Develop physiological test protocol and conduct ergonomic and physiological testing to assess the performance of the HEROES ensemble.
Support the development of test methods to ensure all ensembles and materials are tested appropriately
Supply language and support to NFPA to remove design restrictions and allow advanced technologies to be incorporated and possibly certified
Q1 Complete testing on 10 subjects
Q2 Complete revised ASTM test practice
Q3 Final Report to TSWG
Q4 Complete life shirt testing
Manuscripts published or submitted to peer review journals (approx. 2)
Presentations to stakeholders or conferences (approx. 5)
Final report to TSWG (Feb 2008)
Research resulted in an ASTM standard test practice on physiological testing "ASTM F2668-07 Standard Practice for determining the Physiological Responses of the Wearer to Protective Clothing Ensembles"
NPPTL contributed significantly to the 2007 revision of NFPA 1971 and 1994
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Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)