New Flame Resistant Welding Fabric Specification ASTM Standard Being Proposed


NEW ASTM standard for fabric specifications for welding, grinding, and cutting operations is under development: WK50403.

This is a real improvement in welder safety.  There is no standard for welding clothing or for welding PPE other than eye protection for that matter.  ArcWear and e-Hazard support this new standard.

ASTM offers descriptions of work items in the interest of openness, as well as to solicit input from interested stakeholders who may not be members of ASTM. If you would like more information about a specific work item or to participate in the development of a work item, click the Staff Manager link provided on the work item description page.


Hugh Hoagland

Hugh Hoagland

Hugh Hoagland is the foremost tester of clothing and PPE exposed to electrical arcs and is an arc flash expert. Read more about Hugh.

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