April 3, 2020

FRC Safety During COVID-19: What to Know When Using Alcohol as a Sanitizer

In these uncertain times, you can rely on Tyndale to provide the latest information on arc rated (AR) / flame resistant (FR) clothing safety during COVID-19. In the post and video below, we talk about what you should know when using alcohol as a sanitizer – and what you should do […]
April 2, 2020

FR Safety and COVID-19: Our Appreciation to America’s Workers

On behalf of Tyndale and its employee members, Tyndale’s President Robert Whittenberger would like to personally thank the thousands of utility workers and others in vital industries who have demonstrated unwavering dedication in maintaining our country’s critical energy infrastructure as we face this unprecedented challenge of COVID-19 – both as […]
April 1, 2020

FRC Safety During COVID-19: Disinfecting Leather Gloves

During the COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) pandemic we have been told to wash our hands frequently to stop the spread of this deadly virus. But, how should you disinfect the leather gloves that you use on the job?
March 31, 2020

FR Safety During COVID-19: Dangers of Cheap FRC

You’ve heard the saying, “you get what you pay for,” right? Well, FR clothing is no exception. In fact, buying cheap AR / FR clothing can have the worst consequence of all – it can be deadly. In this post – and in our video featuring Scott Margolin, Tyndale’s VP […]
March 30, 2020

FRC Safety During COVID-19: Impact of Residual Bleach Spray on Flame Resistance

In these uncertain times, you can rely on Tyndale to provide the latest information on arc rated (AR) / flame resistant (FR) clothing safety during COVID-19. In the post and video below, we talk about the potential impact of residual bleach spray on flame resistance. For additional information on AR / […]
March 27, 2020

FRC Safety During COVID-19: How to Disinfect Hard-Surface PPE

During the COVID-19 (“coronavirus”) pandemic, people in many vital industries are working around the clock to maintain our country’s critical energy and other infrastructure. In challenging times such as these, it’s more important than ever to stay calm and work smarter. It’s also vitally important to double-down on safety – […]
March 26, 2020

FRC Safety During COVID-19: Don’t Share FRC or PPE

Don’t share your arc rated and flame resistant clothing (AR / FR Clothing) – sounds like a given, right? However, as the current health crisis continues to unfold, we want to be sure we are reminding wearers why not sharing clothing is more important than ever. We’ve explained that COVID-19 […]
March 25, 2020

FRC Safety During COVID-19: Dried Bleach Residue and FRC

Along with the pandemic has come increased emphasis on reducing possible virus exposure by disinfecting work equipment, personal items, and commonly-touched surfaces. Chlorine bleach is a powerful, widely available, and cost-effective disinfectant that is being widely used to disinfect in line with CDC and WHO recommendations.
March 23, 2020

Are Uniform Rental Programs Cost-Effective?

This is the third post in our series examining the industry’s shift away from uniform rental (“rental”) programs with industrial laundry for arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing, a closer look at misconceptions that sometimes lead companies to select rental for AR / FR clothing, and unintended consequences […]
March 23, 2020

FRC Safety During COVID-19: Disinfecting FRC

Whether you are exposed to someone with the flu or more seriously, someone with COVID-19, how to wash your flame resistant clothing (FRC) remains the same. This blog post highlights the do’s-and-don’ts for disinfecting your FRC after a day in the field or coming in contact with the COVID-19 virus. […]
March 17, 2020

Is Uniform Rental with Industrial Laundry Necessary for AR / FR Clothing?

This is the second post in our series examining the industry’s shift away from uniform rental (“rental”) programs with industrial laundry for arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing, a closer look at misconceptions that sometimes lead companies to select rental for AR / FR clothing, and unintended consequences […]
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 […]
March 10, 2020

Four Reasons Why FR Managed Programs Are Better Than Uniform Rental Programs

Managed apparel programs provide many benefits to businesses and employees alike. Many AR / FR clothing (arc rated / flame resistant clothing) wearers enjoy the convenience, choice, and ease of use of a managed program, where garments are chosen by the wearer from a catalog of options approved by management, […]
March 5, 2020

How Well Does an Arc Rated Garment Perform After 100 Washes?

