ASTM F1506 Specification / NFPA 70E

ASTM F1506 is the Standard Performance Specification for Flame Resistant and Electric Arc Rated Protective Clothing Worn by Workers Exposed to Flames and Electric Arcs. The specification is cited in: OSHA 1910.269, NFPA 70E, and CSA Z462. Testing to ASTM F1959 for an arc rating is one piece of the ASTM F1506 specification. ArcWear's in-house laboratory is accredited to help clients perform small-scale testing initially or on an ongoing basis for quality control and to meet retesting requirements outlined by the specification. ASTM F1506 includes requirements for material testing and additional information for garments constructed from compliant materials. Compliance with ASTM F1506 is required for any hazard greater than 2 cal/cm2 per OSHA 1910.269.

NFPA 70E-2018 requires some level of conformity assessment; ANSI 125 is referenced as an example framework. ArcWear is accredited to ISO 17025 and can assist with conformity assessment programs through our FlashCert consortium.

ASTM F1506 Testing Methods: