April 18, 2022

Tyndale Honors Linemen April 18th for National Lineman Appreciation Day

National Lineman Appreciation Day was celebrated for the first time in 2013 after the U.S. Senate approved Resolution 95 recognizing and honoring linemen for the “contributions of these brave men and women who protect public safety.” Join Tyndale today along with electric utilities, friends, and family across the nation in […]
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 and flame resistant (AR / FR) protection you need to stay safe on the job. We offer the broadest selection of quality, comfortable daily wear and task-based PPE in the industry – from our own line, which includes a full range of […]
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 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! […]
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 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 […]
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 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 […]
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. arc-rated and flame resistant (AR […]
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 has since been revised in 2021, though updates pertaining to AR / FR clothing were minor. 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 […]
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 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 […]
October 19, 2017

3 Cost Saving Opportunities through a Choice Program

This is the sixth and final post in a series on the power of choice in your arc-rated flame resistant (FR) clothing and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) programs. This post focuses on cost reduction and why it’s one of the top reasons cited by safety managers for moving to a […]
October 19, 2017

Is Compliance with NFPA 70E Mandatory?

NFPA 70E has since been revised in 2021, though updates pertaining to AR / FR clothing were minor. There are no shortcuts when it comes to keeping workers safe. In fact, it’s usually in the company’s – and the employee’s – best interest to incorporate voluntary safeguards above and beyond […]
October 9, 2017
What is an arc rating?

What is an Arc Rating?

This is the second 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. Flame resistant (FR) clothing is critical in the presence of an arc flash hazard because […]
October 3, 2017
What is an Arc Flash?

What is an Arc Flash?

This is the first 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. Anyone working on or near energized electrical equipment needs to be very aware of the […]
July 19, 2017

Choice Increases Employee Morale

This is the fifth post in a six-part series on the power of choice in your arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) programs. This post focuses on increased employee morale and why it’s one of the top reasons cited by safety managers for […]
May 8, 2017

Increase Access to Innovation through Choice!

This is the fourth post in a six-part series on the power of choice in your arc-rated flame resistant (FR) clothing and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) programs. This post focuses on increased access to clothing innovation and why it’s one of the top reasons cited by safety managers for moving […]
May 1, 2017

Flash Fire Compliance Versus Protection

When it comes to protecting workers, sometimes compliance takes the spotlight in corporate decision making. If you’re in compliance, your workers are protected, right? This is not necessarily true, particularly when purchasing flame resistant clothing (FRC) for flash fire protection.
April 26, 2017

The Key to Employee Comfort: Choice!

This is the third post in a six-part series on the power of choice in your arc-rated flame resistant (FR) clothing and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) programs. This post focuses on comfort and why it’s one of the top reasons cited by safety managers for moving to a managed choice […]
April 24, 2017
Tyndale's OSHA 1910.269 Resource Guide

AR and FR Clothing: What’s the Difference?

When it comes to protective clothing, keeping track of the many standards, terms, and abbreviations can be challenging. One question we commonly receive is: what is the difference between arc-rated (AR) clothing and flame resistant (FR) clothing? Scott Margolin, our resident technical expert, explains the subtle but important difference:
April 18, 2017

Offer Choice, Increase Compliance

  This is the second post in a six-part series on the power of choice in your arc-rated flame resistant (FR) clothing and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) programs. This post focuses on compliance and why compliance rates increase when employees are offered choice. Stay tuned for additional posts in this […]
April 6, 2017
Tyndale’s Sample FRC Flash Fire Policy

What is Flash Fire?

You’ve heard of flash fire – and 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, our resident technical expert, takes us back to the basics with a closer look […]
March 31, 2017

Goodbye Generic Workwear, Hello Stylish FR Clothing

Think about the cell phone you have today, compared to the cell phone you had 10 years ago. Just as the sleek, smart phone you carry today bears no resemblance to your bulky cell phone of yesteryear, the arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing of today has come a […]
March 24, 2017

Introducing the Power of Choice to FR Clothing Programs

This is the first post in a six-part series on the power of choice in your arc-rated flame resistant (FR) clothing and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) programs. Additional posts in this series explore the top 5 reasons cited by safety managers for moving to a managed choice program, including improved […]
March 23, 2017

Base Layer Basics

It’s clear that arc-rated flame resistant (FR) clothing – shirts, pants and outerwear – is necessary to protect against hazards on-the-job for those that risk exposure to arc flash or flash fire in their everyday work environments. But what about what you wear underneath, what’s next to your skin?  How […]
March 16, 2017

Why Wear FR Clothing?

