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 […]
September 11, 2020

Standards Update – What’s New in 2020?

From “breaking news” to “coming soon,” Tyndale shares the latest updates (and expected updates) to main industry standards related to arc rated flame resistant (AR / FR) apparel. Watch our video below, featuring Tyndale’s Vice President of Technical, Scott Margolin, or read on to learn more. Updates to NFPA 2112, […]
September 3, 2020

Where Are Tyndale-Brand Products Made?

As a US-based safety company we pride ourselves on manufacturing the highest quality products for workers in essential industries exposed to hazards and require arc rated flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing on the job. Tyndale goes the extra mile to manufacture garments that the American workforce is proud to […]
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 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center – a division of the National Weather Service – is forecasting a significant hurricane season for 2020, with above-normal hurricane activity particularly likely in the Atlantic Ocean. How to Get Ahead of Hurricane Season Accordingly, the 2020 hurricane season may […]
August 14, 2020

Arc Week Episode 5: Arc Attack Files

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arc Week Episode 1: Great White Arcs Caught on Camera

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

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

What do sharks and electric arcs have in common? Join us to find out! This summer, the tides have washed in unprecedented world events and stressors that have been felt by one and all. Tyndale presents Arc Week: a week-long educational look at the world of arc flash hazards through […]
July 29, 2020

Lotions, Oils and Sprays – Oh My!

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 flammable, presenting a burn […]
July 27, 2020

Uniform Rental vs. Ownership: Service Issues in a Rental Program

If you’re considering entering into a rental agreement for arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing, beware: uniform rental with industrial laundry programs often result in service issues that directly affect the company and employees required to wear the uniforms. This blog post exposes the truth behind three key […]
July 23, 2020

Rental Contracts: 3 Tips Before You Sign

If your uniform rental (“rental”) contract is expiring soon, you’re probably in the process of deciding whether or not to renew. Or maybe you’re considering signing onto a rental program for arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) for the first time. Be sure to consider these three major factors […]
July 22, 2020

FRC Supplier’s During the COVID-19 Crisis – Quality of Service

Welcome back to our continuing blog series, FRC Suppliers During the COVID-19 Crisis. This series provides resources critical to evaluating your FRC supplier, ensuring you have access to the services and products necessary to function safely and efficiently – particularly during a crisis. Service is the last of our four […]
July 13, 2020

What Should I Look For In AR/FR Rainwear?

This is the final post in a three-part series examining the 2020 hurricane season and the importance of  protecting workers with the right AR / FR rainwear promptly – particularly as COVID-19 has impacted supply levels. Review the season projections in our first post, and explore quality products and service […]
July 8, 2020

FRC Suppliers During the COVID-19 Crisis – Is Your Supplier Financially Stable?

Welcome back to our continuing blog series, FRC Suppliers During the COVID-19 Crisis. This series gives you resources critical to evaluating your FRC supplier, ensuring you have ongoing and timely access to the services and products necessary to function safely and efficiently – particularly during a crisis. Because of COVID-19 […]
July 6, 2020

AR/FR Rainwear You Can Trust for Hurricane Season

This is the second post in a three-part series examining the importance of protecting workers with the right AR / FR rainwear during the 2020 hurricane season particularly as COVID-19 has impacted supply levels. Review the season projections in our first post, and look out for our next post to […]
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 26, 2020

FRC Safety During COVID-19: Do Industry Standards Incorporate FR Face Masks?

