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 2, 2022

Arc Week Season 3, Ep. 5: Shooting Down the Myth of “De-energized Work”!

If you’ve ever said the words, “we don’t work energized”, or heard those words, this episode is a must watch. To shoot down the myth of de-energized work, tune in to hear from four industry experts as they explain why, for commercial and industrial electricians and electrical workers in other […]
September 1, 2022

Arc Week Season 3, Ep. 4: Who Wins in a Dog Fight? ATPV vs. EBT Explained

In Episode 3, we went behind the scenes at the arc flash testing lab, Kinectrics, to see great balls of fire, better known as arc flashes. There we demonstrated exactly what happens to flame resistant (FR) fabric when an arc flash takes place and covered how to determine the arc […]
August 31, 2022

Arc Week Season 3, Ep. 3: Great Balls of Fire – Live at the Arc Ratings Lab

We’re taking you on a journey to spend a day in the arc ratings lab, and what better way to do it than to take you to the facility that makes it all happen? Kinectrics is the world’s leader in life cycle management for the electric utility industry, and where […]
August 30, 2022

Arc Week Season 3, Ep. 2: Return to the Danger Zone – Determining Arc Flash Energy Part 2

In today’s episode, we’re diving right in to the three remaining variables that determine arc incident energy level. Watch the video below, featuring your Arc Week host, Scott Margolin as he explains what fighter jets, shark teeth, and shark feeding zones have in common with cycle time, arc gap, and […]
August 29, 2022

Arc Week Season 3, Ep. 1: Welcome to the Danger Zone – Determining Arc Flash Energy Part 1

Arcs are clearly dangerous, but the question is, how dangerous? How do we determine how big a given arc, at a given set of energies, out of a given piece of equipment will be? What is arc incident energy? Arc incident energy is the potential magnitude of an arc flash. […]
August 24, 2022

From the Bottom Up: Arc Week Season 3

It’s that time of year again, Arc Week Season 3 is here and filled with content you won’t want to miss, plus references to a movie some might consider Tom Cruise’s best work. As we dive into the danger zone, Scott Margolin, your Arc Week Host and Tyndale’s VP of […]
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 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 […]
May 19, 2022

Women in Power: Why Alicia Rogers Chooses to Work Outside Her Home State

Alicia Rogers had many jobs before she landed her career as a lineman but there was always one element missing – being outdoors. A job in the tree industry, cutting tree limbs away from power lines, initially sparked her interest in linework. After two years on a waiting list, she […]
May 13, 2022

What is the NSUJL?

NSUJL stands for the National Sisterhood United for Journeymen Linemen, an nonprofit organization started in 2012 by a group of linewives who were motivated to help families of fallen and injured lineworkers. Today the organization is dedicated to assisting fallen or injured IBEW Journeymen Linemen, Utility Linemen, Apprentice Linemen, Groundmen, […]
April 18, 2022

Tyndale Honors Linemen April 18th for National Lineman Appreciation Day

National Lineman Appreciation Day was celebrated for the first time in 2013 after the U.S. Senate approved Resolution 95 recognizing and honoring linemen for the “contributions of these brave men and women who protect public safety.” Join Tyndale today along with electric utilities, friends, and family across the nation in […]
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 11, 2022

What is NFPA 70 and how does it relate to NEC and NESC?

In previous posts, we explained the National Electric Code (NEC) and the National Electric Safety Code (NESC). Today, we’re focusing on NFPA 70E and how it relates to those codes. There’s even an easy-to-read comparison chart so you can see the differences at a glance. We’ll start with a high-level […]
March 3, 2022

What is the NESC?

It’s common for safety codes and standards to be confused or misunderstood. The acronyms can look similar, and you might wonder how they differ or relate. In today’s post, we explain the National Electric Safety Code (NESC) – not to be confused with the National Electric Code (NEC), which we […]
March 1, 2022

Proud to Protect Canada – Episode 2: Arc Flash Hazards

As Tyndale extends our managed arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing programs into Canada, we invite you to follow along in our Proud to Protect Canada series. While many of the topics in this series contain Canadian-specific content, there are some topics that are relevant on both sides […]
February 25, 2022

What is the NEC?

