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Standards Development Organizational Support to NFPA - FY08

Objective

  • Provide PPT expertise and research necessary to update existing NFPA standards and the development of new standards
National Fire Protection Association (N F P A) logo

Applicable Standards

  • NFPA 1999 Standard on Protective Clothing for Emergency Medical Operation (including medical first receivers), 2008 Edition
  • NFPA 1989 Standard on Breathing Air Quality for Fire and Emergency Services Respiratory Protection, 2008 Edition
  • NFPA 1851 Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), 2008 Edition
  • NFPA 472 Standard on Competence of Responders in Hazmat/WMD Incidents
  • NFPA 1975 Standard on Station/Work Uniforms for Fire and Emergency Services
  • NFPA 1801 Standard on Thermal Imagers for the Fire Service (Proposed)
  • NFPA 1952 Surface Water Operations PPE Standard (Proposed) and NFPA 1953 Contaminated Water Diving Ensemble Standard (Proposed)

Key Partners

  • None

 

Stakeholders

  • Local, State & Federal Emergency Responders

Project Scope


  • NIOSH membership and participation on NFPA standards committees in support of NFPA-NIOSH Memorandum of Agreement (MOU) to continue improvement to fire and emergency services protective clothing and equipment performance criteria, product standards, competency standards, and selection, care & maintenance standards.

Milestones

  • Release of NFPA 1999 Standard on Protective Clothing for Emergency Medical Operations, 2008 Edition
  • Release of NFPA 1852 Selection, Care, and Maintenance (SCAM) of Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus, 2008 Edition
  • Release of NFPA 1989 Standard on Breathing Air Quality for Fire and Emergency Services Respiratory Protection, 2008 Edition
  • Review of Public Proposal for New Standard for Thermal Imagers for the Fire Service
  • Release for Public Comments - Surface Water Operations PPE Standard
  • Release for Public Comments - Contaminated Water Diving PPE Standard

Outputs

  • Development and release of three (3) revised NFPA standards
  • Release of three (3) proposed new standards for public review and comments
  • Interim Guidance Document on Emergency Responder PPE for Response to CBRN Terrorism Incidents

Outcomes

  • 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)