Improved Criteria for Emergency Medical Protective Clothing - FY08
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.
Q1 Publication of NFPA 1999-2008 edition.
Q2 Completion of final report
Q2 Submission of manuscripts for publication
Q3 Presentation at AIHce
Manuscripts published or submitted to peer review journals (approx. 2)
Presentations to stakeholders or conferences (approx. 5)
Standards committee meetings & public meetings (approx. 4)
Final report with technical data
Significant contributions to the 2008 Edition of NFPA 1999, Standard on Protective Clothing for Emergency Medical Operations
Page last updated: August 08, 2008
Page last reviewed: August 08, 2008
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)