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.
Q1-4 Participation at NFPA Technical Correlating Committee (TCC), Technical Committees (TC), and Task Groups meetings and conference calls addressing PPE performance standards revisions and development of new standards.
Q1-4 Continued development and action on public comments for proposed new NFPA standards; NFPA 1801 Standard on Thermal Imagers for the Fire Service, 2010 Edition, and NFPA 1952 Standard on Surface Water Operations Protective Clothing and Equipment, 2010 Edition
Q1-4 Review and update of the NFPA Protective Clothing and Equipment Project Definitions List - Continual Process
Q1-4 Review and update of NFPA Protective Clothing & Equipment Project Definitions List - Continual Process (PSDB - NFPA TCC Task Group).
Q1-4 Revision cycle process for existing NFPA standards including NFPA 1975, 1991, 1992, and 1994.
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