We cover this topic in a more recent post as part of our Proud to Protect Canada series. If you’re a Canadian company or worker interested in learning more, we encourage you to check it out. Arc-rated flame resistant (FR) clothing works as “the last line of defense” in the […]
February 27, 2017

OSHA’s Updated Rule on Fall Protection

Slip, trip, and fall hazards are some of the leading causes of worker deaths and injuries, and the most commonly cited OSHA violation (see the other nine most cited OSHA violations here). In order to address this important component of worker safety, OSHA has released a final rule updating its […]
February 16, 2017

The Technology behind Bulwark iQ Series®

  This is the second and final post in a two-part series, focusing on the Bulwark iQ Series®. Our previous post features a few of the Bulwark iQ Series® garments. In this post, we explain the revolutionary Westex by Milliken G2 technology behind Bulwark iQ Series® and how it is redefining […]
February 2, 2017

Product Spotlight: Bulwark iQ Series®

This is the first post in a two-part series, focusing on the Bulwark iQ Series®. Stay tuned for our second post which will explain the technology behind Bulwark iQ Series® and how it’s redefining comfort for workers required to wear FR clothing. Tyndale is a proud distributor of industry-leading arc-rated […]
January 19, 2017

OSHA’s Top Ten Most Cited Violations

  As we bring in the new year, many of us are thinking of our resolutions for 2017 – and OSHA is giving us a hand with the yearly release of the Top 10 Most Cited Safety Violations in 2016. Make setting safety goals and creating hazard-free workplaces a top […]
January 16, 2017

HRC to CAT: Look Out for NFPA 70E Labeling Change

NFPA 70E has since been revised in 2018 and 2021. Please review our newer posts for the latest information. NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace is periodically updated to support workers and their employers in preventing workplace injuries and fatalities from shock, electrocution, arc flash, and arc […]
January 11, 2017

Introducing Workrite’s Revolutionary New Dual Hazard Lab Coat

As a key distributor of FR clothing from leading manufacturers, Tyndale is pleased to offer a revolutionary lab coat from Workrite FR. Workrite’s new dual hazard lab coat protects wearers against flash fire and chemical splash hazards. Made from flame resistant Nomex® IIIA fabric with Westex ShieldCXP(TM), a chemical splash […]
December 23, 2016

Most Popular Boots for Workers Requiring Foot Protection

The saying goes, “If the shoe fits, wear it.” But when it comes to protective footwear, it’s much more than that!  At Tyndale, our commitment to providing the best products doesn’t stop at flame resistant (FR) clothing. In fact, we are much more than just an FR clothing supplier!
December 19, 2016

5 Easy Steps for Choosing Foot Protection

Want to be sure your workers have the right foot protection on the job – but just not sure where to start?  Choosing protective footwear is no easy task!  Critically, incorrect or insufficient footwear can lead to compliance issues and even worker injury in the event of an incident.  Follow […]
December 14, 2016

Tyndale at OSHA’s Oil and Gas Conference 2016

Tyndale attended OSHA’s biennial Oil and Gas Safety Conference last month, held in Houston from November 29-30th. This sold-out conference attracted a crowd of more than 1,000 industry professionals, and offered attendees the opportunity to hear keynote addresses from safety industry experts, and engage in breakout sessions and exhibitions with […]
December 1, 2016

Leading FR Rainwear for Energy Workers

Our country’s demand for energy does not take a break during bad weather, and neither do the brave men and women working to keep the lights on or produce the fuels we rely on each day. It is critical to ensure these workers have access to protective rainwear during inclement […]
October 11, 2016

GORE® FR Apparel’s Foul Weather Outerwear for Oil & Gas

Dedicated to continually raising the bar on worker safety, comfort, and convenience, Tyndale is proud to partner with GORE® FR Apparel to bring the new TARGO FR foul weather outerwear with GORE-TEX® PYRAD® fabric to the oil and gas market.
September 27, 2016

Summary of ASTM F2892: Soft Toe Protective Footwear Standard

This is the fourth and final post in a four-part series providing an overview of Tyndale’s boot program along with the applicable industry standards – ASTM F2412, ASTM F2413, and ASTM F2892. In this post we provide an overview of ASTM F2892, Standard Specification for Performance Requirements for Soft Toe […]
September 22, 2016