Emergent Standard Updates Present a Path to ASTM- and NFPA-compliance for Face Masks Normal life today looks a bit different than it did a few short months ago, as face masks have become an important way to curb the spread of COVID-19. Correspondingly, as utility, energy infrastructure, and other vital […]
June 24, 2020

Evaluating Your FRC Supplier During the COVID-19 Crisis – Introduction

The COVID-19 pandemic has been one of the most disruptive events in the past 100 years. A global quarantine has brought drastic changes to the way we live, shop, and interact with our world. Apart from those tragically impacted by the virus, retailers have been hit especially hard. Traditional purchasing […]
June 18, 2020

Surprise! It’s Your Annual Rental Program Price Increase

When making any purchase, whether small or a large, you want to make the most informed financial decision. Factors to consider include, service, selection, quality, and cost. If you can guarantee your expectations of these factors are consistently met, you should feel confident in your purchase. When these factors drastically […]
June 17, 2020

Service Charges: The “Dirty Laundry” of Uniform Rental

When choosing a service model for sourcing arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing, price often factors heavily into the decision. However, when it comes to uniform rental (“rental”), the weekly program charges quoted by suppliers do not paint a full picture of overall expense. For example, one of […]
June 15, 2020

FR Leadership in Trying Times

Since COVID-19 spread into the US, hard working men and women in essential industries have worked around the clock to keep our country’s vital infrastructure up and running. Like these workers, Tyndale’s core values reside in keeping our communities safe. In response to COVID-19, we anticipated our customer’s need for […]
June 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 […]
June 5, 2020

How Uniform Rental Loss & Damage is Costing You Real $$$

Charges for lost and damaged garments are not typically factored into initial budget estimates for uniform rental (“rental”) programs but in reality are almost always the most significant source of unexpected program cost. In fact, rental customers report paying as much as 20-30% in added charges for loss/damage – which […]
June 1, 2020

Hidden Charges for Adding New Employees to a Uniform Rental Program

When a company welcomes a new employee who is required to wear arc-rated flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing to stay safe on the job, you would think the process to get that employee added to the clothing program is straight forward. Not so in a uniform rental with industrial […]
May 29, 2020

Why is Uniform Rental Invoicing Such a Headache?

Invoicing from your uniform rental with industrial laundry (“rental”) provider seems like it should be straight forward – there’s a contract and the rental pricing is in the contract. So, why is the invoicing process one of the most frustrating things that customers have to deal with in a rental […]
May 26, 2020

Uniform Rental Scare Tactics – Part 2

As we learned in Part 1 of our Uniform Rental Scare Tactics blog post, the sales pitch by some uniform rental companies can be confusing or misleading. In Part 2, we expand on some common misleading statements made by these companies, all of which focus on “risks associated with home […]
May 20, 2020

Get Started with TyndaleFRC Express

OSHA’s final ruling is clear: if employees are subject to arc flash or flash fire hazards on the job, employers are responsible for outfitting them with the appropriate protective clothing. But managing that process through retail channels can be expensive and time-consuming, which is why we created TyndaleFRC Express. Are […]
May 18, 2020
What is Underwash?

What is Underwash and How is it Costing You?

When choosing an arc rated / flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing supplier, it’s important to understand your options and how they impact both your company and its employees. In this post and in the video below, we discuss what “underwash” means in a uniform rental with industrial laundry (“rental”) […]
May 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 11, 2020

Uniform Rental Scare Tactics – Part 1

The stark difference between the ‘sales pitch’ and the reality of rental programs is an often cited reason for leaving rental programs. Scare tactics are used to suggest that home laundering is “unsafe” and/or OSHA requires or strongly prefers industrial laundry. This is simply untrue and very misleading. Watch VP […]
May 8, 2020

What Does Dual Hazard Mean?

As you are purchasing AR / FR clothing you might have seen reference to the term dual hazard. This might even lead you to the thinking that finding a garment with “dual hazard” functionality will protect you better than an  arc rated or flash fire rated garment. In this FAQ […]
May 7, 2020

Protect your Bottom Line: Shortages with Uniform Rental

Shortages – when an employee doesn’t get back the garments they turned in the previous week for cleaning – are one of the most common complaints in a uniform rental program. In fact, any uniform rental account with 10+ wearers likely experiences shortages at least once a week. But what […]
May 4, 2020

FRC Safety During COVID-19: Wondering if FR Masks Contribute to Heat Stress?

