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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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