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ASTM offers protective clothing and equipment compilation.

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January 29, 2013 - STP 1544, Performance of Protective Clothing and Equipment: 9th Volume, Emerging Issues and Technologies, includes 22 peer-reviewed papers that cover latest information on performance of protective clothing for government and industrial workers, first responders, and civilians. Some topics include: evaluation of fire-resistant clothing using instrumented mannequin; assessing user needs and perceptions of firefighter PPE; and puncture resistance of protective gloves to needles.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

Original Press Release

New Protective Clothing and Equipment Compilation Available from ASTM International

Press release date: January 22, 2013

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.,—STP 1544, Performance of Protective Clothing and Equipment: 9th Volume, Emerging Issues and Technologies, is a new compilation available from ASTM International.

The book includes 22 peer-reviewed papers that cover the latest information on the performance of protective clothing for government and industrial workers, first responders and civilians. Topics cover:
• Evaluation of fire-resistant clothing using an instrumented mannequin;
• Assessing user needs and perceptions of firefighter PPE;
• Interlaboratory study of ASTM F2731, Standard Test Method for Measuring the Transmitted and Stored Energy of Firefighter Protective Clothing Systems;
• NDT methods to assess the level of damage to firefighters’ protective clothing;
• Protective clothing for pesticide operators; and
• Puncture resistance of protective gloves to needles.

STP 1544, Performance of Protective Clothing and Equipment: 9th Volume, Emerging Issues and Technologies, is available for $118 USD in print  (435 pages; 6” x 9” soft cover; ISBN: 978-0-8031-7530-3; Stock #: STP1544) or as an e-book (ISBN: 978-0-8031-7562-4; Stock #: STP1544-EB).

To purchase ASTM publications, search by stock number on the ASTM Web site (www.astm.org), or contact ASTM Customer Relations (phone: 877-909-ASTM; sales@astm.org).

ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions.

ASTM Staff Contact: Marsha Firman, Phone: 610-832-9612; mfirman@astm.org

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