NFPA 1999 Certified Single-Use Garment Offers Economical Biohazard Protection.

Introducing ProVent Plus, the only economically priced single-use garment certified to the demanding requirements of NFPA 1999. The use-and-dispose distinction of ProVent Plus means emergency responders and healthcare workers faced with Ebola-infected body fluids and other biohazards can now have proven protection at a fraction of the cost of expensive reusable garments.

In addition to passing the ASTM F1670 blood penetration and ASTM F1671 viral penetration tests, ProVent Plus is a microporous fabric that offers increased comfort due to its high moisture vapor transmission rate (MVTR). The garment is certified to NFPA 1999 for use as part of a system of components with other protective equipment including respiratory, eye and face protection, examination gloves, boot/shoe covers and over aprons. ProVent Plus also meets OSHA and CDC guidelines as part of such a protective system.

ProVent Plus NFPA Style Details

  • ProVent Plus NFPA 1999 certified single-use garment offers economical alternative to costly reusable apparel.
  • Protects against Ebola infected blood and body fluids and other biohazards.
  • ProVent Plus fabric passes both ASTM F1670 blood penetration and ASTM F1671 viral penetration tests.
  • Microporous fabric offers a high moisture vapor transmission rate (MVTR) for greater comfort.
  • Thumb loop attached to sleeve enhances comfort and protection.
  • ProVent Plus Style PPH439-99 is not made with natural rubber latex.
  • ProVent Plus Applications: Patient care and other healthcare settings, lab and diagnostic services, pharmacy work, autopsies, mortuary services.

New Guidelines from OSHA and the CDC

Bloodborne pathogen size comparison.

OSHA and the CDC have issued a comprehensive PPE guidance document for workers who may be exposed to potentially infected blood and body fluids. Details include:

  • The guidance is in a matrix format and identifies the type and level of PPE performance.
  • It includes protective gowns and coveralls, described as fluid resistant or impermeable.
  • Fluid resistant garments are specified where the risk of exposure to blood and body fluids is low. Fluid resistant garments are defined as those with fabrics and seams that meet certain industry standards for liquid repellency.
  • Impermeable garments are specified for scenarios with high exposure risk. Impermeable garment definition references industry standards and test methods for blood and viral penetration resistance under pressure.
  • Protection is achieved by a system of components. In addition to protective apparel, a proper system includes respiratory protection consistent with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.134, plus eye and face protection, examination gloves, boot/shoe covers and over aprons.

NFPA certified style includes elastic ankles (NOT attached shoe/boot cover as shown in photo).

ProVent® Plus, Affordable NFPA 1999 Protection.

NFPA certified single-use biohazard protection that’s cost-effective — another Kappler exclusive.

ProVent Plus Style Options



Hood, zipper front with storm flaps, elastic back waist, wrists ankles and face opening. Note: Garment has Heat Sealed/Taped Seams on inside.

Heat Sealed/Taped Seam
Size: XS-5X
Color: Blue
Quantity: 6/cs
Weight: 6 lbs - 2.7 kg

Provent Plus Physical Properties

Physical Property Test Method Results Imperial
Basis Weight ASTM D751 2.4oz/yd2
Grab Tensile Strength ASTM D5034 MD 45.5 lbs CD 31.7 lbs
Trapezoid Tear ASTM D5587 MD 28.7 lbs CD 13.7 lbs
Ball Burst ASTM D3787 35.5 lbs
Moisture Vapor Transmission Rate ASTM E-96 890 (g/m2/24hrs)
Viral Penetration (Pass/Fail) ASTM F1671 PASS

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