There are a lot of safety standard acronyms out there and they can often be confused or misunderstood. In this post, we’re focusing on the National Electric Code (NEC). In future posts, we cover the National Electric Safety Code (NESC) and how the NEC and NESC relate to NFPA 70E. […]
February 18, 2022

BREAKING: What’s the Latest from OSHA and PES on Arc Flash?

More than 500,000 of Americans working on or near energized industrial electrical equipment today do not have protection from the deadly arc flash hazard, despite safety standards that have been in place for over 20 years. The Partnership for Electrical Safety (PES) – a network comprised of Tyndale and 10 […]
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 […]
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 […]
September 28, 2021

The Dangers of Improper Wear: Episode 8 – Why a Partially Unbuttoned AR Shirt May Not Fully Protect

Join our host, Scott Margolin, as he uncovers the consequences of failing to fully button your arc-rated or flame resistant (AR/FR) shirt. Improperly wearing your AR / FR clothing could be the difference between injury or leaving the jobsite safely if exposed to an arc flash or flash fire hazard. […]
September 24, 2021

Congress Urges OSHA to Act on AR / FR Clothing for Industrial Electricians

An arc flash can reach temperatures four times hotter than the surface of the sun, but we can avoid virtually all fatal and catastrophic arc flash injuries with arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing. Why? Because the worst outcomes are not caused by the arc itself, but by […]
September 21, 2021

The Dangers of Improper Wear: Episode 7 – Missing the AR Garment and Hazard Match

The common theme in our Dangers of Improper Wear series is ensuring that the garments you put on each day are worn properly and provide adequate protection against the hazards you face at work. Whether you’re faced with potential flash fire or arc flash hazards, wearing protective gear properly could […]
September 14, 2021

The Dangers of Improper Wear: Episode 6 – Consequences of Using the Wrong Rainwear Standard

Dress Confidently for Arc-flash Hazards with ASTM F1891-Rated Protective Rainwear Before you invest in arc-rated or flame resistant (AR / FR) rainwear it is important you’re aware of the standard that the garment passes to allow it to make its FR claim. Specifically, rainwear tested to ASTM D6413, the “Vertical […]
September 7, 2021

The Dangers of Improper Wear: Episode 5 – Non-AR Outerwear Over CAT 2 Garments

In today’s episode, we’re looking at the consequences of wearing flammable outerwear over AR garments. In this case, a flammable high-visibility vest and jacket over CAT 2 arc-rated (AR) dailywear. The video below graphically shows the consequences of wearing flammable clothing over quality AR clothing. So, be sure to watch […]
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 27, 2021

Arc Week Season 2, Ep. 5: Respect Your Environment – Swimming with Sharks and Working with Arcs

In this episode, our host Scott Margolin, Vice President of Technical, is on location in Jupiter, Florida, where he’s joined by arc flash experts Hugh Hoagland of ArcWear and Kinectrics, Rich Gojdics of Enespro PPE, and Jason Iannelli of the Electrical Training Alliance (ETA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers […]
August 26, 2021

Arc Week Season 2, Ep. 4: Famous Sharks & Arcs Through History

In this episode, Special guest Duane Siders, Chief Revenue Officer at National Safety Apparel (NSA), joins Tyndale’s Scott Margolin to look back at some of the most famous arcs in history – and how far we’ve come. But not before we look back at some of the most famous sharks […]
August 25, 2021

Arc Week Season 2, Ep. 3: “You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat” – CAT 3 & 4 Arc Flash Suits

So far, we’ve taken a look at PPE for CAT 1 & 2 tasks and layering for hazards above CAT 2 (from 8-20 cal/cm2). Today, our host Scott Margolin is joined by special guest Rich Gojdics, Vice President of Business Development at Enespro PPE, to answer frequently-asked questions about PPE […]
August 24, 2021

Arc Week Season 2, Ep. 2: Hidden Dangers – 3 Things to Know About Layering Above CAT 2

In both shark diving and industrial electrical work, risks exist on a scale. As we learned in Episode 1, when we recognize a greater hazard, we must increase our personal protective equipment (PPE) – including our arc-rated (AR) clothing system and other PPE – accordingly. For hazards above CAT 2 […]
August 23, 2021

Arc Week Season 2, Ep. 1: Shark-Rated vs. Arc-Rated – Matching PPE to the Hazard

Today, we’re taking a deep dive on personal protective equipment (PPE): Do I need it? When? What PPE do I need, and how do I match it to the hazard? Believe it or not, swimming with sharks can tell us a lot about PPE for working with arcs and how […]
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 […]
August 3, 2021

