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Old 06-17-2019, 12:51 PM   #1
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We are switching from 100% cotton with collars to t-shirts. While doing everyday service and small installs with no panel work do you wear 100% cotton or is a cotton blend acceptable? Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-17-2019, 10:16 PM   #2
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!00 percent cotton T shirts, but standard cotton is no longer compliant for energized work at any level. For any energized work, AF rated clothing is required.
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!00 percent cotton T shirts, but standard cotton is no longer compliant for energized work at any level. For any energized work, AF rated clothing is required.


What’s AF rated mean?



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Yes, AF (arc flash) and FR (fire ******ant) are not necessarily the same rating. It will depend on the fabric and manufacturer.
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We are switching from 100% cotton with collars to t-shirts. While doing everyday service and small installs with no panel work do you wear 100% cotton or is a cotton blend acceptable? Thanks in advance.
What type of service residential or commercial?
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Cotton tee shirts are "Risk category 0" which is for carpenters, plumbers, etc.
Long sleeve blended "Risk category 1" and up are for electrical workers.
Here at Airport, we are getting 1-shirt and 1-pant that are Risk Cat.-2. So we are suppose to come back to the shop and change, each time the assessed area requires it The current uniform is cotton, "Risk Cat-0" and looks like an office worker without the tie The time and money wasted on such minor items that the average guy can figure out on his own and is not allowed to is epic. All I need is a reflective vest (WITH POCKETS) with company logo and I'll take care of the rest. If shirt/pant color are a concern, tell me ahead of time and I will purchase said colors This along with how the trucks are set up, the tools, keys, scheduling... In this regard I hope the Airport does go "private" and get rid of all those senior executive assistant area deputy desk jockey arm chair quarter back directors.
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I recommend this 100% cotton shirt.
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I recommend this 100% cotton shirt.
But am I "qualified" to wear one, remember, I'm considered "Electrical Labor."
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