July 6, 2020

Why Buying the Appropriate Rainwear is Important

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 29, 2020

How to Get Ahead of Hurricane Season

As the nation continues to grapple with safely reopening following the emergence of COVID-19, it is time to prepare for another significant challenge: hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center – a division of the National Weather Service – is forecasting a significant hurricane season […]
June 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 22, 2020

Top 3 Unintended Consequences of Choosing Uniform Rental

This is the final 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, a closer look at misconceptions that sometimes lead companies to select rental for AR / FR clothing, and unintended consequences […]
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 12, 2020

What is the Impact of an Arc Flash?

For most people, going to work doesn’t involve being exposed to serious hazards. However, if you are a utility worker performing certain essential job functions, you are exposed to arc flash hazards on a regular basis. Companies are responsible for providing extensive safety training and workers are required to abide […]
June 10, 2020

TyndaleFRC Express – Advanced Features

This is the third and final post in our series highlighting the features of Tyndale’s newest service platform – TyndaleFRC Express. Here, we take a closer look at the advanced features that create the fast and efficient service platform, which allows small- to mid-sized companies the ability to self-manage employee […]
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 3, 2020

TyndaleFRC Express – The Basics

As we learned in Part 1 of our TyndaleFRC Express blog post, choosing a managed apparel program can be challenging. In Part 2, “The Basics of TyndaleFRC Express,” learn about why TyndaleFRC Express is the best solution to meet the arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing needs for […]
June 1, 2020

Hidden Charges for Adding New Employees to a Uniform Rental Program

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

Why is Uniform Rental Invoicing Such a Headache?

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

Uniform Rental Scare Tactics – Part 2

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

Get Started with TyndaleFRC Express

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

What is Underwash and How is it Costing You?

When choosing an arc rated / flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing supplier, it’s important to understand your options and how they impact both your company and its employees. In this post and in the video below, we discuss what “underwash” means in a uniform rental with industrial laundry (“rental”) […]
May 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 29, 2020

Top FRC Industry Resources for COVID-19

In addition to our comprehensive blog series and resources dedicated to FRC Safety During COVID-19, we’re providing resource information about the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. The information includes links from a wide variety of resources offering guidance related to the flame resistant clothing industry. We hope that you find this information […]
April 27, 2020

Uniform Rental Program Convenience: Myth or Reality?

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

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

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

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 23, 2020

Are Uniform Rental Programs Cost-Effective?

This is the third 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, a closer look at misconceptions that sometimes lead companies to select rental for AR / FR clothing, and unintended consequences […]
March 17, 2020

Is Uniform Rental with Industrial Laundry Necessary for AR / FR Clothing?

This is the second 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, a closer look at misconceptions that sometimes lead companies to select rental for AR / FR clothing, and unintended consequences […]
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 […]
March 2, 2020

Tyndale’s Laundry Options

What Laundry Option Works Best for Your Company? Everyone wants to be comfortable in their work clothing, and the single largest driver of comfort is choice.  When people select their own garments they are more likely to wear them, and follow proper use and care instructions.  Tyndale’s managed allowance programs […]
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 17, 2020

Outfitting Your Workers With The Right Safety Gloves Is All In Your Hands

Tyndale often supplies protective gloves to its managed program customers. Tyndale offers a fully managed glove program to support internal tracking of employee protective glove purchases and avoid over spending. To ensure a wide variety of cut resistant, arc rated, and fire resistant gloves for your company’s specific on-the-job hazards, […]
February 13, 2020

What Should I Wear Under My FRC?

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

Customer Spotlight: NorthWestern Energy

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

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

We believe seeing is believing. That’s why we continually invest in real world demonstrations to visualize why wearing arc-rated flame resistant clothing – and wearing it properly – matters. As part of this commitment, we are pleased to share our latest Arc Flash Video Series. These test videos display the […]
January 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 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 […]
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 16, 2019

Customer Spotlight: Duke Energy

Since developing and establishing Managed Apparel Programs as the industry benchmark over 35 years ago, Tyndale is the trusted supplier of goods and services for hundreds of companies across the US — including over 80% of all publicly owned electric utilities and over 20 Fortune 500 companies. Pair that with our 98% […]
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 9, 2019

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

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

Tyndale Returns to KEMA for More Live Arc Flash Testing

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

The Tyndale Versa Collection

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

What is a Risk Assessment?

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

The Newly Designed Union Line

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

Is Bug Spray Safe to Use on FR Clothing?

