Understanding Underlying ASTM Standards

Arc Flash safety is a relatively new concept to many, affecting electrical contractors, utilities, industrial electricians and others. While rubber insulating gloves have been around for nearly a century and should be commonly used in the field, the first arc flash rated faceshield was developed by the Oberon Company relatively recently in 1985. Products providing protection against the arc flash hazard soon expanded to include a comprehensive list covering the electrical worker from “head to toe”, including clothing, and other resources.