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 […]
June 8, 2021

How It’s Tested: Episode 19 – ASTM F2178, Arc-Rated Eye and Face Protection

If you work alongside the arc flash hazard, chances are you’re used to wearing a balaclava and face shield – particularly when you’re completing PPE category (CAT) 1 and CAT 2 work. Have you ever wondered how these items are tested, or what standard ensures these items – as well […]
June 4, 2021

What is the Partnership for Electrical Safety?

If you didn’t know, June is National Safety Month. As we discuss all things safety this month, we’ve decided to take a moment to focus on a new player in the electrical safety market, The Partnership for Electrical Safety (PES). So what is the Partnership for Electrical Safety (PES)? Very […]
June 1, 2021

What is Tyndale Doing to Further Electrical Safety?

May was National Electrical Safety month and today marks the beginning of National Safety Council’s Safety Month, but at Tyndale protecting workers from arc flash is at the heart of what we do every moment of every day. Beyond providing lifesaving arc-rated (AR) clothing and PPE to thousands of electricians, […]
May 28, 2021

How Does Tyndale Support Its Industry Partners?

As both a manufacturer and distributor, Tyndale prides itself on offering the best product choice in the industry, which supports compliance and satisfaction through our unique arc rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing programs. In order to continue offering extensive choice, we are proud to partner with leading […]
May 25, 2021

How It’s Tested: Episode 18 – ‘EH’ Two Letters That Shouldn’t Be Taken Lightly

Joining us again for this episode of How It’s Tested is Heath Hunter, Director of Industrial Sales at Ariat. Heath brings his protective footwear expertise to our discussion on electrical hazard (EH) rated boots. In part 1 of our How It’s Tested series on protective footwear we touched on impact […]
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 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 […]
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 26, 2021

Does a Non-FR Base Layer Count Toward Arc Rating?

Questioning whether or not your non-flame resistant (non-FR base layer counts towards a system arc rating? This blog post gives you the answer and helps you determine the proper garments to wear as a base layer when calculating a layered arc rating. The answer is no – a non-FR base […]
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 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 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 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 […]
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 […]
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

From Start to Finish – FR Product Design, Patternmaking and Manufacturing Explained

Finishing out our FRC: How It’s Made series, today’s post details the garment design and manufacturing process with detailed explanation from Tyndale’s VP of Technical, Scott Margolin. The process at first may sound simple, but in reality can take up to six months to complete, and involves multiple steps from […]
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 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 […]
October 20, 2020

Who You Gonna Call for Rubber Goods?

Welcome to Episode 3 of SHOCKtober – a month-long series focusing on electric shock hazards. Voltage-rated gloves are a vital component of any shock protection program. For this episode, we are joined by a very special guest and Subject Matter Expert (SME), Rich Gojdics, Vice President of Business Development at […]
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: […]
September 3, 2020

Where Are Tyndale-Brand Products Made?

As a US-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 […]
September 1, 2020

Tyndale Supports Our Communities

The Proud to Help committee is one way Tyndale gives back to the communities and foundations which are close to our hearts. If you’d like to participate in your community, its easy! September 5th is the International Day of Charity. The prime purpose of the International Day of Charity is to raise […]
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, […]
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 […]
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. […]
October 7, 2019

Tyndale Proud to Help: The Ronald McDonald House

This past August, Tyndale’s Proud to Help Committee and our Members’ attention was focused on the Philadelphia and Houston Ronald McDonald Houses. The Ronald McDonald House aims to create a community environment of comfort and hope for families with seriously ill children. They offer families comfortable places to sleep, daily […]
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 […]
December 17, 2018

Houston, We Have Liftoff!

For those of you who have been following the progress of Tyndale’s new Houston Distribution Center, we have exciting news. On October 31, Tyndale CEO Gail Whittenberger and Houston Director of Distribution, Fernando Duran shared the honors of cutting the ribbon and declaring the new DC open for business! So […]
September 6, 2018

Tyndale’s New Houston Distribution Center is Taking Shape

We love when a plan comes together. And that’s exactly what’s happening down in Houston. Progress is being made on the construction of Tyndale’s new Houston DC on a daily basis. In an earlier post, Houston Receiving Supervisor, Matt Shull, told you about the plans in the works to make […]
December 1, 2014
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Tyndale’s New Houston Distribution Center Grand Opening

As our mission to provide increasingly personalized, coordinated, and convenient flame resistant and uniform apparel solutions continues, Tyndale is excited to announce the grand opening of our Houston Distribution Center! Located at 8844 North Sam Houston Parkway W, Suite 210, Houston, TX 77064, this facility adds to Tyndale’s current Pipersville, PA-based distribution […]