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Main Title Preliminary Assessment of Life-Cycle Costs of Protective Clothing.
Author Schwope, A. D. ;
CORP Author Little (Arthur D.), Inc., Cambridge, MA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher Mar 90
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA-68-03-3293; EPA/600/2-90/021;
Stock Number PB90-219171
Additional Subjects Protective clothing ; Cost analysis ; Quality assurance ; Hazardous materials ; Comparison ; Size determination ; Life(Durability) ; Toxic substances ; Occupational safety and health
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-219171 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 45p
Many different types of chemical protective clothing (CPC) are used to isolate workers at hazardous waste sites from contact with the potential hazards posed by chemical wastes. The study was performed to provide a more quantitative basis for making chemical protective clothing decisions. The study examined the cost and quality factors that influence the choice of CPC, and gathered data on different brands of CPC. The research consisted of three analyses conducted independently: a life-cycle cost analysis; an analysis of the quality of construction and sizing of Tyvek coveralls; and a survey of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) personnel to pinpoint research and development needs for protective clothing other than ensembles and gloves. The study provides preliminary information on impact of various factors on clothing costs; design, quality, and sizing of a limited sample of Tyvek coveralls; and on the size, availability, and use problems associated with various types of CPC. Suggestions for future research provided.