2 months ago

Follow up on protection against fentanyl and carfentanil.

I want to show you two example garments that I would recommend for a potential response. Both of these garments will soon be certified to NFPA 1999 which is one of the standards that the IAB recommended in their guidance.

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3 months ago

Response to the opioid drugs fentanyl and carfentanil.

Guidance have been recently published by the IAB (Inter Agency Board) and the American College of Medical Toxicology - I want to share some of the information that they provide

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4 months ago

Technical Committee on Hazardous Materials Protective Clothing and Equipment.

This committee is responsible for three standards: NFPA 1991, 1992 and 1994.

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6 months ago

New Edition of NFPA 1994

This standard involves protective clothing for emergency response to chem-bio terrorism incidents and hazmat.

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7 months ago

Changes to NFPA 1994 standards

The NFPA 1994 standards have been updated - as a response to CBRN terrorism incidents.

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8 months ago

History behind the EPA levels of protection.

The EPA levels of protection are the the basis for the design of chemical protective garments.

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9 months ago

Protection against the opioid compounds fentanyl and carfentanil.

We all know that the opioid epidemic is in a catastrophic state and many people are turning to these compounds when prescription drugs are no longer available for use.

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10 months ago

Recent Changes to NFPA 1991

The new edition of NFPA 1991, Standard on Vapor-Protective Ensembles for Hazardous Materials Emergencies, became effective in December of 2016.

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11 months ago

Garments for Protection Against the Ebola Virus

The Ebola virus was recently identified again in West Africa and that quickly brings back the memory of 2014 when the Ebola virus arrived in the US.

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1 year ago

Changes Coming to NFPA Standards on Hazmat Clothing

The NFPA Technical Committee on Emergency Response Protective Clothing and Equipment is responsible for NFPA Standards 1991, 1992 and 1994.

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1 year ago

Total Heat Loss (THL) vs. Evaporative Resistance (Ret)

Which is the best measure of comfort?

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