May 19, 2022

Women in Power: Why Alicia Rogers Chooses to Work Outside Her Home State

Alicia Rogers had many jobs before she landed her career as a lineman but there was always one element missing – being outdoors. A job in the tree industry, cutting tree limbs away from power lines, initially sparked her interest in linework. After two years on a waiting list, she […]
May 13, 2022

What is the NSUJL?

NSUJL stands for the National Sisterhood United for Journeymen Linemen, an nonprofit organization started in 2012 by a group of linewives who were motivated to help families of fallen and injured lineworkers. Today the organization is dedicated to assisting fallen or injured IBEW Journeymen Linemen, Utility Linemen, Apprentice Linemen, Groundmen, […]
May 10, 2022

Proud to Protect Canada – Episode 7: What Is a Standard and How Do They Come to Fruition in Canada?

In previous episodes of our Proud to Protect Canada series, we reviewed the safety standards governing PPE and protective clothing related to arc flash and flash fire hazards and the Canadian standard governing high-visibility safety apparel. In the video below, watch Tyndale Canada Sales Director, Paul Castelli and Tyndale Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Technical, Scott […]
May 10, 2022

Women in Power: Tamara Caponegro – Insights from a Woman Who Knows PPE for Women Who Wear PPE

As Vice President of Sales at Tyndale for more than 15 years, Tamara Caponegro has had a front row seat in the industry’s progress toward better serving women in the field – and has played an active role. Hear from Tamara in her own words about her own career as […]
May 6, 2022

What are Tyndale’s Top Tips for Summertime Safety?

At long last, summer is almost here. Although we may look forward to days at the beach, outdoor events, and other fun ways to soak up the sunshine, we must also prepare for some summertime nuisances that can turn into health and safety issues if not kept in check. As […]
April 29, 2022

What do Safety Standards Say About Vented Shirts?

Summer is coming and now is the perfect time to make sure that you’re not only stocked up on lightweight and breathable arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing, but also aware of the standard updates that govern those garments such as, vented shirts. Designed to help dissipate heat, […]
April 27, 2022

Customer Spotlight: ”The key is rentals don’t work.”

Since developing and establishing Managed Apparel Programs as the industry benchmark over 40 years ago, Tyndale is now the trusted supplier of flame resistant clothing (FRC) for 5 of the top 9 Fortune 500 drilling companies in the US – and we have a 99% customer retention rate! Why do […]
April 27, 2022

Proud to Protect Canada – Episode 6: High-Visibility and Reflective Striping (CSA Z96)

In previous episodes of our Proud to Protect Canada series, we reviewed the safety standards governing PPE and protective clothing related to arc flash and flash fire hazards. In this episode, we’ll turn our attention to the Canadian standard governing high-visibility safety apparel, CSA Z96. In the video below, Tyndale […]
April 21, 2022

Can Flame Resistance Be Washed Out of My AR/FR Clothing?

If you’ve ever wondered if the flame resistance can be washed out of your arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing, you’re in good company – this is one of the top 3 questions we receive! The short answer? Everything Tyndale sells – whether made or distributed by us […]
April 19, 2022

Women in Power: Kori Wormsbecker’s Energizing  Career as a Local Gas Representative

Kori Wormsbecker wasn’t actively seeking a career as a local gas representative until the opportunity to shadow a neighbor who worked in the field presented itself. She received a business management degree from Idaho State University, and up until her apprenticeship in 2012, Kori worked in the call center at […]
April 12, 2022

Proud to Protect Canada – Episode 5: CGSB 155.20 vs. NFPA 2112

In today’s episode, we’ll look at CGSB 155.20, the Canadian standard governing workwear for protection against flash fire. In the video below, Tyndale Canada Sales Director Paul Castelli, talks to Canada Technical Advisor Sara Olsen about CGSB 155.20 and the similarities and differences between it and its US counterpart, NFPA […]
April 8, 2022

Have you stocked up on your lightweight FRC for summer? 

Summer temperatures have already arrived in some areas of the country, signaling it’s time to order your lightweight arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing early. Aside from making sure you’re weather-ready for those random extra warm spring days, beating the rush of summer orders is important for many […]
April 5, 2022

Women in Power: Sara Olsen’s Fiery Career as a Woman in the AR / FR Clothing Industry

Sara Olsen has worked in the personal protective equipment (PPE) industry for over 15 years, but it isn’t a career she set out to do. What started as an interest in knitting, fibers, and fabrics turned into an M.Sc. degree in textile and apparel science from the University of Alberta. […]
April 1, 2022

How are Safety Clothing Brands Closing the Gap in Women’s PPE?