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

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

They say seeing is believing. So, if you still have any questions about the importance of wearing FR clothing on the job, you need to see this webinar. It features HD video of arcs in real 480V equipment at KEMA Powertest AND video of full scale, outdoor flash fires shot […]
September 30, 2019

Tyndale’s New Versa Flex Jeans

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

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

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

Warm Up to These Cool New Ariat Outerwear Styles

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

Tyndale’s New FR Polo Shirts

What’s more comfortable than a button-down shirt, but more professional than a t-shirt? A polo! Our newly redesigned FR Polo Shirt is the best choice when you’re seeking comfort and style, while requiring protection from the hazards you face on the job. With some recent improvements made to the protective […]
August 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 12, 2019

Why Does Hi-Vis Clothing Cost More?

Whether due to poor lighting or poor sight lines, there are environments where high-visibility clothing is a “must-have” to ensure worker safety. However, whether non-FR or FR Hi-Vis clothing almost always costs more than similar clothing that is not hi-vis. Why? Clothing is clothing, right? Actually, not really. As explained […]
August 6, 2019

The Lightest, Most Breathable Carhartt FR Shirt Ever Created!

This is the flame resistant (FR) shirt you’ve been waiting for. Carhartt’s new, lightweight, breathable FR Shirt keeps you comfortable, compliant, and looking good! Too good to be true? We think not. The FR FORCE® Lightweight Long Sleeve Shirt backs up its claims with innovative features like: 4.7 ounce, optimum […]
July 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 30, 2019

Customer Spotlight: Eversource Energy

This is the second post in a series of Tyndale customer testimonials – click here to read our first customer spotlight on Alliant Energy. Since developing and establishing Managed Apparel Programs as the industry benchmark over 35 years ago, Tyndale is the trusted supplier of goods and services for hundreds […]
April 22, 2019
What is the definition of flame resistant?

What is the Definition of Flame Resistant?

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

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

Spring is near but temperatures are still in flux in many parts of the country. When unpredictable weather conditions strike, layering is your best solution for comfort – especially when you’re required to wear flame resistant (FR) clothing on the job. It may be tempting to wear non-FR layers to […]
April 9, 2019
How do Flame Retardants Work?

How Do Flame Retardants Work?

Many people confuse the terms “flame retardant” and “flame resistant.”  Flame resistance is the characteristic of a substance not supporting combustion in air (not burning), while a flame retardant is a product that is added to a flammable substance to achieve the property of flame resistance. In the world of […]
March 26, 2019
FRC Trends Spring 2019 Webinar

Learn About FRC Trends and What the Future Holds – Webinar, April 25

On April 25, Scott Margolin, Tyndale Company’s VP of Technical will be presenting a webinar entitled, What’s next in FRC? A peek into comfort, emerging trends, & the future of FR and arc rated clothing. The webinar, scheduled for 1 p.m. ET (Noon, Central time and 10 a.m. on the […]
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 6, 2019
Tyndale FR Layering App

The Power of Layering, in the Palm of Your Hand!

If you’re thinking about layering arc-rated flame resistant (FR) garments to achieve a desired level of arc flash protection, please remember – it’s not safe to simply add the arc ratings together. The only way to know the true level of protection provided by the layers combined is to arc […]
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 15, 2019
Everything You Need for CAT2 Protection – From Salisbury

Everything You Need for CAT2 Protection – From Salisbury

Tyndale is your one-stop shop for the arc rated flame resistant protection you need to stay safe on the job. We offer the broadest selection of daily wear and task-based PPE in the industry – from our own made-in-the-US, Tyndale branded FRC to full product lines from every major supplier […]
December 13, 2018
Enespro - Solutions-based PPE

Enespro PPE – Designed to Your Specifications

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

Introducing Tyndale’s Mobile App

These days, everything – news, weather, social media, shopping, and more – is available at your fingertips by using your mobile device. So, why not your flame resistant (FR) clothing? Tyndale recently launched our mobile app – Tyndale FRC – from which you can quickly and easily shop your company’s […]
December 6, 2018

Customer Spotlight: Alliant Energy

Since developing and establishing Managed Apparel Programs as the industry benchmark over 35 years ago, Tyndale is the trusted supplier of goods and services for hundreds of companies across the US – including over 80% of all publicly owned electric utilities and over 20 Fortune 500 companies. Pair that with […]
December 3, 2018
What Are PPE Requirements?

What are PPE Requirements?

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

70E Compliance Is In the Bag

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

Enespro Combines Maximum Comfort with Reliable Protection

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

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

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

What is Arc Rated?

One common question we receive is “what is arc rated?” As it applies to flame resistant (FR) garments and personal protective equipment (PPE), arc rated means that the material has been tested for exposure to an electrical arc and assigned a value according to its performance. We’re here to provide […]
October 8, 2018
What is a Calorie?

What Is a Calorie?

