NFPA 70E Conformity Standards

Oberon Company is proud to be an accredited ISO 9001 manufacturing facility. Recent changes to NFPA 70E and CSA Z462 have created new conformity standards for Arc Flash PPE. Their are 3 levels of conformity standards which are listed below.

  1. Self-declaration with a Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity.
  2. Self-declaration under a registered quality management system and product testing by an accredited laboratory and a Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity.
  3. Certification by an accredited independent third-party certification organization.

Since Oberon is an ISO 9001 accredited facility all of our products meet or exceed Conformity Level 2 standards. A current Declaration of Conformity can be obtained for any Oberon Arc Flash products by clicking the following Level 2 Conformity.

Additionally, it is important to note that NFPA 70E also now references an ANSI/ISEA 125 standard as an informational note to the new conformity standards. The note reads as follows:

  • Informational Note: Examples of a process for conformity assessment to an appropriate product standard can be found in ANSI/ISEA 125, American National Standard for Conformity Assessment of Safety and Personal Protective Equipment. See Informative Annex H.4. 

The reference to this ANSI standard is of particular importance as this standard requires testing of all products at an interval not longer than every five years. This requirement is part of an overall quality management system and is mandatory no matter what level of conformity the manufacturer is trying to achieve. Please contact your local Oberon sales representative for further information.