6 December 2006
Including change 1, 7 December 2006
NFPA 70, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), National Electrical
NFPA 70E, Electrical Safety in the Workplace.
OPNAVINST 5100.23 Series, Navy Occupational Safety and Health
(NAVOSH) Program Manual.
OSHA 29 CFR 1910, Subpart I, Personal Protective Equipment.
OSHA 29 CFR 1926, Subpart E, Personal Protective and Life Saving
Protective Clothing Considerations.
Maintenance of the garment some garments may be marked for
professional cleaning/dry cleaning only with home/shop laundry prohibited.
Durability ability and process to remove stain/oils.
Wear ability sizing.
Repair procedures utilizing proper materials.
Intended use based upon arc flash hazard analysis.
Projected life of the product.
Limitations of the garment limited washings.
Care should be taken to ensure all garments meet and are labeled in
accordance with ASTM F1506, Standard Specification for Flame Resistant
Textile Materials for Wearing Apparel for use by Electrical Workers
Exposed to Momentary Electric Arc and Related Thermal Hazards.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT FOR ARC FLASH PROTECTION.
Note: For the Air Force, in addition, appropriate PPE is determined by the qualified site
supervisor who shall follow applicable AFOSH, HQ AFCESA ETL, UFC, and NFPA 70E,
Article 130 guidance. Wear of 100% untreated cotton BDUs and DCUs is authorized,
but not mandatory. These uniforms are not considered personal protective equipment,
but may be worn under NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, Arc
Thermal Performance Value (ATPV)-rated protective clothing. The only clothing
permitted to be worn under NFPA 70E ATPV-rated protective clothing is 100%