ASTM F1506 ARC / NFPA 70E
USA ARC FLASH PROTECTION STANDARD
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. 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-2021 requires some level of conformity assessment; ANSI 125 is referenced as an example framework.
Depending on the fabric or garment being tested, ASTM F1506 requires the following to comply with NFPA 70E and OSHA 1910.269: