Between fighting fires and responding to other emergencies, fire fighter personal protective equipment (PPE) is exposed to a wide range of toxins, chemicals, micro-chemicals and blood-borne pathogens. It's well recognized that these contaminant exposures can pose significant risks to fire fighters' immediate and long-term health, but knowing what's needed to adequately remove them from PPE has yet to be fully determined.
The How Clean is Clean? The Validation of Fire Fighter PPE Cleaning Webinar provides an interim report on an on-going major research study that seeks to improve fire fighter safety and health by reducing continuing exposure to harmful contaminants in unclean or inadequately cleaned PPE. The deliverables of this effort will ultimately provide clear guidance for appropriate PPE care and maintenance to fire service end-users, PPE providers/maintainers, including NFPA 1851: Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting.
Tuesday, August 30 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (ET)
Fire Protection Research Foundation
Principle Sponsors: National Fire Protection Association, Tyco/SimplexGrinnell and Zurich Services Corporation
Contributing Sponsors: Fire-Dex, Globe Manufacturing, PBI Performance Products, Property Insurance Research Group, L.N. Curtis & Sons, LionFirst Responder Products and TenCate Protective Fabrics
Mr. Casey Grant, Executive Director, Fire Protection Research Foundation
Mr. Jeff Stull, President, International Personal Protection
Mr. Jason Allen, Chief Scientist & Technical Advisor, Intertek Testing Laboratory
Mr. Jay Tarley, Physical Scientist, NIOSH National Personal Protective Technologies Laboratory
For more information or to register, please visit: http://catalog.nfpa.org/-P16683.aspx?order_src=E033#sthash.32YODewF.dpuf