What You Should Know about ASTM F2413 for Protective Footwear

This is the third post in a four-part series providing an overview of Tyndale’s boot program along with the applicable industry standards – ASTM F2412, ASTM F2413, and ASTM F2892. In this post we provide an overview of ASTM F2413, Standard Specification for Performance Requirements for Protective (Safety) Toe Cap […]
September 9, 2016

Understanding the Test Methods that Govern Foot Protection

This is the second post in a four-part series providing an overview of Tyndale’s boot program along with the applicable industry standards – ASTM F2412, ASTM F2413, and ASTM F2892. In this post we provide an overview of ASTM F2412, Standard Test Methods for Foot Protection.
September 2, 2016

Think FRC is all Tyndale has to offer? Think again!

Tyndale is much more than a flame resistant clothing (FRC) supplier. We’ve partnered with Stauffer Glove and Safety to offer a simple PPE purchasing option. Now you can expand your Tyndale FRC program by consolidating your PPE safety purchases with Tyndale.
September 1, 2016

Three Tips for Selecting FR Rainwear

When it comes to flame resistant (FR) rainwear, the risks are real; Ineffective rainwear can make your workers uncomfortable – reducing productivity – while putting them at risk for heat stress or cold stress. Critically, for workers who face arc flash or flash fire hazards as part of their outdoor […]
August 31, 2016

Workers Looking to Give Their Old Boots the Boot?

This is the first post in a four-part series providing an overview of Tyndale’s boot program along with the applicable industry standards – ASTM F2412, ASTM F2413, and ASTM F2892. In this post we provide an overview of our boot program, which offers flexible solutions for company’s requiring foot protection […]
August 26, 2016

Does my Rainwear Protect Against Flash Fire Exposures?

ASTM F2733, Standard Specification for Flame Resistant Rainwear for Protection Against Flame Hazards, contains minimum performance specifications and other requirements for rainwear used to protect workers from hydrocarbon or petrochemical flash fires in wet conditions.
August 18, 2016

What Standard Governs Arc Flash Protective Rainwear?

ASTM F1891, Standard Specification for Arc and Flame Resistant Rainwear, establishes minimum performance specifications, test methods, and other suggested information – including a sizing guide and purchasing specification – for rainwear used to protect workers from momentary exposures to arc flashes or flame.
August 11, 2016

Tired of Headaches Around Buying and Distributing FR Rainwear?

…Let Tyndale manage the program for you! Rainwear is critical to maintaining comfort and healthy body temperature in wet conditions. Otherwise, your clothing will absorb both precipitation and your body’s perspiration as you work. Wet clothing, in turn, reduces energy efficiency, productivity, and leaves you open to cold stress.  Most critically, […]
August 10, 2016

Get Even More Out of Your Tyndale Program!

At Tyndale, we’ve built our business on saving our customers time and money while increasing tracking and reporting for arc-rated/flame resistant clothing (FRC). But Tyndale is much more than an FRC supplier. Take your program one step farther by consolidating your protective boot, FR rainwear, and storeroom PPE supply programs […]
August 3, 2016

Using Spend Avoidance to Control FRC Costs

This is the final post in a five-part series exploring common examples of ineffective FRC practices that have real costs—and practical solutions. We started by reviewing common scenarios that signify opportunity for savings, and reducing costs by transitioning out of rental or lease, eliminating retail spending, and streamlining procurement. In […]
July 28, 2016

Reducing Costs by Streamlining FRC Procurement

This is the fourth in a five-part series exploring common examples of ineffective FRC practices that have real costs—and practical solutions. So far, we reviewed common scenarios that signify opportunity for savings, and reducing costs by transitioning out of rental/lease and eliminating retail spending. In this post, we review the […]
July 22, 2016

Saving on FRC by Eliminating Retail Spend

This is the third in a five-part series exploring common examples of ineffective FRC practices that have real costs—and practical solutions. So far, we reviewed common scenarios that signify opportunities for savings, and reducing costs by transitioning out of rental or lease. In this post, we review the impact of […]
July 20, 2016

How to Save on FRC by Transitioning Away From Rental

This is the second in a five-part series exploring common examples of ineffective FRC practices that have real costs—and practical solutions. In our first post we reviewed common scenarios that signify opportunity for savings. In this post, we explore how to realize savings by transitioning out of rental or lease, […]
July 12, 2016

How to Save on FRC During an Industry Downturn – and Beyond!