We are frequently asked about the durability of flame resistance of arc rated garments. Do my arc rated garments lose their protective ability as I wash them after each use?  All FR and AR garments sold by Tyndale are guaranteed flame resistant for the service life of the garment.  To […]
February 27, 2020

Does My AR/FR Rainwear Meet The Right Standard?

Shopping for arc-rated and flame resistant (AR/FR) rainwear? Take a VERY close look at the label. Some rainwear sold on the market as flame resistant is tested and labeled to comply with ASTM D6413, Standard Test Method for Flame Resistance of Textiles (the “vertical flame test”). However, if you or […]
February 24, 2020

The Hierarchy of FR Clothing Standards

There are a lot of FRC safety standards out there. Understanding how they work together to inform those who are required to be in compliance with them is important. In this post – and the brief video below – we break down the hierarchy of these safety standards, starting with […]
February 20, 2020

How Well Does Tyndale’s Versa Line Perform During An Arc Flash?

Tyndale recently debuted our new clothing line, The Versa Collection. This line of Tyndale-made FRC focuses on comfort and style while delivering the safety and performance you expect to keep you safe on the job. Curious to know how this contemporary line of FR clothing fared during a real-word arc […]
February 17, 2020

Outfitting Your Workers With The Right Safety Gloves Is All In Your Hands

Tyndale often supplies protective gloves to its managed program customers. Tyndale offers a fully managed glove program to support internal tracking of employee protective glove purchases and avoid over spending. To ensure a wide variety of cut resistant, arc rated, and fire resistant gloves for your company’s specific on-the-job hazards, […]
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 […]
February 11, 2020

Customer Spotlight: NorthWestern Energy

“Before choosing Tyndale, we had a local vendor that we worked with and inventory became an issue.” – Barry O’Leary, Director of Safety at Northwestern Energy. Northwestern Energy previously was supplied through a hybrid clothing program, where they would rely on local Flame Resistant clothing (FRC) vendors to dress larger […]
February 7, 2020

What Does Arc Flash Testing Look Like? An Introduction to Tyndale’s Newest Video Series

We believe seeing is believing. That’s why we continually invest in real world demonstrations to visualize why wearing arc-rated flame resistant clothing – and wearing it properly – matters. As part of this commitment, we are pleased to share our latest Arc Flash Video Series. These test videos display the […]
January 31, 2020

Bundling Up? Buckle Down on Safety

For much of the country, winter ushers in additional hazards to manage – challenges like cold temperatures, shorter periods of sunlight, and freezing precipitation. To stay safe in weather like snow and ice, we must adapt our safety behaviors – taking steps like leaving extra time to clear off our […]
January 28, 2020

Top 5 FR Videos of 2019!

This past year Tyndale’s Marketing Department was hard at work creating countless videos to help you stay informed on all things FRC. This week we present you with 5 of Tyndale’s most viewed videos of 2019. Check out the most popular video content from 2019! 1) How to Wash Flame […]
January 23, 2020

What Should I Look For On FR Clothing Labels?

Reading labels on flame resistant (FR) clothing can be confusing. How do you know for sure that the clothing you have offers the protection you need? FR clothing is required to have specific information on its label in order to comply with industry safety standards. In this post, we share […]
January 20, 2020

Tyndale’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2019

Happy New Year, and welcome to 2020! Our members here at Tyndale hope your year is filled with joy and prosperity. Join us as we recap our most popular blogs from 2019, detailing innovation and education in the world of FRC.
January 16, 2020

Top 5 FR FAQ Friday Topics of 2019

Wondering which Tyndale FR FAQ Fridays were most popular in 2019? From updates on regulations and arc flash facts to live arc flash footage in our blog—we’ve shared informative topics pertaining to the FR industry throughout 2019. Read the top 5 for a refresher on the most popular FR FAQ […]
January 6, 2020

The Truth About FR Headwear

With the winter months upon us, proper outwear is key to staying both warm and safe on the job. FR pants, shirts, and outerwear are a must, but do you know if you should be wearing FR headwear? Let us help explain that answer. As the mornings gets colder, it […]
December 16, 2019

Customer Spotlight: Duke 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 our 98% […]
December 12, 2019

What is Cold Stress?

