Standard Practices for Qualitatively Evaluating the Comfort, Fit, Function, and Integrity of Chemical-Protective Suit Ensembles
|Publication Date:||10 June 1999|
|ICS Code (Protective clothing):||13.340.10|
1.1 These practices are intended for evaluating chemical-protective suit ensembles to determine the suitability of the ensemble in a work environment on the basis of its comfort, fit, function, and integrity.
1.1.1 Option A is a manned exercise scenario intended to test the strength and durability of the garment material and seams.
1.1.2 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.
1.2 These practices apply to all types of chemical-protective suits and auxiliary protective equipment including, but not limited to, splash-protective suits, totally encapsulating chemical-protective suits, and gas-tight, totally encapsulating chemical-protective suits.
1.3 The values as stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values in parentheses are given for information only.
1.4 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.