If you’re a woman required to wear arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing, you may have experienced a lack of appealing PPE options specifically designed for you. While improvements have been made to enhance the women’s safety apparel and PPE offering, this continues to be a concern for […]
March 29, 2022

Proud to Protect Canada – Episode 4: Flash Fire Hazards

In previous episodes of our Proud to Protect Canada Series, we learned about arc flash hazards and CSA Z462, the Canadian safety standard that governs arc flash. In this episode, we’ll turn our attention to another extremely dangerous type of thermal hazard: flash fire. This type of hazard is present […]
March 22, 2022

Women In Power: Why Maureen Miller is Proud to be Called a Lineman

At 19, Maureen Miller was on a path to becoming a registered nurse. After her father’s friend suggested the idea of becoming a lineman, Maureen was on the fast track to conquering a non-traditional career as a journeyman lineman.
March 18, 2022

Introducing Tyndale’s Women in Power Series

Did you know that women comprise just 22% of the utility workforce compared to 47% nationwide in other industries? We set out to better understand how to support the women who are succeeding in non-traditional occupations in industries like manufacturing, construction, utilities, and oil and gas. And what better way […]
March 15, 2022

Proud to Protect Canada – Episode 3: What is CSA Z462?

In Episode 2 of our Proud to Protect Canada series, Tyndale’s Canada Sales Director, Paul Castelli, and VP of Technical, Scott Margolin, answer the question, what is an arc flash. Beyond the definition, they discussed what causes an arc flash, the dangers associated with an arc flash, and how to […]
March 11, 2022

What is NFPA 70 and how does it relate to NEC and NESC?

In previous posts, we explained the National Electric Code (NEC) and the National Electric Safety Code (NESC). Today, we’re focusing on NFPA 70E and how it relates to those codes. There’s even an easy-to-read comparison chart so you can see the differences at a glance. We’ll start with a high-level […]
March 9, 2022

Is Your AR/FR Wardrobe Ready for Spring?

Spring, is that you starting to creep in? Warmer weather is around the corner, and not a minute too soon. Now, as the seasons start to change, is a perfect time to tackle some spring cleaning for your arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing wardrobe. Scott Margolin, Vice […]
March 3, 2022

What is the NESC?

It’s common for safety codes and standards to be confused or misunderstood. The acronyms can look similar, and you might wonder how they differ or relate. In today’s post, we explain the National Electric Safety Code (NESC) – not to be confused with the National Electric Code (NEC), which we […]
March 1, 2022

Proud to Protect Canada – Episode 2: Arc Flash Hazards

As Tyndale extends our managed arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing programs into Canada, we invite you to follow along in our 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 […]
February 25, 2022

What is the NEC?

There are a lot of safety standard acronyms out there and they can often be confused or misunderstood. In this post, we’re focusing on the National Electric Code (NEC). In future posts, we cover the National Electric Safety Code (NESC) and how the NEC and NESC relate to NFPA 70E. […]
February 22, 2022

The Results Are In! Find Out How Industry Professionals Rate Tyndale

We are proud to share the results of a recent survey Tyndale sponsored asking members of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) about their arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing programs. We wanted to learn more about their preferences regarding: Products: favorite brands, clothing options, key product […]
February 18, 2022

BREAKING: What’s the Latest from OSHA and PES on Arc Flash?

More than 500,000 of Americans working on or near energized industrial electrical equipment today do not have protection from the deadly arc flash hazard, despite safety standards that have been in place for over 20 years. The Partnership for Electrical Safety (PES) – a network comprised of Tyndale and 10 […]
February 15, 2022

Proud to Protect Canada – Episode 1: Why Wear AR / FR Clothing?

We’re going back to basics to answer a fundamental question, “Why wear FR?” This topic transcends borders and applies to workers exposed to thermal hazards everywhere – so it’s critical to understand. It’s true, AR / FR clothing works as the “last line of defense” in the event of an […]
February 8, 2022

Proud to Protect Canada Series: Introduction

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 […]
February 4, 2022

How Tyndale Minimizes the Impact of Supply Chain Challenges: Part 3 – Price

As you know, suppliers everywhere are facing unprecedented global supply chain challenges resulting in significant product delays. As shared in Part 1 and Part 2 of this three-part series, these challenges stem from several issues, which combined, have led to increases in raw material costs and the relative inability to […]
January 28, 2022

How Tyndale Minimizes the Impact of Supply Chain Challenges: Part 2 – Labor

As you know, suppliers everywhere are facing unprecedented global supply chain challenges resulting in significant product delays. As shared in Part 1 of this 3-part series, these challenges stem from several issues, which combined, have led to increases in raw material costs and the relative inability to finish  products or […]
January 21, 2022

How Tyndale Minimizes the Impact of Supply Chain Challenges: Part 1 – Inventory

As you are undoubtedly aware, suppliers everywhere are facing unprecedented global supply chain challenges resulting in significant product delays. These challenges stem from labor, manufacturing, shipping, and productivity issues and skyrocketing costs in an inflationary period that we haven’t seen the likes of in 50 years. All these factors combined […]
January 18, 2022

Top 3 Recent Changes to AR/FR Clothing Standards

As you know, the ongoing pandemic has impacted every single area of life. As a result, it is no surprise that the past two years have been relatively quiet in terms of major changes to safety standards with impact to arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing requirements. Tyndale […]
January 11, 2022