Dangers of Improper Wear: Episode 1 – Insect Repellents

Welcome to episode #1 of our Dangers of Improper Wear blog and video series! Let’s join our guide, Tyndale’s Vice President of Technical, Scott Margolin as he explains today’s improper wear topic: Insect Repellents. We focus on the differences between two insect repellents – and discover the impact each has on […]
July 27, 2021

Dangers of Improper Wear: Introduction

Mistakes happen. But mistakes made when it comes to how you wear your arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing can mean the difference between walking away from an accident and being seriously injured – or worse – in such an event. Follow our Dangers of Improper Wear series […]
July 23, 2021

How Does Tyndale Create Live Arc Flash Demonstrations?

Tyndale is known for being a leading provider of arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing. Did you know we also perform live arc flash 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 […]
June 15, 2021

How It’s Tested: Episode 20 – ASTM F2621, Arc Flash Ensemble Testing

Before they’re offered for sale in the marketplace, arc-rated (AR) garments and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are tested individually to assess their performance and ensure they deliver the arc flash protection that’s needed to keep workers exposed to arc flash safe. But, if you’re involved in specifying and purchasing that […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
October 20, 2020

SHOCKtober Episode 3: 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 6, 2020

SHOCKtober Episode 1: Unmasking the Standards – What OSHA and 70E Say About Electric Shock

All month long, Tyndale is taking a slight detour from our normal coverage of arc flash hazards to talk about the other electrical hazard – electric shock. This is the first in our four-part SHOCKtober series. As stated in our previous post, electric shock causes hundreds of fatalities and thousands […]
October 2, 2020

Tyndale Presents SHOCKtober: Are You Prepared for a Shock?

Welcome to SHOCKtober! All month long, Tyndale is taking a brief but important detour from our normal coverage of arc flash and flash fire hazards and focusing on electrical shock hazards. This is the introduction to our four-part series, which covers: Unmasking the Standards: What OSHA and 70E Say About […]
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, […]
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 14, 2020

Arc Week Season 1, Ep. 5: Arc Attack Files

Though Arc Week is meant to be interesting and unique, arc flash incidents are deadly serious and the real world implications of “swimming in dangerous waters” without the right PPE are severe. So far our series has focused on “arc bites” on manikins in the lab, but arcs happen to […]
August 13, 2020

Arc Week Season 1, Ep. 4: When Arcs Attack; Defending Yourself from an Arc

Sharks are miraculous hunters, but they’re nowhere near as dangerous to humans as TV and movies would have you believe. The fact is, electric arcs injure more people each year in the United States than sharks do – and usually more severely. Interestingly, almost none of the shark attack injuries […]
August 12, 2020

Arc Week Season 1, Ep. 3: Arc Infested Work Zones – Your Lifeguard is NFPA 70E

In his free time, Vice President of Technical Scott Margolin has spent 30 years diving with some of the world’s most dangerous sharks. But even after all of those successful encounters, Scott would never enter the waters without taking all relevant safety measures and working with the best dive guides […]
August 11, 2020

Arc Week Season 1, Ep. 2: Arc Bites – Inside an Arc Rating

When planning to dive with sharks, the size, species, and number of sharks – as well as the possible dive conditions – determine the type and amount of PPE you’ll need to wear. The higher the risk of the dive, the more PPE you need to wear. The same is […]
August 10, 2020

Arc Week Season 1, Ep. 1: Great White Arcs Caught on Camera

Just as you wouldn’t swim with Great Whites without a shark cage, you don’t want to be caught THIS close to an arc without the right PPE. But you don’t have to simply take our word for it – sometimes seeing is believing. The arc rating standard is an excellent […]
August 4, 2020

Dive In: Arc Week Season 1

What do sharks and electric arcs have in common? Join us to find out! This summer, the tides have washed in unprecedented world events and stressors that have been felt by one and all. Tyndale presents Arc Week: a week-long educational look at the world of arc flash hazards through […]
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 […]
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 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 12, 2020

What is the Impact of an Arc Flash?

For most people, going to work doesn’t involve being exposed to serious hazards. However, if you are a utility worker performing certain essential job functions, you are exposed to arc flash hazards on a regular basis. Companies are responsible for providing extensive safety training and workers are required to abide […]
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 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 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 13, 2020

Should I Wear FR Outerwear Over FR Clothing?

