NFPA 1999: Standard on Protective Clothing for Emergency Medical Operations, 2008 Edition
|Item # 199908|
Provide medical first responders and receivers with the best protection against occupational risks. Trust the 2008 NFPA 1999 for the most up-to-the-minute safeguards available!
NFPA 1999: Protective Clothing for Emergency Medical Operations specifies minimum documentation, design, performance, testing, and certification requirements for new-single use and new multiple-use emergency medical operations protective clothing used by emergency medical responders prior to arrival at medical care facilities, and used by medical first receivers at medical care facilities during emergency medical operations.
Work with the 2008 edition and improve safety on the job with these changes:
- New requirements address protection for medical first receivers in addition to emergency medical responders.
- Additional items of emergency medical protective clothing and equipment have been added, including head protection (helmets); facemasks, eye and face protection devices; and a [C]BRN protective ensemble that will provide limited protection from biological terrorism agents and radiological particulates for emergency medical responders that could be encountered during terrorism incidents and for medical first receivers at facilities where victims of a CBRN terrorism incident may be brought by emergency medical services, or where contaminated victims of a CBRN incident could self-present.
- Product labeling, design, performance, and test method requirements have been expanded to cover the new types of PPE added.
- Definitions have been updated to be consistent with the latest edition of the Glossary of Project
- Definitions for this Project.
- Additional annex material assists purchasers and "users" of this standard in understanding the protections afforded.
(Softbound, 69 pp., 2008)
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