Recently Approved ASTM F1506-15 Standard

ASTM F1506 has been updated for 2015.

This is the clothing standard used in OSHA 1910.269 and NFPA 70E.  The standard is usually updated every few years.  The newest version includes labeling changes:

  • Clarification on Tracking ID to assure a name brand fabric does not change without the end user being able to know (most important if you have done layering tests)
  • Requirement to include a ‘Fabric Identifier’ which provides the fabric producer’s name and style number/fabric name. Alphanumeric or similar designations are permitted as a unique ID as long as they are distinct to the producer and traceable to manufacturing and performance information (test results).


Read more about ArcWear Textile Lab’s testing for ASTM F1506 for fabric manufacturers.

Take a picture of the label in your garment and send it to ArcWear, and we’ll evaluate the label for free to let you know if the label meets ASTM F1506.

Click here to visit ArcWear’s Garment Evaluation Service page where we offer garment testing for end users to help evaluate if washing procedures, and care of garments is working.

Hugh Hoagland

Hugh Hoagland

Hugh Hoagland is does research and testing of PPE exposed to electrical arcs and is an arc flash expert. Hugh is a Sr. Consultant at ArcWear and Sr. Partner at e-Hazard. Read more about Hugh.

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