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NCJ Number: NCJ 191520   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
Title: Guide for the Selection of Personal Protective Equipment for Emergency First Responders (Percutaneous Protection--Garments); NIJ Guide 102-00, Volume IIb
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Author(s): Alim A. Fatah ; John A. Barrett ; Richard D. Arcilesi Jr. ; Charlotte H. Lattin ; Charles G. Janney ; Edward A. Blackman
Corporate Author: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
United States of America
Date Published: 11/2002
Page Count: 611
  Annotation: This volume of the guide presents information for the emergency first responder on the selection of personal protective equipment (PPE), and focuses on percutaneous (skin) protection other than apparel, referred to herein as garments.
Abstract: This guide contains information about 180 items of percutaneous (skin) protection other than apparel for the emergency first responder. Items other than apparel include suits, coveralls, and ensembles. This guide was created in partnership with the National Institute of Justice in order to assist with the selection of chemical and biological defense equipment for emergency workers. This volume of the guide, Volume IIb, deals specifically with percutaneous PPE garments. This guide series begins with Volume I, which serves as an information source for all PPE, and then progresses through Volumes IIa, IIb, and IIc, which each focus on a particular area of PPE. The introduction explains that the long range plans for defense include the evaluation of existing PPE and the development of a series of documents, including user guides, national standards, and technical reports related to PPE. Since the evaluation process will take several years this guide was developed in the interim to assist emergency workers in the selection of commercial PPE. The information contained herein was compiled through literature searches and market surveys. The purpose of the guide is to provide information about PPE items to emergency workers, not to make specific recommendations about items. Detailed information about particular items of percutaneous PPE garments is offered in this volume, including stock number, manufacturer, and certifications for the items.
Main Term(s): Protective equipment
Index Term(s): Protective masks ; Chemical irritants ; Biological weapons
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Justice
National Institute of Justice
Office of Science and Technology
United States of America
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Type: Guideline
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: See NCJ-191518 for Volume I, NCJ-151519 for Volume IIa, and NCJ-151521 for Volume IIc.
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