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 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

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 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 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 22, 2022

Women In Power: Why Maureen Miller is Proud to be Called a Lineman

At 19, Maureen Miller was on a path to becoming a registered nurse. After her father’s friend suggested the idea of becoming a lineman, Maureen was on the fast track to conquering a non-traditional career as a journeyman lineman.
March 18, 2022

Introducing Tyndale’s Women in Power Series

Did you know that women comprise just 22% of the utility workforce compared to 47% nationwide in other industries? We set out to better understand how to support the women who are succeeding in non-traditional occupations in industries like manufacturing, construction, utilities, and oil and gas. And what better way […]
March 9, 2022

Is Your AR/FR Wardrobe Ready for Spring?

Spring, is that you starting to creep in? Warmer weather is around the corner, and not a minute too soon. Now, as the seasons start to change, is a perfect time to tackle some spring cleaning for your arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing wardrobe. Scott Margolin, Vice […]
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 […]
January 28, 2022

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

As you know, suppliers everywhere are facing unprecedented global supply chain challenges resulting in significant product delays. As shared in Part 1 of this 3-part series, these challenges stem from several issues, which combined, have led to increases in raw material costs and the relative inability to finish  products or […]
January 18, 2022

Top 3 Recent Changes to AR/FR Clothing Standards

As you know, the ongoing pandemic has impacted every single area of life. As a result, it is no surprise that the past two years have been relatively quiet in terms of major changes to safety standards with impact to arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing requirements. Tyndale […]
January 11, 2022

Best in Show – Our Top Products of 2021

As we look ahead to 2022, we’re also looking back at the highlights of 2021. We recently recapped our viewers’ favorite blog articles and most-watched videos this past year. But what were the most popular Tyndale products of the year? Our inventory planning experts dug into the data: Top Men’s […]
January 7, 2022

Drumroll Please…Our Top 5 Blogs & Videos of 2021

At Tyndale we’re committed to providing not only quality products and reliable service, but also in-depth education and industry leadership. We work diligently all year long to create new and engaging resources that make it easy to expand your knowledge and better protect yourself and your workers. As we look […]
December 17, 2021

OSHA’s Top 10 Safety Violations List for Fiscal Year 2021

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… at least that’s how the song goes. Festivities aside, it is the perfect time to evaluate safety in your workplace and make resolutions for improvement in 2022. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced its preliminary Top 10 most frequently […]
December 3, 2021

6 Tips to Combat Cold Stress

Think cold stress is only dangerous to the person becoming affected? Think again. Cold stress can dramatically slow reaction times – leading to an industrial accident. Scott Margolin, Vice President of Technical, shares six key tips for keeping yourself and others safe this winter:   So what can you do […]
November 16, 2021

The Dangers of Improper Wear: Episode 11 – Flammable Contaminants

You’re wearing the right PPE, and you’re wearing it properly – tucked, button, layered appropriately, etc. – what can go wrong? Well, if you’re exposed to a flammable substance, and your PPE is contaminated with such a substance, you are at risk of injury in the event of an arc […]
November 12, 2021

Can Arc Ratings Be Added to Calculate Protection?

Tyndale-made arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) garments feature an external label to indicate the garment’s protective ratings. These ratings explain two critical pieces of information about your AR / FR clothing: The Calorie Rating (CAL) – the level of protection the garment delivers The PPE Category (CAT) –  […]
November 9, 2021

The Dangers of Improper Wear: Episode 10 – Non-FR Hoodie Over AR/FR Clothing

If you’ve ever been tempted to reach for a non-FR hoodie to wear over your AR / FR to the jobsite on a chilly morning, you’re not alone: unfortunately, this mistake is common – especially in fall and spring, when it tends to be chilly in the morning and warms […]
November 5, 2021

What Are the Changes to ASTM F2413-18?