Best in Show – Our Top Products of 2021

As we look ahead to 2022, we’re also looking back at the highlights of 2021. We recently recapped our viewers’ favorite blog articles and most-watched videos this past year. But what were the most popular Tyndale products of the year? Our inventory planning experts dug into the data: Top Men’s […]
January 7, 2022

Drumroll Please…Our Top 5 Blogs & Videos of 2021

At Tyndale we’re committed to providing not only quality products and reliable service, but also in-depth education and industry leadership. We work diligently all year long to create new and engaging resources that make it easy to expand your knowledge and better protect yourself and your workers. As we look […]
December 30, 2021

Giving Back in 2021: Tyndale’s Proud to Help Outreach

The holiday season is a season of giving, but at Tyndale, being of service to others is at the very essence of our organization throughout the entire year. In 2021 Tyndale employee “members” continued to make a difference through volunteering, advocacy, and fundraising efforts led by our Proud to Help […]
December 17, 2021

OSHA’s Top 10 Safety Violations List for Fiscal Year 2021

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… at least that’s how the song goes. Festivities aside, it is the perfect time to evaluate safety in your workplace and make resolutions for improvement in 2022. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced its preliminary Top 10 most frequently […]
December 7, 2021

How to Layer for Warmth in the Winter

Creating a safe work environment for workers goes beyond ensuring compliance with industry safety standards related to both electrical arc and flash fire hazards – it also means guaranteeing workers are comfortable so that they can perform their duties properly. During the winter months, when workers find themselves in various […]
December 3, 2021

6 Tips to Combat Cold Stress

Think cold stress is only dangerous to the person becoming affected? Think again. Cold stress can dramatically slow reaction times – leading to an industrial accident. Scott Margolin, Vice President of Technical, shares six key tips for keeping yourself and others safe this winter:   So what can you do […]
November 22, 2021

Tyndale Recognized as a Top Workplace by the Houston Chronicle

The list is out, and we’re on it! Tyndale’s distribution center in Houston, TX has been recognized by the Houston Chronicle as a Top Workplace – based on a survey of our employee “members” conducted by Energage. An independent third-party organization dedicated to capturing, studying, and sharing best practices around […]
November 16, 2021

The Dangers of Improper Wear: Episode 11 – Flammable Contaminants

You’re wearing the right PPE, and you’re wearing it properly – tucked, button, layered appropriately, etc. – what can go wrong? Well, if you’re exposed to a flammable substance, and your PPE is contaminated with such a substance, you are at risk of injury in the event of an arc […]
November 12, 2021

Can Arc Ratings Be Added to Calculate Protection?

Tyndale-made arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) garments feature an external label to indicate the garment’s protective ratings. These ratings explain two critical pieces of information about your AR / FR clothing: The Calorie Rating (CAL) – the level of protection the garment delivers The PPE Category (CAT) –  […]
November 9, 2021

The Dangers of Improper Wear: Episode 10 – Non-FR Hoodie Over AR/FR Clothing

If you’ve ever been tempted to reach for a non-FR hoodie to wear over your AR / FR to the jobsite on a chilly morning, you’re not alone: unfortunately, this mistake is common – especially in fall and spring, when it tends to be chilly in the morning and warms […]
November 5, 2021

What Are the Changes to ASTM F2413-18?

If the PPE you wear each day includes protective footwear, you’ve probably noticed the ASTM F2413 label in one of your safety shoes or work boots. ASTM F2413 defines minimum performance requirements for footwear to protect against various workplace hazards. Updates were made to this standard in 2018, resulting in […]
November 2, 2021

The Dangers of Improper Wear: Episode 9 – The Chimney Effect

On the jobsite, head to toe coverage is critical for complete, lifesaving protection. In Episode 4 of The Dangers of Improper Wear – Untucked AR / FR Shirts, we looked at Flash Fire and Arc Flash Safety Standards to confirm that YES, you should always tuck in your arc-rated and […]
October 29, 2021

What Do Companies Say About Tyndale as a Supplier?

At Tyndale, we have five core values that drive our mission, support our decisions, and are key to our successes. One of these core values is “The Customer.” Each and every decision at Tyndale is made according to its impact on our existing and potential customers. We strive for internal […]
October 22, 2021

Introducing Our Series Resource Hub

Did you catch How it’s Tested, a look behind the scenes at the protective clothing and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) your trust with your life? What about Arc Week, our week-long educational look at the world of arc flash safety, risk protection, and PPE through the lens of Discovery’s Shark […]
October 15, 2021

Tyndale’s Top 3 PPE Accessories to Combat Cold Weather and Illness

As we move toward colder weather it’s important to make sure that you have the outerwear that you need to keep you warm through the winter season. But even more, this year in particular it’s important to order your outerwear early because of the global supply and demand shock caused […]
October 7, 2021

