Tyndale Series Hub
Our series distill complex concepts and frequently-asked questions about arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing into digestible episodes – all featuring information from industry experts and brought to life with video. Learn at your own pace – view episodes one-by-one or devour each series in one sitting!
DC-Cember: Unwrapping the Dangers of Direct Current Arcs
Feeling left out in the cold when it comes to direct current (DC) arc safety? Don’t worry! We're here to give you an exclusive, inside look at the importance of proper protection against DC hazards. Throughout this series, we share which garments provide protection against an oncoming DC arc. You’ll see the evidence through real-world arc demonstrations, captured on video. Under the expert guidance of Scott Margolin, Vice President of Technical, we show you how wearing the right protective garments ensures your safety.
What do sharks and electric arcs have in common? Tune in to our inaugural season of Arc Week: a week-long educational look at the world of arc flash hazards through the lens of Shark Week – “television’s longest-running, and most anticipated summer event” – to find out. In each episode, you’ll find engaging, memorable parallels that bring important lessons about risk protection and PPE to life.
EVs & the DC Hazard Series
With the rapid growth of electric vehicles (EVs), and the infrastructure needed to support them, so too grows the importance of understanding the direct current (DC) arc hazard. We set out to help the industry by conducting research and answering questions about DC arcs – conducting the first-of-its-kind real-world DC arc testing and capturing its effects on manikins wearing various workwear and arc-rated garments. We’re pleased to share the videos and results of this leading-edge research throughout this series – so you can learn how to stay safe.
Rise of Electrification
Tune in to our three-part series, The Rise of Electrification, where we explore how the rise of electrification is transforming the job market for electricians, the need for increased safety awareness, and how OSHA and PES have partnered to underscore arc flash safety guidance.
How to Save on AR / FR Clothing
Looking to shrink your bottom line? AR / FR clothing can be an area of significant opportunity for companies to stretch budget dollars and unlock savings – while improving service, selection and worker protection. This series explores common examples of ineffective purchasing practices for AR / FR clothing that have real costs – and practical solutions. The series starts by reviewing common opportunities for savings, then goes on to explore key cost-saving strategies – transitioning out of rental or lease, eliminating retail spend, streamlining procurement procedures, and spend avoidance.
5 Keys to Selecting an AR / FR Clothing Supplier
Knowing what to look for in an AR / FR clothing supplier is critical to implementing an effective program that protects your workers from arc flash or flash fire hazards. In addition to choosing a supplier with industry knowledge and experience, it's essential to evaluate product quality, comfort, selection, price, and other factors identified in this five-part series to ensure you receive the best overall value in your AR / FR clothing program.
Proud to Protect Canada
Tyndale is proud to extend our product choice and unparalleled service model into Canada, partnering with Canadian-based companies seeking a turnkey managed clothing program to protect workers. Follow along with this series to explore our educational resources for companies and workers based in Canada. You’ll meet the technical and market experts from our Canada team and find everything from the basics on the hazards, to PPE and labeling requirements, a closer look at key safety standards and the hierarchy of standards and regulations in Canada, employer responsibilities under the Canadian Labour Code, and more.
Women in Power
Did you know that women comprise just 22% of the utility workforce compared to 47% in other industries? In this interview-style series we celebrate women leading the way in a wide range of careers where AR/FR clothing plays a role by giving them a platform to tell their stories: why they chose this career, what they like about it, their hopes for the future, their vision for the evolution of PPE, how we can empower and help pave the way for other women, and more.
Dangers of Improper Wear Series
Join us as we delve into the world of arc rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing and the crucial role it plays in protecting workers from potential arc flash and flash fire hazards. Our dual series aims to shed light on the common mistakes made when it comes to wearing protective clothing and emphasize the importance of wearing it correctly. With Scott Margolin, Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Technical as our guide, each episode demonstrates real-life scenarios through engaging video footage, that showcase the devastating consequences of neglecting to wear AR / FR clothing properly.
Combustible dust is a hazard prevalent in dozens of industries, including manufacturing and processing, that can result in devastating flash fires, explosions, injuries, and fatalities. This series explains what combustible dust is, how the explosivity of dust is quantified using Kst values, what a dust hazard analysis entails, how to implement workplace practices and guidelines to mitigate the hazard, and how flame resistant clothing is the last line of defense in protecting workers against injuries if all else fails. We hope this information helps minimize the risk of a combustible dust flash fire or explosion in your facility.
FRC: How It’s Tested
You trust your AR / FR clothing and PPE with your life, and for good reason: AR / FR from qualified suppliers like Tyndale undergoes rigorous testing to ensure it will perform as expected in the event of an arc flash or flash fire. But what are the tests, and how can you be sure? This series has everything you need to know.
Tyndale's Answer to Rental Programs
Direct-purchase managed apparel programs with home laundry are today’s best practice for sourcing AR / FR clothing – leveraged by 90%+ of investor-owned electric utilities, 50+ Fortune 500 companies, and countless mid-sized companies. But this wasn’t always the case; decades ago, sourcing options were limited and uniform rental programs with industrial laundry service were prevalent. This series explores both the reasons behind the industry’s shift away from rental programs and unintended consequences of entering the rental world – as validated by industry experts.
Time to Move on from Uniform Rental?
