirt, here’s some great new just in time for the holidays. Now this extremely popular sweatshirt has an even longer list of reasons to love it. The Versa Three-Button Hooded Sweatshirt is now available in […]
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 12, 2018

Tyndale’s Proud to Help Committee Supports our Communities

Established in early 2017 and led by Tyndale CEO, Gail Whittenberger, our Proud to Help Committee selects local causes near and dear to our employee’s hearts to support throughout the year. The committee – with help from employees throughout the organization – recently supported Bucks County SPCA, Saint Jude’s Children’s […]
November 8, 2018
Value of Flame Resistant Clothing

See the Value of FRC from INSIDE a Flash Fire

Surprisingly, there are still people working in environments where a flash fire hazard is present who are not yet convinced they should always be wearing flame resistant clothing. Some believe the risk is overstated. Others believe 100% cotton garments provide all the protection they need. Simply put, they are wrong! […]
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 30, 2018
Top 10 OSHA Violations 2018

Top 10 Safety Violations Cited by OSHA for FY2018

The results are in – and it turns out that the most common workplace violations cited by OSHA in fiscal year 2018 are nearly identical to the 2017 list (and the 2016, list for that matter). The one difference:  “Eye and Face Protection” slips onto the list at number 10, […]
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 22, 2018

Do All FR Fabrics Offer Equal Protection?

In an earlier post, we showed you how a Westex DH shirt and pant stacked up against 100% cotton and a cotton/poly blend when it comes to protecting you against a flash fire hazard. The verdict was clear. Wearing non-FR clothing when a flash fire hazard exists could lead to […]
October 16, 2018

Proud to Pawtect

At Tyndale, we consider ourselves a safety company above all else, and strive to put safety at the forefront of all that we do. This mission is evident in our focus on the voluntary safeguards in place in our quality assurance process, commitment to participation in various standard-setting organizations like […]
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 […]
October 2, 2018

VIDEO: FR Rainwear vs. Non-FR Rainwear in a Flash Fire

Spoiler alert: you DO NOT want to be caught wearing non-FR rainwear during a short duration thermal exposure or flash fire. Even some rainwear garments that are labeled as flame resistant (FR), compliant with ASTM D6413 are dangerous to wear if you’re exposed to a flash fire hazard. In this […]
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 24, 2018

The Cost of Providing Arc Flash Protection

So far in this series, we have explored the many costs of an arc flash incident, the frequency of arc flash incidents, and the economic costs involved. Now we’d like to take a look at how you can mitigate the damage – both personal and economic – in the event […]
September 13, 2018

Not Wearing FR? See Why You Should.

If you’ve never witnessed a flash fire incident first-hand, it can be difficult to fully appreciate just how important it is to be fully protected by flame resistant clothing on the job. The direct injuries caused by the flames themselves can certainly be serious. But due to the relatively short […]
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: […]
September 6, 2018

Tyndale’s New Houston Distribution Center is Taking Shape

We love when a plan comes together. And that’s exactly what’s happening down in Houston. Progress is being made on the construction of Tyndale’s new Houston DC on a daily basis. In an earlier post, Houston Receiving Supervisor, Matt Shull, told you about the plans in the works to make […]
September 5, 2018

What Does an Arc Flash Injury Actually Cost Your Business?

So far we’ve looked at all the various costs an arc flash event can generate and just how often such events occur. Now we’d like to explore the economic impact an arc flash injury can have on your business. By far the greatest cost of any arc flash injury or […]
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 […]
August 13, 2018

Surviving and Thriving After an Arc Flash

Tyndale learned of Brandon’s story and was impressed with his commitment to promoting safer work practices among electrical workers. We invited him to our headquarters and have since partnered with him on several occasions to widen the reach of his message. We last profiled Brandon in early 2018 – read […]
August 7, 2018
Tyndale FR Retail Stores New

Tyndale Doubles Retail Store Footprint

We are especially excited about the growth of our brick-and-mortar Factory Stores this year. We started the year with two Factory Store locations, in Williamsport, Pa and Midland, TX. In May of this year, we debuted our Factory Store location in Oklahoma City, OK. Now, drum roll please, we are […]
August 1, 2018
Scott Margolin - Top 10 Speaker

Tyndale’s Scott Margolin Named Top 10 Speaker

In a survey of those who attended the 2017 National Safety Council Congress and Expo, Tyndale Vice President of Technical, Scott Margolin, was rated as one of the Top 10 speakers at the event. Scott presented two sessions, I Should be Dead: Stories and Lessons from the Edge, and Emerging […]
July 31, 2018
Tyndale Philly.com Top Workplaces

Tyndale Voted Top Workplace

Did you know that Tyndale has been classified as a “Top Workplace” in the Philadelphia area for the second year in a row? That’s right! Based on employee responses to a third-party survey, Tyndale was one of 125 area businesses – and just 40 in the mid-size category – to […]
July 19, 2018

There’s A New Suit In Town – And Tyndale Has It!

