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Improved Criteria for Emergency Medical Protective Clothing (EMS) - FY06

NOTE: This page is archived for historical purposes and is no longer being maintained or updated.
Current Information can be found at: Improved Criteria for Emergency Medical Protective Clothing (EMS) - FY07

Objective

  • 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.
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Applicable Standards

  • NFPA 1999, Standard on Protective Clothing for Emergency Medical Operations
  • ASTM F23 Protective Clothing - Various standards

Key Partners

  • NFPA Technical Committee on Emergency Medical Operations Protective Clothing and Equipment
  • International Personnel Protection

Stakeholders

  • Emergency Responders
  • Manufacturers

Project Scope

  • 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.

Milestones

  • 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

Outputs

  • Presentations to ISEA and NFPA

Outcomes

  • Submission of Public Proposals on NFPA 1999
  • Submission of Public Comments on NFPA 1999
Page last modified: July 23, 2007
Page last reviewed: July 23, 2007 (archived document)
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)