February 27, 2017

ASTM F2302 Withdrawn by ASTM

ASTM F2302, Standard Performance Specification for Labeling Protective Clothing as Heat and Flame Resistant, is no longer an active standard.

At the latest ASTM meeting held early this month in Norfolk, Virginia, the ASTM F23 Technical Committee on Personal Protective Equipment voted to withdraw ASTM F2302.  While the scope of the standard specifically stated that it did not pertain to exposures of high intensity (like an arc flash), it was determined that this specification has been inappropriately used as a standalone to label rainwear/outerwear intended for utilities as FR.

Learn more and read the OH&S post here. 

Note: The appropriate standard for rainwear sold as PPE for those with an arc flash hazard is ASTM F1891, Standard Specification for Arc and Flame Resistant Rainwear. If you have questions about standard specifications related to arc flash, contact us.


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