July 19, 2024

How Long Does FR Clothing Last? Understanding the Lifespan of Arc-Rated and Flame Resistant Clothing

One of the most frequent questions we receive about arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing concerns longevity: How long does the clothing last? Below, our Vice President of Technical, Scott Margolin, explains why this question has more nuance than you might think.   How long does FR clothing […]
June 28, 2024

Bug-Repellent FR Clothing: Your Shield Against Insect Hazards

When working outdoors, protection can mean guarding against thermal hazards like arc flashes and flash fires. However, it’s also important to have garments that defend against smaller – but also dangerous – threats posed by insects. At Tyndale, we understand the importance of comprehensive safety, which is why we’re proud […]
May 31, 2024

What is an “Adequately Rated” Meter According to NFPA 70E?

NFPA 70E is a vital standard for establishing practical and safe workplaces in order to avoid electrical hazards. Within NFPA 70E, the phrase “adequately rated meter” pops up frequently. The term “adequately rated” is often misunderstood throughout industries that follow NFPA 70E and use electrical testing meters. Read on to […]
May 30, 2024

A Bigger, Better Shopping Experience in Texas

At Tyndale our goal is to make it quick and easy for workers to get the quality, comfortable arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing they need to stay safe on the job. Our latest Factory Store & Service Center – our biggest yet – does just that for […]
May 17, 2024

Understanding What Accessories Should NOT Cross an Arc Flash Boundary

When it comes to electrical safety, understanding and adhering to strict guidelines is paramount to protecting yourself from potential hazards. When working near energized electrical components, it’s crucial to know what is and isn’t permissible within the protection boundaries set forth by standards such as NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical […]
May 15, 2024

Fresh Blooms: New Spring 2024 Tyndale Items

Spring is blooming, and so is our excitement for the latest additions to our clothing collections! These Tyndale arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) garments are perfect choices for those spring days where the weather just can’t make up its mind. Whether it’s a warm, sunny day or a […]
May 10, 2024

Empowering Women in Energy: Tyndale’s Commitment to Safety and Inclusivity

In today’s dynamic workplaces, diversity, inclusion, and safety are paramount. At Tyndale, a woman-owned business dedicated to providing high-quality protective apparel, we recognize the pivotal role that women play in the workforce, particularly in traditionally male-dominated energy industries. That’s why we were thrilled to extend a warm welcome to members […]
May 3, 2024

Wearing AR/FR Clothing: A Story of Survival and Protection

Arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing is indispensable for workers facing arc flash, flash fire, or combustible dust hazards due to their brief and directional nature. Unlike flammable clothing that can ignite and continue to burn, AR / FR garments prevent ignition and offer vital insulation against thermal […]
April 26, 2024

Why You Should NOT Wear Athletic Shirts Underneath Your AR / FR Garments

It’s critical to wear arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing while working in energized environments. Equally important, however, is what not to wear underneath your protective clothing, specifically moisture-wicking athletic wear. Tune in to the video below as our Lead Corporate Safety and Technical Trainer, Jason Brozen explains […]
April 18, 2024

PFAS and AR / FR Clothing: 3 Things to Know

PFAS is a term you may have heard in the news recently. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) describes PFAS as “a series of man-made chemical compounds that persist in the environment for long periods of time.” Are these “forever chemicals” present in arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing? […]
April 9, 2024

Leading the Charge: Tyndale’s Bold Innovations in Women’s Workwear

At Tyndale, we understand that every woman deserves to feel empowered and protected at work. Our commitment goes beyond simply offering safety apparel; it’s about fostering an environment where women are heard, respected, and equipped with the clothing they need. As we navigate the challenges women face in a male-dominated […]
April 5, 2024

Discover the Ultimate Retail Destination for AR/FR Clothing: TyndaleFRC.com!

At Tyndale, safety is our top priority. We understand the importance of providing arc-rated and flame-resistant (AR / FR) clothing that not only meets safety standards but exceeds expectations for comfort, durability, and style. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce the launch of our newly improved retail website, TyndaleFRC.com, designed […]
March 28, 2024

Empowering Herstory: Crafting Autonomy – Women in Apparel Design

In this last episode of Empowering Herstory, we revisit Susan Glynn’s story from our Women in Power series. Susan boasts a remarkable 20-year tenure at Ariat, a women-owned performance apparel brand, and reminisces on the inspiration that has driven her to excel in her current position as Ariat’s Vice President […]
March 27, 2024

Renew Your Wardrobe with These Spring-Friendly Tyndale Garments!

Spring is finally here, bringing with it the opportunity to refresh your arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) wardrobe with fast-shipping, protective garments that prioritize safety and comfort!  Ensure your wardrobe is well-stocked with these five spring-friendly garments. These popular items not only offer reliable protection but also keep […]
March 22, 2024

Empowering Herstory: How Female Linemen are Empowering Themselves to Break Barriers

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re revisiting our Women in Power series. This week, we reflect on our interview with Alicia Rogers, where she discusses what it’s like to be a woman working in a male-dominated industry.   Addressing the challenges she faces as a woman in the utility […]
March 15, 2024

Empowering Herstory: Embracing Responsibility as a Local Gas Representative

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re revisiting our Women in Power series. Revisit our conversation with Kori Wormsbecker, a journeyman at Avista Utilities. Up until her apprenticeship, Kori worked in the call center at Avista. So, when we asked how she balanced her home life, including parenting her daughter […]
March 8, 2024

Empowering Herstory: Independence as a Woman in the Power Industry

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re revisiting our Women in Power series. Tyndale has made it our personal mission to uplift and empower women leading the way in careers where arc-rated and flame resistant (AR/FR) clothing is required. Revisit our conversation with Maureen Miller, a Wisconsin-based lineman, and learn […]
February 28, 2024

OSHA’s Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for Fiscal Year 2023

It’s crucial for organizations to reflect on their safety practices and strive for continuous improvement each year. To help with that initiative, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has unveiled its preliminary Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Workplace Standards for the fiscal year 2023, from October 1, 2022, to […]
February 16, 2024

Enespro 40cal Suit Faces Off Against DC Arc – Witness the Power!

