Tyndale’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2020

Happy New Year and welcome to 2021! We hope this year is filled with joy and prosperity. We’ve recapped our most popular blogs from 2020, detailing the year that was from the world of arc rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing. Let’s countdown the top 10!

Tyndale’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2020

#10 Tyndale’s Arc Week

During August, Tyndale presented Arc Week: a week-long educational look at the world of arc flash hazards through the lens of Shark Week. For decades, our resident technical expert, Scott Margolin has been dedicated to studying and protecting workers from arc flash and flash fire hazards. This week-long series explores:

  • Arcs Caught on Camera
  • Inside an Arc Rating
  • Arc Hazards and 70E
  • Defending Yourself from an Arc
  • Arc Attack: Real-World Stories
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Tyndale’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2020

#9 FRC Safety During COVID-19: Do FR Masks Contribute to Heat Stress?

Another popular FAQ we received this year – specifically in the summer – was, can wearing a FR face mask contribute to heat stress? Heat stress can occur when workers are exposed to heat and/or high humidity. To avoid heat stress, our bodies naturally cool first by radiating heat, then through sweating. This post explores what not to do with your mask – like get it wet, or adjust it so it doesn’t provide adequate coverage.

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

In response to the high demand for protective FR surgical-style face masks, 2020 saw Tyndale adjust our manufacturing efforts to ensure workers receive the PPE they need in a timely manner. One of the main FAQs we received this year was the question, Are AR / FR Masks Safe to Breathe Through? The short answer is yes! Read this blog for information on how we answered this question, and even provided a fitness for use letter applicable with all Tyndale-manufactured masks.

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Arc Ratings for FR Clothing: What Is the Difference Between ATPV and Ebt?

#7 Arc Ratings for FR Clothing: What Is the Difference Between ATPV and Ebt?

A common question in arc flash clothing protection is whether an Arc Thermal Performance Value (ATPV) or Energy breakopen threshold (Ebt) value offers better protection. This blog post goes in-depth to describe both values as well as provides information about the testing criteria for each. Learn more about the two ways to achieve an arc rating and hear directly from Scott Margolin, Tyndale’s Vice President of Technical and recognized Subject Matter Expert.

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#6 DIY FR Face Masks: Sew and No-Sew

Looking for an option for an extra mask while your favorite is in the laundry? This informative post provides two options (with instructions) for a DIY FR facemask. We cover a sew and non-sew option – both are very simple and reliable to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Bonus – they promote sustainability by utilizing FR garments you no longer wear!

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#5 FRC Safety During COVID-19: Disinfecting Leather Gloves

Looking for an option for an extra mask while your favorite is in the laundry? This informative post provides two options (with instructions) for a DIY FR facemask. We cover a sew and non-sew option – both are very simple and reliable to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Bonus – they promote sustainability by utilizing FR garments you no longer wear!

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#4 What is a CAT Rating?

AR / FR garments are required to have labels that clearly state the level of protection they provide. One rating that appears on these garments is the CAT rating, short for PPE Category. The goal of the rating is to help you choose the right clothing to keep you safe on the job. Explore this blog post to get detailed information on CAT ratings and how they guide decisions around what FRC is required on the job.

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

With so many uncertainties over the past year, a new mindset of preparedness emerged. People are doing their best to be ready for whatever the future holds. One way of preparedness is purchasing AR / FR outerwear and/or layering garments early – planning ahead for when the temperatures drop. Tyndale offers a variety of outerwear styles from our own line of Made in USA garments as well as garments from other leading suppliers. See our outerwear options now.

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

You might notice a trend here, as our blog resources around FRC safety and COVID-19 were very popular topics. In the field, while wearing a face mask and safety glasses or a face shield, your breath may fog your lenses, impairing visibility. The mask can direct humidity from your breath upwards towards the eyes. Fogged safety glasses and face shields are not just an inconvenience, they can be a significant safety issue. Watch as Scott Margolin, Tyndale’s Vice President of Technical, walks through best practices to prevent and remedy fogged lenses.

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Tyndale’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2020

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

Drumroll, please…this was our most viewed blog post of 2020, and for good reason! In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in an effort to help keep our customers safe, Tyndale diverted a significant portion of our manufacturing capacity to make FR surgical-style masks. This post recaps best practices and safe use for how to wear and handle your FR mask. Properly worn FR masks reduce the spread of COVID-19, and if you haven’t yet viewed this post, please do. It can help keep you and those around you safe, reducing possible transmission of COVID-19.

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Bonus: FRC Safety During COVID-19: Disinfecting FRC

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. Information from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) combined with our FRC industry expertise ensures you receive the most up-to-date and factual information. Visit our COVID-19 Resource Library for helpful information and materials.

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