Yes! Last month, we published a blog post on what to wear under your flame resistant (FR) clothing, and today, we’re sharing what you should be wearing over your FR clothing. The answer: FR outerwear. During the cooler months, it’s important to wear outerwear to protect yourself from the elements […]
March 5, 2020

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

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

Does My AR/FR Rainwear Meet The Right Standard?

Note: We cover this topic in a more recent post: Which Standards Should My AR / FR Rainwear Pass? Shopping for arc-rated and flame resistant (AR/FR) rainwear? Take a VERY close look at the label. Some rainwear sold on the market as flame resistant is tested and labeled to comply […]
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 13, 2020

What Should I Wear Under My FRC?

This is a question we get fairly often, and for good reason: it’s not uncommon to wear an undershirt off the clock, for added comfort or warmth. How does this common practice apply in an energized work environment? What do the standards say, and how do the remaining options rate […]
February 11, 2020

Customer Spotlight: NorthWestern Energy

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

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

We believe seeing is believing. That’s why we continually invest in real world demonstrations to visualize why wearing arc-rated flame resistant clothing – and wearing it properly – matters. As part of this commitment, we are pleased to share our latest Arc Flash Video Series. These test videos display the […]
January 20, 2020

Tyndale’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2019

Happy New Year, and welcome to 2020! Our members here at Tyndale hope your year is filled with joy and prosperity. Join us as we recap our most popular blogs from 2019, detailing innovation and education in the world of FRC.
December 9, 2019

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

USA manufacturing, family-owned values, and commitment to innovation is what drew Jaime Glas, CEO and founder of the upscale women’s brand of Flame Resistant Clothing (FRC), HauteWork®, to National Safety Apparel® (NSA) as a partner. “It was an immediate fit,” said Glas of her first meeting with NSA in early […]
November 12, 2019

Tyndale Returns to KEMA for More Live Arc Flash Testing

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

The Tyndale Versa Collection

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

What is a Risk Assessment?

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

The Newly Designed Union Line

Tyndale is proud to continue our strategic alliance with NSA and announce the addition of their newly redesigned Union Line collection of 100% Union-Made in the U.S. arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing to our product offering. These products have been redesigned with the goal of offering increased […]
October 25, 2019

Is Bug Spray Safe to Use on FR Clothing?

There are many questions around bug spray and FRC: Is it safe? Which ones are safe? How do I know for sure? Read on to find answers and watch our video below, featuring Tyndale’s Vice President of Technical, Scott Margolin, as he provides clarity in just over a minute. Is […]
October 21, 2019

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

They say seeing is believing. So, if you still have any questions about the importance of wearing FR clothing on the job, you need to see this webinar. It features HD video of arcs in real 480V equipment at KEMA Powertest AND video of full scale, outdoor flash fires shot […]
October 16, 2019

Tyndale and Carhartt Present to IEC’s Emerging Leaders

Earlier this month, Tyndale and Carhartt took their shared commitment to safety on the road for a stop at the annual Independent Electrical Contractors Convention & Expo in St. Louis. As part of our year-long co-marketing initiative, Tyndale and Carhartt sponsored two events at the gathering – an educational roundtable […]
September 30, 2019

Tyndale’s New Versa Flex Jeans

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

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

If you’re a small to mid-size company looking to capture the multitude of benefits that are a part of a Tyndale managed FR clothing program, we have exciting news. Coming this November, Tyndale is launching a brand-new service just for you, TyndaleFRC Express. This new service offers you the best […]
September 17, 2019

Warm Up to These Cool New Ariat Outerwear Styles

Just in time for the approach of colder weather, Tyndale is pleased announce the availability of a wide selection of brand new flame resistant (FR) outerwear styles from Ariat. Long valued for their style and comfort, Ariat garments are always in high demand. To accommodate that demand, Tyndale has pre-ordered […]
August 29, 2019

Tyndale’s New FR Polo Shirts

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

How is Arc Rating Determined?

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

The Lightest, Most Breathable Carhartt FR Shirt Ever Created!

