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Guidelines for the Selection of Chemical Protective Clothing. Volume 2. Technical and Reference Manual.

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3RD EDITION Jan 85-Mar 87,

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A variety of protective clothing items are commercially available for emergency response and other applications where chemical hazards may be encountered. Data and information for selecting chemical protective clothing is either not available or is inconsistant from source to source. In 1983, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sponsored the development of chemical protective clothing selection guidelines to assist their own Office of Health and Safety in providing guidance to personnel, primarily EPA employees and contractors, working on hazardous waste sites. These guidelines allowed a user to select an appropriate protective material for a specific chemical, select a clothing item glove, suit, etc., and then determine which manufacturers offered the clothing item in the recommended material. The U.S, Coast Guard Office of Research and Development and the EPA have supplemented these guidelines with additional data on material chemical resistance, material physical properties, clothing design features, and specific vendor products. A chapter has been added for selecting chemical protective suits. These guidelines contain data for over 750 chemicals and 700 clothing products. Volume I provides performance information and recommendations for selecting different types of protective clothing. Volume II contains a detailed technical discussion, and the data on which Volume I recommendations are based. The U.S. Coast Guard intends to use these guidelines for protective clothing selection by its National Strike Force and Marine Safety Offices. Keywords Chemical Resistance Data Material Physical Property Data.

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  • Information Science
  • Protective Equipment

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