Arc-Rated Clothing – laundering practices

A common question is raised during my NFPA 70E electrical safety courses: what precautions are necessary for laundering arc-rated garments. A few suggestions:

1. Always follow manufacturer recommendations.

2. Do not use fabric softener or bleach.

3. Do not use dryer sheets as Dryer sheets as they add a small amount of fat and a Quaternary ammonium that can weaken the fabric and reduce flame resistance.

For more information on electrical safety attend one of our upcoming NFPA 70E seminars:

Raleigh, NC: October 28, 2016
Greensboro, NC: November 18, 2016

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