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 Begin draft of the THL proposal
Q2 Submit draft of THL proposal to co-investigators for comments and approval
Q3 Submit approved draft of THL proposal to ADS for scientific peer-review
Q4 Submit THL proposal to HSRB for approval / Receive approval of HSRB
Submission of manuscripts to peer-reviewed journals.
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.