If the PPE you wear each day includes protective footwear, you’ve probably noticed the ASTM F2413 label in one of your safety shoes or work boots. ASTM F2413 defines minimum performance requirements for footwear to protect against various workplace hazards. Updates were made to this standard in 2018, resulting in […]
November 2, 2021

The Dangers of Improper Wear: Episode 9 – The Chimney Effect

On the jobsite, head to toe coverage is critical for complete, lifesaving protection. In Episode 4 of The Dangers of Improper Wear – Untucked AR / FR Shirts, we looked at Flash Fire and Arc Flash Safety Standards to confirm that YES, you should always tuck in your arc-rated and […]
October 22, 2021

Introducing Our Series Resource Hub

Did you catch How it’s Tested, a look behind the scenes at the protective clothing and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) your trust with your life? What about Arc Week, our week-long educational look at the world of arc flash safety, risk protection, and PPE through the lens of Discovery’s Shark […]
October 15, 2021

Tyndale’s Top 3 PPE Accessories to Combat Cold Weather and Illness

As we move toward colder weather it’s important to make sure that you have the outerwear that you need to keep you warm through the winter season. But even more, this year in particular it’s important to order your outerwear early because of the global supply and demand shock caused […]
September 28, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dress Confidently for Arc-flash Hazards with ASTM F1891-Rated Protective Rainwear Before you invest in arc-rated or flame resistant (AR / FR) rainwear it is important you’re aware of the standard that the garment passes to allow it to make its FR claim. Specifically, rainwear tested to ASTM D6413, the “Vertical […]
September 3, 2021

How do You Stay Up to Speed on Industry Information?

We’re so excited to celebrate Tyndale 500! Not quite the famous, 500-mile racecar event you may be familiar with. We recently reached (and quickly exceeded) 500 posts on HERE, our industry-leading blog! All thanks to you – our readers – for cheering us on! Unlike Daytona, we’re not stopping at […]
August 31, 2021

Dangers of Improper Wear: Episode 4 – Untucked AR/FR Shirts

Are You Required to Tuck-in Your AR / FR Shirt? The answer is YES, you should always tuck-in your arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) shirts. We’ll show you why it’s so important in this week’s episode from our Dangers of Improper Wear series. Watch the video below for […]
August 27, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Today, we’re taking a deep dive on personal protective equipment (PPE): Do I need it? When? What PPE do I need, and how do I match it to the hazard? Believe it or not, swimming with sharks can tell us a lot about PPE for working with arcs and how […]
August 20, 2021

Do Zippers and Buttons Factor into Ebt Ratings?

Thanks to everyone who submitted questions to be answered in our FR FAQ series. The question we’re answering today was submitted by Charlie S. from Pennsylvania, who asks: What effect do zippers and buttons have on arc ratings, specifically break open ratings? As you may know, there are two ways […]
August 17, 2021

Dangers of Improper Wear: Episode 3 – Non-FR Meltable Bras

As part of our Improper Wear series, we’re looking at meltable base layers – which includes non-FR under shirts and anything else you might wear under your arc rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) shirt(s), such as a bra. The manikin shown in the video below is wearing a […]
August 13, 2021

Should Layered AR / FR Clothing Be Tucked in?

Thanks to everyone who submitted questions to be answered in our FR FAQ series. The question we’re answering today was submitted by Derek S. from Arizona. It is: Do I need to tuck in my arc-rated / flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing while wearing an AR / FR base […]
August 10, 2021

Dangers of Improper Wear: Episode 2 – Base Layers Should Not Melt!

Streetwear base layers are usually constructed from popular, man-made fabrics such as nylon, polypropylene, or spandex. When wearing these fabrics underneath arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing, you are at risk of serious injury, and we’re going to tell – and show –you why. When exposed to the […]
August 3, 2021

Dangers of Improper Wear: Episode 1 – Insect Repellents

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

Dangers of Improper Wear: Introduction

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

How Does Tyndale Create Live Arc Flash Demonstrations?