Navigating energized electrical environments comes with the inherent risk of direct current (DC) arc flash hazards. When working in this environment, it is critical to be equipped with proper PPE that ensures your safety. Curious about the resilience of an Enespro arc flash suit when it encounters an oncoming DC […]
February 13, 2024

Introducing Tyndale’s 2024 Top Performers

Moving into 2024, Tyndale is celebrating the best of the best with our Top Performer products! We want you to have the best shopping experience possible – that’s why we’ve created the Top Performer tag, which makes it easy to shop for the most popular products we have to offer. […]
February 9, 2024

Consequences of Arc Flash Exposure: Testing FR vs. Non-FR

Over the years, Tyndale has released numerous videos demonstrating the dangers of arc flash exposure. In these videos, we emphasize the importance of wearing proper protection in the workplace to mitigate arc flash hazards by demonstrating the common mistakes made when wearing arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) apparel. […]
February 8, 2024

Your “Easy Button” for NFPA 70E Safety Training

Do you know the ins and outs of NFPA 70E? Intimidated, or not sure where to begin? Start here! Whether you’re a beginner or you have ample field experience, our new video-based training series NFPA 70E Made Easy is for you. This “crash course” delves into the intricacies of NFPA […]
January 26, 2024

Trending in 2023: Tyndale’s Top Videos

Each year, our VP of Technical, Scott Margolin, brings our viewers relevant industry education through our technical video library. Scott’s extensive experience and knowledge provide Tyndale with unmatched technical expertise. As our Vice President of Technical, Scott serves as Tyndale’s lead resource for any technical questions or issues that arise. […]
January 25, 2024

Achieving the 3-Peat: Tyndale Houston Secures Top Workplace Award Yet Again!

The results are in and for the third straight year, Tyndale’s Houston, Texas Distribution Center has been recognized as a Top Workplace by the Houston Chronicle – in a listing based solely on the feedback from our Houston-based members. Winning this award for the third straight year is no easy […]
January 19, 2024

Trending in 2023: Tyndale’s Top Blogs

Each year, we leverage our industry-leading blog and videos to provide in-depth educational content. Whether it’s answering technical questions or addressing common safety concerns, we’re dedicated to updating management and workers on the latest developments in the arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing industry. Our posts are backed […]
January 16, 2024

Arc Bites: Energized Work – Great Power, Great Responsibility

Years ago, remembers William Watson – Vice President of Safety at Miller Electric and Chairman of the NECA Large Contractor Safety Group, NFPA 70E required electricians to send copies of paperwork for completed energized work to their employers for retention. In those days, William often observed inaccuracies in the paperwork […]
January 12, 2024

Tyndale Announces Strategic Leadership Transition in Operations

As part of Tyndale’s ongoing commitment to strategic succession planning and organizational excellence, we’re announcing a planned leadership transition within our operations department. After an incredible journey with Tyndale, our Vice President of Operations, Steve Corr, is set to retire in 2024. Preparing for this transition, we welcomed Brian Lange, […]
January 12, 2024

Giving Back in 2023: Tyndale’s Proud to Help Outreach

As we venture into a new year, we’re taking a moment to acknowledge the heartwarming commitment to service at Tyndale. Giving back is ingrained in our organization, and our employee members have consistently volunteered their time, talents, and resources to improve our communities and contribute to the greater good. Thanks […]
January 9, 2024

Arc Bites: Defending Against the Jaws of Arc Flash with Equipment Maintenance

“There’s not an electrician in the world that can walk up to a gray panel and say, oh, it looks like the incident energy for this piece of equipment would be about… let’s call it a seven. You don’t know. You’ve got to do a coordination study. You need to […]
December 5, 2023

Arc Bites: Easy Does It – How to Pick the Right PPE Provider

“As a safety professional, I don’t have time to be in the clothing business,” William Watson, Vice President of Safety at Miller Electric and Chairman of the NECA Large Contractor Safety Group, said during the round table discussion in the Arc Week Season 4 finale. Facing service and safety issues […]
December 1, 2023

DC-Cember: Unwrapping the Dangers of Direct Current Arcs

Tyndale is proud to present our new December video series, DC-Cember: Unwrapping the Dangers of Direct Current Arcs, where we emphasize the importance of proper protection against direct current (DC) hazards. Through our own video footage, we reveal the cold, hard truth to electrical workers everywhere and how they can […]
November 28, 2023

Arc Bites: Learning from Adversity – Navigating the Aftermath of an Arc Flash Incident

In the realm of workplace safety, the aftermath of an arc flash incident can be a pivotal moment for both individuals and organizations. Drawing insights from firsthand accounts shared by arc flash survivors and safety professionals during Arc Week Season 4, we explore the profound impact, challenges, and lessons learned […]
November 17, 2023

Warm Up Your Winter Wardrobe with Tyndale AR/FR Clothing

Welcome to our guide on arc-rated and flame resistant (AR/FR) jackets for this winter season! Embracing chill has never been more stylish. Choosing the right jacket means more than just shielding against the elements; it’s also a statement of your personal style. With Tyndale’s protective outerwear, you don’t have to […]
November 15, 2023

Arc Bites: Compliance – The Difference Between Believing and Behaving

Education and culture are central to compliance with lifesaving policies and PPE. “I want to make believers and not behavers,” William Watson, Vice President of Safety at Miller Electric and Chairman of the NECA Large Contractor Safety Group, said during the round table discussion in the Arc Week Season 4 […]
November 10, 2023

