FR Safety Standards Compliance


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Armorex FR® clothing helps businesses comply with safety standards.

Armorex FR® meets ASTM standards for secondary Flame Resistance and helps you comply with NFPA Standards 70E, 2112, 2113, 45 and 652, as well as OSHA regulations applying to burn risks from hazards on the job, such as electrical arcs, flash fires, and combustible dust explosions.

Armorex FR® work shirts, work pants, and coveralls meet NFPA 70E PPE Categories 1 and 2 as single layer garments.


The standard requires that:

“Employees shall wear arc-rated clothing wherever there is possible exposure to an arc flash above the threshold incident-energy level for a second degree burn…”NFPA 70E Details

NFPA 2112

Regarding the manufacture of FR garments, NFPA 2112 states:

“The standard shall specify the minimum performance requirements and test methods for Flame Resistant fabrics and components and the design and certification requirements for garments for use in areas at risk from flash fires.”NFPA 2112 Details

NFPA 2113


“…the minimum selection, care, use, and maintenance requirements for Flame Resistant garments for use in areas at risk from flash fires by industrial personnel that are compliant with NFPA 2112, Standard on Flame Resistant Garments for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Flash Fire.”NFPA 2113 Details


Regarding fire protection for laboratories using chemicals states:

“In educational and instructional laboratories where experiments are conducted by students, the instructor shall be responsible for…the personal protective equipment required for the experiment…” and that, “Fire-retardant clothing shall meet the requirements of NFPA 2112.”NFPA 45 Details

NFPA 652

Regarding the general requirements for managing combustible dust fire and explosion hazards states:

“…When flame resistant clothing is required for protecting personnel from flash fires, it shall comply with the requirements of NFPA 2112,”  and that “Flame resistant garments shall be selected, procured, inspected, worn, and maintained in accordance with NFPA 2113.”NFPA 652 Details


The General Duty Clause, requires employers to:

“…furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees.”

OSHA's 29 CFR1910.269 states:

“The employer shall ensure that each employee who is exposed to the hazards of flames or electric arcs does not wear clothing that, when exposed to flames or electric arcs, could increase the extent of injury that would be sustained by the employee. This apparel standard applies to all apparel worn by an employee exposed to the hazards of flames or electric arcs.”

OSHA's 1910.132 ruling states:

“Except as provided by paragraphs (h)(2) through (h)(6) of this section, the protective equipment, including personal protective equipment (PPE), used to comply with this part, shall be provided by the employer at no cost to employees. ”OSHA Details

CSA Z462

The Standard on Workplace Electrical Safety specifies requirements for workplace electrical safety necessary for the practical safeguarding of workers during activities such as the installation, inspection, operation, maintenance, and demolition of electric conductors and electric equipment, as well as work in proximity of energized electrical equipment. This Standard is intended for use with Parts I, II, and III of the Canadian Electrical Code and other related Canadian workplace electrical safety standards and should be used with such Standards.CSA Z462 Details

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