Cloth Face Coverings or Respirators in Arc Flash

Hugh Hoagland

Staff member
Dec 30, 2016
Louisville, KY
Lots of new info. ASTM F1506 voted through a lowering in labeling requirements to reduce cost and trouble for FR CFC. NFPA 2112 lowered the bar for certification to keep costs down. Now testing of the fabrics alone will be required for making a self certification of these devices. They must still meet all the requirements but do not have to be 3rd Party certified. This makes the roll out by the quality companies take 3-5 months less.