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

Customer Spotlight: American Electric Power (AEP)

Since developing and establishing Managed Apparel Programs as the industry benchmark over 35 years ago, Tyndale is the trusted supplier of goods and services for hundreds of companies across the US – and we have a 98% customer retention rate! Why do customers choose our turnkey solution and stay with […]
July 22, 2019

Busted! Fake FRC Seller Charged by US Attorney

Back in March of 2018 we used this space to alert you to a rising trend of counterfeit flame resistant clothing (FRC). As we told you then, unscrupulous dealers were creating non-FR replicas of name-brand garments and selling them as FRC – thereby putting wearers at grave risk for injury, […]
April 22, 2019
What is the definition of flame resistant?

What is the Definition of Flame Resistant?

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

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

Spring is near but temperatures are still in flux in many parts of the country. When unpredictable weather conditions strike, layering is your best solution for comfort – especially when you’re required to wear flame resistant (FR) clothing on the job. It may be tempting to wear non-FR layers to […]
January 15, 2019
Everything You Need for CAT2 Protection – From Salisbury

Everything You Need for CAT2 Protection – From Salisbury

Tyndale is your one-stop shop for the arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) protection you need to stay safe on the job. We offer the broadest selection of quality, comfortable daily wear and task-based PPE in the industry – from our own line, which includes a full range of […]
December 13, 2018
Enespro - Solutions-based PPE

Enespro PPE – Designed to Your Specifications

Tyndale is proud to carry Enespro “Mission Critical PPE” based on their commitment to provide products that meet real-world needs. Ensepro firmly believes the best arc flash suits are created by the professionals who actually wear them. That’s why at the company’s inception, founders Mike Enright and Rich Gojdics went […]
December 10, 2018

Introducing Tyndale’s Mobile App

These days, everything – news, weather, social media, shopping, and more – is available at your fingertips by using your mobile device. So, why not your flame resistant (FR) clothing? Tyndale recently launched our mobile app – Tyndale FRC – from which you can quickly and easily shop your company’s […]
December 3, 2018
What Are PPE Requirements?

What are PPE Requirements?

Personal Protective Equipment, commonly referred to as “PPE,” is any equipment worn to protect wearers from the hazards they encounter on the job. PPE products include gloves; safety shoes; eye, ear, and head protection; flame resistant clothing (FRC); and more.
November 28, 2018

70E Compliance Is In the Bag

Tyndale is happy to offer the convenient safety of Salisbury’s new CAT 2/8 Cal Arc Flash kits you can pack in a bag and take on the job — anywhere, anytime. These kits from Salisbury by Honeywell offer arc rated, flame resistant protection for your eyes, face, head, and body, […]
November 15, 2018

Enespro Combines Maximum Comfort with Reliable Protection

Tyndale is proud to offer you Mission Critical PPE from Enespro, designed to offer maximum comfort and functionality without sacrificing safety. A prime example is Enespro’s 40 Cal AirLite™ arc flash suit, made with a new super lightweight 11.5 oz. AirLite fabric system, so that it is actually as light […]
November 5, 2018
Salisbury 40cal Arc Flash Suit

Tyndale Now Offers Salisbury’s Premium Light Weight HRC 4 Arc Flash Suit

When working in hot, high-voltage environments, you used to have to sacrifice comfort to ensure you were fully protected. Now Salisbury by Honeywell offers a 40 cal/cm2 arc flash suit that’s lighter than you ever imagined possible. In fact, according to Salisbury their newest HRC 4 suit is the lightest […]
October 25, 2018
What is Arc Rated?

What is Arc Rated?

One common question we receive is “what is arc rated?” As it applies to flame resistant (FR) garments and personal protective equipment (PPE), arc rated means that the material has been tested for exposure to an electrical arc and assigned a value according to its performance. We’re here to provide […]
October 3, 2018
What are NFPA Standards?

What are NFPA Standards?

You may wear PPE certified to NFPA standards, or undertake work regulated by NFPA codes everyday. But what is NFPA and what are NFPA standards? NFPA is short for the National Fire Protection Association, a nonprofit organization committed to reducing injury, death, and other loss stemming from fire, electrical, and […]
September 26, 2018

What is a CAT Rating?

Arc rated flame resistant (AR/FR) garments are required to have labels that clearly announce the level of protection they provide. One rating that appears on these garments is the CAT rating, short for PPE CATegory. The CAT rating tells wearers at a glance the category of protection the garment provides […]
September 24, 2018

The Cost of Providing Arc Flash Protection

So far in this series, we have explored the many costs of an arc flash incident, the frequency of arc flash incidents, and the economic costs involved. Now we’d like to take a look at how you can mitigate the damage – both personal and economic – in the event […]
September 5, 2018

What Does an Arc Flash Injury Actually Cost Your Business?

