NFPA 2113: Standard on Selection, Care, Use, and Maintenance of Flame-Resistant Garments for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Short-Duration Thermal Exposures
Current Edition: 2015 Next Edition: 2020

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What is NFPA 2113?
NFPA 2113: Document Scope
1.1 Scope. 1.1.1* This standard shall specify the minimum selection, care, use, and maintenance requirements for flame-resistant garments for use by industrial personnel in areas at risk from flash fires or short-duration flame exposure that are compliant with NFPA 2112, Standard on Flame-Resistant Garments for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Flash Fire. A.1.1.1 The use of garments providing protection against flash fires should be incorporated into a proper safety program that also utilizes appropriate administrative and engineering controls in addition to proper, safe work procedures. Flame-resistant garments are available from a variety of manufacturers, in a range of items (coveralls, pants, shirts, vests, parkas, rainwear, disposable garments, aprons, etc.). Flame-resistant garments are made out of a variety of either inherently flame-resistant fabrics or fabrics that have been treated with a flame retardant. NFPA 2112–compliant clothing is intended to reduce the probability and extent of burn injury during exposure or escape. 1.1.2* This standard shall not apply to protective clothing for wildland fire fighting, technical rescue, structural fire fighting, proximity fire fighting, or any other fire-fighting operations, or hazardous materials emergencies. A.1.1.2 Organizations responsible for fire-fighting applications should use protective clothing and equipment specifically designed for those activities. Applicable standards include the following: (1) NFPA 1971, Standard on Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting (2) NFPA 1977, Standard on Protective Clothing and Equipment for Wildland Fire Fighting Organizations responsible for hazardous materials emergencies should use protective clothing and equipment specifically designed for those activities. Applicable standards include the following: (1) NFPA 1991, Standard on Vapor-Protective Ensembles for Hazardous Materials Emergencies (2) NFPA 1992, Standard on Liquid Splash-Protective Ensembles and Clothing for Hazardous Materials Emergencies Organizations responsible for emergency medical operations should use protective clothing and equipment specifically designed for those activities. The applicable standard is NFPA 1999, Standard on Protective Clothing for Emergency Medical Operations. 1.1.3 This standard shall not apply to protection from electrical flashes, radiological agents, biological agents, or hazardous materials.
Developed primarily for garment end users to reduce health and safety risks associated with incorrect selection, use, and maintenance, as well as contamination and damage of flame-resistant garments, this standard specifies selection, care, use, and maintenance requirements for such garments that are compliant with NFPA 2112: Standard on Flame-Resistant Garments for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Flash Fire. Official document scope
What does NFPA 2113 address?
Specific topics covered include workplace hazard assessment, selection of flame-resistant garments, purchase specifications, requirements for wearing flame-resistant garments, cleaning, decontamination, storage, inspection, repairs, retirement, and disposal.

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