Standard on Vapor-Protective Ensembles for Hazardous Materials Emergencies
What is NFPA 1991?
This standard provides requirements for protection for emergency responders against adverse vapor environments during hazardous materials incidents, and from specified chemical, biological, or radiological terrorism agents during chemical and biological terrorism incidents.
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What does NFPA 1991 address?
Provisions cover design, performance, labeling, testing, documentation, and certification requirements for new vapor-protective ensembles and ensemble elements. Additional optional criteria for escape protection only from chemical flash fires encountered during hazardous materials incidents are also provided.
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