Tyndale is known for being a leading provider of arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing. Did you know we also perform live arc flash testing to ensure the FR garments we sell perform as expected under real-world conditions? In today’s FR FAQ, we explore why and how Tyndale […]
July 20, 2021

How It’s Tested: Episode 21 – Insulating Rubber Gloves

Electrical insulating gloves provide important protection against serious injury and even death. That’s why in this week’s episode of How It’s Tested, glove expert and VP of International Sales and Marketing at National Safety Apparel, Vladimir Ostrovsky, joins us to discuss all things related to insulating gloves. Tune in as […]
July 8, 2021

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

This Saturday is a special day in the Tyndale community – and across the nation. July 10 is now recognized by Congress as Journeyman Lineworker Recognition Day – a day when we as a nation should pause to recognize and appreciate the difficult, selfless, brave, and often-thankless work lineworkers do […]
June 22, 2021

Prep for an Above-Average Hurricane Season with AR / FR Rainwear

The NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center has forecasted another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season in 2021, after increasing the number of storms considered “average” in the Atlantic basin, with a possible return of La Nina later in the 2021 season. COVID-19 continues to play a role in the global supply chain this […]
June 18, 2021

How Did Tyndale Handle COVID-19 Safety?

As part of National Safety Month, we’re highlighting a new safety topic each Friday in June. There was one safety topic that remained front and center over the course of the past year – you guessed it, arc-rated (AR) and flame resistant clothing (FRC) safety. As COVID-19 unfolded, everyone entered […]
June 15, 2021

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

Before they’re offered for sale in the marketplace, arc-rated (AR) garments and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are tested individually to assess their performance and ensure they deliver the arc flash protection that’s needed to keep workers exposed to arc flash safe. But, if you’re involved in specifying and purchasing that […]
June 11, 2021

How has OSHA Advanced Worker Safety for 50 Years?

Formed in 1971, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has drastically reduced fatalities, injuries, and illnesses of American workers in the workplace. We’re leveraging the expertise of our arc-flash and flash fire subject matter expert, Scott Margolin, to review how OSHA has supported the industries affected by arc-flash and […]
June 8, 2021

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

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

What is the Partnership for Electrical Safety?

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

What is Tyndale Doing to Further Electrical Safety?

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

How Does Tyndale Support Its Industry Partners?

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

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

Joining us again for this episode of How It’s Tested is Heath Hunter, Director of Industrial Sales at Ariat. Heath brings his protective footwear expertise to our discussion on electrical hazard (EH) rated boots. In part 1 of our How It’s Tested series on protective footwear we touched on impact […]
May 21, 2021

Do High-Visibility Garments Attract Bees?

After months of cold weather, we’re turning a corner. The warmer weather brings sun and fun, but also insects, specifically bees. Today, let’s join Tyndale’s Vice President of Technical, Scott Margolin as he answers the important question: do high-visibility garments attract bees? First, let’s dive into how bees operate. While […]
May 7, 2021

Does AR / FR Clothing Contribute to Heat Stress?

Summer is right around the corner, which means the heat is coming! With warmer weather comes questions around heat-related illnesses and whether or not wearing arc-rated and flame-resistant (AR / FR) protective apparel contributes to heat stress. What is heat stress? Heat stress occurs after you’ve been exposed to high […]
April 30, 2021

What Predicts Comfort in a Garment?

Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to make accurate predictions for the things that matter most? Tyndale can’t give you the winning lottery numbers but we can tell you exactly how to best predict comfort in your arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) garments, which leads to other […]
April 16, 2021

Which Standards Should My FR Rainwear Pass?

If you’re specifying or purchasing arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) rainwear, it’s critical that you know which standards are used to make compliance claims. Tyndale strongly recommends against accepting or purchasing FR rainwear that is only using ASTM D6413, the vertical flame test, to make those claims. Which […]
April 13, 2021

How It’s Tested: Episode 14 – ASTM F2733 for Flash Fire Rainwear

Our How It’s Tested series recently covered why ASTM F1891 is the critical compliance criteria specific to arc-rated (AR) rainwear, so this week we’re covering the flash fire rainwear equivalent – ASTM F2733. ASTM F2733 is the standard specification for flame resistant (FR) rainwear for protection against flame hazards. Beware […]
April 2, 2021

What Does OSHA Say About Home vs. Industrial Laundry?

