NFPA 70E® – Key PPE Sections

130.7 Personal and Other Protective Equipment


General Scope – How to identify who and to what extent employees should be provided with PPE
Care of Equipment – Guidance on how to inspect, maintain, care, repair and retire PPE
Arc Flash Protection Boundary – Protection for workers with exposure
Body Protection – Prevention of wide-spread potential for second and third degree burns
130.7(C)(9), Table130.7(C)(10) – Hazard Risk Category Matrix for common electrical work tasks
Factors in Selecting Protective Clothing
Underlayers – Natural Fibers that are non melting
Everyday Wear – Arc Ratings for Flame Resistant Clothing
Outerwear – Outermost layer needs to be Flame Resistant for Categories 1, 2, 3 & 4
Layering Impact – Air gap impact increases arc rating for layers of FR Clothing
Head, Face and Hands Protection – Requirements for both Arc Flash and Shock Hazards
Table 130.7(C)(11) Protective Clothing Characteristics Hazard/Risk Category Clothing Description Required Minimum Arc Rating of PPE