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 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 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 […]
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 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 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 […]
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 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 17, 2021

Dangers of Improper Wear: Episode 3 – Non-FR Meltable Bras

As part of our Improper Wear series, we’re looking at meltable base layers – which includes non-FR under shirts and anything else you might wear under your arc rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) shirt(s), such as a bra. The manikin shown in the video below is wearing a […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
October 23, 2020

How Do I Determine a Safe Layered Arc Rating?

If you’re a frequent wearer of AR / FR clothing, you are familiar with what a garment’s arc rating means. If you’ve wondered how you can simply and easily increase your protection, the answer is layering. Layering is a powerful tool to achieve the protection you need with the comfort […]
March 13, 2020

Should I Wear FR Outerwear Over FR Clothing?

Yes! Last month, we published a blog post on what to wear under your flame resistant (FR) clothing, and today, we’re sharing what you should be wearing over your FR clothing. The answer: FR outerwear. During the cooler months, it’s important to wear outerwear to protect yourself from the elements […]
February 13, 2020

What Should I Wear Under My FRC?

This is a question we get fairly often, and for good reason: it’s not uncommon to wear an undershirt off the clock, for added comfort or warmth. How does this common practice apply in an energized work environment? What do the standards say, and how do the remaining options rate […]
October 25, 2019

Is Bug Spray Safe to Use on FR Clothing?

There are many questions around bug spray and FRC: Is it safe? Which ones are safe? How do I know for sure? Read on to find answers and watch our video below, featuring Tyndale’s Vice President of Technical, Scott Margolin, as he provides clarity in just over a minute. Is […]
August 20, 2019

Does Moisture Impact Protection Levels of FRC?

Whether the result of perspiration or precipitation, it’s not at all unusual for the FR clothing worn by workers in the field to get damp. How does that moisture impact the level of protection you get from the garment? As it turns out, there is more than one answer 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 […]
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 […]
June 4, 2014

Bug Repellent, DEET, and Your FR Clothing

The weather is warming up, which means the concern over pesky insects is growing. You’ll want to stay protected from bugs, but more importantly, remain safe in your FR clothing. As we’ve covered in the past, Tyndale does not recommend applying insect repellent with DEET (N, N-diethyl-meta-toluamide) to flame resistant […]