Standard Practices for Qualitatively Evaluating the Comfort, Fit, Function, and Durability of Protective Ensembles and Ensemble Components
|Publication Date:||1 January 2010|
These practices are intended for evaluating chemicalprotective ensembles and ensemble components to determine the suitability of the ensemble or ensemble components in a work environment on the basis of its comfort, fit, function, and durability.
Option A is a manned exercise scenario intended to test the strength and durability of the ensemble components.
Option B is a manned work task scenario intended to determine human factor characteristics and the ability of the suited test subject to perform tasks that may be encountered on a routine basis in a typical work environment.
These practices apply to most chemical-protective ensembles and ensemble components.
The values as stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values in parentheses are given for information only.
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Specific safety precautions are given in Section 7.