FRC made in USA by Neese, NASCO, Dragonwear and National Safety Apparel. OSHA requires the employers properly train their employees on protective flame resistant clothing applications for potential arc flash fire and flash fire hazards.
OSHA has published the final ruling revising the standard for power generation, transmission and distribution electric utilities as well as some large industrial installations.
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- Starting July 11, 2014 electrical utility workers and their contractors are required to wear flame resistant clothing for arc flash exposures.
- As of April 1, 2015 electrical utility workers as well as their contractors are required to wear arc rated FR clothing appropriate for the potential workplace hazard.
- Per the new standard, arc flash clothing must be provided and paid for by the employer for these workers
- By January 1, 2015 companies are required to have an arc flash hazard assessment completed. This will determine the arc level their employees are required to wear on or before April 1, 2015.