Cancer Protection For Firefighters

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User's Guide

USER GUIDE

Warning-DO NOT USE this Garment until you have read and understood all provisions of this User Guide and any labels sewn onto the Garment.  TO BE REMOVED ONLY BY THE END USER

Pre-use information: This Garment is designed for structural firefighting operations and provides limited protection when properly worn with helmet, bunker pants, bunker coat and SCBA. No Garment offers complete protection from the hazards of firefighting. Repeated use, heat, abrasion and contamination will affect the protective properties of the Garment, and replacement may be necessary.  It is the user’s responsibility to become familiar with the applicable NFPA standards regarding safety and protective clothing; and to determine the type of hazards that will be encountered to insure proper personal protective equipment is worn.  It is recommended that you work with your employer or fire department to determine the level of protection required for you activities.  This information in intended for the use by persons having technical capability for evaluation of garment under their specific use conditions, at their own discretion and risk.  Performance properties of this garment cannot be tested by the user in the field. WARNING-Use extreme care for all emergency operations. This garment is not intended for protection for proximity, approach or fire entry application, or protection from radio-logical agents, electrical shock, or hazardous chemicals.  Users must clean and maintain the garment only in accordance with these instructions.  Failure to comply with these warnings and instructions may result in serious injury, disease, illness, or death. Mark only with non-flammable ink.  Under Guardian Apparel LLC, makes no warranty, guarantee, or other representations of any kind whatsoever, either express or implied, in regard to the equipment of regarding the extent of protection from chemical, bacterial, viral or other potential hazards, including with limitation, those of merchant ability, fitness for use, or quality, design, condition, suitability or performance.

Preparation for use: Wash and dry before using as to shrink it to proper size. Store this garment in a cool, dry location away from sunlight, and away from harmful chemicals. 

Inspection: Inspect the garment before and after each use for tears, cuts, seam breakage, contamination, charring, and insure the elastic is functional.

Donning: Lower garment is intended to be worn over under ware and under duty pants. Upper garment is intended to be worn over duty t-shirt with waist band secure.

Doffing:  Open coat closure and pull upper garment from the bottom seam up over head avoiding skin contact to the outer layer of garment where contamination may be present.  With lower garment pull from waistband down, stepping out of garment avoiding skin contact to the outer layer of garment where contamination may be present.

Use:  Garments are to be used consistently with NFPA 1500, Standard on fire department Occupational Safety and Health Program, and 29 CFR 1910.132, General Requirements of Subpart I, “Personal Protective Equipment..” Your employer may have supplemental instructions on proper garment use. Be alert to potential hazards that could penetrate the garment and cause serious injury.

Maintenance and Cleaning: Do not use garments that have not been thoroughly cleaned and dried. Doing so could jeopardize your safety. Do Not Use Bleach. Chlorine bleach will significantly compromise the protection afforded by the textiles used in the construction of the garment. Machine or hand wash with warm water (not to exceed 40 C or 105 F) with mild detergent with a pH range between 6 and 10.5. Hang to dry, but do not hang in direct sunlight. Do Not Machine Dry. Do not use a hot iron.  Do not wear a garment that is not thoroughly cleaned and dried.  Inspect the garment in accordance with these instructions. Any physical change in any component of the garment should immediately referred to competent personnel to determine if the garment’s protective qualities have been compromised.

Retirement and Disposal:  The actual service life cycle of the garment will vary depending on how much it has been used and how will it has been cleaned and maintained. Dispose the garment in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations when it has been contaminated or has excessive soil, tears, broken seams, charring, or the elastic around garment no longer fits snugly around waist, legs and wrist.

Under Guardian Apparel LLC, 5830 South Park Drive Savage, MN 55378

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