February 7, 2023

Dangers of Improper Wear: Flash Fire

The importance of wearing flame resistant clothing (FRC) to protect against flash fire hazards is widely recognized – you might even be aware of the flash fire standards and test methods. However, knowing how to wear flame resistant clothing properly is not always easily understood. To drive home the importance […]
February 1, 2023

What is a Stoll Curve?

As a woman-owned company, Tyndale is dedicated to celebrating and supporting women in the industry. Our popular Women in Power Series shines a light on the growing number of women working in the field today. But whether in the spotlight or behind the scenes, women have played an integral role […]
January 20, 2023

The Top 5 FR FAQ’s of 2022

In case you needed another reason to love Fridays, here’s a good one: it’s our FR FAQ day! Every Friday, we promote a blog post highlighting the answer to a frequently-asked question (FAQ). In each, you’ll find helpful information on topics like the hazards you face, the arc-rated and flame […]
January 12, 2023

Tyndale’s Top Products of 2022

As we leave 2022 behind, we have compiled the year’s statistics to see which Tyndale items were our top sellers. Looking for a new favorite arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) garment or two to add to your 2023 wardrobe? Check out the list below for our most popular […]
January 6, 2023

Trending in 2022: Tyndale’s Top 5 Blogs & Videos

At Tyndale, arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing is our core competency, enabling us to leverage our expertise and 40+ years of experience to provide valuable educational resources to protect workers. Our industry-leading blog and videos provide in-depth educational content to answer technical questions and address common safety […]
January 3, 2023

OSHA’s Top 10 Safety Violations List for Fiscal Year 2022

In the new year, make it your resolution to improve your company’s workplace safety. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released its Top 10 most frequently cited standards for the fiscal year (FY) of 2022, which runs from Oct. 1, 2021 to Sept. 30, 2022. This list is a […]
December 9, 2022

Tyndale’s Top 6 Most Comfortable FR Clothing for Men and Women

The expectation that arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing is comfortable as well as protective is common amongst today’s wearers. Accordingly, the demand for off-the shelf comfort has increased, highlighting the importance of thoughtful design that provides ease of mobility for both men and women as they perform […]
October 21, 2022

How Do I Navigate Protective Footwear Supply-Chain Challenges?

We’re all well aware of current supply chain disruptions in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Go into almost any store, and you can’t help but notice the empty shelves once filled with your favorite products. But if you or your workers wear protective footwear to stay safe on the […]
October 11, 2022

Combustible Dust Series: Part 6 – The Top 5 Factors to Consider for Your FR Clothing Supplier

Now that we’ve learned, in Part 5 of this series, about the key characteristics of NFPA-compliant flame resistant clothing to protect workers against combustible dust hazards, let’s turn our attention to sourcing these garments. Ensuring your workers are protected and compliant with industry standards is not something you want to […]
October 7, 2022

Top 3 Trends in Women’s PPE

As women play an increasingly important role in fields like the energy sector, utilities, and manufacturing, the protective apparel they wear is constantly evolving and improving. As recently as ten years ago it was difficult to find arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) protective apparel or EH-rated boots made […]
October 4, 2022

Tyndale’s Top Picks This Season – New FRC for Men and Women

Tyndale’s Classic Casual and Versa Collections have gained additions that wearers won’t want to miss. At Tyndale Headquarters, our Design and Manufacturing teams put their heads together to create four new garments that expand Tyndale’s women’s and men’s offering, enhance product quality, and provide an outerwear garment that allows wearers […]
September 30, 2022

Best Tyndale FR Pants for Men

Protective Men’s Pant Options from the Tyndale Arc Rated and Flame Resistant Clothing Line You know what protection level your arc rated and flame resistant (AR/FR) jeans or pants need to meet, now for how they look and feel. Protection, style, and fit are the three important factors when it […]
September 23, 2022

