ASTM WK36830

    Revision of F1506 - 10a Standard Performance Specification for Flame Resistant Textile Materials for Wearing Apparel for Use by Electrical Workers Exposed to Momentary Electric Arc and Related Thermal Hazards

    (What is a Work Item?)

    Active Standard: F1506 - 15

    Developed by Subcommittee: F18.65 | Committee F18 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Rationale

    Clarify labeling requirements for FR/Arc Rated garments so that the manufacturer of the fabric, the fabrics name, and country of origin of the fabric is identified. Provide an enhanced ability to identify a particular fabric that may have been vetted through a wear test and careful analysis of the producing mills quality control process. Preserve layering testing information by restricting fabric substitutions without notice. Provide a mechanism for manufacturers to provide proper notice at point of sale of fabric changes.


    Thermal hazards; Wearing apparel; Electrical protective equipment--specifications; Flame-resistant (FR) clothing/materials--specifications; Electrical arcs; Electrical insulating materials--specifications;
    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Randall Wade


    COS (15-10)

    Ballot Item Approved as F1506-2015 and Pending Publication