Spicing-up the Tyndale Product Offering This Fall

We’re spicing up our product offering with new Tyndale items coming fall 2021 and early 2022. These new flame resistant (FR) clothing options enhance comfort, while offering durability, and most importantly, protection.  From jeans that fit all body types comfortably to layering options for cool weather – we’ve added one […]
September 28, 2021

The Dangers of Improper Wear: Episode 8 – Why a Partially Unbuttoned AR Shirt May Not Fully Protect

Join our host, Scott Margolin, as he uncovers the consequences of failing to fully button your arc-rated or flame resistant (AR/FR) shirt. Improperly wearing your AR / FR clothing could be the difference between injury or leaving the jobsite safely if exposed to an arc flash or flash fire hazard. […]
September 24, 2021

Congress Urges OSHA to Act on AR / FR Clothing for Industrial Electricians

An arc flash can reach temperatures four times hotter than the surface of the sun, but we can avoid virtually all fatal and catastrophic arc flash injuries with arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing. Why? Because the worst outcomes are not caused by the arc itself, but by […]
September 21, 2021

The Dangers of Improper Wear: Episode 7 – Missing the AR Garment and Hazard Match

The common theme in our Dangers of Improper Wear series is ensuring that the garments you put on each day are worn properly and provide adequate protection against the hazards you face at work. Whether you’re faced with potential flash fire or arc flash hazards, wearing protective gear properly could […]
September 17, 2021

How Long has Tyndale Been in Business?

On September 4, 2021, Tyndale celebrated its 40-year anniversary. Since 1981, Tyndale has supplied increasingly personalized, coordinated, and convenient arc-rated and flame resistant clothing (AR / FR) solutions to leading corporations and their employees. We are exceptionally proud of this milestone and what it means to play a key role […]
September 14, 2021

The Dangers of Improper Wear: Episode 6 – Consequences of Using the Wrong Rainwear Standard

Dress Confidently for Arc-flash Hazards with ASTM F1891-Rated Protective Rainwear Before you invest in arc-rated or flame resistant (AR / FR) rainwear it is important you’re aware of the standard that the garment passes to allow it to make its FR claim. Specifically, rainwear tested to ASTM D6413, the “Vertical […]
September 7, 2021

The Dangers of Improper Wear: Episode 5 – Non-AR Outerwear Over CAT 2 Garments

In today’s episode, we’re looking at the consequences of wearing flammable outerwear over AR garments. In this case, a flammable high-visibility vest and jacket over CAT 2 arc-rated (AR) dailywear. The video below graphically shows the consequences of wearing flammable clothing over quality AR clothing. So, be sure to watch […]
September 3, 2021

How do You Stay Up to Speed on Industry Information?

We’re so excited to celebrate Tyndale 500! Not quite the famous, 500-mile racecar event you may be familiar with. We recently reached (and quickly exceeded) 500 posts on HERE, our industry-leading blog! All thanks to you – our readers – for cheering us on! Unlike Daytona, we’re not stopping at […]
August 31, 2021

Dangers of Improper Wear: Episode 4 – Untucked AR/FR Shirts

Are You Required to Tuck-in Your AR / FR Shirt? The answer is YES, you should always tuck-in your arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) shirts. We’ll show you why it’s so important in this week’s episode from our Dangers of Improper Wear series. Watch the video below for […]
August 27, 2021

Arc Week Season 2, Ep. 5: Respect Your Environment – Swimming with Sharks and Working with Arcs

In this episode, our host Scott Margolin, Vice President of Technical, is on location in Jupiter, Florida, where he’s joined by arc flash experts Hugh Hoagland of ArcWear and Kinectrics, Rich Gojdics of Enespro PPE, and Jason Iannelli of the Electrical Training Alliance (ETA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers […]
August 26, 2021

Arc Week Season 2, Ep. 4: Famous Sharks & Arcs Through History

In this episode, Special guest Duane Siders, Chief Revenue Officer at National Safety Apparel (NSA), joins Tyndale’s Scott Margolin to look back at some of the most famous arcs in history – and how far we’ve come. But not before we look back at some of the most famous sharks […]
August 25, 2021

Arc Week Season 2, Ep. 3: “You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat” – CAT 3 & 4 Arc Flash Suits

So far, we’ve taken a look at PPE for CAT 1 & 2 tasks and layering for hazards above CAT 2 (from 8-20 cal/cm2). Today, our host Scott Margolin is joined by special guest Rich Gojdics, Vice President of Business Development at Enespro PPE, to answer frequently-asked questions about PPE […]
August 24, 2021

Arc Week Season 2, Ep. 2: Hidden Dangers – 3 Things to Know About Layering Above CAT 2

In both shark diving and industrial electrical work, risks exist on a scale. As we learned in Episode 1, when we recognize a greater hazard, we must increase our personal protective equipment (PPE) – including our arc-rated (AR) clothing system and other PPE – accordingly. For hazards above CAT 2 […]
August 23, 2021

Arc Week Season 2, Ep. 1: Shark-Rated vs. Arc-Rated – Matching PPE to the Hazard

Today, we’re taking a deep dive on personal protective equipment (PPE): Do I need it? When? What PPE do I need, and how do I match it to the hazard? Believe it or not, swimming with sharks can tell us a lot about PPE for working with arcs and how […]
August 20, 2021

Do Zippers and Buttons Factor into Ebt Ratings?