Best Tyndale FR Pants for Women

Women’s Protective Pant Options from the Tyndale Arc-Rated and Flame Resistant Clothing Line You know what protection level your arc rated and flame resistant (AR/FR) jeans or pants need to meet, now for how they look and feel. Protection, style, and fit are the three important factors when it comes […]
September 20, 2022

Women in Power: Susan Glynn – Embracing Experiences and Challenges to Lead Ariat’s Women’s Workwear Line

As the first member of Ariat’s apparel team, Susan Glynn reflects on her 20-year career at the women-owned performance apparel brand while reminiscing on inspiration from her past that have driven her to excel in her current role as Vice President of Apparel Design and Development. Susan shares how her […]
September 14, 2022

Combustible Dust Series: Part 5 – What are the NFPA Requirements for FR Clothing?

As we learned in Part 4 of this series, both NFPA 652, Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust, and OSHA’s Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program (NEP) clearly state that flame resistant (FR) clothing is required to be worn where a combustible dust hazard has been identified. We also touched […]
September 13, 2022

Proud to Protect Canada – Episode 12: CSA Z195 & Jurisdictional Regulations Governing Protective Footwear

In previous episodes of our Proud to Protect Canada series, we reviewed the safety standards and jurisdictional requirements governing arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing and we looked at high visibility safety apparel (HVSA) standards and provincial regulations. In this final episode of our series, we examine CSA […]
August 23, 2022

Combustible Dust Series: Part 4 – Is FR Clothing Needed for a Combustible Dust Hazard?

In Part 3 of this series, we learned about the specified methods to mitigate combustible dust hazards, including building design, equipment design, controlling ignition sources, and dust control measures. But what happens if, despite all mitigation efforts, a combustible dust flash fire or explosion occurs? What is the last line […]
August 17, 2022

Proud to Protect Canada – Episode 11: Can a Canadian Company Buy AR / FR Clothing from an American Company?

If you’ve been following along in our Proud to Protect Canada series, you’ve heard our resident experts talk through some fundamental topics like – why wear arc-rated and flame resistant (AR/FR) clothing, what are arc flash hazards and related standards, what are flash fire hazards and related standards, and how […]
August 12, 2022

What’s New to Tyndale’s Line of Women’s Apparel?

What’s New to Tyndale’s Line of Women’s Apparel? Check Out What’s Now Available in Tyndale’s Versa Collection! To provide an enjoyable uniform experience for everyone, Tyndale continues to make strides in developing our women’s clothing line. As our markets continue to grow, we’ve made it a priority to expand our […]
August 9, 2022

Combustible Dust Series: Part 3 – What Are the Mitigation Methods for Combustible Dust?

In Part 2 of this series, we learned that NFPA 652, Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust, provides basic principles and requirements regarding identifying and managing flash fire and explosion hazards due to combustible dust. NFPA 652 requires owners to conduct a Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA) where combustible dusts […]
August 5, 2022

Introducing Our New Vendor Partner, Dovetail Workwear!

WORKWEAR DESIGNED BY WOMEN FOR WOMEN At Tyndale, we recognize that women are a vital part of today’s workforce, and – in line with our mission to provide an enjoyable uniform experience – we are excited to introduce a new brand of women’s arc-rated flame resistant (AR / FR) apparel, […]
August 3, 2022

Introducing Front Line Fabric’s Groundbreaking Regulator™ FR Fabric

Introducing the first of its kind – fabric that keeps you warm in cool weather and cool in hot weather –the iFR Regulator™ flame resistant fabric from Front Line Fabrics (FLF) Brought to Tyndale by FLF , makers of Tyndale’s exclusive FRMC® inherent flame resistant (FR) fabrics, the new Regulator™ fabric […]
August 3, 2022

Proud to Protect Canada – Episode 10: AR / FR Labeling Requirements 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. In Episode 3, we learned that CSA Z462, the Canadian standard governing arc flash protection, is very similar to its US counterpart, […]
July 26, 2022

Combustible Dust Series: Part 2 – What Is a Dust Hazard Analysis?

