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Employers can, however, assess the risk by identifying the type of electrical environment an employee is working inWhen dealing with electric arc hazards, the weight of the flame retardant, protective fabric is essentialHeavier garments can withstand higher electrical energy and ultimately provide more protection.

fibers, continuous filament yarns, paper and spunlaced fabrics Uses for staple, yarn and spunlaced products include apparel fabrics to protect against flash fire and electric arc exposure firefighter garments fabrics and spun yarns for filtration applications insulation in flame resistant (FR) thermal protective

Arc Rating Value describing a fabrics performance in electrical arc discharge tests that determine how much energy can pass through the fabric before there is a percent probability of second degree burnsBase Layer Clothing worn underneath primary FR clothing should also be flame resistant for added safety.