As the weather warms up, do you have concerns about face masks becoming sweaty and uncomfortable? the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  recommends wearing face masks, and in many states, they are required. Tyndale continues to cover flame resistant clothing (FRC) safety during COVID-19, and in our most recent video, […]
May 1, 2020

What’s the Difference Between Uniform Rental and Managed Direct Purchase?

When choosing an arc rated / flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing supplier, it’s important to understand your options and how they impact the wearers of the clothing. In this post and in the video below, we discuss differences between the two main AR / FR supplier options – uniform […]
April 27, 2020

Uniform Rental Program Convenience: Myth or Reality?

This is the fourth post in our series examining the industry’s shift away from uniform rental (“rental”) programs with industrial laundry for arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing. Here, we take a closer look at misconceptions that sometimes lead companies to select rental for AR / FR clothing, […]
April 24, 2020

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

It’s no secret that due to COVID-19 our “new normal” requires everyone, especially essential workers, to wear face masks in public and on the job. When on the job, while wearing a face mask and safety glasses or a face shield, your breath may fog the surface of your safety […]
April 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 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. […]
March 13, 2020

Should I Wear FR Outerwear Over FR Clothing?

Yes! Last month, we published a blog post on what to wear under your flame resistant (FR) clothing, and today, we’re sharing what you should be wearing over your FR clothing. The answer: FR outerwear. During the cooler months, it’s important to wear outerwear to protect yourself from the elements […]
March 10, 2020

Four Reasons Why FR Managed Programs Are Better Than Uniform Rental Programs

Managed apparel programs provide many benefits to businesses and employees alike. Many AR / FR clothing (arc rated / flame resistant clothing) wearers enjoy the convenience, choice, and ease of use of a managed program, where garments are chosen by the wearer from a catalog of options approved by management, […]
March 5, 2020

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

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

Does My AR/FR Rainwear Meet The Right Standard?

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

The Hierarchy of FR Clothing Standards

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

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

Tyndale recently debuted our new clothing line, The Versa Collection. This line of Tyndale-made FRC focuses on comfort and style while delivering the safety and performance you expect to keep you safe on the job. Curious to know how this contemporary line of FR clothing fared during a real-word arc […]
February 13, 2020

What Should I Wear Under My FRC?

This is a question we get fairly often, and for good reason: it’s not uncommon to wear an undershirt off the clock, for added comfort or warmth. How does this common practice apply in an energized work environment? What do the standards say, and how do the remaining options rate […]
February 7, 2020

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

We believe seeing is believing. That’s why we continually invest in real world demonstrations to visualize why wearing arc-rated flame resistant clothing – and wearing it properly – matters. As part of this commitment, we are pleased to share our latest Arc Flash Video Series. These test videos display the […]
January 31, 2020

Bundling Up? Buckle Down on Safety

For much of the country, winter ushers in additional hazards to manage – challenges like cold temperatures, shorter periods of sunlight, and freezing precipitation. To stay safe in weather like snow and ice, we must adapt our safety behaviors – taking steps like leaving extra time to clear off our […]
January 28, 2020

Top 5 FR Videos of 2019!

This past year Tyndale’s Marketing Department was hard at work creating countless videos to help you stay informed on all things FRC. This week we present you with 5 of Tyndale’s most viewed videos of 2019. Check out the most popular video content from 2019! 1) How to Wash Flame […]
January 23, 2020

What Should I Look For On FR Clothing Labels?

Reading labels on flame resistant (FR) clothing can be confusing. How do you know for sure that the clothing you have offers the protection you need? FR clothing is required to have specific information on its label in order to comply with industry safety standards. In this post, we share […]
January 20, 2020

Tyndale’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2019

Happy New Year, and welcome to 2020! Our members here at Tyndale hope your year is filled with joy and prosperity. Join us as we recap our most popular blogs from 2019, detailing innovation and education in the world of FRC.
January 16, 2020

Top 5 FR FAQ Friday Topics of 2019

Wondering which Tyndale FR FAQ Fridays were most popular in 2019? From updates on regulations and arc flash facts to live arc flash footage in our blog—we’ve shared informative topics pertaining to the FR industry throughout 2019. Read the top 5 for a refresher on the most popular FR FAQ […]
January 6, 2020

The Truth About FR Headwear

With the winter months upon us, proper outwear is key to staying both warm and safe on the job. FR pants, shirts, and outerwear are a must, but do you know if you should be wearing FR headwear? Let us help explain that answer. As the mornings gets colder, it […]
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 […]
December 5, 2019

What is ANSI 107?

