November 12, 2020 | View as webpage
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In this issue of PPE101 eNews, Robert Avsec discusses recent research showing the impact of frequent laundering on structural PPE. Also, Jeffrey O. and Grace G. Stull provide a checklist for evaluating claims made by manufacturers when deciding which PPE cleaning products to buy, and Lexipol co-founder Gordon Graham explains the importance of proper eye protection.

The FireRescue1 Team
Research results: The impact of increased laundering on structural PPE
By Robert Avsec 
Fire service researchers evaluate impact of laundering on tear and seam strength, THL and TPP, flammability, and liquid and viral penetration
PPE cleaning products and processes: Ensuring the claims match the science
By Jeffrey O. and Grace G. Stull 
A simple checklist helps fire service leaders evaluate PPE technology and cleaning claims
Safety: Protecting your eyes
By Gordon Graham 
In this video, Lexipol co-founder and risk management expert Gordon Graham emphasizes the importance of protecting your eyes at a fire scene, a reminder that is often lost in the discussion when it comes to safety
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PPE assessment: Size-up your call types to determine your gear needs
By Robert Avsec 
Tips for departments seeking alternatives to traditional gear
The thin line between PPE and non-PPE during COVID-19
By Jeffrey O. and Grace G. Stull 
Clearing the confusion about respirators versus masks and protective apparel
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