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Electrical Safety Standards and Guides

We have gathered an informative collection of industry Standards and Guides for your convenience.

ASTM (American Society for Testing & Materials)

ASTM F1891-12
Standard Specification For Arc And Flame Resistant Rainwear; Eliminates many melting FR materials and offers fit form and function performance criteria and a sizing guide.

ASTM F1959 / F1959M - 14
Standard Test Method for Determining the Arc Rating of Materials for Clothing.

ASTM F1958/1958M-12
Standard Test Method for Determining the Ignitability of Non-flame-resistant materials for Clothing by Electric Arc Exposure Using Mannequins.

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

ASTM F2178-12
Standard Test Method for Determining the Arc Rating and Standard Specification for Eye or Face Protective Products.

ASTM F1930-13
Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Flame Resistant Clothing for Protection Against Fire Simulations Using an Instrumented Manikin.

ASTM F1939-08
Standard Test Method for Radiant Heat Resistance of Flame Resistant Clothing Materials with Continuous Heating.


NESC (National Electrical Safety Code)

Illustrated Guide to Electrical Safety
5th Edition, 2011 (Paperback)

National Electrical Safety Code
2012 Handbook (Hardcover)

National Electrical Safety Code
2012 Handbook (Spiral-bound)


NFPA (National Fire Protection Association)

NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace
2015 Edition

NFPA 70E Handbook for Electrical Safety in the Workplace
2015 Edition

NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace
2012 Edition

NFPA 329: Recommended Practice for Handling Releases of Flammable and Combustible Liquids and Gases
2010 Edition

NFPA 70 National Electrical Code
2014 Edition

NFPA 654: Standard for the Prevention of Fire and Dust Explosions from the Manufacturing, Processing, and Handling of Combustible Particulate Solids
2013 Edition

NFPA 30: Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code
2015 Edition

2014 NEC Pocket Guide, Two-Volume Set
2014 Edition


OSHA (Occupational Health and Safety Administration)

Official statement that harness used for fall protection is not officially "apparel" under the Apparel Standard
07/30/1996

OSHA 1910.269
Apparel Section is (l)(6)(i-iii)

Preamble to OSHA 1910.269
Background testimony for the Apparel Section

OSHA Enforcement Guidelines for the apparel section
The Jim Stanley Letter

NIOSH Worker Deaths by Electrocution: A Summary of Surveillance Findings and Investigative Case Reports
May, 1998, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 98-131

Requirement for flame-resistant clothing in petrochemical plant covered by PSM

Clarification of the electric power generation, transmission, and distribution standard

Relevance of NFPA 70E industry consensus standard to OSHA requirements


Safety Program Guides

DOE Handbook Electrical Safety (PDF)
July 2013.

An Illustrated Guide to Electrical Safety
6th Edition

Electrical Safety Handbook
4th Edition, 2012

The Electrical Safety Program Guide
Spiral-bound - September 2010

A User's Guide to Electrical PPE
Based on NFPA 70E

EFCOG/DOE Electrical Safety Improvement Project (PDF)
Project Area 4 - Performance Measurement, Electrical Severity Measurement Tool Revision 1 - April 2007

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