In this segment, we discuss our efforts to manufacture garments for use in fighting the coronavirus and the special waiver FDA has put in place to allow this without many of the requirements that would usually be specified.

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This segment reviews the challenges we face as users and customers submit questions about how our garments compare to the AAMI levels of performance.

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As we celebrate our 44th birthday, this issue reviews the continuing challenges we face as a company in the face of the corona virus. We salute the brave men and women of the front lines and remember those lost during these unusual times.

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This month’s topic reviews the current state of the coronavirus crisis across the globe and the proper measures to prevent transmission and spread of the disease. It also brings into focus the comparisons with the current influenza statistics for infection, hospitalizations and mortality.

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In this post, we talk about the different biosafety level labs and the types of personal protective equipment (PPE) that is required for the levels.

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August 2019

In this issue, we discuss the recent re-emergence of the ebola virus in Africa and review the lessons learned from the outbreak of 2014.

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In this post, we talk about the different biosafety level labs and the types of personal protective equipment (PPE) that is required for the levels.

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In this episode, we review recent guidance published by the Interagency Board (IAB) that provides details of the personal protective equipment (PPE) that should be considered for response to fentanyl and carfentanil. It specifically outlines the need for a hazard assessment.

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Today we review the issues that exist for emergency responders as they try and determine the best personal protective equipment (PPE) for response to opioid compounds. In some cases, responders are even using Level a gas tight garments.

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Today we look at the current guidance available for protection against powdered opioid compounds including fentanyl and carfentanil.

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Today we look at the different designs and fabrics that can be considered for protection vs blood and body fluids that are potentially infected with the ebola virus.

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This segment reviews the differences in Moisture Vapor Transmission (MVTR) Total Heat Loss (THL) and Evaporative Resistance (RET) test methods. How NFPA committees for Fire Fighter Turn Out Gear, Chemical Protective Clothing, and Emergency Medical Operations Clothing use these test methods to determine comfort levels of PPE. Are any protective properties are sacrificed in order to achieve a higher level of comfort and how do these test methods translate to the real world?

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