When selecting high-visibility safety apparel such as shirts, rainwear, outerwear, safety vests, headwear, and other high-visibility accessories, ANSI/ISEA 107 provides reliable guidelines for proper selection and use. ANSI/ISEA 107 is an industry regulation established by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) that establishes […]
November 8, 2019

Video: What is Fire?

The dictionary defines fire as ‘a state, process, or instance of combustion in which fuel or other material is ignited and combined with oxygen, giving off light, heat, and flame.’ In this video, given our focus on the Flame-Resistant Clothing (FRC) industry, we look more closely into what is the […]
November 5, 2019

The Tyndale Versa Collection

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

What is a Risk Assessment?

When approaching a new project and determining what work is involved, it is important to perform a risk assessment. “Risk assessment” is a term used to describe the overall process or method where you: Identify hazards and risk factors that have the potential to cause harm. This is known as […]
September 11, 2019

The Process Behind Tyndale Products

Tyndale is Proud to Protect™ workers throughout the United States with our own line of high quality arc-rated flame resistant (FR) garments made exclusively in the USA. With superior construction and stylish designs, we offer a complete selection for men and women – making it easy for our customers to […]
August 20, 2019

Does Moisture Impact Protection Levels of FRC?

Whether the result of perspiration or precipitation, it’s not at all unusual for the FR clothing worn by workers in the field to get damp. How does that moisture impact the level of protection you get from the garment? As it turns out, there is more than one answer to […]
August 16, 2019

How is Arc Rating Determined?

Wearing flame resistant (FR) clothing is critical in the event of an arc flash because it will not ignite and continue to burn, which is what causes most of the catastrophic injuries and fatalities. Arc-rated FR clothing also performs a second function – insulating you against the hazard so that […]
August 9, 2019

How to Protect Against a Combustible Dust Hazard

Of the many hazards workers can encounter, one that is easily overlooked is combustible dust. This hazard is present wherever materials are manufactured, refined, or re-purposed when dust is created as a byproduct. In certain conditions this dust can create a flash fire which can seriously injure and cause fatalities […]
August 2, 2019

How Long Does a Flash Fire Last?

By definition, a flash fire is a brief thermal hazard that occurs when a flame front moves rapidly through a diffuse fuel cloud, eating up the fuel as it goes. Although recent editions of the standards use the term “brief” rather than attaching a specific duration to the definition, independent […]
July 22, 2019

Busted! Fake FRC Seller Charged by US Attorney

Back in March of 2018 we used this space to alert you to a rising trend of counterfeit flame resistant clothing (FRC). As we told you then, unscrupulous dealers were creating non-FR replicas of name-brand garments and selling them as FRC – thereby putting wearers at grave risk for injury, […]
July 17, 2019

NFPA 2112 Pass/Fail Test Series Part 4: The Thermal Shrinkage Test

Welcome to our four-part blog series about the pass/fail testing requirements for NFPA 2112 compliance. NFPA 2112 is also known as the “flash-fire standard,” and there are four tests which a garment or fabric must pass to receive this accreditation. Watch Tyndale’s VP of Technical Scott Margolin describe this test […]
July 11, 2019
How to Read an Arc Flash Report

How to Read an Arc Rating Report

When you face arc flash hazards on the job, it’s essential to choose arc rated, flame resistant garments that offer you sufficient protection against the risk. In most cases, you use an Arc Rating or CAT level to determine which garments will protect you from the level of hazard present […]
June 25, 2019
NFPA 2112 Pass/Fail Test 3

