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40.9.1 Workplace Hazard Assessment
40.9.1.1*
An assessment of workplace hazards shall be conducted as described in NFPA 2113. [652:8.6.1.1]
40.9.1.2
When the assessment in 40.9.1.1 has determined that flame-resistant garments are needed, personnel shall be provided with and wear flame-resistant garments. [652:8.6.1.2]
40.9.1.3*
When flame-resistant clothing is required for protecting personnel from flash fires, it shall comply with the requirements of NFPA 2112. [652:8.6.1.3]
40.9.1.4*
Consideration shall be given to the following:
  1. Thermal protective characteristics of the fabric over a range of thermal exposures
  2. Physical characteristics of the fabric
  3. Garment construction and components
  4. Avoidance of static charge buildup
  5. Design of garment
  6. Conditions under which garment will be worn
  7. Garment fit
  8. Garment durability/wear life
  9. Recommended laundering procedures
  10. Conditions/features affecting wearer comfort
[652:8.6.1.4]
40.9.1.5
Flame-resistant garments shall be selected, procured, inspected, worn, and maintained in accordance with NFPA 2113. [652:8.6.1.5]
40.9.1.6*
The employer shall implement a policy regarding care, cleaning, and maintenance for flame-resistant garments. [652:8.6.1.6]
40.9.2 Limitations of PPE Application. (Flame-Resistant Garments)
40.9.2.1*
When required by 40.9.1.2, flame-resistant or nonmelting undergarments shall be used. [652:8.6.2.1]
40.9.2.2*
When determined by 40.9.1.1 that flame-resistant garments are needed, only flame-resistant outerwear shall be worn over flame-resistant daily wear. [652:8.6.2.2]
40.9.3 Limitations of PPE to Combustible Dust Flash Fires. (Reserved)
40.9.4 Face, Hands, and Footwear Protection. (Reserved)

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