NFPA 1992: Standard on Liquid Splash-Protective Ensembles and Clothing for Hazardous Materials Emergencies
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What is NFPA 1992?
NFPA 1992: Document Scope
1-1.1* This standard shall specify minimum design, performance, certification, and documentation requirements; test methods for liquid splash-protective ensembles and liquid splash-protective clothing; and additional optional criteria for chemical flash fire protection. 1-1.2 This standard shall apply to the design, manufacturing, and certification of new liquid splash-protective ensembles or new liquid splash-protective clothing items. This edition of this standard shall not apply to liquid splash-protective ensembles or liquid splash-protective clothing items manufactured to previous editions of NFPA 1992, Standard on Liquid Splash-Protective Suits for Hazardous Chemical Emergencies (former title). 1-1.3 This standard shall not apply to protection from chemical or biological warfare agents or from chemical or biological terrorism incidents. Such protection shall be provided by vapor-protective ensembles that are also compliant with the additional optional criteria for chemical and biological terrorism vapor-protective ensembles as specified in NFPA 1991, Standard on Vapor-Protective Ensembles for Hazardous Materials Emergencies. 1-1.4* This standard shall not apply to protective ensembles or clothing for hazardous materials emergencies involving known or suspected carcinogens, hazardous materials with known skin toxicity, or hazardous material vapor atmospheres. 1-1.5 This standard shall not apply to protective ensembles or clothing for any fire-fighting applications and shall not provide criteria for protection from radiological, biological, liquefied gas, or cryogenic liquid hazards, or against explosive vapor atmospheres. 1-1.6 This standard shall not apply to the respiratory protection that is necessary for proper protection with the protective ensemble or clothing. 1-1.7 This standard shall not apply to use requirements for liquid splash-protective clothing or protective ensembles as these requirements are specified in NFPA 1500, Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program. 1-1.8 Certification of the liquid splash-protective ensembles and liquid splash-protective ensemble clothing items as compliant with the requirements of this standard shall not preclude certification to additional appropriate standards where the protective clothing meets all the applicable requirements of each standard. 1-1.9 The requirements of this standard shall not apply to accessories that might be attached to any element of the liquid splash-protective ensemble, or individual liquid splash-protective clothing items, unless specifically addressed herein. 1-1.10 Nothing herein shall restrict any jurisdiction or manufacturer from exceeding these minimum requirements.
This standard provides requirements for protection for emergency responders against adverse liquid- splash environments during hazardous materials emergency incidents. Official document scope
What does NFPA 1992 address?
Provisions specify design, performance, certification, and documentation requirements; test methods for new liquid splash-protective ensembles and liquid splash-protective clothing. Additional optional criteria for escape protection only from chemical flash fires encountered during hazardous materials incidents are also provided.Table Of Contents.
NFPA 1992, 2012 Edition: Archived Revision Information
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Report on Proposals (ROP)
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Report on Comments (ROC)
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