Thanks to everyone who submitted questions to be answered in our FR FAQ series. The question we’re answering today was submitted by Charlie S. from Pennsylvania, who asks: What effect do zippers and buttons have on arc ratings, specifically break open ratings? As you may know, there are two ways […]
August 19, 2021

Diving Deeper: Arc Week Season 2

Arc Week is back, and better than ever. This year, we’re taking the action to new depths; throughout the week we’ll be joined by a number of industry experts, who will share their expertise with us. And, at the end of the week, they’ll all join us for an actual […]
August 13, 2021

Should Layered AR / FR Clothing Be Tucked in?

Thanks to everyone who submitted questions to be answered in our FR FAQ series. The question we’re answering today was submitted by Derek S. from Arizona. It is: Do I need to tuck in my arc-rated / flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing while wearing an AR / FR base […]
August 10, 2021

Dangers of Improper Wear: Episode 2 – Base Layers Should Not Melt!

Streetwear base layers are usually constructed from popular, man-made fabrics such as nylon, polypropylene, or spandex. When wearing these fabrics underneath arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing, you are at risk of serious injury, and we’re going to tell – and show –you why. When exposed to the […]
August 6, 2021

Tyndale is Proud to Protect, and Just as Proud to Help

For 40 years, Tyndale has been Proud to Protect. And, together with our amazing employee “members,” the Tyndale family is just as Proud to Help. Since Tyndale was founded in the 1980’s, we have played an active role in the communities where our members live and work. As the company […]
August 3, 2021

Dangers of Improper Wear: Episode 1 – Insect Repellents

Welcome to episode #1 of our Dangers of Improper Wear blog and video series! Let’s join our guide, Tyndale’s Vice President of Technical, Scott Margolin as he explains today’s improper wear topic: Insect Repellents. We focus on the differences between two insect repellents – and discover the impact each has on […]
July 27, 2021

Dangers of Improper Wear: Introduction

Mistakes happen. But mistakes made when it comes to how you wear your arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing can mean the difference between walking away from an accident and being seriously injured – or worse – in such an event. Follow our Dangers of Improper Wear series […]
July 23, 2021

How Does Tyndale Create Live Arc Flash Demonstrations?

Tyndale is known for being a leading provider of arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing. Did you know we also perform live arc flash testing to ensure the FR garments we sell perform as expected under real-world conditions? In today’s FR FAQ, we explore why and how Tyndale […]
July 20, 2021

How It’s Tested: Episode 21 – Insulating Rubber Gloves

Electrical insulating gloves provide important protection against serious injury and even death. That’s why in this week’s episode of How It’s Tested, glove expert and VP of International Sales and Marketing at National Safety Apparel, Vladimir Ostrovsky, joins us to discuss all things related to insulating gloves. Tune in as […]
July 8, 2021

July 10: A Day of Thanks for Life as We Know it

This Saturday is a special day in the Tyndale community – and across the nation. July 10 is now recognized by Congress as Journeyman Lineworker Recognition Day – a day when we as a nation should pause to recognize and appreciate the difficult, selfless, brave, and often-thankless work lineworkers do […]
July 8, 2021

Product Highlights from Tyndale’s Classic Casual Collection

July 1, 2021

What is Protex?

Flame-resistant (FR) innovation spans centuries, with the concept of flame-resistant materials dating back to ancient Greece. Our modern understanding of FR has advanced substantially over the past 25 years. Today we’re discussing a fiber brand that has been a part of almost every major FR innovation over the past decade. […]
June 29, 2021

Product Highlights from Tyndale’s Workwear Collection

Tyndale’s Workwear Collection offers proven products for men and women designed to deliver rugged and durable protection – great for tough working conditions. These garments are functional and professional, perfect for on the job. Listen while Pam Costello, Tyndale’s Product Development Manager, offers insight on the top selling products from […]
June 24, 2021

Have AR/FR Questions? We Have the Answers.

FR FAQ is one of our most popular email series here at Tyndale. Every Friday, we pick an unanswered question about arc-rated flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing and do deep-dive explaining topics from proper wear, best practices, safety standards, and requirements, to how your AR / FR clothing protects […]
June 22, 2021

Prep for an Above-Average Hurricane Season with AR / FR Rainwear

The NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center has forecasted another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season in 2021, after increasing the number of storms considered “average” in the Atlantic basin, with a possible return of La Nina later in the 2021 season. COVID-19 continues to play a role in the global supply chain this […]
June 18, 2021

How Did Tyndale Handle COVID-19 Safety?

