The 1990 standard consolidated the three hazmat standards currently approved and issued by the NFPA. These are 1991, 1992 and 1994. The scopes of the three standards have been combined and a reference to the new NFPA 1891, Standard on Selection, Care and Maintenance of Hazardous Materials Clothing and Equipment, which was developed in parallel, has been added.
An updated and uniform set of definitions has been added to provide consistency in terminology throughout the consolidated standard. Specific efforts have been made to streamline certification, labeling, design and performance requirements using a table format to allow for comparisons and efficient referencing relative to each type and class of ensemble.
Shown below are Kappler’s NFPA-certified products covered by the new NFPA 1990 consolidated standard.
The standard allows manufacturers a one-year grace period from the effective date to certify their products to the new edition. Recent issues related to the shortage of equipment needed by testing organizations to complete testing for all manufacturers has resulted in a request for extension of the grace period for an additional six months. That request is currently being processed by the NFPA.
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