Standard on Protective Clothing and Ensembles for Emergency Medical Operations
What is NFPA 1999?
This standard specifies requirements for EMS protective clothing to protect personnel performing patient care during emergency medical operations from contact with blood and body fluid-borne pathogens. It also includes additional requirements that provide limited protection from specified CBRN terrorism agents.
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What does NFPA 1999 address?
Provisions apply to the design, performance, testing, documentation, and certification of new emergency medical protective ensembles and ensemble elements, including garments, gloves, helmets, facemasks, and footwear, and also to ensembles for additional CBRN protection from specified biological and radiological terrorism agents in liquid-splash and particulate environments.
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