As you may know, there two main program types when it comes to obtaining arc rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing – Managed Direct Purchase with Home Laundry and Uniform Rental with Industrial Laundry. When you have one supplier telling you that their program is the best and […]
March 26, 2021

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

Questioning whether or not your non-flame resistant (non-FR base layer counts towards a system arc rating? This blog post gives you the answer and helps you determine the proper garments to wear as a base layer when calculating a layered arc rating. The answer is no – a non-FR base […]
March 23, 2021

How It’s Tested: Episode 11 – The “Other” NFPA 2112 Tests

If you’ve been following our How it’s Tested series, you’re aware of the four (4) main NFPA 2112 tests. But, did you know there are a dozen other tests that help determine garment performance? Today we’re diving into some of these other tests, and explaining why they are so important. […]
March 19, 2021

How Do I Know My FRC is Free of Harsh Chemicals?

A lot goes into making arc rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) garments, as you may have gathered after watching our How It’s Made series. And rightfully so – AR / FR clothing is your last line of defense, protecting you from injury in the event of an arc […]
March 16, 2021

How It’s Tested: Episode 10 – The Pass/Fail Tests in NFPA 2112

We’re breaking down the various tests in NFPA 2112 for flash fire protection. Now that we’ve taken a closer look at “the Manikin Test” (ASTM F1930) – the most well-known of the tests, we’re turning our attention to the other three main fabric tests in the standard. Scott Margolin, Vice […]
March 12, 2021

What’s Better: Coveralls vs. Shirts and Pants

As “the last line of defense” in the event of an arc flash or flash fire – when all other safety measures have been unsuccessful in preventing an incident – the arc rated flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing you decide to wear is critical to your safety on the […]
March 9, 2021

How It’s Tested: Episode 9 – ASTM F1930, The Flash Fire Manikin Test

In any environment where you’re at risk of being exposed to a flash fire, you must always stay alert. Keeping aware of your environment, and knowing the flash fire protection standards can save your life in the event of a flash fire. If you work alongside the risk of a flash […]
March 5, 2021

What’s Best for AR / FR Clothing: Metal or Plastic Zippers?

As you get dressed for work, you look down and notice a zipper on your arc rated flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing. You wonder, is this safe? Should it be metal? Or, plastic? The answer is fairly simple. Metal and plastic zippers are safe to be on AR / […]
March 2, 2021

How It’s Tested: Episode 8 – The Basics of NFPA 2112

If you’re working in an environment where you are at risk of being exposed to a flash fire (a sudden, intense fire which is short in duration but severe in potential danger) you should be aware of the flash fire protection standards set in place to keep workers safe. NFPA […]
February 26, 2021

How Does Tyndale Vet and Audit the Products We Sell?

As you know, arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) garments are very different from everyday clothing you find in most stores. These specialized garments are made using flame-resistant fabrics, must comply with all relevant safety standards, and are required to be labeled properly. With all that goes into these […]
February 16, 2021

How It’s Tested: Episode 6 – ASTM F2621, The Half Manikin Test

Welcome to a new episode in our How It’s Tested series. Last week, we put a lens on the ASTM F1506 mechanical tests which are used to ensure fabric has the strength it needs to reliably deliver the arc flash protection you trust with your life. Today’s episode focuses on […]
February 12, 2021

Should FR Clothing Embellishments Be Flame Resistant?

