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Standards Development Organizational Support to ASTM - FY08


  • Provide PPT expertise and research necessary to update ASTM standards.
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Applicable Standards

  • F23 Protective Clothing and Equipment Committee
  • E54 Homeland Security Applications Committee

Key Partners

  • None



  • Protective Clothing and Equipment Manufacturers
  • Standards Development Organizations
  • Certification Organizations
  • Employers and Emergency Responders

Project Scope

  • NIOSH membership and participation on ASTM F23 and E54 committees in support of ASTM-NIOSH MOU involving determination of performance criteria and development of test methods, product specifications, practices, guides, classifications, and terminology related to worker and emergency responder protective clothing and equipment.


  • NPPTL Representative Becomes Vice-Chairman of ASTM F23 Committee
  • WK9186 Standard Practice for Permeation Testing Data Analysis by Use of Computer Program
  • WK10531 Standard Test Method for Measuring the Transmitted and Stored Energy for Firefighter Composites (NCSU Contract, Supports NFPA Grant)
  • WK142247 Specifications for Air-Fed Protective Ensembles
  • WK16014 Test Method for Measurement of Cumulative Permeation for Toxic Industrial Chemicals through Protective Clothing Materials
  • WK10555 Performance Specifications for Protective Clothing for Horticultural and Agricultural Pesticide Workers
  • WK11225 Standard Specification for Single-Use Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Protective Equipment Escape Kits Intended for Use by the General Population (PPT Interest)


  • None


  • Reduction in dermal hazards
Page last updated: August 08, 2008
Page last reviewed: August 08, 2008
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)