Available Resources

The following are resources for finding additional information regarding arc flash, regulations and the related PPE. Please note that this list is not all inclusive:

Government Agencies

Occupational Safety and Health Standards, 29 CFR, Part 1910, Subpart S,

Electrical, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)


Regulatory Agencies

NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace - 2012 and 2015, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Quincy, MA

NFPA 70 NEC® National Electrical Code® 2014, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Quincy, MA


IEEE Guide for Performing Arc-Flash Hazard Calculations, IEEE Standard 1584-2002, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, NY


American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM), West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania

  • ASTM D120 Standard Specification for Rubber Insulating Gloves
  • ASTM D1051 Standard Specification for Rubber Insulating Sleeves
  • ASTM F478 Standard Specification for In-Service Care of Insulating Line Hose and Covers
  • ASTM F479 Standard Specification for In-Service Care of Insulating Blankets
  • ASTM F496 Standard Specification for In-Service Care of Insulating Gloves and Sleeves
  • ASTM F696 Standard Specification for Leather Protectors for Rubber Insulating Gloves and Mittens
  • ASTM F1236 Standard Guide for Visual Inspection of Electrical Protective Rubber Products
  • ASTM F1449 Standard Guide for Industrial Laundering of Flame, Thermal, and Arc Resistant Clothing
  • ASTM F1505 Standard Specification for Insulated and Insulating Hand Tools
  • ASTM F1506, Standard Performance Specification for Flame Resistant and Arc Rated Textile Materials for Wearing Apparel for Use by Electrical Workers
  • ASTM F1891 Standard Specification for Arc and Flame Resistant Rainwear
  • ASTM F2178 Standard Test Method for Determining the Arc Rating and Standard Specification for Eye or Face Protective Products
  • Exposed to Momentary Electric Arc and Related Thermal Hazards,
  • ASTM F2249, Standard Specification for In-Service Test Methods for Temporary Grounding
  • Jumper Assemblies Used on De-Energized Electric Power Lines and Equipment
  • ASTM F2757, Standard Guide for Home Laundering Care and Maintenance of Flame, Thermal and Arc Resistant Clothing


ANSI American National Standards Institute, Washington, DC Headquarters

  • ANSI Z87.1, Practice for Occupational and Educational Eye and Face Protection
  • ANSI Z89.1, Requirements for Protective Headwear for Industrial Workers
  • ANSI Z535, Series of Standards for Safety Signs and Tags



Consult the equipment specifications, manuals, for information regarding equipment ratings, hazards, safety, operational and maintenance.


Professional Arc Flash Training Providers

Many to choose from, start with your company's Human Resources department.



Many resources available but use with caution, contrary to popular belief, not everything you see on the internet is true (or up-to-date). Most, if not all of the regulatory agencies, safety organizations and training providers have an online presence with information available—some at little or no cost.