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Standards Development Organizational Committee Support NFPA - FY10

NOTE: This page is archived for historical purposes and is no longer being maintained or updated.

Current Information can be found at: Standards Development Organizational Committee Support NFPA - FY11

Objective

  • Provide PPT expertise and research necessary to update existing NFPA protective clothing and respirator standards and in the development of new standards
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Applicable Standards

  • TCC on Fire and Emergency Services Protective Clothing and Equipment
  • TC on Electronic Safety Equipment
  • TC on Emergency Medical Services Protective Clothing and Equipment
  • TC on Hazardous Materials Protective Clothing and Equipment
  • TC on Respiratory Protection Equipment
  • TC on Special Operations Protective Clothing and Equipment
  • TC on Structural and Proximity Fire Fighting Protective Clothing and Equipment
  • TC on Wildland Fire Fighting Protective Clothing and Equipment

Key Partners

  • None

 

Stakeholders

  • Local, State & Federal Emergency Responders and Manufacturers

Project Scope


  • 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.

Milestones

  • 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 Review and update of the NFPA Protective Clothing and Equipment Project Definitions List - Continual Process
  • Q1 NPPTL staff member appointed Chair of NFPA EMS TC
  • Q1-4 TC and TCC action on proposed NFPA 1984 standard for wild land respirators
  • Q2 TC meeting on 128 proposals on revision to NFPA 1971 for 2012 Edition
  • Q2 TC meeting to process public comments on NFPA 1977 for 2010 Edition
  • Q2-4 TC meetings addressing revision of NFPA 1982 for 2011 Edition
  • Q2-4 TC meeting addressing revision of NFPA 1991, 1992 & 1994, 2010 Editions
  • Q3-4 revision and renewal of the NFPA/NIOSH Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

Outputs

  • NFPA 1801 Standard on Thermal Imagers for the Fire Service, 2010 Edition
  • NFPA Standard on Surface Water Operations Protective Clothing and Equipment, 2010 Edition
  • Supported NFPA Fire Protection Research Foundation in development of fire and emergency services research needs

Outcomes

  • Reduction in inhalation and dermal hazards
Page last updated: April 5, 2010
Page last reviewed: April 5, 2010
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
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