Globally, it is a requirement that all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) matches the hazard. When an employer’s risk assessment determines that an arc flash hazard is present, Arc Rated PPE is required for its employees. While all arc rated clothing is flame resistant (FR), not all FR clothing has an arc rating. Understanding arc ratings and arc rated clothing can be complicated but it is critical to safely perform many tasks in a variety of workplaces.

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Thank you to everyone who attended this webinar on the science behind arc ratings and arc rated clothing.

Webinar Details

You will gain valuable knowledge about how the arc rating of PPE is determined, how to interpret the relevant standards, and what to look for to properly select and inspect arc rated PPE.

Topics to Cover

  • What is an Arc Flash?
  • What is an Arc Rating and how is it determined?
  • What is Arc Rated Clothing?
  • Standards pertinent to Arc Rated Clothing.
  • PPE Labeling – What to look for in your garment.

Who Should Attend?

  • Safety Professionals
  • Electricians
  • Electrical Line Workers
  • Maintenance Workers
  • Anyone who wears Arc Rated clothing.


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Brian Shiels

Service Line Manager, ArcWear