NIOSH Database Gives Useful Info on PPE Standards

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NIOSH Database Gives Useful Info on PPE Standards

The National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health has developed a useful database that contains information on applicable standards and regulations on various PPE.

I typed “arc flash” in the search field, and this is part of the list.  Does very well.  Not a ton of guidance but excellent in what it recommends.

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arc flash_NIOSH database


About the Database

The PPE-Info Database serves as a compilation of Federal regulations and consensus standards for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

The purpose of the database is to provide standards developers, manufacturers, purchasers and end users of PPE with a comprehensive tool to be able to search for relevant information. This information includes the following:

  • federal standards,
  • associated product types,
  • target occupational groups,
  • basic conformity assessment specifications, and
  • accredited lab information.

This database has the intention of growing, dependent upon how users of the database respond to it. All comments and suggestions to improve this site are welcome.

Hugh Hoagland

does research and testing of PPE exposed to electrical arcs and is an arc flash expert. Hugh is a Sr. Consultant at ArcWear and Sr. Partner at e-Hazard. Read more about Hugh.

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