Protection for the Homemade Explosive (HME) Researcher: Laboratory Shielding and Personal Protective Equipment

Photo Credit: US Embassy in Georgia
Photo Credit: US Embassy in Georgia

POSTED:  December 1, 2016

BY: William Bagley

This state-of-the-art report (SOAR) is an attempt to summarize current and available information to inform and assist energetic researchers in the selection of commercially available personal protective equipment, along with the design and construction thereof. Regulatory requirements relevant to U.S.-based laboratories are presented where they serve to aid in selection of equipment or further understanding of the hazards associated with handling of energetic materials. Data has been compiled from reports published by universities, U.S. and U.K. government agencies, and material manufacturers. Additional restricted data exist that may be available directly from the sponsoring agency.

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