How to Beat the Cold Rush with Tyndale AR/FR Clothing

Feeling a chill in the air? For much of North America, winter is right on our doorstep. That means it’s time to bundle up in style with protective garments including sweatshirts, jackets, and outerwear. With Tyndale arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) outerwear garments, you can stay safe and […]
November 8, 2023

Arc Bites: The Comfort Factor

In the world of workplace safety, comfort is often an overlooked, yet essential, criteria for selecting Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). When it comes to arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing, comfort is not a luxury, it’s a necessity. Arc Bite Round Table Discussion: The Comfort of PPE In […]
November 3, 2023

Introducing Arc Bites: Raw Stories, Real Solutions

Tyndale is thrilled to introduce a captivating new series, Arc Bites: Raw Stories, Real Solutions – a spin-off series derived from Tyndale’s most popular season of Arc Week, Season 4: Humanizing the Hazard. In the fourth season of Arc Week, hosted by Scott Margolin, we had the privilege of interviewing […]
October 27, 2023

Stay Safe and Informed: PPE Updates in the 2024 NFPA 70E Electrical Safety Standard

In the evolving landscape of workplace safety, staying up to date with industry standards is crucial. The National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) NFPA 70E standard is a critical reference for those who specify or wear arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing and related personal protective equipment (PPE). This […]
October 25, 2023

Comfortable Additions to Our Classic Casual Collection

Want to add some variety to the protective clothing you wear each day? Look out for three recent additions to the Classic Casual collection of Tyndale arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing – all designed to help you look and feel good while keeping you safe on the […]
October 24, 2023

Houston, We Have a Bigger and Better Distribution Center!

In December of 2018, Tyndale announced the liftoff of our Distribution Center (DC) in Houston, TX. The new 76,000 square foot warehouse replaced Tyndale’s original Houston DC of 25,000 square feet, allowing for the distribution of your favorite products with shorter lead times. Today, we’re excited to announce the completed […]
October 20, 2023

Now Shipping: New Versa AR / FR Dailywear

Bring the comfort, fit, and performance of your favorite everyday clothing to your protective clothing arsenal. Our Versa Collection offers contemporary styles in exclusive colors that look good, feel good, and protect you on the job. Versa garments are among our most popular items. They’re constructed with the most innovative […]
October 17, 2023

Seven Time Winner: Tyndale Secures Top Workplace Trophy Once Again!

We are thrilled to announce that Tyndale has been recognized by the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philly.com as a Top Workplace among mid-sized companies in the Greater Philadelphia Area for the seventh consecutive year! It’s not just another award and it has little to do with luck; this achievement is a […]
October 13, 2023

Precision Meets Progress: Our Latest Advancements

Trust has always been a cornerstone of Tyndale’s commitment to safety, innovation, and excellence. Our partners rely on us to deliver the highest-quality managed apparel programs and an exceptional end-user experience. Most importantly, everything we do is to ensure workers make it home safely each and every day. Behind the […]
October 12, 2023

New FR Base Layers to Love This Season

Layering is an excellent way to maintain comfort in in-between temperatures, when it’s chilly in the morning and evening but warm in between, and during the winter months, when you’re going between warm buildings and trucks and frigid outdoor weather. Too cold? Add a layer. Too warm? Remove a layer […]
September 29, 2023

Testing the Heat: Advanced Thermal Analysis Facilities

When it comes to personal protective equipment (PPE) for individuals working in hazardous environments, the importance of arc-rated and flame resistant (AR/FR) clothing cannot be overstated. These specialized garments are designed to protect wearers from arc flash and flash fire hazards encountered in utility, oil and gas, and other industries. […]
September 27, 2023

Winterize Your Closet with New Outerwear by Tyndale

Fall is officially here, and that means it’s time to order outerwear. If you’re looking for a new vest, jacket, or coat this season, look no further. We’re pleased to introduce four new Tyndale outerwear styles – delivering the best in quality, warmth, style, and dual-hazard performance. With comfortable fabrics, […]
September 15, 2023

New Hi-Vis AR/FR Styles Ready to Ship

In recent years demand for high-visibility (“hi-vis”) products has grown by leaps and bounds. This need, particularly with the rapid expansion of the electric vehicle industry, is projected to continue. Recognizing the importance of both protecting workers from arc flash and flash fire hazards AND ensuring they are visible in […]
September 12, 2023

Meet Tyndale’s Latest Technical Talent: Jason Brozen

We are pleased to welcome Jason Brozen to Tyndale as Lead Corporate Safety and Technical Trainer. Jason brings to Tyndale a 28-year career as a Master Electrician. He is a CESCP and has extensive experience in the NFPA 70, 70E, and 70B. Jason has made it his mission to educate […]
September 8, 2023

What’s the Latest from our Proud to Help Committee?

