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A guide for evaluating the performance of chemical protective clothing (CPC).

Authors
Roder-MM
Source
NIOSH 1990 Jun; :1-88
NIOSHTIC No.
00195975
Abstract
This guide describes a method by which an industrial hygienist or equivalent safety professional can select appropriate chemical protective clothing (CPC) to protect a worker's skin from contacting chemicals. The selection of appropriate CPC includes the following steps: evaluating the workplace (chemical identification, chemical state and properties, chemical contact sequence, potential CPC use/reuse pattern, environmental conditions, contact location, resistance to physical stress, and CPC interference with task), obtaining samples of candidate CPCs, testing the samples under the conditions in which they will be used, selecting the best candidate CPC, and monitoring the use of the selected CPC in the work environment. The decontamination and reuse of CPC were discussed and an example was given of the use of the selection process. The example was a company which manufactured plastic automobile supercharger carburetor kits for sale overseas.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Personal-protective-equipment; Safety-practices; Safety-clothing; Skin-protection; Safety-measures; Skin-exposure
Publication Date
19900601
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
1990
NTIS Accession No.
PB91-140889
NTIS Price
A06
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 90-109
NIOSH Division
DSR
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
WV
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