As part of National Safety Month, we’re highlighting a new safety topic each Friday in June. There was one safety topic that remained front and center over the course of the past year – you guessed it, arc-rated (AR) and flame resistant clothing (FRC) safety. As COVID-19 unfolded, everyone entered […]
June 15, 2021

How It’s Tested: Episode 20 – ASTM F2621, Arc Flash Ensemble Testing

Before they’re offered for sale in the marketplace, arc-rated (AR) garments and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are tested individually to assess their performance and ensure they deliver the arc flash protection that’s needed to keep workers exposed to arc flash safe. But, if you’re involved in specifying and purchasing that […]
June 11, 2021

How has OSHA Advanced Worker Safety for 50 Years?

Formed in 1971, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has drastically reduced fatalities, injuries, and illnesses of American workers in the workplace. We’re leveraging the expertise of our arc-flash and flash fire subject matter expert, Scott Margolin, to review how OSHA has supported the industries affected by arc-flash and […]
June 8, 2021

How It’s Tested: Episode 19 – ASTM F2178, Arc-Rated Eye and Face Protection

If you work alongside the arc flash hazard, chances are you’re used to wearing a balaclava and face shield – particularly when you’re completing PPE category (CAT) 1 and CAT 2 work. Have you ever wondered how these items are tested, or what standard ensures these items – as well […]
June 4, 2021

What is the Partnership for Electrical Safety?

If you didn’t know, June is National Safety Month. As we discuss all things safety this month, we’ve decided to take a moment to focus on a new player in the electrical safety market, The Partnership for Electrical Safety (PES). So what is the Partnership for Electrical Safety (PES)? Very […]
June 1, 2021

What is Tyndale Doing to Further Electrical Safety?

May was National Electrical Safety month and today marks the beginning of National Safety Council’s Safety Month, but at Tyndale protecting workers from arc flash is at the heart of what we do every moment of every day. Beyond providing lifesaving arc-rated (AR) clothing and PPE to thousands of electricians, […]
May 28, 2021

How Does Tyndale Support Its Industry Partners?

As both a manufacturer and distributor, Tyndale prides itself on offering the best product choice in the industry, which supports compliance and satisfaction through our unique arc rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing programs. In order to continue offering extensive choice, we are proud to partner with leading […]
May 25, 2021

How It’s Tested: Episode 18 – ‘EH’ Two Letters That Shouldn’t Be Taken Lightly

Joining us again for this episode of How It’s Tested is Heath Hunter, Director of Industrial Sales at Ariat. Heath brings his protective footwear expertise to our discussion on electrical hazard (EH) rated boots. In part 1 of our How It’s Tested series on protective footwear we touched on impact […]
May 21, 2021

Do High-Visibility Garments Attract Bees?

After months of cold weather, we’re turning a corner. The warmer weather brings sun and fun, but also insects, specifically bees. Today, let’s join Tyndale’s Vice President of Technical, Scott Margolin as he answers the important question: do high-visibility garments attract bees? First, let’s dive into how bees operate. While […]
May 18, 2021

How It’s Tested: Episode 17 – Why Footwear Testing Matters

We’re getting into the nitty gritty of testing to explain how protective footwear is tested! You’ll first need to know which two standards govern protective footwear. These standards are ASTM F2412, Standard Test Methods for Foot Protection and ASTM F2413, Standard Specification for Performance Requirements for Protective (Safety) Toe Cap […]
May 11, 2021

How it’s Tested: Episode 16 – ANSI 107 and High-Visibility Garments

High-visibility AR / FR clothing is an important category of personal protective equipment (PPE) because it not only protects you from arc flash and/or flash fire hazards but it enhances your visibility as you perform important job functions. This is particularly important in low-light and/or high-traffic areas. ANSI/ISEA 107 provides […]
May 7, 2021

Does AR / FR Clothing Contribute to Heat Stress?

Summer is right around the corner, which means the heat is coming! With warmer weather comes questions around heat-related illnesses and whether or not wearing arc-rated and flame-resistant (AR / FR) protective apparel contributes to heat stress. What is heat stress? Heat stress occurs after you’ve been exposed to high […]
April 30, 2021

What Predicts Comfort in a Garment?

Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to make accurate predictions for the things that matter most? Tyndale can’t give you the winning lottery numbers but we can tell you exactly how to best predict comfort in your arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) garments, which leads to other […]
April 20, 2021

How It’s Tested: Episode 15 – Fabric Color Tests

So far, our How It’s Tested series has covered everything from critical tests related to the protective qualities of arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) garments, to why you should care about the tests your garments pass. Now, we’re diving into some topics that you might be less familiar […]
April 16, 2021

Which Standards Should My FR Rainwear Pass?

