In case you missed it, Tyndale is expanding into the Canadian market!
We are eager to serve Canadian-based companies who want to take advantage of our exclusive program, which supports compliance with both Canadian and US industry safety standards. Tyndale’s new Canadian Sales Director, Paul Castelli, is leading our initiative into the market. Paul’s 12+ years of experience in the safety industry make him uniquely qualified to introduce the Tyndale arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) managed program in the Canadian market. Get to know him and witness his enthusiasm about this exciting opportunity in the video below:
As we expand, we’ll offer resources specific to the Canadian market, starting with this Proud to Protect Canada series. While many of the topics in this series contain Canadian-specific content, there are some topics that are relevant on both sides of the border. Accordingly, videos are hosted by various technical and market experts, all part of our Canada Team:
Blog posts and videos are published every other week – we hope you enjoy this unique series:
The importance of wearing AR / FR clothing when potential hazards are present is a crucial message that transcends any specific area. Read and tune in as Tyndale ‘s Vice President of Technical, Scott Margolin talks about what causes the most catastrophic injuries and deaths – believe it or not, it’s rarely or never the momentary thermal hazard alone.WATCH EPISODE 1
Anyone working on or near energized electrical equipment needs to be very aware of the risks associated with an arc flash – and to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves. Scott Margolin, Tyndale’s VP of Technical explains what an arc flash is, how it occurs, how to protect against it, and more in this fundamental episode.WATCH EPISODE 2
The standards that govern arc flash protection in Canada and the US are very similar and often used interchangeably. Tune in as Canada Sales Director, Paul Castelli and Canada Technical Advisor, Sara Olsen discuss CSA Z462, how it relates to other standards, and the similarities between it and its US counterpart.WATCH EPISODE 3
You’ve heard of flash fire –it may even be a hazard in your workplace, requiring you to wear flame resistant clothing (FRC) – but what exactly is this type of thermal hazard? Scott Margolin, Tyndale’s resident technical expert, takes us back to the basics with a closer look at the flash fire hazard, what it’s characterized by, how to protect against it, and more!WATCH EPISODE 4
While both standards are widely acceptable, there are some Canadian companies that opt for CGSB 155.20 over NFPA 2112. So, what are the differences? The truth is, there are many more similarities between these flash fire standards than there are differences. In this episode we catalog the minor differences to help you understand what you’re specifying.WATCH EPISODE 5
Which standard governs high-visibility safety apparel (HVSA) and reflective striping in Canada? Canada Technical Advisor, Sara Olsen, summarizes CSA Z96 and walks us through what the standard specifies regarding the various classes of garments and performance levels of retroreflective materials.WATCH EPISODE 6
Understanding employers’ responsibilities under the Canadian Labour Code and the hierarchy of standards and regulations in Canada is key to compliance and safety. Read our blog and watch the video featuring Canada Sales Director, Paul Castelli and Canada Technical Advisor, Sara Olsen to unlock answers to these key questions.WATCH EPISODE 7
Regulations for high-visibility safety apparel (HVSA) vary across Canada’s ten provinces and three territories, with nuances in the various jurisdictional or occupational requirements. What are the differences among this mixture of laws, and how do they relate to the federal HVSA requirement as well as CSA Z96, the safety standard that governs high-visibility safety apparel?WATCH EPISODE 8
Regulations for arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing vary slightly across Canada’s provinces. At their core, they align with general, federal requirements while expanding to provide additional best practices that, all together, give us a straightforward takeaway to understanding and ensuring compliance.WATCH EPISODE 9
Product labels are particularly important on AR / FR clothing, and there is key information that you should be on the lookout for as you review them. In this episode, Tyndale’s Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Technical, Scott Margolin, and Canada Sales Director, Paul Castelli, discuss labeling requirements in the United States and Canada and note that there are very few differences between the requirements in the two countries.WATCH EPISODE 10
In this episode, we help Canadian companies answer the question, Can I buy AR/ FR clothing from an American company? We’re sure that by the end of watching our video and reading our blog, you’ll feel confident in your consideration of an American company. Ultimately, our goal is that you partner with a supplier who offers high-quality garments and services and is committed to providing Canadian companies, like yours, with an enjoyable uniform experience.WATCH EPISODE 11
In this final episode of our series, we examine CSA Z195, Canada’s Protective Footwear standard. We also identify and clarify the provincial regulations that do not specifically address this standard, reference other protective footwear standards, or use slightly different language in their jurisdictional requirements.WATCH EPISODE 12
Be sure to contact Paul Castelli if you have any questions about Tyndale’s managed program for your company and learn more about our commitment to the Canadian market here: TyndaleFR.ca.
Canadian companies and their workforce now have access to Tyndale’s unparalleled service model and the broadest selection of AR / FR protective clothing in the industry. We look forward to hearing from you!