At Tyndale, giving back isn’t just a simple act of kindness; it’s the very fabric of who we are. Led by our Proud to Help Committee, Tyndale employee “members” have taken the initiative to help support our local communities combat widespread concerns such as poverty, disease, environmental impacts, and more. […]
August 25, 2023

Arc Week Season 4, Ep. 5: “There’s No Wrong Time to Do the Right Thing” – Act Today

The survivors are back, and together again – this time on dry land. In this episode, we dive into lessons from the belly of the beast – for both safety leadership and for other electricians in the field. William Watson, Vice President of Safety at Miller Electric and Chairman of […]
August 24, 2023

Arc Week Season 4, Ep. 4: “Nobody Forgot Their PPE This Time” – The Gang Goes Shark Diving

We’re taking the invaluable lessons learned from arc flash mishaps to new depths—literally. Observe these survivors and William Watson, VP of Safety at Miller Electric and Chairman of NECA’s Large Contractor Safety Group, as they navigate a shark dive. Why? To demonstrate that you can do something inherently dangerous, like […]
August 23, 2023

Arc Week Season 4, Ep. 3: “Don’t Be Me,” The Jason Brozen Story

“It’s pretty low risk since I’m smarter than this hazard.” That’s what Jason – like many experienced electricians – had come to believe about energized work. As a master electrician for over 14 years, Jason was installing a breaker in a 2,500-amp piece of gear at a hotel when he […]
August 22, 2023

Arc Week Season 4, Ep. 2: “Safety Has to be a Priority,” The Brandon Schroeder Story

“I’ve done these types of tasks hundreds of times. It did not even seem dangerous to me.” That’s what Brandon was thinking before he was victim of an arc flash accident that should have taken his life. Imagine a seemingly ordinary task turning into a life-defining moment. Brandon found himself […]
August 21, 2023

Arc Week Season 4, Ep. 1: “Fireball Smith,” the Brandon Smith Story

“I was five minutes away from losing my life.” That’s what doctors told electrician Brandon Smith after he faced an arc flash incident. Pulled from another project to help with a rush job, Brandon was tasked with changing over an old building to a newly-installed transformer. He was wearing a […]
August 18, 2023

Humanizing the Hazard: Arc Week Season 4

The wait is over. Arc Week Season 4: Humanizing the Hazard is upon us, and we’re diving headfirst into the raw stories of three arc flash survivors, surfacing with invaluable lessons. This season’s personal approach to arc flash hazards showcases survivors’ experiences that serve as vital lessons, shedding light on […]
August 17, 2023

Cozy New Microfleeces Ready for Fall

There is nothing like a comfortable sweatshirt on a brisk fall day. Our newest microfleece jackets bring that feeling to the jobsite – while protecting against arc flash and flash fire hazards. Available as a full-zip sweatshirt (M733T), quarter-snap sweatshirt (M753T), or vest (M693T), these cozy styles are made from […]
August 8, 2023

Spin Cycle: Laundering an AR / FR Garment 100 Times and Exposing It to Flammable Lint

Welcome to the fifth and final installment of our Spin Cycle blog and video series. Uniform rental companies claim you can’t launder AR / FR apparel at home, but is that necessarily true? They often suggest that when AR / FR clothing is washed with regular clothing, flammable lint can adhere to […]
August 1, 2023

Spin Cycle: Laundering an AR / FR Garment 100 Times

In the fourth installment of our Spin Cycle blog and video series, we turn our attention to arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing durability and performance. Tyndale’s Vice President of Technical, Scott Margolin, tests whether laundering an AR / FR garment 100 times under normal home laundering conditions affects its […]
July 28, 2023

Protective Clothing Strategies to Prevent Heat Stress

The heat is on! The Farmer’s Almanac describes the “dog days of summer” – from July 3 to August 11 each year – as the hottest and most unbearable days of the year. And so far, this entire summer has been blistering hot across North America. After a record-breaking June, […]
July 25, 2023

Spin Cycle: 50 Wash Cycles with Fabric Softener on an AR/FR Garment

Welcome to the third installment of our Spin Cycle blog and video series! Join Tyndale’s Vice President of Technical, Scott Margolin, as he takes you through today’s test: determining whether using fabric softener during home laundering affects an AR / FR garment’s performance. You may hear uniform rental companies say that bleach […]
July 18, 2023

Spin Cycle: 50 Washes with Oxidative Bleach on an AR/FR Garment

For episode two of Spin Cycle, we head back to the testing facility with Tyndale’s Vice President of Technical, Scott Margolin, as he takes us through today’s test: whether oxidative bleach affects an AR / FR garment’s performance. Many laundry detergents contain oxidative bleach products, but does oxidative bleach have […]
July 14, 2023

Tyndale Recognized for Supply Chain Excellence Award

Tyndale, as one of the largest US-based arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing suppliers, is thrilled to receive the prestigious 2023 Top Supply Chain Projects award by Supply and Demand Chain Executive and John Galt Solutions. This award recognizes our excellence in supply chain initiatives, emphasizing collaborative partnerships […]
July 11, 2023

Spin Cycle: 50 Wash Cycles with Liquid Chlorine Bleach on an AR/FR Garment

Welcome to the first episode of our Spin Cycle blog and video series! Join Tyndale’s Vice President of Technical, Scott Margolin, as he takes you through today’s test to determine whether using liquid chlorine bleach during home laundering affects an AR / FR garment’s performance. All labels in arc-rated and […]
July 10, 2023

July 10: A Day of Thanks for Life as We Know it

July 10 is a special day in the Tyndale community – and across the US and Canada. July 10 marks the day we recognize Journeyman Lineworker Appreciation Day – a day we should spend honoring the lives of fallen lineworkers and reflecting on and appreciating the difficult, selfless, and brave […]
July 7, 2023

Spin Cycle: Washing Away AR/FR Home Laundry Misconceptions

Is home laundering safe when it comes to the care and maintenance of arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing? Absolutely! But common sales tactics used by uniform rental companies attempt to convince workers and businesses alike that industrial laundering is a requirement. They likely offer industrial laundry services […]
June 30, 2023

EVs and the DC Hazard: Non-AR Hi-Vis Vest & Outerwear in a DC Arc

Welcome to our BONUS episode of EVs and the DC Hazard with Scott Margolin, Vice President of Technical at Tyndale. Today, we are focusing on the importance of understanding the risks associated with wearing flammable high-visibility (hi-vis) vests and outerwear in the presence of a DC arc. Many people in […]
June 29, 2023

