We will review the UL Verification of Service Providers and Organizations of Structural Garments.
- You will receive an introduction to NFPA 1851 and the UL verification program for this standard.
- You will gain a general understanding of the verification process and timeline, including follow up surveillance; completion of an information sheet for your product submittal
- Gain a basic understanding of the requirements in the product standards, including the repairs and cleaning verification requirements.
- Changes to NFPA 1851
- Verification Categories
- Verification Process
- Changes to Testing Requirements
- Important Dates
Amanda Newsom is a UL Staff Engineer and reviewer for first responder personal protective clothing and equipment certifications. She holds a Textile Engineering degree from North Carolina State University has been with UL for over 13 years. She serves as a voting member of numerous National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) technical committees, ASTM committees and ISO committees. One of those committees includes the NFPA 1851 standard.
Karla Litaker is a Senior Project Chemist and NFPA 1851/1855 Program Coordinator. She is a UL project handler and reviewer for flame-resistant personal protective closing certifications and NFPA 1851/1855 service verifications. She has been with UL for 17 years and holds Chemistry and Biochemistry degrees from North Caroline State University.