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ASTM-F1506:  Textile Materials for Wearing Apparel for Use by Electrical Workers Exposed to Momentary Electric Arc and Related Thermal Hazards. For more information on ASTM-F1506 go to www.astm.org.

 

ASTM-1930:  Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Flame Resistant Clothing for Protection against Flash Fire Simulations Using an Instrumented Manikin.  This test method covers quantitative measurements and subjective observations that characterize the performance of single layer garments or protective clothing ensembles in a simulated flash fire environment having controlled heat flux, flame distribution, and duration. This test method is extremely complex and requires a high degree of technical expertise in both the test setup and operation.  For more information go to their website at www.astm.org.

 

OSHA 1910.132: Protective equipment, including personal protective equipment for eyes, face, head, and extremities, protective clothing, respiratory devices, and protective shields and barriers, shall be provided, used, and maintained in a sanitary and reliable condition wherever it is necessary by reason of hazards of processes or environment, chemical hazards, radiological hazards, or mechanical irritants encountered in a manner capable of causing injury or impairment in the function of any part of the body through absorption, inhalation or physical contact.  Learn more about this standard at www.osha.gov.

  

NESC:  The purpose of the NESC® is the practical safeguarding of persons during the installation, operation, or maintenance of electrical supply and communication lines, equipment, and associated work practices employed by a public or private electric supply, communications, railway, or similar utility in the exercise of its function as a utility.  The NESC® includes installation requirements to protect the public from contact with hazardous voltages and rules to protect utility workers in the construction, maintenance, and operation of electric supply and communication lines and equipment. Read more on their website at www.ieee.org.

 

NFPA:  The mission of the international nonprofit  NFPA, established in 1896, is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. The world's leading advocate of fire prevention and an authoritative source on public safety, NFPA develops, publishes, and disseminates more than 300 consensus codes and standards intended to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other risks. Learn more about NFPA on their website at www.nfpa.org.

 

 NFPA-70E : The purpose of this standard is to provide a practical safe working area for employees relative to the hazards arising from the use of electricity. This standard addresses electrical safety-related work practices for employee workplaces that are necessary for the practical safeguarding of employees relative to the hazards associated with electrical energy during activities such as the installation, inspection, operation, maintenance, and demolition of electric conductors, electric equipment, signaling and communications conductors and equipment, and raceways. This standard also includes safe work practices for employees performing other work activities that can expose them to electrical hazards as well as safe work practices for Installation of conductors and equipment that connect to the supply of electricity, Installations used by the electric utility, such as office buildings, warehouses, garages, machine shops, and recreational buildings that are not an integral part of a generating plant, substation or control center. Read more about NFPA 70E at www.nfpa.org.


NFPA 1975:  Standard on Station/Work Uniforms for Emergency Services.   This standard outlines the requirements for the design, performance, testing and certification of non-primary protection station and work uniforms. It also includes performance requirements for both non-FR and FR fabrics and garments, including heat and thermal shrinkage, thermal stability, seam strength and label durability. The optional FR station wear must meet the non-FR requirements as well as the flammability testing of the fabric and other small textile components. More on this standard at www.nfpa.org.


NFPA 2112Edition: 2012, The NFPA 2112 standard shall provide minimum requirements for the design, construction, evaluation, and certification of flame-resistant garments for use by industrial personnel, with the intent of not contributing to the burn injury of the wearer, providing a degree of protection to the wearer, and reducing the severity of burn injuries resulting from short-duration thermal exposures or accidental exposure to flash fires.The NFPA 2112 standard shall specify the minimum performance requirements and test methods for flame-resistant fabrics and components and the design and certification requirements for garments for use in areas at risk from flash fires.  Learn more about the NFPA 2112 Standard on their website www.NFPA.org.

 

 

NFPA 2113: The purpose of the NFPA 2113-2012 standard shall be to reduce the health and safety risks associated with the incorrect selection and use of flame-resistant garments and those risks associated with incorrectly maintained, contaminated, or damaged flame-resistant garments. The NFPA 2113 standard shall specify the minimum selection, care, use, and maintenance requirements for flame-resistant garments for use by industrial personnel in areas at risk from flash fires or short-duration flame exposure that are compliant with NFPA 2112, Standard on Flame-Resistant Garments for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Flash Fire. Read more on their website at www.nfpa.org.