Cold winter weather can be downright dangerous, and it is important to know the risks to workers and how to stay protected from harsh winters. According to the National Weather Service, 30% of injuries during winter storms are a result of being unprepared with adequate clothing. Depending on where you’re […]
December 9, 2019

NSA Adds Women’s Clothing Brand, HauteWork®, To Its House of Brands

USA manufacturing, family-owned values, and commitment to innovation is what drew Jaime Glas, CEO and founder of the upscale women’s brand of Flame Resistant Clothing (FRC), HauteWork®, to National Safety Apparel® (NSA) as a partner. “It was an immediate fit,” said Glas of her first meeting with NSA in early […]
December 5, 2019

What is ANSI 107?

When selecting high-visibility safety apparel such as shirts, rainwear, outerwear, safety vests, headwear, and other high-visibility accessories, ANSI/ISEA 107 provides reliable guidelines for proper selection and use. ANSI/ISEA 107 is an industry regulation established by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) that establishes […]
November 12, 2019

Tyndale Returns to KEMA for More Live Arc Flash Testing

Nothing drives home the importance of wearing arc rated, fire resistant (AR/FR) clothing on the job than seeing what happens when non-FR clothing is subjected to an actual arc flash. Back in 2017, Tyndale broke new ground by hosting, along with Westex, an utterly unique event at the KEMA – […]
November 5, 2019

The Tyndale Versa Collection

Tyndale has changed the long held beliefs that FR clothing must be bulky, unflattering, and never fashion forward. Today, safety still remains first but style is more important than ever. We have revamped Arc-rated FRC into a clothing line worthy of a runway. Both our men’s and women’s Versa Collection […]
November 1, 2019

What is a Risk Assessment?

When approaching a new project and determining what work is involved, it is important to perform a risk assessment. “Risk assessment” is a term used to describe the overall process or method where you: Identify hazards and risk factors that have the potential to cause harm. This is known as […]
October 30, 2019

The Newly Designed Union Line

Tyndale is proud to continue our strategic alliance with NSA and announce the addition of their newly redesigned Union Line collection of 100% Union-Made in the U.S. FR clothing to our product offering. These products have been redesigned with the goal of offering increased comfort and style. Tyndale is Proud […]
October 21, 2019

NEW WEBINAR – Seeing is Believing: Real-World Lessons in FRC

They say seeing is believing. So, if you still have any questions about the importance of wearing FR clothing on the job, you need to see this webinar. It features HD video of arcs in real 480V equipment at KEMA Powertest AND video of full scale, outdoor flash fires shot […]
September 30, 2019

Tyndale’s New Versa Flex Jeans

Jeans have long held a special place in our lives with the perfect fit and feel being paramount. The right pair of jeans can change the entire outlook of your day. Keeping this in mind, Tyndale has created the new Versa Regular Fit Flex FR Jeans (M24MT). These are our […]
September 24, 2019

It’s Coming! TyndaleFRC Express Due to Launch in December 2019

If you’re a small to mid-size company looking to capture the multitude of benefits that are a part of a Tyndale managed FR clothing program, we have exciting news. Coming this November, Tyndale is launching a brand-new service just for you, TyndaleFRC Express. This new service offers you the best […]
August 29, 2019

Tyndale’s New FR Polo Shirts

What’s more comfortable than a button-down shirt, but more professional than a t-shirt? A polo! Our newly redesigned FR Polo Shirt is the best choice when you’re seeking comfort and style, while requiring protection from the hazards you face on the job. With some recent improvements made to the protective […]
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 […]
August 16, 2019

How is Arc Rating Determined?

Wearing flame resistant (FR) clothing is critical in the event of an arc flash because it will not ignite and continue to burn, which is what causes most of the catastrophic injuries and fatalities. Arc-rated FR clothing also performs a second function – insulating you against the hazard so that […]
August 6, 2019

The Lightest, Most Breathable Carhartt FR Shirt Ever Created!

