PPE TABLE EXTRACTED FROM 2015 EDITION OF NFPA 70E STANDARD FOR ELECTRICAL SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE

NFPA 70E – 2015
CAUTION: “The Table provides the minimum Personal Protective Equipment guidance. Be aware that other factors may influence selection and NFPA 70E should always be consulted before selection is finalized.”

Table 130.7(C)(16) Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

PPE Category PPE
1 Arc-Rated Clothing, Minimum Arc Rating of 4 cal/cm2 (see Note 1)
Arc-rated long-sleeve shirt and pants or arc-rated coverall
Arc-rated face shield (see Note 2) or arc flash suit hood
Arc-rated jacket, parka, rainwear, or hard hat liner (AN)
Protective Equipment
Hard hat
Safety glasses or safety goggles (SR)
Hearing protection (ear canal inserts)
Heavy duty leather gloves (see Note 3)
Leather footwear (AN)
2 Arc-Rated Clothing, Minimum Arc Rating of 8 cal/cm2 (see Note 1)
Arc-rated long-sleeve shirt and pants or arc-rated coverall
Arc-rated flash suit hood or arc-rated face shield (see Note 2) and arc-rated balaclava
Arc-rated jacket, parka, rainwear, or hard hat liner (AN)
Protective Equipment
Hard hat
Safety glasses or safety goggles (SR)
Hearing protection (ear canal inserts)
Heavy duty leather gloves (see Note 3)
Leather footwear
3 Arc-Rated Clothing Selected so That the System Arc Rating Meets the Required Minimum Arc Rating of 25 cal/cm2 (see Note 1)
Arc-rated long-sleeve shirt (AR)
Arc-rated pants (AR)
Arc-rated coverall (AR)
Arc-rated arc flash suit jacket (AR)
Arc-rated arc flash suit pants (AR)
Arc-rated arc flash suit hood
Arc-rated gloves (see Note 3)
Arc-rated jacket, parka, rainwear, or hard hat liner (AN)
Protective Equipment
Hard hat
Safety glasses or safety goggles (SR)
Hearing protection (ear canal inserts)
Leather footwear
4 Arc-Rated Clothing Selected so That the System Arc Rating Meets the Required Minimum Arc Rating of 40 cal/cm2 (see Note 1)
Arc-rated long-sleeve shirt (AR)
Arc-rated pants (AR)
Arc-rated coverall (AR)
Arc-rated arc flash suit jacket (AR)
Arc-rated arc flash suit pants (AR)
Arc-rated arc flash suit hood
Arc-rated gloves (see Note 3)
Arc-rated jacket, parka, rainwear, or hard hat liner (AN)
Protective Equipment
Hard hat
Safety glasses or safety goggles (SR)
Hearing protection (ear canal inserts)
Leather footwear
AN: as needed (optional). AR: as required. SR: selection required.

Notes:
(1) Arc rating is defined in Article 100.
(2) Face shields are to have wrap-around guarding to protect not only the face but also the forehead, ears, and
neck, or, alternatively, an arc-rated arc flash suit hood is required to be worn.
(3) If rubber insulating gloves with leather protectors are used, additional leather or arc-rated gloves are not
required. The combination of rubber insulating gloves with leather protectors satisfies the arc flash protection
requirement.

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