Tyndale is proud to announce the addition of the new Enespro™ line of “Mission Critical PPE” to our product offering. Enespro PPE, led by FR industry veterans Mike Enright and Rich Gojdics, officially launched their line of next generation arc flash suits on July 16. Designed specifically to offer enhanced […]
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 […]
July 11, 2018

Introducing the Versa Long Sleeve Raglan T-Shirt

When you have to wear FR clothing to stay safe at work, dressing comfortably can be a challenge. FR fabrics are often heavier and less breathable than natural, untreated fibers, and the limited variety of styles makes it difficult to layer up when the weather is apt to change throughout […]
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 8, 2018
Managing the Transition #5

Auditing the Final Inventory

This is the final post in a five-part series sharing common-sense strategies that have worked for other companies when they have moved on from rental contracts. Read our first post, and follow along with our series: Rental Laundry Programs, Understanding Program Responsibilities, and Managing Garment Inspection and Turn-In to learn more about each […]
June 4, 2018

Now Open in OKC: Our Latest Factory Store

As Tyndale grows, we are expanding to new areas and taking our commitment to worker safety to new heights. As part of this, we are pleased to introduce our new Factory Store, in Oklahoma City, OK (OKC). Thanks to this new store, workers in OKC will have easy access to […]
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 30, 2018
Managing the Transition #4

Managing Garment Inspection and Turn-in

This is the fourth post in a five-part series sharing common-sense strategies that have worked for other companies when they have moved on from rental contracts. Read our first post, and follow along with our series: Rental Laundry Programs, Understanding Program Responsibilities, and Auditing the Final Inventory to learn more about each step. […]
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 21, 2018

Big News from Houston

By Matt Shull, Houston Warehouse Supervisor It’s time for a big announcement from the Houston Texas distribution center. We’re moving! On May 3, Tyndale broke ground on a new 76,000 square foot warehouse that, upon completion later this year, will replace the current 25,000 square foot Houston DC! Our goal […]
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 […]
May 8, 2018
Managing the Transition #3

Understanding Program Responsibilities

This is the third post in a five-part series sharing common-sense strategies that have worked for other companies when they have moved on from traditional rental programs. Read our first post, and follow along with our series: Rental Laundry Programs, Managing Garment Inspection and Turn-In, and Auditing the Final Inventory to learn […]
May 1, 2018

Tyndale’s Culture of Continuous Improvement

It’s been proven over and over again – once customers choose Tyndale, they almost never leave. You don’t earn that kind of loyalty by clinging to the status quo. To that end, Tyndale engages in an on-going, strategic planning process focused on initiatives designed to create a better and better […]
April 30, 2018
Versa Regular Fit Jean

Introducing the Versa Regular Fit Jean

Everybody has a pair of work jeans that are “just right.” Durable enough to last, but not so stiff that you can’t move around easily, and they look good enough to wear off the jobsite. Well—almost everyone. If you’re required to wear arc-rated (AR) flame resistant clothing at work, a […]
April 24, 2018
Tyndale Teams Up with Salisbury

Tyndale Now Distributes Salisbury Products

Tyndale has been supplying electrical workers with the arc rated, flame resistant clothing you need to stay safe on the job for over 30 years. Now we are proud to offer you the additional protection of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from Salisbury by Honeywell. Salisbury is one of the industry’s […]
April 24, 2018
Managing the Transition #2

Understanding Rental Laundry Programs

This is the second post in a five-part series sharing common-sense strategies that have worked for other companies looking to move on from rental laundry services. Read our first post, and follow along with our series: Understanding Program Responsibilities, Managing Garment Inspection and Turn-In, and Auditing the Final Inventory to learn more about […]
April 17, 2018

Introducing the Versa Button Down Work Shirt

If you work in an industry where job site hazards require you to wear arc rated (AR) flame resistant clothing at work, changing at the end of the day may seem like a no-brainer. Traditionally, those AR garments are uncomfortable, bulky, and not exactly “on trend”. If you want to […]
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 […]
April 4, 2018
Risks of Only Providing Task-Based AR

Risks of Only Providing Task-Based AR

This is the third 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 two posts in the series, we explored behavioral and company culture-related factors that could lead […]
March 27, 2018
Managing the Transition #1

Time to Move on from Rental Laundry?

