July 7, 2023

Spin Cycle: Washing Away AR/FR Home Laundry Misconceptions

Is home laundering safe when it comes to the care and maintenance of arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing? Absolutely! But common sales tactics used by uniform rental companies attempt to convince workers and businesses alike that industrial laundering is a requirement. They likely offer industrial laundry services […]
April 21, 2023

How to Remove Stains from AR / FR Clothing

Working in a profession that requires you to wear flame resistant and arc-rated (AR / FR) clothing is serious business. You’re exposed to potential risks and hazards on a regular basis, so you must be prepared with the right gear. But what do you do when your trusted AR / […]
June 24, 2022

What’s New with Tyndale’s Garment Labels?

Garment labels for all kinds of clothing are essential to ensure you’ve received the correct size and have instructions for caring for and washing the garment properly. While standard labeling for arc-rated and flame-resistant (AR / FR) clothing is equally important, we believe that labeling for garments that protect workers […]
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 […]
December 4, 2020

How Do I Know When My AR / FR Garment is Worn Out?

Disclosure: This blog post, originally published in 2020, was updated in 2023. For your safety, it’s important to repair or replace your arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing when it develops noticeable damage. But how do you know when your AR / FR garment is worn out? Do a […]
July 2, 2020

Is it Safe to Disinfect Using Bleach Around FR Clothing?

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought cleaning and sanitation to the forefront of our minds, both at home and work. First and foremost, liquid chlorine bleach is prohibited from use on all flame resistant and arc rated fabrics and apparel in common use in the USA today. Neither Tyndale nor fabric manufacturers […]
April 20, 2020

FRC Safety During COVID-19: How to Disinfect Arc Flash Kit PPE

During the COVID-19 (“coronavirus”) pandemic, people in many vital industries are working around the clock to maintain our country’s critical infrastructure and the flow of essential products. 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 […]
April 8, 2020

FRC Safety During COVID-19: FR Mask Care and Use

In response to COVID-19 and in an effort to help keep our customers safe, Tyndale has diverted a significant portion of our American manufacturing capacity to making FR surgical-style masks. In addition, we are sourcing masks from our key FR suppliers. The masks are made with flame resistant and arc […]
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 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

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. […]
February 19, 2019

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 […]
May 30, 2018

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. […]
December 6, 2017

How to Wash FR Clothing

This blog post, originally published in 2017, was updated in 2024. Home laundry is a safe, cost-effective alternative to industrial laundering and can help extend the service life and protective qualities of arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing. It’s important to note that the quality, American-made fibers and […]
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 […]
January 26, 2015

Training Video: FRC Care, Maintenance and Inspection

While many see OSHA’s update to standard 1910.269 as something that only affects the electric utility industry, OSHA’s changes are far greater reaching than many people may expect. In fact, the Preamble to OSHA’s recently updated standard 1910.269 ruling gives insight on the agency’s stance on proper care and maintenance […]
January 22, 2015

OSHA 1910.269 Resource Guide on Laundering FRC

OSHA’s update to standard 1910.269, which took effect in 2015,clarifies and expands the employer’s responsibility to provide and maintain appropriate arc-rated clothing to employees based on reliable estimates of workplace hazards. Tyndale can help employers understand key aspects of OSHA’s revised ruling to standard 1910.269 as it relates to FR […]
July 31, 2014

1910.269 TRAINING VIDEO: FR Clothing Maintenance and Inspection

OSHA has published the final rule revising 29 CFR 1910.269 and 1926 Subpart V. This update is expected to save more than 20 lives and prevent 118 serious injuries each year by clarifying and expanding the employer’s responsibility to provide and maintain appropriate arc rated clothing for employees based on […]
June 13, 2014

Final OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269 Update: Care, Maintenance and Laundering of FR Clothing

During Electrical Safety Month in May, Tyndale began discussing key aspects of OSHA’s revised ruling of 1910.269 as it applies to FR clothing and has aimed to help employers understand its impact and how to properly protect employees. In this post, Tyndale identifies the last key component of OSHA’s final […]
January 21, 2014

Download Tyndale’s Sample FRC Clothing Retirement Policy

We often get questions on best practices regarding useful wear life of FR clothing and when to retire used or older garments. To ensure that flame resistant clothing maintains protective properties, workers should retire their flame resistant clothing if one or more of the following wear indicators appear on a […]
November 27, 2013

4 Tips for Washing Your FR Outerwear

It’s that time of year again when many of us need to wear jackets to stay warm. One of the biggest risks in the FR industry is outerwear soiled with flammable contaminants, such as oil or grease. If exposed to flame or electric arc, flammable soil could ignite and continue […]
September 10, 2013

3 Tips on How to Wash FR Clothing and its Useful Wear Life

This blog post is the first of a 3-part series. Later in September, we will also cover how to wash FR clothing with fabric softener and lint contamination, or when non-FR garments are washed with FRC. We often get questions on best practices regarding how to wash FR clothing and […]