As we learned in Part 1 of this series, catastrophic flash fires and explosions can occur from the ignition of airborne dust composed of material that may not be flammable except when in the form of powder. Recognizing and understanding the potential combustibility of dust present in a facility is […]
July 20, 2022

Proud to Protect Canada – Episode 9: Jurisdictional Regulations for Arc-Rated Flame Resistant (AR / FR) Clothing

Regulations for arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing vary slightly across Canada’s provinces. At their core, they align with general, federal requirements while expanding to provide additional best practices that, all together, give us a straightforward takeaway to understanding and ensuring compliance. It’s important to note that the […]
July 19, 2022

Women in Power: Candice Onraët’s Strategy for Success in the Oil and Gas Industry

Though women comprise just 22% of the utility workforce compared to 47% in other industries, we’re spotlighting the power of each individual spark to ignite change. Follow along with our Women in Power series as we celebrate and empower women leading the way in a wide range of careers where […]
July 12, 2022

Combustible Dust Series: Part 1 – How Explosive Is Combustible Dust?

In this explosive series, we turn our attention to a potentially deadly hazard prevalent in, but not limited to, manufacturing and processing industries: combustible dust. The series explains what combustible dust is, how the risks are quantified, what a dust hazard analysis entails, and how to mitigate the hazard and […]
July 1, 2022

What is Combustible Dust?

Combustible dust is a hazard that can result in devastating fires, explosions, injuries, and fatalities. According to DustEx Research Ltd., since 2016, when combustible dust incident reporting was first launched, an average of 133 fires, 30 explosions, and 36 injuries per year have occurred per year in the United States […]
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 […]
June 21, 2022

Proud to Protect Canada – Episode 8: Jurisdictional Regulations for High-Visibility Safety Apparel

Regulations for high-visibility safety apparel (HVSA) vary across Canada’s ten provinces and three territories, with nuances in the various jurisdictional or occupational requirements. What are the differences among this mixture of laws, and how do they relate to the federal HVSA requirement as well as CSA Z96, the safety standard […]
June 17, 2022

What’s the Difference Between a Test, Practice, Guide, and Specification?

Navigating your way through the language in a standard can be dizzying enough. Add the fact that there are several different types of standards and it’s easy to get a little lost. This is why we’re taking the time to share the six different types of standards under ASTM while […]
June 3, 2022

What are Heat Stress Causes, Symptoms, and Solutions?

As reported in a recent blog, OSHA has issued a National Emphasis Program (NEP) to protect workers from the dangers of heat-related illnesses. This summer, OSHA is proactively looking for violations in 70 targeted high-risk industries when a heat warning or advisory has been issued in the area. This initiative […]
June 2, 2022

What is OSHA’s New National Emphasis Program on Heat Stress?

Summer is here, and the heat is on. And for the first time ever, OSHA has issued a National Emphasis Program (NEP) to protect workers from the dangers of heat-related illnesses. This means that OSHA is prioritizing this hazard, proactively looking for violations in 70 targeted high-risk industries such as […]
May 27, 2022

How Does Tyndale Ensure Continuous Business Productivity?

How prioritizing our member’s workplace health and happiness contributes to the overall success of our business productivity. At Tyndale, we’re continuously working to raise the bar, and we’re proud of our proven history of innovation – with an unwavering focus on enhancing our customers’ experience within each unique managed program […]
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 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 […]
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 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

In this third and final post in the series, we share how we’ve worked to limit price increases, so you get the protective clothing you need, when you need it, at a competitive price. Let’s hear from Tyndale’s VP of Technical, Scott Margolin:   Inventory, Buying Early, and Choice As […]
January 28, 2022

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

In this post and in the video below, we share how our focus on workforce retention translates to you getting what you need, when you need it! Let’s hear from Tyndale’s VP of Technical, Scott Margolin: Our People are a Core Value As Scott says, while other suppliers may be […]
January 21, 2022

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

Arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing and PPE suppliers have not been immune to supply chain disruptions leading to insufficient inventory, but some suppliers have fared better than others. Fortunately, you can choose to partner with Tyndale, a financially stable AR / FR clothing supplier that has taken […]
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 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 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 […]
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 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 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 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 […]
July 16, 2021

How Does Tyndale Create Flash Fire Demonstrations?

