System Safety Concepts Applied to Personal Protective Equipment(PP27) - FY07
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Establish and document recommendations for using a System Safety Approach to ensure the safe design and use of high-tech personal protective equipment containing embedded electronics throughout its complete life cycle.
NFPA Technical Committee for Electronic Safety Equipment
Scott Health and Safety
First Responders who use PPE that contain embedded electronics
All Manufacturers of PPE that contain embedded electronics.
Communicate failure modes and risks associated with the use of programmable electronics and software to provide equipment safety functions.
Assimilate best practices recommendations in a 9-part series of guidance documents.
Provide support to the NFPA ESE committee in developing safety standards for Electronic design, manufacturing, and performance
Completed drafts and internal review of:
Part 6: Functional Safety Life Cycle Examples
Part 7: Functional Safety by Design (FSD) Examples
Part 8: Functional Safety File (FSF) Examples
Part 9: Independent Functional Safety Audit (IFSA) Examples
A set of documents that define a System Safety Approach for the safe design, manufacture, and use of PPE that contains embedded electronic hardware and software.
Improved safety of first responders by having a means to assess and ensure the functional safety performance of PPE.
Page last modified: July 23, 2007
Page last reviewed: July 23, 2007
(archived document) Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)