NFPA 2112 Pass/Fail Test Series Part 3: The Vertical Flame Test

Welcome to our four-part blog series about the pass/fail testing requirements for NFPA 2112 compliance. NFPA 2112 is also known as the “flash-fire standard,” and there are four tests which a garment or fabric must pass to receive this accreditation. Watch Tyndale’s VP of Technical Scott Margolin describe this test […]
June 19, 2019

Rainwear Alert: How ASTM F2733 and ASTM D6413 Apply to FR Rainwear

We’ve all experienced it – waking up to rain or seeing a storm cloud in the forecast. Normally, wet weather prompts you to grab an umbrella or rain jacket but for anyone required to wear flame resistant clothing (FRC) on the job, there are other considerations. You must ensure your […]
June 11, 2019

NFPA 2112 Pass/Fail Test Series Part 2: The Heat Transfer Performance Test

Welcome to our four-part blog series about the pass/fail testing requirements for NFPA 2112 compliance. NFPA 2112 is also known as the “flash-fire standard,” and there are four tests which a garment or fabric must pass to receive this accreditation. Watch Tyndale’s VP of Technical Scott Margolin describe this test […]
May 28, 2019

NFPA 2112 Pass/Fail Test Series Part 1: The Manikin Test

Welcome to our four-part blog series about the pass/fail testing requirements for NFPA 2112 compliance. NFPA 2112 is also known as the “flash-fire standard,” and there are four tests which a garment or fabric must pass to receive this accreditation. They are: The Manikin Test The Vertical Flame Test The […]
April 22, 2019
What is the definition of flame resistant?

What is the Definition of Flame Resistant?

You may have heard the term Flame Resistant. You may even wear FR clothing on the job. But have you ever heard an expert describe the science that keeps you safe on the jobsite? Watch Tyndale’s VP of Technical, Scott Margolin define Flame Resistant, highlight the testing system, and even […]
February 26, 2019
Tyndale's Overview of API RP 99

Do OSHA 1910.269 PPE Rules Impact Oil, Gas, and Other Industries?

OSHA’s 1910.269 ruling for the electric utility industry defines FR clothing as PPE–similar to 2010’s OSHA 1910.132 Enforcement Policy Memo regarding protection from flash fire in oil and gas well drilling, servicing, and production-related operations. In fact, the Preamble to the 1910.269 ruling introduces additional commentary from OSHA that paints […]
February 19, 2019
FR Clothing Care and Maintenance

FR Clothing Care & Maintenance: 3 Things to Know

Flame resistant (FR) clothing is considered “the last line of defense” in the event of an arc flash or flash fire, meaning FR clothing is there to protect you from injury when all other safety measures and precautions have been unsuccessful in preventing an incident. Watch as Tyndale VP of […]
February 13, 2019

Tyndale’s Step by Step Guide to 1910.269 Compliance for Contractors

In April 2014, OSHA issued a ruling that clarified and expanded employers’ responsibility to protect employees from arc flash hazards.  This ruling – 29 CFR 1910.269 and 1926 subpart V, standards governing workplace safety in electric power generation, transmission and distribution work – has been enforced since August 31, 2015. […]
January 30, 2019

Tyndale’s 2018 Top 10 Blog Posts

We hope your new year is off to a wonderful start! 2018 was a great year for innovation and education in the FR clothing industry. We’ve gone through our blog and highlighted some picks just for you. Here’s a look back at our top-10 posts from 2018. 1) Witness the […]
January 18, 2019

What Is the Difference Between Inherent and Treated FR?

“Inherent” and “treated” are the two terms used most to distinguish between FR fabrics. The difference between treated and inherently flame resistant fabrics relates to the process used in making the final product flame resistant. Watch as Tyndale’s Vice President of Technical, Scott Margolin further explains the differences between the […]
December 17, 2018

Houston, We Have Liftoff!