Tyndale is known for being a leading provider of AR / FR clothing. Did you know we also perform flash fire 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 creates flash fire demonstrations. You […]
July 13, 2021

Product Highlights from Tyndale’s Versa Collection

Looking for comfortable AND stylish arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing? Tyndale has you covered. Tyndale created the stylish and comfortable yet protective, Versa line of FR garments. Listen along as Manager of Product Development, Pam Costello, highlights some of the lines most popular garments from the line […]
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 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 […]
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 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 4, 2020

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

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 large number of washes degrade the AR / FR properties, or […]
November 20, 2020

What is Tyndale Doing to Better Serve Women?

At Tyndale, our mission is to provide an enjoyable uniform experience, by supplying increasingly personalized, coordinated, and convenient arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) solutions to leading corporations and their employees. We are dedicated to ensuring all workers have the comfortable, quality AR / FR clothing they need to […]
November 17, 2020

How It’s Made: From Start to Finish – FRC Design, Patternmaking, and Manufacturing Explained

Now that we’ve seen how arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) fibers are generated, then spun yarn and woven into fabric, and how arc and flame resistance are imparted along the way, you may be wondering: how is fabric made into the finished garment I’m wearing today? The process […]
November 13, 2020

How Tyndale Reimagined the 360° Experience

Tyndale is dedicated to providing an enjoyable uniform experience, and our Tyndale 360° service is an important part of that mission. This unique event makes it easy to transition into a Tyndale managed program, familiarizing workers with the program details and functionality, providing important educational information about arc-rated and flame […]
November 11, 2020

How It’s Made: How FRC is Engineered to Keep You Safe

So far in FRC: How it’s Made, we’ve seen how fibers are generated, then spun into yarn and woven into fabric. But what is the process to impart arc and flame resistance? Scott Margolin, Vice President of Technical, delves into the process – explaining the difference between inherent and treated […]
November 10, 2020

Tyndale’s COVID-19 Resources Reminder

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we must remain vigilant and remember to follow all procedures and recommendations to help reduce the spread of the virus. As we’ve all had to deal with these restrictions for months, it’s easy to forget or become lax in our approach to enhanced safety protocols. […]
November 6, 2020

What is TyndaleFRC Express?

At Tyndale, we firmly believe that all workers deserve equal protection from workplace hazards. However, if you are part of a small to mid-sized company, you’ve probably faced challenges with getting the arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing your workers need, in styles they want and like, at […]
November 3, 2020

How It’s Made: How to Make AR / FR Fabric in Three (3) Steps

This is the first post in our series, FRC: How Its Made. In this post we’ll make our way through the fiber generation, yarn spinning, and fabric weaving processes to see how fibers are transformed into fabric that’s used to make arc-rated and flame resistant clothing (known as “AR / […]
October 30, 2020

Tyndale Presents – FRC: How It’s Made

It’s easy to take everyday essentials for granted – even clothes! For those who wear arc-rated and flame resistant clothing (known as “AR / FR clothing” or simply “FRC”) on the job, the garments you put on every day protect you from injury – and are the last line of […]
October 16, 2020

How Do I Order the Right Size?

