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NCJ Number: 249826 Find in a Library
Title: NIJ Issues a Revised Bomb Suit Equipment Standard
Journal: NIJ Journal  Issue:277  Dated:2016
Series: NIJ Journal
Author(s): Brian Montgomery
Date Published: 2016
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Document: HTML|PDF
Type: Standard; Technical Assistance; Test/Measurement
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article addresses the rationale for and content of the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ’s) revised Public Safety Bomb Suit Standard 0117.01 issued in April 2016, a performance standard for the specialized protective ensembles that public safety bomb technicians wear when they identify, disable, and dispose of explosive devices and materials.
Abstract: The rationale for revising the standard focused on issues with the test methods used in developing the initial standard, notably the testing methods related to field-of-view and other ergonomic requirements, as well as flammability testing. NIJ investigated each issue and developed a draft standard that incorporates revised test methods and requirements. The draft revised standard was released for public comment before it was finalized. The revised standard specifies minimum performance requirements for bomb suit equipment; however, a particular model of a suit tested and found to meet those minimum requirements may not necessarily meet the specific needs of a particular agency. Agencies are responsible for determining whether a particular model meets their needs. A copy of the revised standard can be downloaded at, using keyword 249560.
Main Term(s): Police equipment
Index Term(s): Bomb Disposal; Bomb disposal equipment; Bomb disposal units; Police safety; Specifications; Standards
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