Many companies who require arc rated or flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing for employees also require that the clothing be branded with their company logo and/or personalized with the employee’s name. One question we get asked often is, do embroidery and patches on AR / FR clothing need to […]
February 9, 2021

How It’s Tested: Episode 5 – ASTM F1506, Part 2: The “Gut Check” for AR Clothing

If you work alongside an arc flash hazard each day, you’ve got guts. Your electric arc protection should too! That’s where ASTM F1506 comes in: it identifies arc-rated flame resistant (AR / FR) fabrics with the right performance properties to be worn for arc flash protection. In our last post […]
February 2, 2021

How It’s Tested: Episode 4 – ASTM F1506, Part 1: The Big Two Tests for Arc Protection

One of the main standards for arc flash-protective clothing is ASTM F1506, Standard Performance Specification for Flame Resistant and Electric Arc Rated Protective Clothing Worn by Workers Exposed to Flames and Electric Arcs. But don’t be distracted by its long formal name. Known more commonly as “the Arc Standard” or […]
January 29, 2021

How Does Tyndale Keep up with Supply During COVID-19?

Despite the digits in COVID-19, it unfortunately remains a hot topic as we settle into this new year. If your company is looking to evaluate your current or a potential arc rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing supplier anytime soon, it’s vital to ask questions that effectively evaluate […]
January 12, 2021

How It’s Tested: Episode 1 – The Hierarchy of Safety Standards

There are many AR/FR standards, each directing key guidelines for safety. Understanding how they work together to inform and support employee safety is important. Collectively, the testing standards as a whole resemble a pyramid, starting at the top with standards from OSHA. Join us as we break down the hierarchy […]
January 5, 2021

Tyndale’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2020

Happy New Year and welcome to 2021! We hope this year is filled with joy and prosperity. We’ve recapped our most popular blogs from 2020, detailing the year that was from the world of arc rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing. Let’s countdown the top 10!
December 18, 2020

Uniform Look in Rental vs. Purchase Program – What’s the Difference?

By definition, “uniform” means consistent, alike, and orderly. If your company requires a “uniform look” in their arc rated flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing program, can they still offer choice? “Choice,” by definition, means variety, option, and preference. So, how can companies take advantage of the power of choice […]
November 13, 2020

How Tyndale Reimagined the 360° Experience

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

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

So far in FRC: How it’s Made, we’ve seen how fibers are generated, then spun into yarn and woven into fabric. But what is the process to impart arc and flame resistance? Scott Margolin, Vice President of Technical, delves into the process – explaining the difference between inherent and treated […]
October 23, 2020

How Do I Determine a Safe Layered Arc Rating?

If you’re a frequent wearer of AR / FR clothing, you are familiar with what a garment’s arc rating means. If you’ve wondered how you can simply and easily increase your protection, the answer is layering. Layering is a powerful tool to achieve the protection you need with the comfort […]
September 29, 2020

COVID-19 Risk Assessment with Changing Weather

It’s official, the fall season is upon us! The change in season brings shorter days, cooler temperatures, and more indoor activities. Although we’ve previously covered COVID-19 risk assessment, as we move indoors, different risk factors should be considered. Scientists and medical professionals continue to learn more and more about the […]
September 15, 2020

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

The COVID-19 pandemic has dominated our 2020 news cycle. Wearing face masks has been proven the most effective method to significantly reduce spread of the virus. Recently, non-FR neck gaiters and balaclavas have been questioned by several studies for their effectiveness at preventing spread. One study cited appeared to claim […]
August 28, 2020

Do My AR/FR Garments Offer UV Protection?

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

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

The NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center has forecasted another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season in 2021, after increasing the number of storms considered “average” in the Atlantic basin, with a possible return of La Nina later in the 2021 season. COVID-19 continues to play a role in the global supply chain this […]
August 14, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Just as you wouldn’t swim with Great Whites without a shark cage, you don’t want to be caught THIS close to an arc without the right PPE. But you don’t have to simply take our word for it – sometimes seeing is believing. The arc rating standard is an excellent […]
July 29, 2020

Lotions, Oils and Sprays – Oh My!

