This episode reviews the definitions of these terms as prescribed in the draft NFPA standard 1891 on Selection, Care and Maintenance of Chemical Protective Garments.

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Today we discuss the misconception about the use of Chemtape on NFPA certified garments. The standards do not allow the use of tape to pass acceptance testing and some misunderstand that to mean it is not allowed during use of the garment.

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This blog reviews the new challenges faced by the NFPA committee on Hazardous Materials Protective Clothing and Equipment as they begin work this year to revise all three documents related to hazmat response. We also discuss the issues related to non-encapsulating vs. encapsulating designs for hazmat response and the comparisons between NFPA 1991 and NFPA 1994 Class 1.

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In this month’s blog, we discuss recent plans by the NFPA to consolidate four NFPA standards into a single document and the challenges the NFPA committees face to accomplish this work as well as provide awareness to first responders of these changes.

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December 2017

In this session, we review the new edition of NFPA 1999 Standard on Emergency Medical Operations. It now allows the use of both single and multiple use ensembles. It also provides performance requirements for other personal protective equipment (PPE) items such as eyewear, gloves and face shields.

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November 2017

Today we review the new edition of NFPA 1994 Protective Ensembles for Hazardous Material Emergencies and CBRN Incidents. This new edition has a major change in that the scope now includes response to HAZMAT incidents as well as CBRN.

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This month’s topic reviews the issues our Technical Committee had in producing a complete and accurate document and the process we had to go through to correct some issues that were identified late in the revision process.

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In this post, we look at the changes to the NFPA 1991 Standard for Protective Ensembles for Hazardous Materials Emergencies. The major change being the adoption of cumulative breakthrough vs. normalized breakthrough.

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In May’s conversation, we’ll cover the upcoming changes to NFPA standards 1991, 1992, and 1994. Since each of these revisions have the potential to affect NFPA certified products, we’ll cover what’s different and how it could impact our market.

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