3 Innovative Trends in Workplace Safety

In honor of National Safety Month, we’re taking the time to reflect on how far we’ve come as a community to improve workplace safety for those exposed to arc flash, flash fire, and other hazards. Today, workers harness the power of choice through access to a variety of innovative garment […]
June 21, 2023

EVs and the DC Hazard: 88/12 Outerwear in a DC Arc

We’re ending our  series with a bang! In today’s episode we test a 9 oz. arc-rated (AR) windbreaker made with an 88% cotton and 12% nylon (“88/12”) blend, exposing it to high incident energy levels. Prepare to witness the extraordinary protective capabilities of this AR outerwear as it withstands and […]
June 20, 2023

EVs and the DC Hazard: NSA Enespro® 40 cal Suit in a DC Arc

What happens in a DC arc when the potential incident energy is high enough to require an arc suit instead of dailywear? We set out to find out. In today’s leading-edge demonstration, we subject an NSA Enespro® 40 cal arc suit to a DC arc with high incident energy. Join […]
June 15, 2023

EVs and the DC Hazard: 88/12 CAT 2 Coverall in a DC Arc

Today we’re switching it up: instead of testing shirts and pants against DC arcs, we test the significance of DC arcs against AR 88/12 CAT 2 coveralls. Coveralls made from an 88/12 fabric blend – that is, a fabric that’s 88% AR/FR cotton and 12% nylon – are commonly used […]
June 14, 2023

EVs and the DC Hazard: EBT AR Garment Exposed Above Arc Rating

In our previous episode, we showed you how Tyndale’s FRMC® arc-rated (AR) shirt and jeans perform in a DC arc flash. Explore the Boundaries of DC Arcs Hold on tight as we push the limits! We’re intentionally subjecting an energy breakopen threshold (EBT) AR garment, rated at 9.1 calories, to […]
June 13, 2023

EVs and the DC Hazard: Tyndale FRMC® CAT 2 Outfit in a DC Arc

In our previous episode, we pushed an NSA TECGEN® CAT 2 AR shirt and a pair of AR jeans to their limits by subjecting them to a thrilling DC arc. And they passed with flying colors, effectively extinguishing fire and eliminating any breakopen risks. Get Ready for an Electrifying Episode […]
June 8, 2023

EVs and the DC Hazard: NSA TECGEN® CAT 2 Outfit in DC Arc

In our last two episodes, we tested non-protective polyester/cotton blend and 100% cotton fabrics to see how they perform in the face of a DC arc. But how do popular arc-rated (AR) garments perform in DC arcs at or near their arc ratings? Follow along with our next few episodes […]
June 7, 2023

EVs and the DC Hazard: Cotton Workwear in a DC Arc

Many people think that 100% cotton is okay to wear when there’s an arc hazard because it doesn’t melt. But is that true? Can a DC arc flash ignite flammable 100% cotton workwear, and does it require any more or less energy than an AC arc to do so? Plug […]
June 6, 2023

EVs and the DC Hazard: Poly/Cotton Workwear in a DC Arc

Did you know that polyester and cotton (“poly/cotton”) blend is one of the most common fabric choices for making non-protective workwear? In fact, this type of fabric is being worn by many people who work in and around EVs. But what happens to poly/cotton fabric when it’s exposed to a […]
May 26, 2023

What are the Advantages of Tyndale’s New Boot Warehouse?

Tyndale’s new boot warehouse is the sole destination for all of your footwear needs! Our new designated warehouse space optimizes our shipping and inventory capabilities, while increasing the brand and footwear options we have on-hand. Looking to reboot your company’s footwear offering? Learn about the benefits of choosing Tyndale as […]
May 19, 2023

What are the Best Resources for Electrical Safety?

May is National Electrical Safety Month. Each year, electrically related incidents disrupt livelihoods and families due to injuries, deaths, and property losses. Currently, over 750,000 industrial electrical workers are not using proper protection. This number is even more alarming because NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace – […]
May 16, 2023

Combustible Dust Series: Part 7 – OSHA’S Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program Recently Revised

Combustible dust is a significant industrial hazard that can result in catastrophic injuries and loss of life. Since 2007, when they first issued their Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program (NEP), OSHA has focused on protecting the health and safety of workers potentially exposed to combustible dust flash fires and explosions. […]
May 12, 2023

Decoding the Language of Standards: Should vs. Shall

The recent promotion of NFPA 70B from a guide to a standard carries significant implications for electrical maintenance. We recently published a blog that reviews this status change in detail. This upgrade is an opportune time to address a question we often receive: In the context of industry standards, what’s […]
May 10, 2023

EVs and the DC Hazard: AC vs DC Arc Flash – What’s the Difference?

Technology has a habit of outpacing understanding of hazards and safety; DC arc flash is no exception. With the rapid rise of EVs, DC power is expanding exponentially in the USA. DC battery manufacturing, energy storage and DC-to-DC charging are all growing rapidly, and battery replacement, maintenance, and repairs are close behind. […]
May 10, 2023

Introducing EVs and the DC Hazard

As the electric vehicle (EV) market continues to grow, so does the importance of understanding the potential hazards associated with direct current (DC) electrical systems. That’s why Tyndale is proud to launch our new educational series, EVs and the DC Hazard. Whether you are a battery manufacturer, work in battery […]
May 9, 2023

The Rise of Electrification: OSHA’s Revisiting of Arc Flash Guidance

Tyndale’s Rise of Electrification series highlights the growing demand for electricians in the United States. In parts one and two, we discussed the significance of this trend and its implications for the industry. Partnership for Electrical Safety Pushes for Updated Electrical Safety Standards To ensure the safety of as many […]
May 5, 2023

What are Tyndale’s Top Safety Tips for Summer 2023?