When shopping online, choosing the right size can sometimes feel intimidating. Luckily, Tyndale makes it easy! It’s also stress-free: if you receive an item that doesn’t fit properly, our no-charge online process makes it simple to return. Scott Margolin, Vice President of Technical, explains how to find the right size: […]
October 15, 2020

New FRC Options Available from Every Tyndale Collection

Workers can count on Tyndale’s flame resistant clothing (FRC) Collections to provide the protection and comfort they need with the Made in USA quality they deserve. This fall we’ve enhanced each of our Collections with new items. From contemporary, fashion forward garments to tried-and true classic casual staples, and durable […]
September 29, 2020

COVID-19 Risk Assessment with Changing Weather

It’s official, the fall season is upon us! The change in season brings shorter days, cooler temperatures, and more indoor activities. Although we’ve previously covered COVID-19 risk assessment, as we move indoors, different risk factors should be considered. Scientists and medical professionals continue to learn more and more about the […]
September 25, 2020

Mannequin vs. Manikin: What’s the Difference?

If you’ve been following our blog for some time, you may have noticed the word “manikin” in some of our posts about arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing testing. If this word looks odd to you, you’re not alone! That’s because in everyday contexts you are likely much […]
September 15, 2020

Are AR/FR COVID-19 Face Masks Considered PPE? – Part 2

The COVID-19 pandemic has dominated our 2020 news cycle. Wearing face masks has been proven the most effective method to significantly reduce spread of the virus. Recently, non-FR neck gaiters and balaclavas have been questioned by several studies for their effectiveness at preventing spread. One study cited appeared to claim […]
September 11, 2020

Standards Update – What’s New in 2020?

From “breaking news” to “coming soon,” Tyndale shares the latest updates (and expected updates) to main industry standards related to arc rated flame resistant (AR / FR) apparel. Watch our video below, featuring Tyndale’s Vice President of Technical, Scott Margolin, or read on to learn more. Updates to NFPA 2112, […]
September 3, 2020

Where Are Tyndale-Brand Products Made?

As a USA-based safety company we pride ourselves on manufacturing the highest quality products for workers in essential industries exposed to hazards and require arc rated flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing on the job. Tyndale goes the extra mile to manufacture garments that the American workforce is proud to […]
August 28, 2020

Do My AR/FR Garments Offer UV Protection?

Many people think of sun protection only when headed to the beach or pool. But if you work outside, you don’t have that luxury. You’ve seen firsthand the effects of inadequate sun protection, and chances are you’ve made sun protection an important part of your safety routine. Do the arc-rated […]
August 21, 2020

How Do I Know What AR/FR Rainwear Is Right For Me?

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 […]
August 18, 2020

Don’t Wait to Order Outerwear – The Time is Now!

Don’t Wait to Order Outerwear – The Time is Now! With so many uncertainties in our world right now, a new mindset of preparedness has emerged. People are doing their best to be ready for whatever the future holds. One way to do that is by purchasing arc rated flame […]
July 31, 2020

What is the Tyndale 360° Experience?

When entering a new clothing program, your workers may have reservations about the new garments they will be required to wear. Will they like the selection? Are the garments high-quality? Will these new garments fit well, and what is the sizing like? That is why Tyndale managed programs include a […]
July 29, 2020

Lotions, Oils and Sprays – Oh My!

Updated April 8, 2022 With summer weather comes the need to protect workers from seasonal hazards like sun exposure and disease-carrying biting insects. But when arc flash or flash fire is a risk, it’s important to think twice before reaching for the products you may use off-the-clock; unfortunately, some are […]
July 27, 2020

Uniform Rental vs. Ownership: Service Issues in a Rental Program

If you’re considering entering into a rental agreement for arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing, beware: uniform rental with industrial laundry programs often result in service issues that directly affect the company and employees required to wear the uniforms. This blog post exposes the truth behind three key […]
July 23, 2020

Rental Contracts: 3 Tips Before You Sign

If your uniform rental (“rental”) contract is expiring soon, you’re probably in the process of deciding whether or not to renew. Or maybe you’re considering signing onto a rental program for arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) for the first time. Be sure to consider these three major factors […]
July 22, 2020

FRC Suppliers During the COVID-19 Crisis – Quality of Service

Service is the last of our four main topics in our series. When you sign a contract you expect to get a level of service matching the levels proposed. During a crisis, is your supplier able to maintain the same levels of service? Are you noticing a decline in service […]
July 20, 2020

