ASTM is balloting (Author’s Note: this passed the ASTM process in October 2020.) a modification to ASTM F1506 to allow easy labeling of FR/AR cloth face coverings for electrical workers. This process takes 45-120 days minimum.
With this change, companies can meet NFPA 70E and OSHA 1910.269.
ArcWear is providing preliminary guidance for manufacturers and end users.
IF a mask isn’t labeled with an arc rating, ask the manufacturer if the fabric meets ASTM F1506 for now.
This link also contains the CDC guide.
Neither ArcWear nor e-Hazard sell or promote specific brands of PPE. If you have ANY questions, don’t hesitate to contact ArcWear or e-Hazard. Helping workers keep safe from arc flash and flash fire has been our mission since our founding in 1997.
Big thanks to ASTM for offering all their COVID-19 related standards for FREE during this pandemic to assist in proper manufacturing (even though this is their main source of income as a not-for-profit).
List of Arc-Rated Cloth Face Coverings Suppliers (e-Hazard and ArcWear do NOT sell or promote any products but are offering this as a service in the crisis).
Website | (519) 452-3780
Website | (800) 843-7657
Website | (800) 223-3372
Website | (801) 415-0023
Website | (847) 674-7900
Website | (866) 266-4035
Website | +61(7) 3265 2944
Website | (800) 385-5380
Majestic Fire Apparel Inc.
Website | (610) 377-6273
Ask about the Rhino Brand for utilities.
Website | (204) 774-2561 (Canada)
Website | (800) 553-0672 x2
Website | (800) 558-8290
Website | +44 (0)1482 679600
Website | (800) 527-3826
Website | +44 (0) 1302 890390
Website | (800) 348-1148
True North Gear
Website | (800) 356-3433