Summer is right around the corner! And while we typically enjoy many fun summertime activities, such as going to the beach, hiking, and camping, the season also presents some safety issues. Stormy weather, heat-related illnesses, skin damage from the sun’s UV rays, and bug bites require extra precautions, which are […]
May 3, 2023

Rise of Electrification: Demand for Electrical Maintenance Requires Safety Awareness

In the first episode of Tyndale’s Rise of Electrification blog mini-series, we covered how the increased adoption of electrification is having a positive impact on the job market for electricians. The recent passing of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is a momentous step towards a sustainable future for the […]
April 28, 2023

Extra, Extra! Tyndale and Dovetail Provide Leading Utility with Women’s Protective Workwear

A recent article shared on Dovetail Workwear’s website, shared that fortune 1000 public utility, Portland General Electric (PGE) partnered with Tyndale Enterprises, Inc. (Tyndale) and Dovetail Workwear to provide their employees with high-quality flame-resistant (FR) women’s workwear.  When introducing Dovetail Workwear as an option within PGE’s Tyndale managed clothing program, […]
April 26, 2023

The Rise of Electrification: How it’s Transforming the Job Market for Electricians

Welcome to The Rise of Electrification, a three-part series that explores the current state of electrification in the US and studies several key impacts of the growing demand for electricity both now and in the near future. The world is currently in the midst of an electrification revolution. Electrification refers […]
April 21, 2023

How to Remove Stains from AR / FR Clothing

Working in a profession that requires you to wear flame resistant and arc-rated (AR / FR) clothing is serious business. You’re exposed to potential risks and hazards on a regular basis, so you must be prepared with the right gear. But what do you do when your trusted AR / […]
April 18, 2023

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 […]
April 14, 2023

Beat the Summer Heat with Tyndale’s Coolest AR / FR Clothing

Don’t let summer’s warmer weather get you hot under the collar. Do you have the arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing you’ll need to stay safe and take the heat off during sweltering days to come? Beat the summer rush by ordering lightweight and breathable AR / FR […]
April 6, 2023

What Changes Now That NFPA 70B is a Standard?

Did you hear the news? NFPA 70B, Standard for Electrical Equipment Maintenance, was recently upgraded from a guide – that is a recommended practice indicating what you should do – to a standard,  making it a requirement indicating what you shall do. In our last post we took a look […]
March 31, 2023

How Does NFPA 70B Fit with NFPA 70 and NFPA 70E?

Last week we shared that NFPA 70B, Standard for Electrical Equipment Maintenance, was recently upgraded from a guide – that is a recommended practice indicating what you should do, to a standard – making it a requirement indicating what you shall do. As a result, there is a strong likelihood […]
March 24, 2023

BREAKING: NFPA 70B Status Change

You’ve heard of NFPA 70, the National Electric Code – the benchmark for safe electrical design, installation, and inspection to protect people and property from electrical hazards. This standard guides non-utility electrical work, setting the rules for commercial and industrial electricians. However, it doesn’t focus on safe work practices or […]
March 22, 2023

Dangers of Improper Wear Flash Fire: Episode 6 – Flammable High Visibility Vest & Outerwear Over FRC

Welcome to another episode of The Dangers of Improper Wear and Flash Fire, where Scott Margolin, Tyndale’s Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Technical, takes center stage to shed light on common improper wear mistakes that could result in injury – or worse. This episode highlights how wearing both a […]
March 14, 2023

Dangers of Improper Wear Flash Fire: Episode 5 – Flammable Hoodie Over FRC

Don’t let a Flammable Hoodie be your Downfall Get ready to rethink the way you dress for work. In this episode, Scott walks viewers through a life-threatening scenario where a female manikin wearing flame resistant (FR) pants but a flammable hoodie over her FR clothing is exposed to a flash […]
March 7, 2023

Dangers of Improper Wear Flash Fire: Episode 4 – Consequences of Wearing the Wrong Rainwear

Flame resistant (FR) rainwear that meets the proper ASTM standard is essential for anyone working in an environment with potential flash fire hazards. However, not all rainwear labeled as flame resistant is created equal. Read on to understand why it’s crucial to wear rainwear that meets ASTM F2733: the Standard […]
February 28, 2023

Dangers of Improper Wear Flash Fire: Episode 3 – Flammable Outerwear + Cotton Base Layer

Flash fires are unpredictable and can leave little to no time for people to react. Hence, the right clothing is crucial to protect oneself from intense heat, flames, and potential injury. In this episode of Dangers of Improper Wear: Flash Fire, Scott Margolin, Tyndale’s Vice President of Corporate Strategy & […]
February 22, 2023

Dangers of Improper Wear Flash Fire: Episode 2 – Unzipped FR Coveralls

Flash fires are one of the most dangerous hazards in the workplace, and they can cause serious injuries or even fatalities if proper precautions are not taken. In this blog post, we will discuss the risks of improperly wearing protective clothing – specifically unzipped flame resistant (FR) coveralls – in […]
February 14, 2023

Dangers of Improper Wear Flash Fire: Episode 1 – Wearing Flammable Clothing

Welcome to episode 1 of our Dangers of Improper Wear: Flash Fire blog and video series. Let’s join our guide, Tyndale’s Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Technical, as he explains today’s improper wear topic: wearing flammable clothing – as opposed to flame resistant clothing (FRC) – when exposed to […]
February 7, 2023

Dangers of Improper Wear: Flash Fire

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

What is a Stoll Curve?