This is the first in a five-part series exploring common examples of ineffective FRC practices that have real costs—and practical solutions. In this post we review common scenarios that pose opportunities for savings, followed by four posts exploring key cost saving strategies – transitioning out of rental or lease, eliminating […]
May 5, 2016

How Can I Protect Myself from Zika Virus?

If you’ve tuned into the news recently, chances are you’ve heard about growing international concern about the mosquito-transmitted Zika virus. Here’s what you need to know, and how outdoor workers like you can use Tyndale’s exclusive line of FRMC® garments with Perimeter Insect Guard™ for protection.
March 24, 2016

Frustrated with FRC Rental? Hybrid to the Rescue!

The problem: Workers frustrated with industrial laundry no longer turn-in their garments each week — but you’re still paying the same weekly price for the service.  You still need industrial laundry because some workgroups are exposed to heavy soils or flammable contaminants that are difficult to remove in home laundry.
March 3, 2016

Who is Responsible for FRC Use, Care, and Maintenance?

What do industry standards say about flame resistant clothing (FRC) use, care, and maintenance in oil and gas applications? And who is responsible for making sure garments meet those expectations? What tools are available to employers to support compliance with the requirements?  In this blog post, we explore and compare […]
February 29, 2016

Up and Coming: Tyndale’s Top New Products of 2015

This is the third post in a three-part series looking back at our top products of 2015. In our first post, we highlighted a sampling of our most popular products of 2015. Then, in our second post, we explored a few of our Best Rated Products of 2015. Now, in […]
February 19, 2016

Top Rated: A Few of 2015’s Customer Favorites

This is the second post in a three-part series looking back at our top products of 2015. In our first post, we highlighted a sampling of our most popular products of 2015. In this post we will explore a few of our Best Rated Products of 2015, and in our […]
February 15, 2016

Best Dressed: Tyndale FRC Highlights of 2015

This is the first post in a three-part series looking back at top Tyndale-made products of 2015. In this post, we highlight a sampling of our most popular products of 2015. In our next post we will explore some of our best-rated products of 2015, and in our last post we […]
February 9, 2016

The Dangers of Overlooking Workplace Housekeeping

While it may not be the first thing that comes to mind, housekeeping plays a crucial role in workplace safety. The National Safety Council (NSC) Safety + Health Magazine recently published an article, highlighting the importance of housekeeping in a work environment and offered tips for effective housekeeping practices.
January 26, 2016

Gear Up for Cold Weather with Tyndale’s Uniform Outerwear Solution

Cold weather has arrived – now is the perfect time to choose outerwear for employees exposed to winter weather conditions! The most important factors to consider when looking into FR outerwear for your employees are safety, comfort, company image and budgetary requirements. Tyndale offers a unique solution specifically designed to […]
January 19, 2016
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Tyndale’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2015

  We hope your new year is off to a great start! Updates to OSHA 1910.269 were among the most popular posts – including our four-part series which is fully represented within the top 10 posts of 2015!  Here’s a look back at our top 10 most-viewed posts in 2015:
December 13, 2015

A Choice Program: The Answer to Employee FRC Compliance

Struggling with employee compliance for your FRC Program? In many industries, like oil and gas or electric utilities, employee clothing is dictated by certain safety standards or workplace requirements the garments must meet. However, if your employees are uncomfortable in their flame resistant clothing (FRC), there is potential for garments […]
November 20, 2015

Tyndale Introduces New FR Tool Pouches

Need a convenient way to carry extra tools on the job, without weighing down your pant pockets? Tyndale’s new Tool Pouches are the perfect accessory – fitting right on your belt! Tool Pouches come in four sizes – giving you the perfect fit for a range of items – from […]
October 21, 2015

Top Cost-effective, Tried & True FR Rainwear Solutions

This is the third post in our three-part series reviewing the 2015-16 El Niño outlook and arc-rated flame resistant rainwear options available to outdoor workers facing arc flash or flash fire hazards. In our second post we explored advanced rainwear options, while in this final post we feature some cost-effective rainwear […]
October 15, 2015

Kickoff the Season with FR Outerwear

    It’s that time of year already – temperatures are cooling down, school has started, leaves are beginning to change, and football is back. Cold weather will be here before you know it! Kickoff the season with these important arc-rated flame resistant clothing (FRC) tips:  
October 2, 2015