For those of you who have been following the progress of Tyndale’s new Houston Distribution Center, we have exciting news. On October 31, Tyndale CEO Gail Whittenberger and Houston Director of Distribution, Fernando Duran shared the honors of cutting the ribbon and declaring the new DC open for business! So […]
November 8, 2018
Value of Flame Resistant Clothing

See the Value of FRC from INSIDE a Flash Fire

Surprisingly, there are still people working in environments where a flash fire hazard is present who are not yet convinced they should always be wearing flame resistant clothing. Some believe the risk is overstated. Others believe 100% cotton garments provide all the protection they need. Simply put, they are wrong! […]
October 25, 2018
What is Arc Rated?

What is Arc Rated?

One common question we receive is “what is arc rated?” As it applies to flame resistant (FR) garments and personal protective equipment (PPE), arc rated means that the material has been tested for exposure to an electrical arc and assigned a value according to its performance. We’re here to provide […]
October 22, 2018

Do All FR Fabrics Offer Equal Protection?

In an earlier post, we showed you how a Westex DH shirt and pant stacked up against 100% cotton and a cotton/poly blend when it comes to protecting you against a flash fire hazard. The verdict was clear. Wearing non-FR clothing when a flash fire hazard exists could lead to […]
October 16, 2018

Proud to Pawtect

At Tyndale, we consider ourselves a safety company above all else, and strive to put safety at the forefront of all that we do. This mission is evident in our focus on the voluntary safeguards in place in our quality assurance process, commitment to participation in various standard-setting organizations like […]
October 5, 2018
How a Tyndale Shirt is Made

How It’s Made: Tyndale Shirt Edition

Tyndale sells tens of thousands of flame resistant (FR) shirts to workers around the country each year. If you’re a Tyndale customer, you probably have more than one of those shirts in your closet – or you may even be wearing one right now. It’s a no-brainer that the clothing we manufacture […]
October 2, 2018

VIDEO: FR Rainwear vs. Non-FR Rainwear in a Flash Fire

Spoiler alert: you DO NOT want to be caught wearing non-FR rainwear during a short duration thermal exposure or flash fire. Even some rainwear garments that are labeled as flame resistant (FR), compliant with ASTM D6413 are dangerous to wear if you’re exposed to a flash fire hazard. In this […]
September 26, 2018

What is a CAT Rating?

Arc rated flame resistant (AR/FR) garments are required to have labels that clearly announce the level of protection they provide. One rating that appears on these garments is the CAT rating, short for PPE CATegory. The CAT rating tells wearers at a glance the category of protection the garment provides […]
September 13, 2018

Not Wearing FR? See Why You Should.

If you’ve never witnessed a flash fire incident first-hand, it can be difficult to fully appreciate just how important it is to be fully protected by flame resistant clothing on the job. The direct injuries caused by the flames themselves can certainly be serious. But due to the relatively short […]
August 15, 2018
The Many Costs of an Arc Flash Incident

The Many Costs of an Arc Flash Incident

Being caught in an arc flash incident can result in devastating primary costs on an unprotected worker. At best, an employee’s life and that of their family is turned upside down as they undergo a long, painful recovery and rehab process. At worst, a family is left coping with the […]
June 21, 2018

Witness the Power of an Arc Flash

Tyndale, in cooperation with Westex by Milliken, recently held an educational event at KEMA Laboratories in Chalfont, Pennsylvania. In the morning, invited guests attended seminars by industry experts on topics such as safe work practices, changes to NFPA 70E, and how science is the key to FR safety, as well […]
June 12, 2018

Introducing the Versa Long Sleeve Henley

Uncomfortable clothes can make the work day seem to drag on forever. Whether you work in an office or out on the field, garments that are poorly fitting, stiff, or made of non-breathable fabric can be the difference between a normal day and one you just want to get over […]
March 13, 2018
Arc Flash Daily Wear Programs 2 of 5

Limiting Liability with a Daily Wear Program

This is the second post in a series of five posts comparing and contrasting task-based and daily wear approaches to arc-rated (AR) clothing programs. Check out our first post here. Next, we take a closer look at issues like challenges with layering, monitoring and productivity, and key takeaways. When deciding […]
February 26, 2018