This is the first post in a five-part series sharing common-sense strategies that have worked for other companies looking to move on from rental laundry services. Be sure to follow along with our series:  Rental Laundry Programs, Understanding Program Responsibilities, Managing Garment Inspection and Turn-In, and Auditing the Final Inventory to learn more about […]
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 […]
March 22, 2018
Arc Flash Daily Wear Programs 4 of 5

The Bottom Line: Comparing Task-Based and Daily Wear Programs

This is the final post in a series of five posts comparing and contrasting task-based and daily wear approaches to arc-rated (AR) clothing programs. Check out our first post here, and our posts exploring liability issues, challenges with layering, and challenges with monitoring and productivity. When choosing between a task-based and daily wear approach to protecting workers, […]
March 21, 2018
NFPA 70E 2018 - Whats New?

NFPA 70E 2018 – What’s New?

NFPA 70E requirements for safe work practices protect personnel by reducing exposure to major electrical hazards. Originally developed at OSHA’s request, NFPA 70E helps companies and employees avoid workplace injuries and fatalities due to shock, electrocution, arc flash, and arc blast, and assists in complying with OSHA 1910 Subpart S […]
March 19, 2018
Arc Flash Daily Wear Programs 4 of 5

Challenges with Monitoring and Productivity in Task-Based Systems

This is the fourth post in a series of five posts comparing and contrasting task-based and daily wear approaches to arc-rated (AR) clothing programs. Check out our first post here, and our posts exploring liability issues and challenges with layering. In our last post we will look at important takeaways. In a task-based program, […]
March 15, 2018
Arc Flash Daily Wear Programs 3 of 5

How Daily Wear Programs Solve Layering Challenges

This is the third post in a series of five posts comparing and contrasting task-based and daily wear approaches to arc-rated (AR) clothing programs. Check out our first post here, and our post exploring liability issues here. Next, we take a closer look at issues with monitoring and productivity, and key takeaways. As […]
March 13, 2018
Arc Flash Daily Wear Programs 2 of 5

Limiting Liability with a Daily Wear Program

This is the second post in a series of five posts comparing and contrasting task-based and daily wear approaches to arc-rated (AR) clothing programs. Check out our first post here. Next, we take a closer look at issues like challenges with layering, monitoring and productivity, and key takeaways. When deciding […]
March 9, 2018
Arc Flash Daily Wear Programs 1 of 5

Which is Safer, a Task-Based or Daily Wear Approach to AR Clothing?

This is the first post in a series of five posts comparing and contrasting task-based and daily wear approaches to arc-rated (AR) clothing programs. Next, we take a closer look at issues like liability, challenges with layering, monitoring and productivity, and key takeaways. As we saw in our last post, […]
March 1, 2018

Buyer Beware! Could Your FRC Be Counterfeit?

You wear FR clothing to stay safe on the job. But what if your FRC isn’t providing the protection you think it is? We’ve noted a growing and alarming online trend in recent months. Online companies – often based overseas – are selling what they claim to be flame resistant […]
February 28, 2018
Brandon Schroeder - How Experience Leads to Risky Behavior

How Experience Leads to Risky Behavior

This is the first 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. Picture this: You’ve been a licensed electrician since you were 23 years old, with five years as an […]
February 26, 2018

The Challenge of Finding Proper Fitting FRC

  At Tyndale, we understand the importance of FRC that fits properly. It goes beyond safety.  When they’re comfortable, workers can be fully engaged in work activities – which drives safety and productivity.  You’re looking for garments that are large enough to offer freedom of movement and the “air gap” […]
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 […]
February 6, 2018
Allowance Programs vs. Allotment Programs

What Kinds of Managed FR Clothing Programs are Available?

