Risk Based Protective Clothing Material Permeation Criteria – FY09
Examine existing toxicity data for selected toxic industrial chemicals (TICs) to determine ratios of acceptable dermal to inhalation doses and create detailed permeation procedures in parallel to apply criteria.
NFPA Protective Clothing Standards – 1991, 1994, 1971, 1951
ASTM F739 Standard Test Method for Resistance of Protective Clothing Materials to Permeation by Liquids or Gases Under Conditions of Continuous Contact
International Personnel Protection
Determine new permeation test end points for TICs that are toxicity-based.
Develop uniform permeation testing parameters and procedures to increase ease and reproducibility.
Provide new permeation criteria and test methods to standards to lessen over design of barrier protective clothing.
Q1 Vote and provide input on ASTM Ballot for Cumulative Permeation Method and Complete testing of two of the six target TICs
Q2 Support method at ASTM Meeting, Provide Update at NFPA HazMat Meeting, and attend Navy-Marine PH Conference
Q3 Initiate Interlaboratory Test Program, AIHCE Roundtable Presentation, and Support method at ASTM Meeting
Q4 Complete Interlaboratory Program and Submit final report to TSWG
Manuscripts published or submitted to peer review journals (approx. 0)
Presentations at conferences (approx. 0)
Standards committee meetings & public meetings (approx. 2)
Final report with technical data including recommended criteria/end points and methods for permeation testing for use by the NFPA Technical Committees and ASTM F23.
Revisions or updates to NFPA 1994, NFPA 1971, NFPA 1991, NFPA 1951 and ASTM F739.
New ASTM cumulative permeation test method