Updated April 8, 2022 With summer weather comes the need to protect workers from seasonal hazards like sun exposure and disease-carrying biting insects. But when arc flash or flash fire is a risk, it’s important to think twice before reaching for the products you may use off-the-clock; unfortunately, some are […]
July 22, 2020

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

Service is the last of our four main topics in our series. When you sign a contract you expect to get a level of service matching the levels proposed. During a crisis, is your supplier able to maintain the same levels of service? Are you noticing a decline in service […]
July 15, 2020

FRC Suppliers During the COVID-19 Crisis – Supply Chain

Breakdowns in supply chains can have a critical impact on your operational capacity. Almost every product we purchase comes to us through a supply chain supported by multiple vendors. If one of these businesses has an issue during a crisis, the entire supply chain can be affected, and products can […]
July 2, 2020

Is it Safe to Disinfect Using Bleach Around FR Clothing?

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought cleaning and sanitation to the forefront of our minds, both at home and work. First and foremost, liquid chlorine bleach is prohibited from use on all flame resistant and arc rated fabrics and apparel in common use in the USA today. Neither Tyndale nor fabric manufacturers […]
July 1, 2020

FRC Suppliers During the COVID-19 Crisis – Safety

Last week we introduced our five-part blog series, FRC Suppliers During the COVID-19 Crisis. This series gives you resources critical to evaluating your FRC supplier to ensure you have access to the services and products to function most efficiently – particularly during a crisis. Because of COVID-19, there have been […]
June 8, 2020

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

At Tyndale, our priority has always been protecting America’s workers. Since COVID-19 began spreading in the US, we heard the call and moved quickly to design, manufacture, and ship arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) face masks. So far, we’ve shipped close to a million AR / FR masks toward […]
May 15, 2020

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

During the COVID-19 (“coronavirus”) pandemic, we recognize and appreciate that you are working around the clock to maintain our country’s vital infrastructure. Tyndale is proud to support you during this time with the re-opening of our Factory Store and Service Center locations in Williamsport, PA; Midland, TX; and Oklahoma City, […]
May 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, […]
April 24, 2020

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

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

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

As stated in our previous post, Why Sharing FRC and PPE is Risky, COVID-19 is spread by primarily by respiratory droplets; when an infected person coughs or sneezes, the droplets are transmitted to hard surfaces and fabrics, where they can remain viable for days. For this reason, it is important […]
April 20, 2020

FRC Safety During COVID-19: How to Disinfect Arc Flash Kit PPE

During the COVID-19 (“coronavirus”) pandemic, people in many vital industries are working around the clock to maintain our country’s critical infrastructure and the flow of essential products. In challenging times such as these, it’s more important than ever to stay calm and work smarter. It’s also vitally important to double-down […]
April 17, 2020

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

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

FRC Safety During COVID-19: Tyndale 360 Events

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

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

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

DIY FR Face Masks: Sew and No-Sew

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

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

As you may know, the COVID-19 virus is capable of remaining active, or viable, on surfaces like cardboard for up to 24 hours and on surfaces like plastic for up to 3 days. Since the vast majority of shipments from Tyndale are delivered to you in a plastic bag or […]
April 8, 2020

FRC Safety During COVID-19: FR Mask Care and Use

In response to COVID-19 and in an effort to help keep our customers safe, Tyndale has diverted a significant portion of our American manufacturing capacity to making FR surgical-style masks. In addition, we are sourcing masks from our key FR suppliers. The masks are made with flame resistant and arc […]
April 6, 2020

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

Disinfecting arc rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing and PPE begins and ends with soap and water – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended method for disinfecting from COVID-19. When we think of the word “disinfecting” we typically think of popular products such as Clorox, […]
April 3, 2020

FRC Safety During COVID-19: What to Know When Using Alcohol as a Sanitizer

In these uncertain times, you can rely on Tyndale to provide the latest information on arc rated (AR) / flame resistant (FR) clothing safety during COVID-19. In the post and video below, we talk about what you should know when using alcohol as a sanitizer – and what you should do […]
April 2, 2020