This is the flame resistant (FR) shirt you’ve been waiting for. Carhartt’s new, lightweight, breathable FR Shirt keeps you comfortable, compliant, and looking good! Too good to be true? We think not. The FR FORCE® Lightweight Long Sleeve Shirt backs up its claims with innovative features like: 4.7 ounce, optimum […]
July 31, 2019

Customer Spotlight: American Electric Power (AEP)

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 – and we have a 98% customer retention rate! Why do customers choose our turnkey solution and stay with […]
July 22, 2019

Busted! Fake FRC Seller Charged by US Attorney

Back in March of 2018 we used this space to alert you to a rising trend of counterfeit flame resistant clothing (FRC). As we told you then, unscrupulous dealers were creating non-FR replicas of name-brand garments and selling them as FRC – thereby putting wearers at grave risk for injury, […]
July 17, 2019

NFPA 2112 Pass/Fail Test Series Part 4: The Thermal Shrinkage Test

Welcome to our four-part blog series about the pass/fail testing requirements for NFPA 2112 compliance. NFPA 2112 is also known as the “flash-fire standard,” and there are four tests which a garment or fabric must pass to receive this accreditation. Watch Tyndale’s VP of Technical Scott Margolin describe this test […]
July 11, 2019
How to Read an Arc Flash Report

How to Read an Arc Rating Report

When you face arc flash hazards on the job, it’s essential to choose arc rated, flame resistant garments that offer you sufficient protection against the risk. In most cases, you use an Arc Rating or CAT level to determine which garments will protect you from the level of hazard present […]
June 25, 2019
NFPA 2112 Pass/Fail Test 3

NFPA 2112 Pass/Fail Test Series Part 3: The Vertical Flame Test

Welcome to our four-part blog series about the pass/fail testing requirements for NFPA 2112 compliance. NFPA 2112 is also known as the “flash-fire standard,” and there are four tests which a garment or fabric must pass to receive this accreditation. Watch Tyndale’s VP of Technical Scott Margolin describe this test […]
June 19, 2019

Rainwear Alert: How ASTM F2733 and ASTM D6413 Apply to FR Rainwear

We’ve all experienced it – waking up to rain or seeing a storm cloud in the forecast. Normally, wet weather prompts you to grab an umbrella or rain jacket but for anyone required to wear flame resistant clothing (FRC) on the job, there are other considerations. You must ensure your […]
June 11, 2019

NFPA 2112 Pass/Fail Test Series Part 2: The Heat Transfer Performance Test

Welcome to our four-part blog series about the pass/fail testing requirements for NFPA 2112 compliance. NFPA 2112 is also known as the “flash-fire standard,” and there are four tests which a garment or fabric must pass to receive this accreditation. Watch Tyndale’s VP of Technical Scott Margolin describe this test […]
May 14, 2019

What Does ASTM 1506 Compliant Really Mean?

ASTM 1506, Standard Performance Specification for Flame Resistant and Electric Arc Rated Protective Clothing Worn by Workers Exposed to Flames and Electric Arcs, is the governing ASTM standard for flame resistant clothing for protection from arc flash. But what does 1506 compliance actually mean? Fabrics must pass two main requirements […]
April 30, 2019

Customer Spotlight: Eversource Energy

This is the second post in a series of Tyndale customer testimonials – click here to read our first customer spotlight on 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 […]
April 22, 2019
What is the definition of flame resistant?

What is the Definition of Flame Resistant?

You may have heard the term Flame Resistant. You may even wear FR clothing on the job. But have you ever heard an expert describe the science that keeps you safe on the jobsite? Watch Tyndale’s VP of Technical, Scott Margolin define Flame Resistant, highlight the testing system, and even […]
April 16, 2019
TYNDALE VERSA FR MID-WEIGHT FR BUTTON DOWN FLEECE

Layering Essential: Tyndale’s New Versa Mid-Weight Button-Down Fleece

Spring is near but temperatures are still in flux in many parts of the country. When unpredictable weather conditions strike, layering is your best solution for comfort – especially when you’re required to wear flame resistant (FR) clothing on the job. It may be tempting to wear non-FR layers to […]
April 9, 2019
How do Flame Retardants Work?

How Do Flame Retardants Work?

Many people confuse the terms “flame retardant” and “flame resistant.”  Flame resistance is the characteristic of a substance not supporting combustion in air (not burning), while a flame retardant is a product that is added to a flammable substance to achieve the property of flame resistance. In the world of […]
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 […]
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 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 flame resistant protection you need to stay safe on the job. We offer the broadest selection of daily wear and task-based PPE in the industry – from our own made-in-the-US, Tyndale branded FRC to full product lines from every major supplier […]