ASTM Standards - F 1868 Standard Test Method for Thermal and Evaporative Resistance of Clothing Materials Using a Sweating Hot Plate and Proposed Standard Practice for Determining the Physiological Responses of the Wearer to Protective Clothing Ensembles
F2668-07 Standard Practice for Determining the Physiological Responses of Wearer to Protective Clothing Ensembles
3-year project consisting of a series of experiments to be performed on human subjects wearing different type of emergency response protective ensembles (data on skin/core temp, CO2/O2, microclimate temp, etc.).
Collected data will enable the development and validation of physiological performance models to correlate the effect of ensemble THL characteristics on emergency responder performance.
Q1-Q2 Six month delay in project start
Q3 Complete literature search, develop detailed human subject test plan, and submit to external peer-review and NIOSH HSRB for approval.
Q4 Develop ensemble test panel, obtain products with varying THL characteristics, and recruit subjects for ensemble testing.
Submission of manuscripts to a peer-reviewed journal.
Presentation of the physiological performance models and recommendations on establishment of THL criteria with a physiological basis for use to the NFPA Technical Committees(1994, 1971, 1977, 1951, 1992) and to the ASTM F23.
Revisions or updates to all applicable NFPA Standards and ASTM Test Methods.
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