2019 NFPA 1989 Standard - Current Edition
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    Stay up-to-code with NFPA 1989 to protect fire and emergency services personnel from respiratory hazards and comply with NFPA 1500™.

    NFPA 1989, Standard on Breathing Air Quality for Emergency Services Respiratory Protection specifies the requirements for the breathing air quality component of the respiratory protection program required by NFPA 1500, Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program. This edition applies to atmosphere-supplying respirators that provide the breathing air supply from a compressed breathing air source or liquid cryogenic air source that is independent of the ambient atmosphere.

    Anywhere respiratory hazards exist -- or could exist -- NFPA 1989 is a crucial resource for ensuring the safety of your personnel.

    Requirements are essential to safeguard fire and emergency services personnel during fire fighting, rescue, hazardous materials incidents, and special operations.

    Bring your knowledge in line with changes including:

    • A new definition of cryogenic air
    • A new Annex figure to assist with chain-of-custody procedures

    Don't work without the latest guidance; update your copy of NFPA 1989 now. (Print, 28 pp., 2019)

     

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  • Table of Contents (2019 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 1989 Standard on Breathing Air Quality for Emergency Services Respiratory Protection, 2019 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    1.3 Application.
    1.4 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 Accreditation
    4.1 General.
    4.2 Accreditation Program.
    Chapter 5 Air Quality Requirements
    5.1 Regular Periodic Testing.
    5.2 Special Testing and Procedures for Maintenance Conditions.
    5.3 Special Testing and Procedures for Synthetic Breathing Air.
    5.4 Special Testing and Procedures for Contaminated Compressed Breathing Air.
    5.5 Air Samples.
    5.6 Breathing Air Quality Requirements.
    5.7 Posting Requirements.
    Chapter 6 Test Methods
    6.1 Oxygen Content Test.
    6.2 Carbon Monoxide Content Test.
    6.3 Carbon Dioxide Content Test.
    6.4 Condensed Oil and Particulate Content Test.
    6.5 Water Concentration Test.
    6.6 Hydrocarbon Content Test.
    6.7 Determination of Odor Test.
    6.8 Nitrogen Content Test.
    Chapter 7 Compressed Breathing Air Systems
    7.1 Installation.
    7.2 Compressors.
    7.3 General Piping and Fittings Safety Factor.
    7.4 SCBA or SCUBA Air Cylinder Fill Stations.
    7.5 Maintenance.
    7.6 Records.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Informational References (Reserved)
  • Prior Editions

    2013 Edition

    Update to the 2013 NFPA 1989 to assure emergency services respiratory protection and comply with NFPA 1500™.

    NFPA 1989, Standard on Breathing Air Quality for Emergency Services Respiratory Protection specifies the requirements for the breathing air quality component of the respiratory protection program required by NFPA 1500, Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program.

    The critical guidance provided helps protect fire and emergency services personnel during fire fighting, rescue, hazardous materials incidents, and special operations where respiratory hazards can or do exist.

    Bring your knowledge in line with changes including:

    • Revised requirements for breathing air sampling and sample points
    • New posting requirements for cylinder recharge areas

    (Softbound, 15 pp., 2013)

     

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