The simplest answer to the question posed above is that a calorie is a unit of heat energy. Specifically it is the amount of heat energy required to raise the temperature of one gram of water 1 degree Celsius. To take the definition one step further, Calorie with an upper […]
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 3, 2018
What are NFPA Standards?

What are NFPA Standards?

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

What is a CAT Rating?

Arc rated flame resistant (AR/FR) garments are required to have labels that clearly announce the level of protection they provide. One rating that appears on these garments is the CAT rating, short for PPE CATegory. The CAT rating tells wearers at a glance the category of protection the garment provides […]
September 11, 2018

Warm Up Before Winter: Beat the Rush!

Have you ever walked into a department store in the middle of winter, expecting to see a selection of cold weather gear for sale, only to find bathing suits on display? Although this seems completely silly on the surface, when you stop to think about it, it makes some sense: […]
August 27, 2018
How Common are Arc Flash Incidents?

How Common are Arc Flash Incidents?

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

The Many Costs of an Arc Flash Incident

Being caught in an arc flash incident can result in devastating primary costs on an unprotected worker. At best, an employee’s life and that of their family is turned upside down as they undergo a long, painful recovery and rehab process. At worst, a family is left coping with the […]
July 18, 2018

Summer Safety – 5 Tips to Avoid Heat Stroke

For those whose jobs require them to work outside – electric utility, oil and gas, and other industry workers – it’s not all “fun in the sun” during the summer months. Our summer safety blog series covers insect-repelling FR clothing and thunderstorm safety. In this post, we’re sharing some of the risks […]
June 25, 2018
summer safety series - thunderstorm safety

Summer Safety – Best Practices for Staying Safe in a Thunderstorm

For those whose jobs require them to work outside – electric utility, oil and gas, and other industry workers – it’s not all “fun in the sun” during the summer months. Our summer safety blog series covers insect-repelling FR clothing and how to avoid heat stroke. In this post, we’re sharing […]
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 18, 2018

Summer Safety – Permethrin-Treated FR Clothing

It’s that time of year again! Between cookouts, pool parties, vacations, and other warm weather activities, people are spending more time outdoors. But for those whose jobs require them to work outside – electric utility, oil and gas, and other industry workers – it’s not all “fun in the sun” […]
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 […]
June 1, 2018

Tyndale Teams With NSA To Offer Union-Made FRC

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

Introducing the Versa Mid-weight Button-down Fleece

As an industrial worker, versatility is in your job description. From the moment you begin your day, you could be working outside or inside, in rain or in heat, you may even be exposed to hazards like arc or flash fire in the morning and find yourself working at a […]
May 15, 2018

Introducing the Versa Insulated Bomber Jacket

If you are required to wear arc-rated flame resistant (FR) clothing for your job, you may have experienced wearing uncomfortable, generic-looking FR at one time or another. Tyndale understands that workers are more likely to wear protective clothing – and wear it properly – when it’s comfortable and fashionable. Which […]
May 9, 2018

Introducing the Versa Three Button Hooded Sweatshirt

When you could be working inside, outside, or a combination of the two on any given day of the week, a hooded sweatshirt is a wardrobe staple. It’s warm, comfortable, easy to move around in, and you can easily layer a vest or jacket over it when needed. The inclination […]
April 16, 2018
Not Wearing Proper PPE

The Risk of Not Wearing Proper PPE

This is the final post in a four-part series exploring factors that could contribute to an arc flash incident, based on the experience of arc flash survivor and safety advocate, Brandon Schroeder. In the first three posts in the series, we talked about behavioral and company culture-related factors that could […]
March 26, 2018

The Risk of Prioritizing Productivity Over Safety

This is the second post in a four-part series exploring factors that could contribute to an arc flash incident, based on the experience of arc flash survivor and safety advocate, Brandon Schroeder. In our first blog post, you read about how Brandon Schroeder’s years of experience led to risky behavior […]
February 9, 2018

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

On August 24, 2011, Brandon Schroeder was working on a job site handling an electrical task that he had performed without incident dozens of times before. Only this time, things didn’t go according to plan – and Brandon was caught in the blast from a massive arc flash. Brandon suffered […]
December 27, 2017
What is arc flash analysis?

What is Arc Flash Analysis?

This is the final post in a six-part “Fundamentals of Arc Flash” series. Check out previous posts in this series which offer valuable information on topics such as, what is an arc flash, and arc flash causes, characteristics, ratings, and more.   An arc flash hazard analysis or risk assessment […]
November 29, 2017
Key Drivers of End User Satisfaction

Top 5 Factors Contributing to Worker Satisfaction with Your FRC Program

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

How Hot is an Arc Flash?

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