So far we’ve looked at all the various costs an arc flash event can generate and just how often such events occur. Now we’d like to explore the economic impact an arc flash injury can have on your business. By far the greatest cost of any arc flash injury or […]
August 27, 2018
How Common are Arc Flash Incidents?

How Common are Arc Flash Incidents?

In our last post, we took a broad overview of the various costs associated with an arc flash event. But how often do arc flashes, let alone related injuries or death, actually occur. Many managers and owners justify their decision to not provide workers with arc rated, flame resistant (AR/FR) […]
August 15, 2018
The Many Costs of an Arc Flash Incident

The Many Costs of an Arc Flash Incident

Being caught in an arc flash incident can result in devastating primary costs on an unprotected worker. At best, an employee’s life and that of their family is turned upside down as they undergo a long, painful recovery and rehab process. At worst, a family is left coping with the […]
August 13, 2018

Surviving and Thriving After an Arc Flash

Tyndale learned of Brandon’s story and was impressed with his commitment to promoting safer work practices among electrical workers. We invited him to our headquarters and have since partnered with him on several occasions to widen the reach of his message. We last profiled Brandon in early 2018 – read […]
July 19, 2018

There’s A New Suit In Town – And Tyndale Has It!

Tyndale is proud to announce the addition of the new Enespro™ line of “Mission Critical PPE” to our product offering. Enespro PPE, led by FR industry veterans Mike Enright and Rich Gojdics, officially launched their line of next generation arc flash suits on July 16. Designed specifically to offer enhanced […]
July 11, 2018

Introducing the Versa Long Sleeve Raglan T-Shirt

When you have to wear FR clothing to stay safe at work, dressing comfortably can be a challenge. FR fabrics are often heavier and less breathable than natural, untreated fibers, and the limited variety of styles makes it difficult to layer up when the weather is apt to change throughout […]
June 21, 2018

Witness the Power of an Arc Flash

Tyndale, in cooperation with Westex by Milliken, recently held an educational event at KEMA Laboratories in Chalfont, Pennsylvania. In the morning, invited guests attended seminars by industry experts on topics such as safe work practices, changes to NFPA 70E, and how science is the key to FR safety, as well […]
June 1, 2018

Tyndale Teams With NSA To Offer Union-Made FRC

Tyndale is proud to announce an exciting expansion of our strategic alliance with  National Safety Apparel® (NSA). Following NSA’s recent acquisition of Rubin Brothers and the Union Line™ brand of FR apparel, Tyndale is adding the Union Line collection of 100% Union-Made in the U.S. arc-rated and flame resistant (AR […]
May 25, 2018

Introducing the Versa Mid-weight Button-down Fleece

As an industrial worker, versatility is in your job description. From the moment you begin your day, you could be working outside or inside, in rain or in heat, you may even be exposed to hazards like arc or flash fire in the morning and find yourself working at a […]
April 4, 2018
Risks of Only Providing Task-Based AR

Risks of Only Providing Task-Based AR

This is the third post in a four-part series exploring factors that could contribute to an arc flash incident, based on the experience of arc flash survivor and safety advocate, Brandon Schroeder. In the first two posts in the series, we explored behavioral and company culture-related factors that could lead […]
March 22, 2018
Arc Flash Daily Wear Programs 4 of 5

The Bottom Line: Comparing Task-Based and Daily Wear Programs

This is the final post in a series of five posts comparing and contrasting task-based and daily wear approaches to arc-rated (AR) clothing programs. Check out our first post here, and our posts exploring liability issues, challenges with layering, and challenges with monitoring and productivity. When choosing between a task-based and daily wear approach to protecting workers, […]
March 21, 2018
NFPA 70E 2018 - Whats New?

NFPA 70E 2018 – What’s New?

NFPA 70E has since been revised in 2021, though updates pertaining to AR / FR clothing were minor. NFPA 70E requirements for safe work practices protect personnel by reducing exposure to major electrical hazards. Originally developed at OSHA’s request, NFPA 70E helps companies and employees avoid workplace injuries and fatalities […]