2022 NFPA 1891 Standard - Current Edition

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    Consult the new first edition of NFPA 1891, Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Hazardous Materials, CBRN, and Emergency Medical Operations Clothing and Equipment, for the most up-to-date requirements for the selection, care, and maintenance of Hazmat/CBRN protective equipment.

    In conjunction with NFPA 1990, Standard for Protective Ensembles for Hazardous Materials and CBRN Operations, which sets the performance requirements for the types and protection levels of ensembles for Hazmat/CBRN, NFPA 1891, Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Hazardous Materials, CBRN, and Emergency Medical Operations Clothing and Equipment, establishes procedures for the selection of protective equipment. The standard covers ensembles, not individual clothing items.

    The 2022 edition of NFPA 1891, Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Hazardous Materials, CBRN, and Emergency Medical Operations Clothing and Equipment, has been under development for more than 30 years.

    This first edition of the standard includes a number of important requirements for selecting PPE for particular operations and hazard levels, as well as the following:

    • Guidelines on identifying exposure threats and conditions at the response or operations scene to help select the appropriate protective equipment for hazardous materials emergencies, CBRN incidents, or emergency medical operations (Hazmat/CBRN/EMO)
    • A decision matrix in Annex B that establishes a standardized approach to the selection process
    • Extensive information in Annex A to aid AHJs with recommended approaches for attaining compliance
    • Detailed guidance on ensemble inspection, cleaning, and decontamination

    Utilize NFPA 1891, Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Hazardous Materials, CBRN, and Emergency Medical Operations Clothing and Equipment, to create your own Hazmat/CBRN/EMO protective equipment program.

    The requirements for a Hazmat/CBRN/EMO protective equipment program include guidance on inspection and testing, cleaning and decontamination, service and repair, storage, retirement, documentation and records, and test methods.

    Order your copy of NFPA 1891, Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Hazardous Materials, CBRN, and Emergency Medical Operations Clothing and Equipment, today to stay up to date on the most important factors when selecting protective equipment. (Print, 63 pp., 2022)

  • Table of Contents (2022 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 1891 Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Hazardous Materials, CBRN, and Emergency Medical Operations Clothing and Equipment, 2022 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    1.3 Application.
    1.4 Responsibility.
    1.5 Implementation.
    1.6 Units.
    Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
    2.1 General.
    2.2 NFPA Publications.
    2.3 Other Publications.
    2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections. (Reserved)
    Chapter 3 Definitions
    3.1 General.
    3.2 NFPA Official Definitions.
    3.3 General Definitions.
    Chapter 4 Program
    4.1 General.
    4.2 Program Parts.
    4.3 Records.
    4.4 Manufacturer’s Instructions.
    4.5 Protecting the Public from Contamination.
    Chapter 5 Selection
    5.1 Selection for Procurement.
    5.2 Selection for Use.
    Chapter 6 Inspection and Testing
    6.1 General.
    6.2 Inspection Training and Authorization.
    6.3 Classification of Inspection Findings and Other Inspection Elements.
    Chapter 7 Cleaning and Decontamination
    7.1 General Requirements.
    7.2 AHJ Standard Operating Procedures.
    7.3 Approach for Making Cleaning and Decontamination Decisions.
    7.4 Cleaning Procedures.
    7.5 Gross Decontamination Procedures.
    7.6 Disinfection or Sanitization Procedures.
    7.7 Decontamination for Reuse Procedures.
    Chapter 8 Service and Repair
    8.1 General Repair Requirements.
    Chapter 9 Storage
    9.1 General.
    9.2 Packaging and Storage for Restocking or Use.
    9.3 Storage and Packaging for Soiled Items.
    Chapter 10 Retirement
    10.1 General.
    10.2 Removal from Active Service Inventory.
    10.3 Retirement.
    10.4 Destruction.
    10.5 Disposal.
    Chapter 11 Documentation and Records
    11.1 General.
    11.2 Documentation for Selection and Use.
    11.3 Inspection Records.
    11.4 Decontamination Records.
    11.5 Damage and Repair Records.
    11.6 Storage, Stocking, and Packaging Records.
    11.7 Removal from Active Service, Retirement, Destruction, and Disposal Records.
    Chapter 12 Test Methods
    12.1 Gas-Tight Integrity Evaluation.
    12.2 Water Penetration Barrier Evaluation.
    12.3 Footwear Water Resistance Evaluation.
    12.4 Smoke Penetration Evaluation.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Selection of Hazmat/CBRN/EMO Protective Ensembles
    Annex C Informational References
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