Understanding the Difference Between NFPA® 2112 & 2113 Standards

Two safety standards well-known in the Flame Resistant (FR) clothing industry are NFPA® 2112 and NFPA® 2113. While you may have heard of them, most important is understanding the difference between the two. NFPA 2112 specifies performance requirements of the FR fabrics, while NFPA® 2113 is a companion standard to […]
July 15, 2020

FRC Suppliers During the COVID-19 Crisis – Supply Chain

Breakdowns in supply chains can have a critical impact on your operational capacity. Almost every product we purchase comes to us through a supply chain supported by multiple vendors. If one of these businesses has an issue during a crisis, the entire supply chain can be affected, and products can […]
July 13, 2020

What Should I Look For In AR/FR Rainwear?

This is the final post in a three-part series examining the 2020 hurricane season and the importance of  protecting workers with the right AR / FR rainwear promptly – particularly as COVID-19 has impacted supply levels. Review the season projections in our first post, and explore quality products and service […]
July 8, 2020

FRC Suppliers During the COVID-19 Crisis – Is Your Supplier Financially Stable?

Because of COVID-19 and the ensuing economic losses, businesses have endured changes to how they operate, how they manage their workforce, and have needed to re-evaluate budgets and revenue streams which drastically changed over only a few short months. Financial stability is a key issue facing FRC providers, so how […]
July 6, 2020

AR/FR Rainwear You Can Trust for Hurricane Season

This is the second post in a three-part series examining the importance of protecting workers with the right AR / FR rainwear during the 2020 hurricane season particularly as COVID-19 has impacted supply levels. Review the season projections in our first post, and look out for our next post to […]
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 […]
July 1, 2020

FRC Suppliers During the COVID-19 Crisis – Safety

Last week we introduced our five-part blog series, FRC Suppliers During the COVID-19 Crisis. This series gives you resources critical to evaluating your FRC supplier to ensure you have access to the services and products to function most efficiently – particularly during a crisis. Because of COVID-19, there have been […]
June 29, 2020

How to Get Ahead of Hurricane Season

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 26, 2020

FRC Safety During COVID-19: Do Industry Standards Incorporate FR Face Masks?

Emergent Standard Updates Present a Path to ASTM- and NFPA-compliance for Face Masks Normal life today looks a bit different than it did a few short months ago, as face masks have become an important way to curb the spread of COVID-19. Correspondingly, as utility, energy infrastructure, and other vital […]
June 24, 2020

Evaluating Your FRC Supplier During the COVID-19 Crisis – Introduction

The COVID-19 pandemic has been one of the most disruptive events in the past 100 years. A global quarantine has brought drastic changes to the way we live, shop, and interact with our world. Apart from those tragically impacted by the virus, retailers have been hit especially hard. Traditional purchasing […]
June 22, 2020

Top 3 Unintended Consequences of Choosing Uniform Rental

This is the final 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 […]
June 18, 2020

Surprise! It’s Your Annual Rental Program Price Increase

When making any purchase, whether small or a large, you want to make the most informed financial decision. Factors to consider include, service, selection, quality, and cost. If you can guarantee your expectations of these factors are consistently met, you should feel confident in your purchase. When these factors drastically […]
June 17, 2020

Service Charges: The “Dirty Laundry” of Uniform Rental

When choosing a service model for sourcing arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing, price often factors heavily into the decision. However, when it comes to uniform rental (“rental”), the weekly program charges quoted by suppliers do not paint a full picture of overall expense. For example, one of […]
June 15, 2020

FR Leadership in Trying Times

Since COVID-19 spread into the US, hard working men and women in essential industries have worked around the clock to keep our country’s vital infrastructure up and running. Like these workers, Tyndale’s core values reside in keeping our communities safe. In response to COVID-19, we anticipated our customer’s need for […]
June 10, 2020

TyndaleFRC Express – Advanced Features

This is the third and final post in our series highlighting the features of Tyndale’s newest service platform – TyndaleFRC Express. Don’t miss part 1 for background and to find out how to get started, and part 2 for an overview of the platform’s features. In this post, we take […]
June 8, 2020

Are AR/FR COVID-19 Face Masks Considered PPE?

