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Federal Certification of Personal Protective Equipment and Clothing for Firefighters and Emergency Response Personnel.


PB2003104587

Publication Date 1997
Personal Author Satcher, D.
Page Count 16
Abstract The 1997 Senate Appropriations Report, Number 104-368, accompanying the Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act of 1977; P.L. 104-208, states, 'The Committee is aware of concern over the lack of standards and certification of personal protective clothing and equipment used by firefighters and emergency response personnel. The Committee encourages NIOSH to review these concerns and be prepared to report to the Committee on the feasibility and cost of implementing testing, certification of personal protective clothing, and equipment for firefighters and emergency response personnel during the fiscal year 1998 budget hearing.' This report provides a review of the literature, identifies a number of concerns with the current National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) certification process, and provides details on the feasibility and potential cost to the Federal government of undertaking a program to test and certify personal protective clothing and equipment for firefighters.
Keywords
  • Protective clothing
  • Fire fighters
  • Certification
  • Protective devices
  • Equipment
  • Literature review
  • Feasibility studies
  • Tests
  • Protective equipment
  • Emergency response personnel
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Corporate Authors Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 200320
Federal Certification of Personal Protective Equipment and Clothing for Firefighters and Emergency Response Personnel.
Federal Certification of Personal Protective Equipment and Clothing for Firefighters and Emergency Response Personnel.
PB2003104587

  • Protective clothing
  • Fire fighters
  • Certification
  • Protective devices
  • Equipment
  • Literature review
  • Feasibility studies
  • Tests
  • Protective equipment
  • Emergency response personnel
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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