Thread: PPE Retirement

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    Default PPE Retirement

    NFPA 1500 states that PPE should be taken out of service after 15 years. NFPA 1851 states 10 years. Which standard should we go by?

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    I would go with NFPA 1851.....everyone else is!!!!!!
    Just someone trying to help! (And by the way....Thanks for YOUR help!)

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    1500 is older and hasn't been updated yet. It was based on testing as was 1851 but now for some reason 1851 just goes on age so I'm sure 1500 will be right behind it in the next go-round. Should be based on testing, after all 10 year old gear that hasn't seen 40 fires of any kind should be fine to us if it was taken care of. Emphasis on if...

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