To provide the basis for and recommend appropriate design and performance criteria for "cleaning" gloves, single-use protective garments, and eye/face protection devices for emergency medical operations.
NFPA 1999, Standard on Protective Clothing for Emergency Medical Operations
ASTM F23 Protective Clothing - Various standards
NFPA Technical Committee on Emergency Medical Operations Protective Clothing and Equipment
International Personnel Protection
Identify the specific hazards and use conditions related to EMS protective clothing.
Determine the performance properties needed.
Select and develop test methods.
Establish design and performance criteria for protective clothing items that ensure an appropriate level of protection.
Conduct external project peer-review
Determine specific hazards and identify relevant PPE characteristics and features
Test "acceptable" & "unacceptable" products to aid in setting recommended requirements
Presentations to ISEA and NFPA
Submission of Public Proposals on NFPA 1999
Submission of Public Comments on NFPA 1999
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