Protective Clothing Against Liquid-borne Pathogens - NFPA 1999

Blog Post created by davetrebisacci Employee on Jun 19, 2015

In response to the Ebola outbreak, an extensive Tentative Interim Amendment was issued in April 2015 to revise the requirements in NFPA 1999, Standard on Protective Clothing and Ensembles for Emergency Medical Operations related to the personal protective equipment (PPE) of first responders and medical first receivers against highly infectious liquid-borne pathogens. NFPA 1999 now provides performance requirements for PPE ensembles that offer full body protection, and a liquid integrity test to demonstrate an established protective level of performance. For more on NFPA 1999, visit www.nfpa.org/1999.