PPE selection is a critical component in an effective risk-based response. The National Fire Protection Association's Technical Committee on Hazardous Materials Protective Clothing and Equipment is responsible for two standards including NFPA 1990 (includes the standards formerly known as NFPA 1991 (vapor protective ensembles), NFPA 1992 (liquid splash protective ensembles), NFPA 1994 (PPE for first responders to Hazmat/CBRNE events)) and NFPA 1891 (selection, care, and maintenance). This scenario-based course will update users on pending changes in the NFPA standards and demonstrate the use of decision logic for the proper selection of PPE.
The participant will identify changes in NFPA chemical protective clothing standards including the merger of NFPA 1991, 1992, and 1994 into NFPA 1990.
The participant will recognize the operational benefits associated with the new NFPA 1891 standard on the selection, care, and maintenance of chemical protective clothing.
The participant will employ a risk-based decision logic for the selection of appropriate PPE based upon provided scenarios.