PROTECTIVE GARMENTS FOR EMERGENCY RESPONDERS
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PROTECTIVE GARMENTS FOR EMERGENCY RESPONDERS Assistance in the selection of appropriate protective garments for the chemical, biological and other hazards that emergency responders may face in their duties. More information: www.safespec.dupont.co.uk

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GUIDANCE ON SELECTING THE MOST APPROPRIATE GARMENT Firefighters and other emergency responders can come into contact with many different toxic chemicals and biological agents in the course of their duties. Skin contact represents a significant path of exposure for a huge proportion of industrial chemicals and bloodborne pathogens and it is vital that protective clothing is available that can provide the most appropriate barrier protection for the risk, or risks, concerned. Some preliminary selection guidance is provided in Figure 1. below. Figure 1 Suggested solution Type of hazard...

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DUPONT™ TYCHEM® GARMENTS Tychem® TK. Tychem® TK. gas-tight suit, for use with self-contained breathing apparatus, providing protection against a broad range of toxic, corrosive gases, liquid and solid chemicals. FUTURE DUPONT™ TYCHEM® GARMENTS yy Chemical protective clothing, Category III, Type 1a-ET, limited use yy Certified according to EN 943-2 (protective clothing against liquid and gaseous chemicals) yy available with detachable HazMat chemical boots Also Tychem® 6000 F Trusted protection against a broad range of chemicals and biohazards in an IMPROVED design 360o protection against...

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DUPONT™ TYVEK® GARMENTS Tyvek® 800 J The new, breathable garment for protection against a broad range of water-based inorganic chemicals under pressure. yy Chemical protective clothing, Category III, Type 3-B*, 4-B, 5-B and 6-B yy 14126 (barrier to infective agents) EN yy 1073-2 (protection against radioactive EN contamination) yy 1149-5 (antistatic properties) – on the inside EN Tyvek® Classic Plus Tyvek® Classic Xpert Ideal for occupations that require effective whole suit protection against liquid spray aerosol (unpressurised) or airborne solid particulates including asbestos, yet robust...

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