Are your employees required to wear arc-rated/flame resistant clothing (FRC) to stay safe on the job? Good news: gone are the days where you were required to manually handle a long list of tasks that included: maintaining your roster of employees in need of clothing collecting employee sizes and painstakingly […]
January 15, 2018

Task-based and Daily Wear Approaches to FR Clothing Programs

When designing an arc-rated flame resistant (FR) clothing program for your workers, one of the first decisions you will make is whether to choose a “task-based” or “daily wear” approach to outfitting your workers. But what are the differences between these two approaches, and which is a better fit for […]
January 3, 2018
What is Aramid Yarn?

What is Aramid Yarn?

This is the final post in a five-part “FR Clothing Materials” series. Don’t miss our previous posts, which offer insight into other commonly-asked questions: What is FR fabric, What is the difference between fire retardant and flame resistant, Is cotton FR, and What is Nomex Clothing.  If you buy and wear FR […]
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 […]
December 21, 2017
How to Wear FR Clothing

How to Wear FR Clothing

The first step in protecting yourself from arc flash and flash fire hazards on the job is wearing arc-rated flame resistant (FR) clothing. However, if you’re not wearing your FR properly, you could be leaving yourself at risk for serious injury. In fact, there are some cases in which wearing […]
December 8, 2017

Ordering FR at Tyndale Fitting Events Easier than Ever

So far in 2017, Tyndale has conducted dozens of fitting events at customer locations in 37 different states, attended by nearly thousands of employees. These events give workers the opportunity to see, touch, and try on articles of FR clothing included in their program. This in turn leads to better […]
December 6, 2017
How to Wash FR Clothing

How to Wash FR Clothing

Home laundry is a safe, cost-effective alternative to industrial laundering and can help extend the service life and protective qualities of FR clothing. It’s important to note that the quality, American-made fibers and fabrics sold by Tyndale are all guaranteed flame resistant for the life of the garment. Laundering instructions […]
December 1, 2017
What is Nomex Clothing?

What is Nomex Clothing?

This is the fourth post in a five-part “FR Clothing Materials” series. Don’t miss our previous posts, which offer insight into commonly-asked questions: What is FR fabric, What is the difference between fire retardant and flame resistant, and Is cotton FR. And, check back soon to read the last post […]
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 […]
November 22, 2017
Is Cotton FR? - Flame Resistant

Is Cotton FR?

This is the third post in a five-part “FR Clothing Materials” series. Check back to read additional posts in the series, including what is Nomex clothing and what is aramid yarn. And, be sure to read our previous posts, which offer valuable information on topics such as what is FR […]
November 17, 2017

Update from the Warehouse (Fall 2017)

By Matt Shull, Warehouse Supervisor – Tyndale Houston Distribution Center Here in the distribution centers of Tyndale, we’re always looking for ways to get product to our customers faster.  We strive for internal efficiency, but not at the expense of customer satisfaction.  So we’ve set aggressive goals to improve process, […]
November 16, 2017
What is the Difference Between Flame Retardant and Flame Resistant?

Fire Retardant and Flame Resistant: What’s the Difference?

This is the second post in a five part “FR Clothing Materials” series. Check back to read additional posts in the series, including is cotton FR, what is Nomex clothing, and what is aramid yarn. And, be sure to read our previous post which answers the question, what is FR […]
November 15, 2017
What is FR Fabric?

What is FR Fabric?

This is the first post in a five-part “Flame Resistant Clothing Materials” series. Check back regularly to find out more information on the properties of common FR clothing materials, how your day-to-day cotton stacks up in comparison, and more! Flame resistant (FR) and arc rated (AR) fabrics are used to […]
November 14, 2017
Electrical Switch Could Generate Arc Flash

What are the main causes of an Arc Flash?

This is the fourth 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. If you work with energized electrical equipment, you’ve probably heard of an arc flash. And, […]
November 2, 2017
Electric Utility Arc Flash Hazard Protection

Top 10 Safety Violations Cited by OSHA in 2017

The results are in – and it turns out that the most common workplace violations cited by OSHA in fiscal year 2017 are nearly identical to the 2016 list. The one difference:  “Fall Protection – Training Requirements” debuts at number 9, knocking “Electrical – General Requirements” off the list. The […]
October 27, 2017

Which Type of Arc Rating Best Measures Protection?

This is the third 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. The evidence is clear, arc-rated flame resistant (FR) clothing saves lives! In the event of […]