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

The Top 5 FR FAQ’s of 2022

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

Tyndale’s Top Products of 2022

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

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

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

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

In the new year, make it your resolution to improve your company’s workplace safety. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released its Top 10 most frequently cited standards for the fiscal year (FY) of 2022, which runs from Oct. 1, 2021 to Sept. 30, 2022. This list is a […]
December 15, 2022

How Tyndale Minimizes the Impact of Supply Chain Issues

Whether caused by severe weather, labor shortages, or a global pandemic, disruptions of any kind can lead to strain for both businesses and consumers. Recent unprecedented events have led to undeniable supply chain challenges across industries. To a large manufacturing company, losses associated with these challenges can be damaging. To […]
December 13, 2022

Women in Power: How Pam Costello Serves Workers – and Advances Women’s AR / FR

In this episode of Women in Power, our host, Sarah Steel, Director of Online Marketing and Events, sits down with a woman who enhances the Pam Costello serves as Product Development Manager at Tyndale. With a background in fashion design and past experience designing women’s maternity wear and safety and […]
December 9, 2022

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

The expectation that arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing is comfortable as well as protective is common amongst today’s wearers. Accordingly, the demand for off-the shelf comfort has increased, highlighting the importance of thoughtful design that provides ease of mobility for both men and women as they perform […]
December 2, 2022

Arc Ratings for FR Clothing: What is the Difference Between ATPV and EBT?

To better understand arc ratings – what they are and the difference between the two ways they are measured – we define them below and link back to Tyndale’s Arc Week Season 3, which covers the science behind all things arc flash. What is an Arc Rating? Simply put, an […]
November 30, 2022

Women in Power: How Tina and Melinda from Carhartt Company Gear Address Trends in Women’s PPE

Michigan natives, Tina Picciuto-Norris and Melinda Fabry, Global Product Design Manager and PPE Merchandiser from Carhartt Company Gear share what led them to their careers at the leading workwear brand in this two-for-one interview. Tune in to interview 9, hosted by Tyndale’s Director of Online Marketing and Events, Sarah Steel: […]
November 18, 2022

Tyndale Adds Another Star in the Lone Star State

We’ve done it again! Tyndale’s Houston, Texas distribution center has been recognized as a Top Workplace for the second year in a row by the Houston Chronicle – in a listing based entirely on the feedback from our employee “members.” To compile the list, the Chronicle looked to Energage – […]
November 11, 2022

Lockout/Tagout Makes OSHA’s Top 10 Safety Violations List for Fiscal Year 2022 – Again

OSHA’s preliminary list of the Top 10 Safety Violations for 2022 has been announced, and lockout/tagout made the list again. With 1,977 violations cited related to OSHA 1910.147 – the control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout) – noncompliance with this standard comes in sixth place on the list of most frequently […]
November 4, 2022

UPDATE: Where does OSHA Stand on Expanding Protections for Indoor Electricians?

More than 500,000 Americans working on or near energized industrial electrical equipment today do not have protection from deadly arc flash hazards, 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 other industry leaders, united […]
October 27, 2022

Women in Power: Alex Baker – How Alex Baker Cultivates Career Pathways for Women at PG&E

Through the years, Tyndale has seen firsthand the changes companies in the energy sector are making to empower and represent women in the workforce. In this episode of Women in Power, Alex Baker, Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) PowerPathway Program Manager and lead of HR initiatives for women in […]
October 21, 2022

How Do I Navigate Protective Footwear Supply-Chain Challenges?

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

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

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

Top 3 Trends in Women’s PPE

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

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

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

Best Tyndale FR Pants for Men

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

Best Tyndale FR Pants for Women

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you’ve been following along in our Proud to Protect Canada series, you’ve heard our resident experts talk through some fundamental topics like – why wear arc-rated and flame resistant (AR/FR) clothing, what are arc flash hazards and related standards, what are flash fire hazards and related standards, and how […]
August 16, 2022

Customer Spotlight: Santee Cooper

Since developing and establishing Managed Apparel Programs as the industry benchmark in 1981, Tyndale is the trusted supplier of goods and services for hundreds of companies across the US — including over 90% of all publicly owned electric utilities and 50 Fortune 500 companies. Pair that with our 99% customer […]
August 12, 2022

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

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

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

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

Introducing Our New Vendor Partner, Dovetail Workwear!

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

Introducing Front Line Fabric’s Groundbreaking Regulator™ FR Fabric

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

Proud to Protect Canada – Episode 10: AR / FR Labeling Requirements in Canada

In previous episodes of our Proud to Protect Canada series, we reviewed the safety standards governing PPE and protective clothing related to arc flash and flash fire hazards. In Episode 3, we learned that CSA Z462, the Canadian standard governing arc flash protection, is very similar to its US counterpart, […]
July 26, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What is Combustible Dust?

Combustible dust is a hazard that can result in devastating fires, explosions, injuries, and fatalities. According to DustEx Research Ltd., since 2016, when combustible dust incident reporting was first launched, an average of 133 fires, 30 explosions, and 36 injuries per year have occurred per year in the United States […]
June 28, 2022

Tyndale Wins Top Workplace for the Sixth Year in a Row!

Tyndale Wins Top Workplace for the Sixth Year in a Row! It’s written in the stars! Tyndale is proud to have received its SIXTH star from our employee “members” as one of the Philadelphia area’s “Best Places to Work” – for the sixth year in a row. This award is […]
June 24, 2022

What’s New with Tyndale’s Garment Labels?

Garment labels for all kinds of clothing are essential to ensure you’ve received the correct size and have instructions for caring for and washing the garment properly. While standard labeling for arc-rated and flame-resistant (AR / FR) clothing is equally important, we believe that labeling for garments that protect workers […]
June 21, 2022

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

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

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

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

What are Heat Stress Causes, Symptoms, and Solutions?

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

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

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

How Does Tyndale Ensure Continuous Business Productivity?

