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Protective clothing standards for firefighters.
Occupational safety research specifically related to personal protection - a symposium, January 1974, Cincinnati, Ohio. Rentos PG, Kamin JI, eds. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 75-143, 1975 May; :207-248
Protective clothing standards for firefighters are reviewed. The potential for exposure of firefighters to various gases is summarized. Statistics on the types and frequencies of injuries to firefighters are presented. Current standards for firefighters' protective equipment are summarized. Deficiencies in design or performance of available equipment and clothing are also described, and current research efforts towards the development of more comfortable and efficient clothing and equipment are summarized.
Health-protection; Personal-protective-equipment; Safety-equipment; Safety-clothing; Protective-clothing; Fire-fighting-equipment; Fire-hazards; Fire-protection-equipment
Occupational safety research specifically related to personal protection - a symposium, January 1974, Cincinnati, Ohio.
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