Improved Criteria for Emergency Medical Protective Clothing - FY09
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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 Post Science Blog on project results
Q2 Submit paper/manuscript for publication to JEMS and EMS Magazine or Firehouse
Q2 Presentation at the Fire PPE Symposium in Charlotte, NC
Q4 Research number of certified elements and components to the 2008 Edition of NFPA 1999
Manuscripts published or submitted to peer review journals (approx. 0)
Presentations at conferences (approx. 2)
Standards committee meetings & public meetings (approx. 8)
Final report with technical data
Significant contributions to the 2008 Edition of NFPA 1999, Standard on Protective Clothing for Emergency Medical Operations
New NPFA compliant products available to end-users