Arc Flash Standards & Test Methods
Anyone can claim their clothing protects against arc flash hazards, but when your workers’ lives hang in the balance, you want to be absolutely certain. Various organizations, ranging from governmental bodies, such as OSHA, to industry trade associations such as the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), National Electrical Safety Code (NESC), and ASTM International have developed testing-based standards to ensure clothing that claims to be FR truly will protect your workers. Click on the standards and test methods below to learn more.
NFPA 70E – 2021 EDITION
Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace
The Operation and Maintenance of Electric Power Generation, Control, Transformation, Transmission and Distribution Lines and Equipment.
Standard Performance Specification for Textile Material for Wearing Apparel for Use by Electrical Workers Exposed to Momentary Electric Arc and Related Thermal Hazards
Standard Specification for Arc Resistant Rainwear
Standard Test Method for Determining Ignitability for Clothing by Electric Arc Exposure Using a Manikin
Standard Test Method for Determining Arc Thermal Performance (Value) of Textile Materials for Clothing by Electric Arc and Related Thermal Hazards
National Electrical Safety Code
Canadian Standards Association Standard for Workplace Electrical Safety