The Challenge of Finding Proper Fitting FRC

  At Tyndale, we understand the importance of FRC that fits properly. It goes beyond safety.  When they’re comfortable, workers can be fully engaged in work activities – which drives safety and productivity.  You’re looking for garments that are large enough to offer freedom of movement and the “air gap” […]
January 15, 2018

Task-based and Daily Wear Approaches to FR Clothing Programs

When designing an arc-rated flame resistant (FR) clothing program for your workers, one of the first decisions you will make is whether to choose a “task-based” or “daily wear” approach to outfitting your workers. But what are the differences between these two approaches, and which is a better fit for […]
December 8, 2017

Ordering FR at Tyndale Fitting Events Easier than Ever

So far in 2017, Tyndale has conducted dozens of fitting events at customer locations in 37 different states, attended by nearly thousands of employees. These events give workers the opportunity to see, touch, and try on articles of FR clothing included in their program. This in turn leads to better […]
December 1, 2017
What is Nomex Clothing?

What is Nomex Clothing?

This is the fourth post in a five-part “FR Clothing Materials” series. Don’t miss our previous posts, which offer insight into commonly-asked questions: What is FR fabric, What is the difference between fire retardant and flame resistant, and Is cotton FR. And, check back soon to read the last post […]
November 29, 2017
How hot is an arc flash?

How Hot is an Arc Flash?

This is the fifth post in a six-part “Fundamentals of Arc Flash” series. Check back regularly to read new posts offering valuable information on topics such as arc flash causes and characteristics, ratings, and analysis. An arc flash event poses significant danger to anyone working on or near energized electrical […]
November 22, 2017
Is Cotton FR? - Flame Resistant

Is Cotton FR?

This is the third post in a five-part “FR Clothing Materials” series. Check back to read additional posts in the series, including what is Nomex clothing and what is aramid yarn. And, be sure to read our previous posts, which offer valuable information on topics such as what is FR […]
November 16, 2017
What is the Difference Between Flame Retardant and Flame Resistant?

Fire Retardant and Flame Resistant: What’s the Difference?

This is the second post in a five part “FR Clothing Materials” series. Check back to read additional posts in the series, including is cotton FR, what is Nomex clothing, and what is aramid yarn. And, be sure to read our previous post which answers the question, what is FR […]
October 27, 2017

Which Type of Arc Rating Best Measures Protection?

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

3 Cost Saving Opportunities through a Choice Program

This is the sixth and final post in a series on the power of choice in your arc-rated flame resistant (FR) clothing and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) programs. This post focuses on cost reduction and why it’s one of the top reasons cited by safety managers for moving to a […]
May 1, 2017

Flash Fire Compliance Versus Protection

When it comes to protecting workers, sometimes compliance takes the spotlight in corporate decision making. If you’re in compliance, your workers are protected, right? This is not necessarily true, particularly when purchasing flame resistant clothing (FRC) for flash fire protection.
April 6, 2017
Tyndale’s Sample FRC Flash Fire Policy

What is Flash Fire?

You’ve heard of flash fire – and it may even be a hazard in your workplace, requiring you to wear flame resistant clothing (FRC) – but what exactly is this type of thermal hazard? Scott Margolin, our resident technical expert, takes us back to the basics with a closer look […]
October 15, 2015

Kickoff the Season with FR Outerwear

    It’s that time of year already – temperatures are cooling down, school has started, leaves are beginning to change, and football is back. Cold weather will be here before you know it! Kickoff the season with these important arc-rated flame resistant clothing (FRC) tips:  
September 2, 2015

How to Ensure You are Ordering the Right Size Pants

One of the challenges faced when purchasing arc-rated flame resistant (FR) pants is ensuring proper fit. Luckily, Tyndale offers two innovative tools that take the guesswork out of purchasing pants online:
July 31, 2015

Tyndale Introduces Lightweight Dual Hazard FR Dungaree

Feeling the heat this summer? Tyndale is pleased to introduce our newest, lightest jean: the inherently flame resistant Lightweight Dungaree (M234T).
April 22, 2015

Layer for Spring With Tyndale’s FR Microfleece Vest!

