2018 NFPA 1992 Standard - Current Edition
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    Consult NFPA 1992 for the optimal PPE protection for haz-mat emergencies, and outfit first responders for safety and mobility.

    Updated for 2018, NFPA 1992: Standard on Liquid Splash-Protective Ensembles and Clothing for Hazardous Materials Emergencies provides requirements for protection for emergency responders to hazardous materials incidents where liquid or liquid splash threats are present or expected. This critical Standard specifies:

    • Minimum design, performance, certification, and documentation requirements
    • Test methods for liquid splash-protective ensembles and liquid splash-protective clothing
    • Additional optional criteria for chemical flash fire protection for escape only

    The 2018 edition introduces significant changes.

    In a major change to scope, the Standard no longer states that NFPA 1992 protective clothing and ensembles are not designed for use with known or suspected carcinogens. Instead, this edition establishes NFPA 1992 as applying to any chemicals that are not gas or vapor-producing liquids at concentrations known to be toxic to the skin. In other changes:

    • The chemical challenges within NFPA 1992 are revised to represent more operationally relevant chemicals, such as sodium hydroxide and sodium hypochlorite, as well as chemicals known to degrade materials, such as dimethylformamide and tetrachloroethylene.
    • Revisions ensure test methods more closely match operational parameters, and added tests help users assess hand-glove insertion/reinsertion and defining a minimum field of vision.
    • Footwear sole puncture resistance and toe impact/compression resistance requirements are replaced by compliance with the ASTM F2413 specification for protective footwear.
    • Broadened footwear requirements offer more footwear choices for end users.
    • Added criteria address separate hoods and elastomeric interface materials.
    • Evaporative resistance is now an optional test for reporting the breathability of ensemble garment materials.
    • The technical data package organization and content is standardized across the chemical protective clothing standards to provide enhanced clarity for the operator in order to make educated decisions.

    Look to the 2018 edition of NFPA 1992 for the latest definitions and technical updates. NFPA 1992 is adopted by the Department of Homeland Security. (Print, 64 pp., 2018).

     

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  • Table of Contents (2018 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 1992 Standard on Liquid Splash–Protective Ensembles and Clothing for Hazardous Materials Emergencies, 2018 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.
    Chapter 3 Definitions
    3.1 General.
    3.2 NFPA Official Definitions.
    3.3 General Definitions.
    Chapter 4 Certification
    4.1 General.
    4.2 Certification Program.
    4.3 Inspection and Testing.
    4.4 Annual Verification of Product Compliance.
    4.5 Manufacturers’ Quality Assurance Program.
    4.6 Hazards Involving Compliant Product.
    4.7 Manufacturers’ Investigation of Complaints and Returns.
    4.8 Manufacturers’ Safety Alert and Product Recall Systems.
    Chapter 5 Labeling and Information
    5.1 Product Label Requirements.
    5.2 User Information.
    5.3 Technical Data Package.
    Chapter 6 Design Requirements
    6.1 Protective Garment Elements and Items Design Requirements.
    6.2 Protective Glove Elements and Items Design Requirements.
    6.3 Protective Footwear Elements and Items Design Requirements.
    6.4 Nonencapsulating Ensemble Design Requirements.
    6.5 Encapsulating Ensemble Design Requirements.
    6.6 Optional Chemical Flash Fire Protection Design Requirements.
    6.7 Protective Hood Elements and Item Design Requirements.
    Chapter 7 Performance Requirements
    7.1 Protective Garment Elements and Items Performance Requirements.
    7.2 Protective Glove Elements and Items Performance Requirements.
    7.3 Protective Footwear Elements and Items Performance Requirements.
    7.4 Nonencapsulating Protective Ensemble Performance Requirements.
    7.5 Encapsulating Protective Ensemble Performance Requirements.
    7.6 Optional Chemical Flash Fire Escape Protection Performance Requirements.
    7.7 Protective Hood Elements and Item Performance Requirements.
    Chapter 8 Test Methods
    8.1 Sample Preparation Procedures.
    8.2 Liquidtight Integrity Test 1.
    8.3 Overall Garment Function and Integrity Test.
    8.4 Chemical Penetration Resistance Test.
    8.5 Burst Strength Test.
    8.6 Puncture Propagation Tear Resistance Test.
    8.7 Cold Temperature Performance Test 1.
    8.8 Seam/Closure Breaking Strength Test.
    8.9 Visor High-Mass Impact Resistance Test.
    8.10 Liquidtight Integrity Test 2.
    8.11 Cut Resistance Test.
    8.12 Puncture Resistance Test 1.
    8.13 Gloved Hand Dexterity Test.
    8.14 Abrasion Resistance Test.
    8.15 Ladder Shank Bend Resistance Test.
    8.16 Slip Resistance Test.
    8.17 Overall Ensemble Flash Test.
    8.18 Heat Transfer Performance Test.
    8.19 Flammability Resistance Test.
    8.20 Total Heat Loss Test.
    8.21 Ultimate Tensile Strength Test.
    8.22 Puncture Resistance Test Two.
    8.23 Evaporative Resistance Test.
    8.24 Fitting Pull-Out Strength Test.
    8.25 Exhaust Valve Mounting Strength Test.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Informational References
  • Prior Editions

    2012 Edition

    Consult NFPA 1992 for the right PPE for haz-mat emergencies, and outfit first responders for safety and mobility.

    Updated for 2012, NFPA 1992: Standard on Liquid Splash-Protective Ensembles and Clothing for Hazardous Materials Emergencies provides requirements for protection for emergency responders to hazardous materials incidents where liquid or liquid splash threats are present or expected.

    This critical Standard specifies:

    • Minimum design, performance, certification, and documentation requirements
    • Test methods for liquid splash-protective ensembles and liquid splash-protective clothing
    • Additional optional criteria for chemical flash fire protection for escape only

    Look to the 2012 NFPA 1992 for the latest definitions and technical updates, including changes to the manufacturers' quality assurance programs and revisions impacting the flexural fatigue procedure for footwear. NFPA 1992 is adopted by the Department of Homeland Security. (Softbound, Approx. 35 pp., 2012).

     

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