NFPA 1852: Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
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What is NFPA 1852?
NFPA 1852: Document Scope
1.1 Scope. 1.1.1* This standard shall specify minimum requirements for the selection, care, and maintenance of open-circuit self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and combination SCBA/supplied air respirator (SAR) that are used for respiratory protection during emergency operations in environments where the atmosphere is Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health (IDLH), or could become oxygen deficient or IDLH. 1.1.2 This standard shall specify the requirements for SCBA models as detailed in Section 1.3 of this chapter. 1.1.3 For fire departments, this standard shall specify the requirements for the SCBA selection, care, and maintenance component of the respiratory protection program required in Section 7.9 of NFPA 1500, Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program. 1.1.4 This standard shall not specify requirements for any closed-circuit SCBA. 1.1.5 This standard shall not specify requirements for other respiratory protection program components of the organization such as SCBA training, appropriate use of SCBA for operations, and breathing air quality as these program components are under the jurisdiction of other NFPA standards. 1.1.6 This standard shall not specify requirements for accessories attached to the SCBA unless specifically addressed herein. 1.1.7 Nothing herein shall restrict any jurisdiction from exceeding these minimum requirements.

This standard establishes requirements for the selection, care, and maintenance of self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) as required by the respiratory protection program in NFPA 1500: Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program to reduce health and safety risks associated with improper maintenance, contamination, or damage.

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What does NFPA 1852 address?

Provisions apply to open-circuit SCBA and combination SCBA/supplied air respirator (SAR) that are used for respiratory protection during emergency operations in environments where the atmosphere is Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health (IDLH), or could become oxygen deficient or IDLH. Topics covered include respiratory protection program components, selection guidelines, cleaning and disinfecting, contamination and decontamination, storage, testing, and maintenance.

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