If you’re specifying or purchasing arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) rainwear, it’s critical that you know which standards are used to make compliance claims. Tyndale strongly recommends against accepting or purchasing FR rainwear that is only using ASTM D6413, the vertical flame test, to make those claims. Which […]
April 15, 2021

Celebrating 5 Years as a Top Workplace

If your reaction to the last year was “one star, do not recommend,” you’re certainly not alone. That is why we’re especially humbled to have received a FIVE STAR rating from our employee “members” as one of the Philadelphia area’s “Best Places to Work” – for the fifth year in […]
April 13, 2021

How It’s Tested: Episode 14 – ASTM F2733 for Flash Fire Rainwear

Our How It’s Tested series recently covered why ASTM F1891 is the critical compliance criteria specific to arc-rated (AR) rainwear, so this week we’re covering the flash fire rainwear equivalent – ASTM F2733. ASTM F2733 is the standard specification for flame resistant (FR) rainwear for protection against flame hazards. Beware […]
April 9, 2021

What are the Lightest Weight CAT 2 Button-up Shirts?

If you’ve ever been in the market for a comfortable, light-weight, CAT 2 / NFPA 2112 button-up shirt, you know that historically, finding this item has been tricky. There are plenty of options which meet most of these parameters, but are they comfortable? Would it be a shirt you look […]
April 6, 2021

How It’s Tested: Episode 13 – Why ASTM F1891 is the Critical Compliance Criteria for AR Rainwear

ASTM F1891 is the Standard Specification for Arc rated (AR) and Flame Resistant (FR) Rainwear – and you don’t want to confuse it with ASTM F 1506 (AR Clothing) or D6413 (Vertical Flame). ASTM F1891 provides test methods, performance criteria and purchasing information for rainwear designed to protect workers from […]
April 2, 2021

What Does OSHA Say About Home vs. Industrial Laundry?

As you may know, there two main program types when it comes to obtaining arc rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing – Managed Direct Purchase with Home Laundry and Uniform Rental with Industrial Laundry. When you have one supplier telling you that their program is the best and […]
March 30, 2021

How It’s Tested: Episode 12 – What Does It Mean to be UL Certified?

If you’ve been following our How it’s Tested series, you’ve learned about the four (4) main NFPA 2112 tests, and the “other” or lesser-known tests and our series continues with UL certification. Did you know that 2112 garment compliance requires third-party certification? But, the tests we’ve previously covered are fabric […]
March 26, 2021

Does a Non-FR Base Layer Count Toward Arc Rating?

Questioning whether or not your non-flame resistant (non-FR base layer counts towards a system arc rating? This blog post gives you the answer and helps you determine the proper garments to wear as a base layer when calculating a layered arc rating. The answer is no – a non-FR base […]
March 23, 2021

How It’s Tested: Episode 11 – The “Other” NFPA 2112 Tests

If you’ve been following our How it’s Tested series, you’re aware of the four (4) main NFPA 2112 tests. But, did you know there are a dozen other tests that help determine garment performance? Today we’re diving into some of these other tests, and explaining why they are so important. […]
March 19, 2021

How Do I Know My FRC is Free of Harsh Chemicals?

A lot goes into making arc rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) garments, as you may have gathered after watching our How It’s Made series. And rightfully so – AR / FR clothing is your last line of defense, protecting you from injury in the event of an arc […]
March 16, 2021

How It’s Tested: Episode 10 – The Pass/Fail Tests in NFPA 2112

We’re breaking down the various tests in NFPA 2112 for flash fire protection. Now that we’ve taken a closer look at “the Manikin Test” (ASTM F1930) – the most well-known of the tests, we’re turning our attention to the other three main fabric tests in the standard. Scott Margolin, Vice […]
March 12, 2021

What’s Better: Coveralls vs. Shirts and Pants

As “the last line of defense” in the event of an arc flash or flash fire – when all other safety measures have been unsuccessful in preventing an incident – the arc rated flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing you decide to wear is critical to your safety on the […]
March 9, 2021

How It’s Tested: Episode 9 – ASTM F1930, The Flash Fire Manikin Test

In any environment where you’re at risk of being exposed to a flash fire, you must always stay alert. Keeping aware of your environment, and knowing the flash fire protection standards can save your life in the event of a flash fire. If you work alongside the risk of a flash […]
March 5, 2021

What’s Best for AR / FR Clothing: Metal or Plastic Zippers?

As you get dressed for work, you look down and notice a zipper on your arc rated flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing. You wonder, is this safe? Should it be metal? Or, plastic? The answer is fairly simple. Metal and plastic zippers are safe to be on AR / […]
March 2, 2021

How It’s Tested: Episode 8 – The Basics of NFPA 2112

If you’re working in an environment where you are at risk of being exposed to a flash fire (a sudden, intense fire which is short in duration but severe in potential danger) you should be aware of the flash fire protection standards set in place to keep workers safe. NFPA […]
February 26, 2021

How Does Tyndale Vet and Audit the Products We Sell?

