How NFPA 1500 Applies to Firefighter PPE
An article about the fully implemention of the NFPA 1500, especially sections addressing PPE, is a major focus of Fire EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week. The first edition of NFPA 1500 Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program was published in 1987 when there were no consensus standards for an occupational safety and health program for the fire service. NFPA 1500 was established to specify minimum fire service criteria in a variety of areas including emergency operations, facility safety, apparatus safety, critical incident stress management, medical/physical requirements, member fitness/wellness, and use of PPE Revised editions were published in 1992, 1997, 2002 and last year.
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