The Top 5 FR FAQ’s of 2022

In case you needed another reason to love Fridays, here’s a good one: it’s our FR FAQ day! Every Friday, we promote a blog post highlighting the answer to a frequently-asked question (FAQ). In each, you’ll find helpful information on topics like the hazards you face, the arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing that protects you from those hazards, and more.

What are some of the most sought-after answers? As 2022 fades into the sunset, we’re looking back on the top 5 FR FAQ Fridays of the year. Do you recognize any of these? Whether you’re looking to refresh your memory or following along for the first time, join thousands of readers who tuned in for these answers:

What Happens to a Bra in an Arc Flash?

It’s been well established that a meltable base layer can put you at risk for serious injury in an arc incident – even if it’s worn under a clothing system with an arc rating greater than the potential arc. But what about bras? How do they factor into the protection equation? As a growing number of women join ranks in the field, we put this increasingly-common question to the test in this episode of our Dangers of Improper Wear series. Witness firsthand the impact of wearing a regular, non-AR/FR bra underneath an otherwise fully-protective AR / FR outfit:

Which Products are Safe to use with FRC?

With warmer 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. For example, insect repellents containing DEET are highly flammable and should never be used with AR / FR clothing. So, what solutions are safe, and how can you be sure?

What’s it Like to be a Woman in Power?

Though women comprise just 22% of the utility workforce compared to 47% in other industries, we’re spotlighting the power of each individual spark to ignite change. In our new interview-style series, Women in Power, we celebrate women who are leading the way in a wide range of occupations where AR / FR clothing plays a role by giving them a platform to tell their stories in their own words. What’s it really like to be a woman in this industry?

What do Safety Standards Say About Vented Shirts?

Releasing heat while you sweat by wearing innovative AR / FR vented garments is a great way to stay cool in hot weather and reduce the possibility of heat stress. But how are these garments tested to ensure they also protect from arc flash and flash fire exposures? Learn about the recent and upcoming changes made to the standards that govern the safety of these breathable and lightweight garments:

How Does Tyndale Ensure Continuous Business Productivity?

At Tyndale we prioritize our employee “members’” workplace health and happiness through innovative warehouse solutions that make their jobs more efficient, which in turn means you and your workers get the items you need faster. See how our new conveyor belt system – just one of the many ways we ensure continuous business productivity – saves time, increases output, minimizes potential workplace injury, and maximizes capacity in our shipping trucks:

Do you have a “burning” question we haven’t answered yet? Others may be wondering the same thing! Send us an email at and the answer to your question could be featured in an upcoming edition of FR FAQ Friday.

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