FRC Safety and COVID-19: Our Appreciation to America’s Workers

On behalf of Tyndale and its employee members, Tyndale’s President Robert Whittenberger would like to personally thank the thousands of utility workers and others in vital industries who have demonstrated unwavering dedication in maintaining our country’s critical energy infrastructure as we face this unprecedented challenge of COVID-19 – both as […]
April 1, 2020

FRC Safety During COVID-19: Disinfecting Leather Gloves

During the COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) pandemic we have been told to wash our hands frequently to stop the spread of this deadly virus. But, how should you disinfect the leather gloves that you use on the job?
March 31, 2020

FRC Safety During COVID-19: Dangers of Cheap FRC

You’ve heard the saying, “you get what you pay for,” right? Well, FR clothing is no exception. In fact, buying cheap AR / FR clothing can have the worst consequence of all – it can be deadly. In this post – and in our video featuring Scott Margolin, Tyndale’s VP […]
March 30, 2020

FRC Safety During COVID-19: Impact of Residual Bleach Spray on Flame Resistance

In these uncertain times, you can rely on Tyndale to provide the latest information on arc rated (AR) / flame resistant (FR) clothing safety during COVID-19. In the post and video below, we talk about the potential impact of residual bleach spray on flame resistance. For additional information on AR / […]
March 26, 2020

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

Don’t share your arc rated and flame resistant clothing (AR / FR Clothing) – sounds like a given, right? However, as the current health crisis continues to unfold, we want to be sure we are reminding wearers why not sharing clothing is more important than ever. We’ve explained that COVID-19 […]
March 25, 2020

FRC Safety During COVID-19: Dried Bleach Residue and FRC

Along with the pandemic has come increased emphasis on reducing possible virus exposure by disinfecting work equipment, personal items, and commonly-touched surfaces. Chlorine bleach is a powerful, widely available, and cost-effective disinfectant that is being widely used to disinfect in line with CDC and WHO recommendations.
March 23, 2020

FRC Safety During COVID-19: Disinfecting FRC

Whether you are exposed to someone with the flu or more seriously, someone with COVID-19, how to wash your flame resistant clothing (FRC) remains the same. This blog post highlights the do’s-and-don’ts for disinfecting your FRC after a day in the field or coming in contact with the COVID-19 virus. […]
January 13, 2020
OSHA Top 10 Violations 2019

OSHA’s Top 10 Safety Violations for 2019

A new year is the perfect time to pause and reflect on how we’re doing and how we can do better. How adept are we as a nation in complying with the basic rules of workplace safety? Where can we focus our efforts to improve? As 2020 gets underway, looking […]
December 12, 2019

What is Cold Stress?

Cold winter weather can be downright dangerous, and it is important to know the risks to workers and how to stay protected from harsh winters. According to the National Weather Service, 30% of injuries during winter storms are a result of being unprepared with adequate clothing. Depending on where you’re […]
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 […]
March 12, 2019
Tyndale Top Work Places 2019

Tyndale Three-Peats As A Top Workplace In The Philadelphia Area!

Tyndale has been recognized by the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philly.com as a Top Workplace among mid-sized companies in the Greater Philadelphia Area. This is the third year in a row that Tyndale has been honored to receive this distinction! This achievement is a direct result of the feedback provided by […]
July 31, 2018
Tyndale Philly.com Top Workplaces

Tyndale Voted Top Workplace

Did you know that Tyndale has been classified as a “Top Workplace” in the Philadelphia area for the second year in a row? That’s right! Based on employee responses to a third-party survey, Tyndale was one of 125 area businesses – and just 40 in the mid-size category – to […]
September 16, 2015

Tyndale Participates in Bike MS: City to Shore Ride

Cancellation Notice – posted 10/2/15 Governor Chris Christie declared a State of Emergency for New Jersey, forcing the cancellation of the 2015 Bike MS: City to Shore Ride. This is the first time its history that the ride has been canceled. Please visit the Bike MS: City to Shore Ride […]
June 16, 2014