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SEL Number: 01EM-03-GLMW
Title: Gloves, Emergency Medical, Work, NFPA 1999

Last Updated: 6/20/2013 9:05:02 AM

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Description: Emergency medical work gloves (certified as compliant with NFPA 1999).

ImportantFeatures: NFPA 1999-compliant work gloves combine a rugged shell (leather or synthetic fabric) with a lining that includes a barrier layer. The shell fabric provides resistance to physical hazards such as cutting, punctures, and abrasion. The barrier layer provides resistance to penetration by bloodborne pathogens as demonstrated in a viral penetration resistance test. The overall glove is also subjected to an overall integrity test and is evaluated for minimum dexterity and grip.

Operating Considerations: Work gloves trade off dexterity and tactility for ruggedness. NFPA 1999-compliant work gloves are intended for emergency medical operations involving significant physical hazards where a high level of dexterity and tactility are not needed. Use considerations are provided in OSHA Title 29 CFR Sections 1910.132 and 1910.1030; NFPA 1500, Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program; and NFPA 1581, Standard on Fire Department Infection Control Program.

Training Requirements: Core Training: OSHA 1910.132.
Initial Training: Minimal (<1 day)
Sustainment Training: Minimal (<1 day)

Mandatory Standards:

Applicable Standards and References:

  • Responder Safety: Infectious Diseases
  • Mortuary Operations
  • Mass Care / Shelter
  • REL: Full Canadian Recommended Equipment List
  • REL: LOS-1, Multi-Agency Intervention
  • REL: LOS-2, Scout/Reconnaissance Mission
  • REL: LOS-3, Suspicious Powder Response
  • REL: LOS-4, Evac and Perimeter Control
  • REL: LOS-5, Emergency Washdown