At Tyndale, our priority has always been protecting America’s workers. Since COVID-19 began spreading in the US, we heard the call and moved quickly to design, manufacture, and ship arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) face masks. So far, we’ve shipped close to a million AR / FR masks toward […]
June 5, 2020

How Uniform Rental Loss & Damage is Costing You Real $$$

Charges for lost and damaged garments are not typically factored into initial budget estimates for uniform rental (“rental”) programs but in reality are almost always the most significant source of unexpected program cost. In fact, rental customers report paying as much as 20-30% in added charges for loss/damage – which […]
June 3, 2020

TyndaleFRC Express – The Basics

As we learned in Part 1 of our TyndaleFRC Express blog post, choosing a managed apparel program can be challenging. In Part 2, “The Basics of TyndaleFRC Express,” learn about why TyndaleFRC Express is the best solution to meet the arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing needs for […]
June 1, 2020

Hidden Charges for Adding New Employees to a Uniform Rental Program

When a company welcomes a new employee who is required to wear arc-rated flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing to stay safe on the job, you would think the process to get that employee added to the clothing program is straight forward. Not so in a uniform rental with industrial […]
May 29, 2020

Why is Uniform Rental Invoicing Such a Headache?

Invoicing from your uniform rental with industrial laundry (“rental”) provider seems like it should be straight forward – there’s a contract and the rental pricing is in the contract. So, why is the invoicing process one of the most frustrating things that customers have to deal with in a rental […]
May 26, 2020

Uniform Rental Scare Tactics – Part 2

As we learned in Part 1 of our Uniform Rental Scare Tactics blog post, the sales pitch by some uniform rental companies can be confusing or misleading. In Part 2, we expand on some common misleading statements made by these companies, all of which focus on “risks associated with home […]
May 20, 2020

Get Started with TyndaleFRC Express

OSHA’s final ruling is clear: if employees are subject to arc flash or flash fire hazards on the job, employers are responsible for outfitting them with the appropriate protective clothing. But managing that process through retail channels can be expensive and time-consuming, which is why we created TyndaleFRC Express. Are […]
May 18, 2020
What is Underwash?

What is Underwash and How is it Costing You?

When choosing an arc rated / flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing supplier, it’s important to understand your options and how they impact both your company and its employees. In this post and in the video below, we discuss what “underwash” means in a uniform rental with industrial laundry (“rental”) […]
May 15, 2020

FRC Safety During COVID-19: What Are the New COVID-19 Guidelines for Tyndale’s Retail Stores?

During the COVID-19 (“coronavirus”) pandemic, we recognize and appreciate that you are working around the clock to maintain our country’s vital infrastructure. Tyndale is proud to support you during this time with the re-opening of our Factory Store and Service Center locations in Williamsport, PA; Midland, TX; and Oklahoma City, […]
May 11, 2020

Uniform Rental Scare Tactics – Part 1

The stark difference between the ‘sales pitch’ and the reality of rental programs is an often cited reason for leaving rental programs. Scare tactics are used to suggest that home laundering is “unsafe” and/or OSHA requires or strongly prefers industrial laundry. This is simply untrue and very misleading. Watch VP […]
May 8, 2020

What Does Dual Hazard Mean?

As you are purchasing AR / FR clothing you might have seen reference to the term dual hazard. This might even lead you to the thinking that finding a garment with “dual hazard” functionality will protect you better than an  arc rated or flash fire rated garment. In this FAQ […]
May 7, 2020

Protect your Bottom Line: Shortages with Uniform Rental

Shortages – when an employee doesn’t get back the garments they turned in the previous week for cleaning – are one of the most common complaints in a uniform rental program. In fact, any uniform rental account with 10+ wearers likely experiences shortages at least once a week. But what […]
May 4, 2020

FRC Safety During COVID-19: Wondering if FR Masks Contribute to Heat Stress?