How prioritizing our member’s workplace health and happiness contributes to the overall success of our business productivity. At Tyndale, we’re continuously working to raise the bar, and we’re proud of our proven history of innovation – with an unwavering focus on enhancing our customers’ experience within each unique managed program […]
May 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, […]
May 10, 2022

Proud to Protect Canada – Episode 7: What Is a Standard and How Do They Come to Fruition in Canada?

In previous episodes of our Proud to Protect Canada series, we reviewed the safety standards governing PPE and protective clothing related to arc flash and flash fire hazards and the Canadian standard governing high-visibility safety apparel. In the video below, watch Tyndale Canada Sales Director, Paul Castelli and Tyndale Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Technical, Scott […]
May 10, 2022

Women in Power: Tamara Caponegro – Insights from a Woman Who Knows PPE for Women Who Wear PPE

As Vice President of Sales at Tyndale for more than 15 years, Tamara Caponegro has had a front row seat in the industry’s progress toward better serving women in the field – and has played an active role. Hear from Tamara in her own words about her own career as […]
May 6, 2022

What are Tyndale’s Top Tips for Summertime Safety?

At long last, summer is almost here. Although we may look forward to days at the beach, outdoor events, and other fun ways to soak up the sunshine, we must also prepare for some summertime nuisances that can turn into health and safety issues if not kept in check. As […]
April 29, 2022

What do Safety Standards Say About Vented Shirts?

Summer is coming and now is the perfect time to make sure that you’re not only stocked up on lightweight and breathable arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing, but also aware of the standard updates that govern those garments such as, vented shirts. Designed to help dissipate heat, […]
April 27, 2022

Customer Spotlight: ”The key is rentals don’t work.”

Since developing and establishing Managed Apparel Programs as the industry benchmark over 40 years ago, Tyndale is now the trusted supplier of flame resistant clothing (FRC) for 5 of the top 9 Fortune 500 drilling companies in the US – and we have a 99% customer retention rate! Why do […]
April 27, 2022

Proud to Protect Canada – Episode 6: High-Visibility and Reflective Striping (CSA Z96)

In previous episodes of our Proud to Protect Canada series, we reviewed the safety standards governing PPE and protective clothing related to arc flash and flash fire hazards. In this episode, we’ll turn our attention to the Canadian standard governing high-visibility safety apparel, CSA Z96. In the video below, Tyndale […]
April 21, 2022

Can Flame Resistance Be Washed Out of My AR/FR Clothing?

If you’ve ever wondered if the flame resistance can be washed out of your arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing, you’re in good company – this is one of the top 3 questions we receive! The short answer? Everything Tyndale sells – whether made or distributed by us […]
April 19, 2022

Women in Power: Kori Wormsbecker’s Energizing  Career as a Local Gas Representative

Kori Wormsbecker wasn’t actively seeking a career as a local gas representative until the opportunity to shadow a neighbor who worked in the field presented itself. She received a business management degree from Idaho State University, and up until her apprenticeship in 2012, Kori worked in the call center at […]
April 12, 2022

Proud to Protect Canada – Episode 5: CGSB 155.20 vs. NFPA 2112

In today’s episode, we’ll look at CGSB 155.20, the Canadian standard governing workwear for protection against flash fire. In the video below, Tyndale Canada Sales Director Paul Castelli, talks to Canada Technical Advisor Sara Olsen about CGSB 155.20 and the similarities and differences between it and its US counterpart, NFPA […]
April 8, 2022

Have you stocked up on your lightweight FRC for summer? 

Summer temperatures have already arrived in some areas of the country, signaling it’s time to order your lightweight arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing early. Aside from making sure you’re weather-ready for those random extra warm spring days, beating the rush of summer orders is important for many […]
April 5, 2022

Women in Power: Sara Olsen’s Fiery Career as a Woman in the AR / FR Clothing Industry

Sara Olsen has worked in the personal protective equipment (PPE) industry for over 15 years, but it isn’t a career she set out to do. What started as an interest in knitting, fibers, and fabrics turned into an M.Sc. degree in textile and apparel science from the University of Alberta. […]
April 1, 2022

How are Safety Clothing Brands Closing the Gap in Women’s PPE?

If you’re a woman required to wear arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing, you may have experienced a lack of appealing PPE options specifically designed for you. While improvements have been made to enhance the women’s safety apparel and PPE offering, this continues to be a concern for […]
March 29, 2022

Proud to Protect Canada – Episode 4: Flash Fire Hazards

In previous episodes of our Proud to Protect Canada Series, we learned about arc flash hazards and CSA Z462, the Canadian safety standard that governs arc flash. In this episode, we’ll turn our attention to another extremely dangerous type of thermal hazard: flash fire. This type of hazard is present […]
March 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 15, 2022

Proud to Protect Canada – Episode 3: What is CSA Z462?

In Episode 2 of our Proud to Protect Canada series, Tyndale’s Canada Sales Director, Paul Castelli, and VP of Technical, Scott Margolin, answer the question, what is an arc flash. Beyond the definition, they discussed what causes an arc flash, the dangers associated with an arc flash, and how to […]
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 9, 2022

Is Your AR/FR Wardrobe Ready for Spring?

Spring, is that you starting to creep in? Warmer weather is around the corner, and not a minute too soon. Now, as the seasons start to change, is a perfect time to tackle some spring cleaning for your arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing wardrobe. Scott Margolin, Vice […]
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 22, 2022

The Results Are In! Find Out How Industry Professionals Rate Tyndale

We are proud to share the results of a recent survey Tyndale sponsored asking members of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) about their arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing programs. We wanted to learn more about their preferences regarding: Products: favorite brands, clothing options, key product […]
February 18, 2022

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

Advancements have been made since this blog was published. Please CLICK HERE for the latest.   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 […]