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 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center – a division of the National Weather Service – is forecasting a significant hurricane season for 2020, with above-normal hurricane activity particularly likely in the Atlantic Ocean. How to Get Ahead of Hurricane Season Accordingly, the 2020 hurricane season may […]
August 14, 2020

Arc Week Episode 5: Arc Attack Files

Tyndale presents Arc Week: a unique, week-long educational look at the world of arc flash hazards through the lens of Shark Week. Join Scott Margolin – our dedicated technical expert by day and passionate shark enthusiast in his free time – for engaging, memorable parallels that bring important lessons about […]
August 13, 2020

Arc Week Episode 4: When Arcs Attack; Defending Yourself from an Arc

Tyndale presents Arc Week: a unique, week-long educational look at the world of arc flash hazards through the lens of Shark Week. Join Scott Margolin – our dedicated technical expert by day and passionate shark enthusiast in his free time – for engaging, memorable parallels that bring important lessons about […]
August 12, 2020

Arc Week Episode 3: Arc Infested Work Zones – Your Lifeguard is NFPA 70E

Tyndale presents Arc Week: a unique, week-long educational look at the world of arc flash hazards through the lens of Shark Week. Join Scott Margolin – our dedicated technical expert by day and passionate shark enthusiast in his free time – for engaging, memorable parallels that bring important lessons about […]
August 11, 2020

Arc Week Episode 2: Arc Bites – Inside an Arc Rating

Tyndale presents Arc Week: a unique, week-long educational look at the world of arc flash hazards through the lens of Shark Week. Join Scott Margolin – our dedicated technical expert by day and passionate shark enthusiast in his free time – for engaging, memorable parallels that bring important lessons about […]
August 10, 2020

Arc Week Episode 1: Great White Arcs Caught on Camera

Tyndale presents Arc Week: a unique, week-long educational look at the world of arc flash hazards through the lens of Shark Week. Join Scott Margolin – our dedicated technical expert by day and passionate shark enthusiast in his free time – for engaging, memorable parallels that bring important lessons about […]
August 4, 2020

The Countdown is On: Arc Week Premieres Monday, August 10

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?

Welcome back to our continuing blog series, FRC Suppliers During the COVID-19 Crisis. This series gives you resources critical to evaluating your FRC supplier, ensuring you have ongoing and timely access to the services and products necessary to function safely and efficiently – particularly during a crisis. Because of COVID-19 […]
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

As the nation continues to grapple with safely reopening following the emergence of COVID-19, it is time to prepare for another significant challenge: hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center – a division of the National Weather Service – is forecasting a significant hurricane season […]
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?

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

The Hierarchy of FR Clothing Standards

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

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

Tyndale recently debuted our new clothing line, The Versa Collection. This line of Tyndale-made FRC focuses on comfort and style while delivering the safety and performance you expect to keep you safe on the job. Curious to know how this contemporary line of FR clothing fared during a real-word arc […]
February 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. FR clothing to our product offering. These products have been redesigned with the goal of offering increased comfort and style. Tyndale is Proud […]
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
TYNDALE VERSA FR MID-WEIGHT FR BUTTON DOWN FLEECE

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

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

Everything You Need for CAT2 Protection – From Salisbury

Tyndale is your one-stop shop for the arc rated flame resistant protection you need to stay safe on the job. We offer the broadest selection of daily wear and task-based PPE in the industry – from our own made-in-the-US, Tyndale branded FRC to full product lines from every major supplier […]
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. flame resistant (FR) clothing to […]
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 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 due to shock, electrocution, arc flash, and arc blast, and assists in complying with OSHA 1910 Subpart S […]
March 19, 2018
Arc Flash Daily Wear Programs 4 of 5

Challenges with Monitoring and Productivity in Task-Based Systems

This is the fourth 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 and challenges with layering. In our last post we will look at important takeaways. In a task-based program, […]
March 15, 2018
Arc Flash Daily Wear Programs 3 of 5

How Daily Wear Programs Solve Layering Challenges

This is the third 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 post exploring liability issues here. Next, we take a closer look at issues with monitoring and productivity, and key takeaways. As […]
March 13, 2018
Arc Flash Daily Wear Programs 2 of 5

Limiting Liability with a Daily Wear Program

This is the second 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. Next, we take a closer look at issues like challenges with layering, monitoring and productivity, and key takeaways. When deciding […]
March 9, 2018
Arc Flash Daily Wear Programs 1 of 5

Which is Safer, a Task-Based or Daily Wear Approach to AR Clothing?

This is the first post in a series of five posts comparing and contrasting task-based and daily wear approaches to arc-rated (AR) clothing programs. Next, we take a closer look at issues like liability, challenges with layering, monitoring and productivity, and key takeaways. As we saw in our last post, […]
March 1, 2018

Buyer Beware! Could Your FRC Be Counterfeit?

You wear FR clothing to stay safe on the job. But what if your FRC isn’t providing the protection you think it is? We’ve noted a growing and alarming online trend in recent months. Online companies – often based overseas – are selling what they claim to be flame resistant […]
February 9, 2018

Don’t Risk It! An Arc Flash Survivor Speaks Out.

On August 24, 2011, Brandon Schroeder was working on a job site handling an electrical task that he had performed without incident dozens of times before. Only this time, things didn’t go according to plan – and Brandon was caught in the blast from a massive arc flash. Brandon suffered […]
January 15, 2018

Task-based and Daily Wear Approaches to FR Clothing Programs

When designing an arc-rated flame resistant (FR) clothing program for your workers, one of the first decisions you will make is whether to choose a “task-based” or “daily wear” approach to outfitting your workers. But what are the differences between these two approaches, and which is a better fit for […]
December 27, 2017
What is arc flash analysis?