As the weather warms up, do you have concerns about face masks becoming sweaty and uncomfortable? the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  recommends wearing face masks, and in many states, they are required. Tyndale continues to cover flame resistant clothing (FRC) safety during COVID-19, and in our most recent video, […]
May 1, 2020

What’s the Difference Between Uniform Rental and Managed Direct Purchase?

When choosing an arc rated / flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing supplier, it’s important to understand your options and how they impact the wearers of the clothing. In this post and in the video below, we discuss differences between the two main AR / FR supplier options – uniform […]
April 29, 2020

Top FRC Industry Resources for COVID-19

In addition to our comprehensive blog series and resources dedicated to FRC Safety During COVID-19, we’re providing resource information about the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. The information includes links from a wide variety of resources offering guidance related to the flame resistant clothing industry. We hope that you find this information […]
April 27, 2020

Uniform Rental Program Convenience: Myth or Reality?

This is the fourth 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. Here, we take a closer look at misconceptions that sometimes lead companies to select rental for AR / FR clothing, […]
April 24, 2020

FRC Safety During COVID-19: Avoiding Fogged Lenses While Wearing a Facemask

It’s no secret that due to COVID-19 our “new normal” requires everyone, especially essential workers, to wear face masks in public and on the job. When on the job, while wearing a face mask and safety glasses or a face shield, your breath may fog the surface of your safety […]
April 22, 2020

FRC Safety During COVID-19: Why Sharing FRC and PPE is Risky – Part 2

As stated in our previous post, Why Sharing FRC and PPE is Risky, COVID-19 is spread by primarily by respiratory droplets; when an infected person coughs or sneezes, the droplets are transmitted to hard surfaces and fabrics, where they can remain viable for days. For this reason, it is important […]
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 17, 2020

FRC Safety During COVID-19: Are AR/FR Masks Safe to Breathe Through?

Recently at Tyndale, we’ve adjusted our manufacturing efforts in response to the high demand for protective flame resistant (FR) surgical-style face masks. Tyndale understands the urgency for FR masks during these trying times. By adjusting shifts to six and seven days a week, adding new manufacturing facilities, and seeking additional […]
April 15, 2020

FRC Safety During COVID-19: Tyndale 360 Events

Because COVID-19 can live for several hours on porous surfaces like clothing and up to several days on non-porous surfaces – like face shields, voltage-rated rubber gloves, and hard hats – it’s important to avoid sharing PPE during this time unless there is an absolute necessity. So what should you […]
April 13, 2020

FRC Safety During COVID-19: Protecting Your Safety in our Warehouse

As utility workers and others in vital industries are working harder than ever to keep our country going through the COVID-19 pandemic, we at Tyndale stand more dedicated than ever to ensuring you have the products you need to stay safe on the job.
April 10, 2020

DIY FR Face Masks: Sew and No-Sew

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now recommending Americans wear cloth masks in public. And, essential business employees should be wearing a mask while on the jobsite. If you don’t have a FR mask or are waiting on delivery of […]
April 9, 2020

FRC Safety During COVID-19: How to Safely Handle a Tyndale Shipment

As you may know, the COVID-19 virus is capable of remaining active, or viable, on surfaces like cardboard for up to 24 hours and on surfaces like plastic for up to 3 days. Since the vast majority of shipments from Tyndale are delivered to you in a plastic bag or […]
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 […]
April 6, 2020

FRC Safety During COVID-19: How Soap Destroys COVID-19

Disinfecting arc rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing and PPE begins and ends with soap and water – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended method for disinfecting from COVID-19. When we think of the word “disinfecting” we typically think of popular products such as Clorox, […]
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

FRC 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

FRC 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 26, 2020

FRC Safety During COVID-19: Why Sharing FRC and PPE is Risky

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 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 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 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 […]
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 […]