Looking for a versatile item to add to your flame resistant clothing (FRC) selection this year? Choose Tyndale’s new Premium Microfleece Vest (M695T) this Spring and use it all year long!
January 26, 2015
General Care & Maintenance Video for PPE/FRC

Training Video: FRC Care, Maintenance and Inspection

While many see OSHA’s update to standard 1910.269 as something that only affects the electric utility industry, OSHA’s changes are far greater reaching than many people may expect. In fact, the Preamble to OSHA’s recently updated standard 1910.269 ruling gives insight on the agency’s stance on proper care and maintenance […]
November 24, 2014

Perfect for Fall: Tyndale’s Full-Zip Micro-Fleece™ Jacket

Developed based on popular demand, Tyndale’s inherently flame resistant Full-Zip Micro-Fleece™ Jacket will help you escape the chilly temperatures of fall. This jacket is made from our exclusive soft yet durable 14 oz. FRMC® Micro-Fleece™ that is designed to keep up with the demands of your job. Plus, its moisture […]
July 31, 2014
Tyndale FRC Care & Maintenance Training Video

1910.269 TRAINING VIDEO: FR Clothing Maintenance and Inspection

OSHA has published the final rule revising 29 CFR 1910.269 and 1926 Subpart V. This update is expected to save more than 20 lives and prevent 118 serious injuries each year by clarifying and expanding the employer’s responsibility to provide and maintain appropriate arc rated clothing for employees based on […]
January 15, 2014
Tyndale's FR Long Sleeve Button Down Shirt (M113T)

Tyndale’s FR Clothing Options for Women

When women feel good about their appearance, their performance in the workplace reflects this confidence. Tyndale’s women’s line of FRC gives ladies stylish options with a comfortable fit, helping women look and feel good and ultimately improving overall job satisfaction.
November 22, 2013
Tyndale Insulated Chore Coat (K650T)

Stay Warm This Winter in Tyndale’s FR Outerwear

Looking for a durable FR coat? Men, look no further than Tyndale’s Chore Coat (K650T)—a premium flame resistant coat made in a classic, tried-and-true style. Its knit wrist cuffs eliminate drafts while the storm zipper flap and drawcord waist keep the cold out. The bi-swing back allows for a full […]
October 23, 2013
Tyndale FRC

Now Open: Tyndale Factory Store and Service Center in Midland, TX!

Tyndale is excited to announce the opening of our Factory Store and Service Center in Midland, Texas. The Midland store is Tyndale’s second Factory Direct location after successfully opening our first brick-and-mortar location in South Williamsport, PA. The Midland store carries Tyndale’s own line of Made in USA FR clothing, […]
September 5, 2013
Tyndale's Premium FR Relaxed Fit Jean (F293T)

Electric Arc Flash Protection: FR Jeans vs. Non-FR Jeans

Electrical safety should be taken very seriously as arc flash is one of the most prevalent hazards when working around energized parts. According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI): Electrical accidents cause more than 300 deaths and 4,000 injuries in the workplace each year, and Electrical injuries in general […]
August 8, 2013
Tyndale Freedom Field Coat_K659T-GRN

New to FR Clothing: Tyndale’s Freedom™ Field Coat (K659T)

Introducing the Freedom™ Field Coat (K659T) bringing a classic, patriotic style known for its form and function to the FR clothing marketplace. Adapted from the classic field coats worn by the U.S. military during World War II, our version has the added protection you expect from your FR garments.
July 17, 2013
Tyndale FRC

Pride in Tyndale Clothing: Proud to Protect YOU

At Tyndale, we are proud of our flame resistant clothing and how it protects employees in a variety of industries. No matter what industry you work in, from electric utilities to manufacturing to oil and gas, Tyndale can help create a unique clothing program that fits you and your employees’ […]