Are you beginning to wonder if a uniform rental program, with the associated service issues and hidden fees, is really the best way to outfit your employees in FRC? The idea of leaving your current supplier can be a bit daunting, but successful transitions made by other companies light a path forward. This five-part series examines common-sense strategies that have worked for other companies who moved on from uniform rental.
Fundamentals of Arc Flash Series
If you work alongside an arc flash hazard everyday it’s easy to take the hazard for granted, beyond wearing the AR clothing and PPE your company requires. This series sets out to change that. You’ll learn all the basics as Scott Margolin, Vice President of Technical, answers some of the questions about arc flash we receive most often: What is an arc flash, and how dangerous is it? What is an arc rating? What is the difference between types of arc ratings, and which is best? What are the main causes of arc flash? How hot is it? What is arc flash analysis? If you’ve ever wondered about any of these questions, this series has you covered.
NFPA 2112 Pass/Fail Testing Requirements
Known as the “flash-fire standard,” NFPA 2112 provides strict pass/fail criteria on several fabric tests to help identify flame resistant fabrics that meet the minimum performance properties necessary to be worn for flash fire protection. In this series, you’ll learn about NFPA 2112’s criteria for “The Manikin Test” (ASTM F1930), Vertical Flame (ASTM D6413), Heat Transfer Performance (ASTM F2700), and Thermal Shrinkage (ASTM F2894), and see these key tests in action.
Which is Safer, a Task-based or Daily Wear Approach to AR / FR?
When designing an AR / FR clothing program, 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 your company? This series compares and contrasts the two approaches in terms of issues like liability, challenges with layering, monitoring and productivity, and other key considerations.
FRC: How It’s Made
The arc-rated (AR) and flame resistant clothing (FRC) you wear on the job each day may not look that different from regular clothing, but it’s built from the inside out to protect you when all other safety measures and precautions are unsuccessful in preventing an incident. Take a behind the 'seams' look at everything that goes into making the life-saving clothing you wear every day: from fiber, to yarn, to fabric, to finished garment, and the science that imparts flame resistance along the way – all with videos and commentary from industry experts.
FR Clothing Materials Series
If you’ve ever wondered about the materials that are used to make your AR / FR clothing, this series is for you. What is AR / FR fabric, how does it work, and why does your company offer garments made from some fabrics and not others? This series has those answers, and many more.
The Power of Choice in FR Clothing Programs
As humans, it’s in our nature to resist being told what to do. Lack of control feels oppressive and disempowering – even when we recognize the requirement is in our best interest. But offer people options and they are more likely to comply, more likely to be comfortable, and more likely to be satisfied with their choice. This series examines the power of choice to drive worker safety and the top 5 reasons cited by safety managers for moving to an AR / FR clothing program that maximizes the flexibility for employee-level product choice.
Arc Flash Incidents: Financial Implications for Employers
Too often, experienced electrical workers and their employers sidestep the right PPE thinking that an arc flash incident could “never happen to them.” Until it does. When that happens, the emotional, physical, and financial devastation for the unprotected worker and his or her family cannot be overstated, and the financial implications for your company can be astounding. This series examines those costs from a business perspective, to aid you in making the case within your organization for investing in the proper PPE.
What Does Arc Flash Testing Look Like?
We believe seeing is believing. That’s why we continually invest in real world demonstrations to visualize why wearing arc-rated (AR) clothing – and wearing it properly – matters. Tune into this series as we put some of your questions about AR clothing to the test. You’ll witness the power of an arc flash, and see first hand how the right AR clothing can save your life – all with commentary from industry expert Scott Margolin.
AR / FR Rainwear Series
As the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers. And from there, unfortunately, late spring and early summer temperatures bring the possibility of hurricane. Preparation is key to keeping workers safe! In this series, you’ll explore quality products and trusted solutions, and find out what to look for in the AR / FR rainwear your workers trust with their lives.
Many people look forward to spending time outdoors in the summer months. But for those whose jobs require them to work outside – electric utility, oil and gas, and workers in other critical industries – summer weather means more than simple “fun in the sun.” As temperatures rise, elevate your safety awareness with this summer series spotlighting protection from disease-carrying insects, thunderstorms, and heat stroke.
Each year, electric shock causes more than 300 deaths and 4,000 injuries. Learn all about this “shocking” hazard: how it works, what’s at stake, what the standards say, and how to use protective footwear, rubber goods, and other PPE to guard against it. Each episode features an engaging video hosted by industry expert and Vice President of Technical, Scott Margolin.
Protective Boots: What you Need to Know
This series provides an overview of key industry standards for protective footwear – ASTM F2412, ASTM F2413, and ASTM F2892. You’ll also take a closer look at hazard types, popular boot brands, and Tyndale’s flexible managed boot programs, which deliver flexibility, choice, and convenience to your employees while eliminating your administrative investment in vetting, ordering, enforcing spend, manually tracking purchases, and distributing safety boots.
Evaluating Your FRC Supplier During the COVID-19 Crisis
Our Evaluating Your FRC Supplier During the COVID-19 Crisis series examines four main factors critical to evaluating your current AR / FR clothing supplier during these trying times. Before COVID-19, you may have taken these factors for granted with little impact to your service. Now, as we navigate a world alongside COVID-19, these topics should be front and center when assessing your supplier.