What is Arc Flash Analysis?

This is the final post in a six-part “Fundamentals of Arc Flash” series. Check out previous posts in this series which offer valuable information on topics such as, what is an arc flash, and arc flash causes, characteristics, ratings, and more.   An arc flash hazard analysis or risk assessment […]
December 21, 2017
How to Wear FR Clothing

How to Wear FR Clothing

The first step in protecting yourself from arc flash and flash fire hazards on the job is wearing arc-rated flame resistant (FR) clothing. However, if you’re not wearing your FR properly, you could be leaving yourself at risk for serious injury. In fact, there are some cases in which wearing […]
November 29, 2017
Key Drivers of End User Satisfaction

Top 5 Factors Contributing to Worker Satisfaction with Your FRC Program

Workers at risk for flash fire or arc flash hazards need to wear flame resistant clothing (FRC) in order to stay safe on the job. Multiple factors go into a company’s decision as to what FRC they will provide to their employees. While safety should always be the top consideration, […]
November 29, 2017
How hot is an arc flash?

How Hot is an Arc Flash?

This is the fifth post in a six-part “Fundamentals of Arc Flash” series. Check back regularly to read new posts offering valuable information on topics such as arc flash causes and characteristics, ratings, and analysis. An arc flash event poses significant danger to anyone working on or near energized electrical […]
October 27, 2017

Which Type of Arc Rating Best Measures Protection?

This is the third post in a six-part “Fundamentals of Arc Flash” series. Check back regularly to read new posts offering valuable information on topics such as arc flash causes and characteristics, ratings, and analysis. The evidence is clear, arc-rated flame resistant (FR) clothing saves lives! In the event of […]
October 19, 2017

3 Cost Saving Opportunities through a Choice Program

This is the sixth and final post in a series on the power of choice in your arc-rated flame resistant (FR) clothing and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) programs. This post focuses on cost reduction and why it’s one of the top reasons cited by safety managers for moving to a […]
October 19, 2017

Is Compliance with NFPA 70E Mandatory?

There are no shortcuts when it comes to keeping workers safe. In fact, it’s usually in the company’s – and the employee’s – best interest to incorporate voluntary safeguards above and beyond the mandatory safety regulations. One common question we receive is, is compliance with NFPA 70E mandatory for utilities? […]
October 9, 2017
What is an arc rating?

What is an Arc Rating?

This is the second post in a six-part “Fundamentals of Arc Flash” series. Check back regularly to read new posts offering valuable information on topics such as arc flash causes and characteristics, ratings, and analysis. Flame resistant (FR) clothing is critical in the presence of an arc flash hazard because […]
September 28, 2015

What Are Today’s Advanced FR Rainwear Options?

This is the second post in a three-part series reviewing the 2015-16 El Niño outlook and arc-rated flame resistant rainwear options available to outdoor workers facing arc flash or flash fire hazards. In this post we explore advanced rainwear options, while in our next post we feature some cost-effective rainwear […]
July 21, 2014
General Care & Maintenance Video for PPE/FRC

What Is the Difference Between Arc-Rated Clothing and FR Clothing?

Understanding all of the acronyms for clothing and standards in the electric industry can make your head spin. One common question we get is: what is the difference between arc-rated and flame resistant clothing – if there is any difference at all? FR stands for “flame resistant clothing,” specifically. An […]
March 21, 2014
Tyndale F025T Arc Rating Label

Arc Ratings for FR Clothing: What Is the Difference Between ATPV and Ebt?

A common question in arc flash clothing protection is whether an ATPV value or an Ebt value is better protection for FRC. Let’s start by defining these two values and seeing what each actually means. First, it’s important to understand that the arc rating of a fabric is either an […]
February 24, 2014
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Attend Tyndale’s NFPA 70E Low Voltage Qualified Training Class April 23rd

Tyndale has partnered with e-Hazard to bring you an engaging one-day seminar on NFPA 70E and OSHA electrical safety requirements. Used by more NFPA 70E committee members, e-Hazard’s training provides a thorough knowledge of the dangers and recommended safe behaviors for those who work around electric hazards daily. This course […]
February 10, 2014
Tyndale Vertical Flame Test for ASTM D6413_fabric

ASTM D6413: Vertical Flame Test for Flame Resistance of Textiles

ASTM D6413 is the Standard Test Method for Flame Resistance of Textiles (vertical test). ASTM D6413 is used to determine flame resistance of fabrics used to protect against both electric arc and flash fire hazards. This is the defining test method for compliance with OSHA 1910.269 and one of the […]
August 13, 2013
Flash Fire Risk

A Guide to Understanding Industry Hazards

Protective clothing and safety apparel can benefit workers in a variety of industries, so it is important to understand the risks and specific industry hazards employees face at their jobs. While both an electric arc flash and flash fire can be fatal, the duration and temperature at which these two […]
August 6, 2013
Tyndale Reviews NFPA 70E 2015 Edition

The OSHA 1910.132 FRC Flash Fire Memo: FR Fabrics Not Flash Fire Tested

This is the fourth post of a four-part series where we cover recommendations for compliance with OSHA 1910.132 FRC Flash Fire Memo.  The final, and least rigorous, approach for meeting the OSHA 1910.132 requirements would be to use garments that meet the arc flash requirements of NFPA 70E, or are […]