Requires employees to wear flame resistant clothing with an ATPV, or cal rating, equal to or greater than the determined arc hazard. Rasco FR garments are marked with an ATPV rating so that they can be worn to meet NFPA 70E standards.
Rasco FR offers flame resistant protective garments that are certified by Underwriters Laboratories to meet the requirements of NFPA 2112 Standard on Flame Resistant Garments for protection of Industrial Personnel Against Flash Fire, 2012 Edition. UL has certified that Rasco FR garments are compliant with NFPA 2112 after 100 washes.
ASTM F1506, 2010A Standard Performance Specification for Flame Resistant and Arc Rated Textile Materials for Wearing Apparel for Use by Electrical Workers Exposed to Momentary Electric Arc and Related Thermal Hazards requires a sample of flame resistant fabric to self-extinguish with a less than 2 second after flame and a less than 6 inch char length. The FR fabric must also pass these requirements after 25 washes/dry cleaning. Rasco FR garments are certified by Underwriters Laboratories to meet the requirements of ASTM F1506, 2010A.
HRC 2 Arc-rated FR garments with a required minimum ATPC of 8 cal/cm2 as determined by ASTM F1959.
HRC 3 Arc-rated FR garments with a required minimum ATPV of 25 cal/cm2 as determined by ASTM F1959.
HRC 4 Arc-rated FR garments with a required minimum ATPV of 40 cal/cm2 as determined by ASTM F1959.
Covers the operation and maintenance of electric power generation, control, transformation, transmission and distribution lines and equipment. It states that employers shall ensure that each employee who is exposed to the hazards of flame or electric arc does not wear clothing that, when exposed to flames or electric arcs, could increase the extent of the injury that would be sustained by the employee. Rasco FR garments are compliant with OSHA 1910.269(I)(6)(iii).