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1.1 Scope.1.1.1 This standard shall specify requirements for the design, performance, testing, and certification of nonprimary protective work apparel and the individual garments comprising work apparel.1.1.2* Work apparel garments shall not include socks, dress uniforms, and specific types of undergarments including briefs, boxer shorts, boxer briefs, and bras.1.1.3 This standard shall also specify requirements for the thermal stability of textiles used in the construction of work apparel.1.1.4 This standard shall also specify optional requirements for flame resistance, odor resistance, water resistance, and insect repellancy where such options are specified or claimed to be used in construction of work apparel.1.1.5* This standard shall not specify requirements for clothing that is intended to provide primary protection from given hazard exposures.1.1.6* Certification of work apparel to the requirements of this standard shall not preclude certification to additional applicable standards for primary protective clothing where the clothing meets all requirements of each standard.1.1.7 This standard shall not be construed as addressing all of the safety concerns associated with the use of compliant work apparel garments for their personnel. It shall be the responsibility of the persons and organizations that use compliant work apparel garments to establish safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.1.1.8 This standard shall not be construed as addressing all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with the use of this standard by testing facilities. It shall be the responsibility of the persons and organizations that use this standard to conduct testing of work apparel garments to establish safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to using this standard for any designing, manufacturing, and testing.1.1.9* This standard shall not specify requirements for any accessories that could be attached to the certified product but are not necessary for the certified product to meet the requirements of this standard.1.1.10 Nothing herein shall restrict any jurisdiction or manufacturer from exceeding these minimum requirements.
This standard safeguards emergency services personnel on the job by establishing requirements for flame-resistant station uniform clothing that won't cause or exacerbate burn injury.
Provisions apply to design, performance, testing and certification of nonprimary protective work apparel and the individual garments comprising work apparel. In addition, this document specifies criteria for thermally stable textiles that will not rapidly deteriorate, melt, shrink, or adhere to the wearer's skin, and also provides optional requirements and tests to verify flame resistance, odor resistance, water resistance, and insect repellancy.
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