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 a thermal manikin and 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 Submit to HSRB; Thermal Manikin testing completed
Q2 Prepare an abstract on the thermal manikin testing
Q3 Receive approval of HSRB
Q4 Start data collection
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.