SEI Adopts New Testing For Protective Clothing

The Safety Equipment Institute (SEI), McLean, Va., recently adopted two new NFPA standards for
testing chemical splash and vapor protective clothing used by emergency responders for protection
against potential hazards. As a non-profit organization, were committed to making sure emergency
responders have confidence in the safety products they rely on for protection from unforeseen
hazards, said Patricia A. Gleason, president, SEI. The independent testing of hazardous materials
protective clothing will continue to be conducted through Intertek Testing Services (ITS), SEIs
contract testing laboratory, for all SEI protective clothing programs.

August 2000