Protect Against Biological Hazards with DuPont Biohazard Suits.
DuPont provides a wide range of chemical protective clothing and biohazard suits — along with their specifications — to meet a broad spectrum of needs.
We believe our chemical protective clothing, when used properly as part of a protocol which includes other protective equipment and thorough personal hygiene practices, may help reduce the opportunity for contamination of worker’s skin and clothing by potentially infectious pathogens. Many of our fabrics and seams pass both ASTM F1670 and ASTM F1671.
Examples of biological hazards include:
- Exposures to blood and bloodborne pathogens
- Pandemic preparedness and response
- Crime scene investigation and cleanup
- Bioterrorism incidents
- Prison cell extraction
DuPont™ Tychem® Biohazard Suits and Garments are Designed to Work:
- Tychem® QC coveralls with taped seams offer lightweight protection and are available in high-visibility yellow or low-visibility gray for discretionary purposes.
- Tychem® CPF 3 is available in a variety of designs including coveralls, aprons, and jacket/bib overall combos, all with taped seams. Available in tan for discretionary purposes.
- Tychem® BR and Tychem® LV is available as coveralls and encapsulating suits with taped seams. Available in high-visibility yellow. Select styles are Certified to NFPA 1994, the Standard on Protective Ensembles for First Responders to CBRN Terrorism Incidents.
- Tychem® TK suits are available in high-visibility lime yellow with Level A design. Select styles Certified to NFPA 1994, the Standard on Protective Ensembles for First Responders to CBRN Terrorism Incidents.
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Brief summary of the US EPA's (Environmental Protection Agency) "Level's of Protection (LOP)" as applicable to those individuals involved in handling hazardous materials. LOP's are based on the type of respiratory protection required to ensure the safety of the user under the specified conditions of use.
NFPA 1992 provides standards for emergency response PPE against liquid splash, particulate materials, and non-carcinogenic vapors in HAZMAT environments.
NFPA 1994 sets design, certification, and minimum performance requirements for Chemical, Biological, Radioactive, and Nuclear (CBRN) protective ensembles for first responders to incidents involving CBRN terrorism agents, and for first responders exposed to victims or materials during assessment, extrication, rescue, triage, decontamination, treatment, site security, crowd management, and force protection operations at incidents involving CBRN terrorism agents.
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NFPA 1991 provides minimum levels of protection for emergency response personnel against adverse vapor, liquid splash, and particulate materials in HAZMAT environments.
ISO 16602 overview from DuPont offers information about the assessment process, types, classes, and labeling, plus a link to FAQ about these increasingly prevalent chemical protective clothing standards.
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Preparing for ISO 16602 offers information about the assessment process, types, classes, and labeling involved in these increasingly prevalent chemical protective clothing standards.