As you know, arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) garments are very different from everyday clothing you find in most stores. These specialized garments are made using flame-resistant fabrics, must comply with all relevant safety standards, and are required to be labeled properly. With all that goes into these […]
February 23, 2021

How It’s Tested: Episode 7 – ASTM F1959, The Arc Rating Test

As we learned in previous How It’s Tested episodes, ASTM F1506 establishes minimum performance requirements for flame resistance, arc rating, and mechanical durability, using two main tests and a series of smaller test to identify fabrics that comply. In this post, we’re concentrating on one of the two main tests […]
February 19, 2021

Do AR / FR Shirts Need to be Tucked in?

If you’re required to wear arc-rated or flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing, the first step in protecting yourself is making sure you’re wearing the clothing properly. It’s important to note that aside from risking your safety by not wearing AR / FR correctly, you are also out of compliance […]
February 16, 2021

How It’s Tested: Episode 6 – ASTM F2621, The Half Manikin Test

Welcome to a new episode in our How It’s Tested series. Last week, we put a lens on the ASTM F1506 mechanical tests which are used to ensure fabric has the strength it needs to reliably deliver the arc flash protection you trust with your life. Today’s episode focuses on […]
February 12, 2021

Should FR Clothing Embellishments Be Flame Resistant?

Many companies who require arc rated or flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing for employees also require that the clothing be branded with their company logo and/or personalized with the employee’s name. One question we get asked often is, do embroidery and patches on AR / FR clothing need to […]
February 9, 2021

How It’s Tested: Episode 5 – ASTM F1506, Part 2: The “Gut Check” for AR Clothing

If you work alongside an arc flash hazard each day, you’ve got guts. Your electric arc protection should too! That’s where ASTM F1506 comes in: it identifies arc-rated flame resistant (AR / FR) fabrics with the right performance properties to be worn for arc flash protection. In our last post […]
February 5, 2021

Top 5 FR FAQ’s 2020

Our FR FAQ Fridays are your source for industry-specific news, Tyndale updates, and – most importantly – the information you and your workers need to stay safe. Our top five (5) blog posts from 2020 hit on every area of Tyndale’s expertise and deliver information to aid in the success […]
February 2, 2021

How It’s Tested: Episode 4 – ASTM F1506, Part 1: The Big Two Tests for Arc Protection

One of the main standards for arc flash-protective clothing is ASTM F1506, Standard Performance Specification for Flame Resistant and Electric Arc Rated Protective Clothing Worn by Workers Exposed to Flames and Electric Arcs. But don’t be distracted by its long formal name. Known more commonly as “the Arc Standard” or […]
January 29, 2021

How Does Tyndale Keep up with Supply During COVID-19?

Despite the digits in COVID-19, it unfortunately remains a hot topic as we settle into this new year. If your company is looking to evaluate your current or a potential arc rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing supplier anytime soon, it’s vital to ask questions that effectively evaluate […]
January 26, 2021

How It’s Tested: Episode 3 – OEKO-TEX® 100 (What is it and why should you care?)

OEKO-TEX® 100 is the preeminent standard for determining if fabrics and textiles contain unsafe chemicals, and passing OEKO-TEX 100 delivers assurance to wearers that any chemicals that are present in the clothing they’re wearing are well within the established safe thresholds. Rest assured, all fabric used to manufacture your Tyndale […]
January 22, 2021

Where is My Tyndale Order?

Receiving items through the mail, or parcel delivery services has increased exponentially over the past few years. Last year alone, Americans received 12.5 billion tons of goods purchased online. It is now common to expect your shipment immediately with some online sites offering 2-day shipping. With this speed becoming the […]
January 19, 2021

How It’s Tested: Episode 2 – The Vertical Flame Test, Straight Up

The Vertical Flame Test, ASTM D6413, determines whether a fabric is flame resistant or not, which makes it the test when it comes to arc rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) apparel. It’s important to note that there are other “flame resistance” tests in the market but ASTM D6413 […]
January 15, 2021

How Tyndale Ensures Consistent Sizing

Have you ever bought two of the same shirts, only to find one fits slightly different than the other? That is a quality assurance issue. At Tyndale our biggest goal is your satisfaction; we take our quality assurance measures very seriously and work hard to make sure you don’t experience […]
January 12, 2021

How It’s Tested: Episode 1 – The Hierarchy of Safety Standards

There are many AR/FR standards, each directing key guidelines for safety. Understanding how they work together to inform and support employee safety is important. Collectively, the testing standards as a whole resemble a pyramid, starting at the top with standards from OSHA. Join us as we break down the hierarchy […]
January 8, 2021

FRC: How It’s Tested – All Things Testing

You trust your arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing with your life, and for good reason: AR / FR from qualified suppliers like Tyndale undergoes rigorous testing to ensure it will perform as expected in the event of an arc flash or flash fire. But what are the […]
January 5, 2021

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!
December 18, 2020

Uniform Look in Rental vs. Purchase Program – What’s the Difference?

By definition, “uniform” means consistent, alike, and orderly. If your company requires a “uniform look” in their arc rated flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing program, can they still offer choice? “Choice,” by definition, means variety, option, and preference. So, how can companies take advantage of the power of choice […]
December 11, 2020