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April 1, 2016

NFPA 2112 Open for Comment, Proposes Rainwear Addition

NFPA 2112 is in Step 2 of the 2017 revision cycle: public comment. In step 1, public input was received and the technical committee held a meeting, reviewed the input, and created then balloted the first draft of the 2017 revision.

This first draft was posted for review and the public comment closing date is May 16, 2016.  This draft proposes major changes: the inclusion of rainwear, gloves, and hoods/balaclavas. The addition of rainwear to NFPA 2112 may cause confusion in the market with the existing and established ASTM F2733 Standard Specification for Flame Resistant Rainwear for Protection Against Flame Hazards, which is currently used as the flash fire standard specification for rainwear.

If NFPA 2112 is of interest to you, stop by the NFPA website to review the pertinent documents related to the 2017 revision and submit your comments on the changes.

 

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