Flame-Resistant Clothing Consulting and Training

Flame-Resistant Clothing Course
Is your company in need of assistance in developing and implementing an FR clothing program?
Are you concerned with:

  • How to develop an effective FR clothing program for your utility?

  • When and where FR clothing is required
    to be worn?

  • What needs to be included in your FR
    clothing program?

  • How do current and future NESC, ASTM, NFPA 70E, IEEE, and Federal OSHA standards and regulations apply, and will apply to your company?

ESCI offers companies cost-effective and straightforward answers and solutions to all your FR clothing program needs. We can assist you in:

  • Assessing your arc hazard potential.

  • The application of a cost-effective FR clothing program that fits your entire electric utility system.

  • Understanding current Federal OSHA 1910.269 FR clothing requirements for electric utilities.

  • Understanding the current NESC FR
    Clothing requirements.

  • Preparing for the future revisions of Federal OSHA's FR clothing requirements.

  • Understanding the application of the NESC versus NFPA 70E.

  • How to separate the arc flash hazards into voltage classes, work practices, and work positioning.

  • The use of engineering controls to limit arc flash hazards and FR clothing requirements.

  • Understanding the application of the 2007 NESC Table 410-1 and 410-2.

  • How to address low voltage FR
    clothing requirements.

  • FR shirts, jackets, rain gear, and other clothing are available in the industry today.


ESCI's staff has many years of combined FR clothing program experience, including:

  • Being an active member of the NESC Subcommittee 8 "Work Rules."

  • Assisting in developing NESC 410.A.3 "FR Clothing Requirements" and NESC 410-1 and 410-2 FR
    clothing tables.

  • Being a member of the NESC Subcommittee 8 "Low Voltage FR Clothing Task Force."

  • Testifying and providing written comments to Federal OSHA on the revisions of OSHA 1910.269 and OSHA 1926 Subpart V.

  • Being active voting members of ASTM F-18 FR clothing standards.

  • Currently providing consulting services to a number of electric utilities in their FR clothing needs, including two of the largest west coast electric utilities.