Risk Based Protective Clothing Material Permeation Criteria - FY10
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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
Funded in part by TSWG
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 Complete installation and calibration of new GC-MS and finalize cell sealing procedure
Q2 Provide update at NFPA HazMat Meeting and continue development of test system and begin swatch testing
Q3 Submit ASTM Ballot for Cumulative Permeation Method , AIHCE Science Symposium Presentation
Q4 Complete test method development and submit final report to TSWG
Presentations at conferences (8)
Presentation at standards committee meetings and public meetings (2)
Manuscripts published or submitted to peer review journals
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