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About the Emergency Evacuation Breathing Device

About the Emergency Evacuation Breathing Device


An EEBD is a supplied air or oxygen device only used for escape from a compartment that has a hazardous atmosphere and shall be of an approved type.


EEBDs shall not be used for fighting fires, entering oxygen deficient voids or tanks, or worn by firefighters. In these events, a self-contained breathing apparatus, which is specifically suited for such applications, shall be used.


Face piece means a face covering that is designed to form a complete seal around the eyes, nose and mouth which is secured in position by a suitable means.


Hood means a head covering which completely covers the head, neck, and may cover portions of the shoulders.


Hazardous atmosphere means any atmosphere that is immediately dangerous to life or health.


The EEBD shall have a service duration of at least 10 min.


An inactivated EEBD shall be capable of being carried hands-free.


The EEBD shall include a hood or full face piece, as appropriate, to protect the eyes, nose and mouth during escape. Hoods and face pieces shall be constructed of flame resistant materials and include a clear window for viewing.


An EEBD, when stored, shall be suitably protected from the environment.


Brief instructions or diagrams clearly illustrating their use shall be clearly printed on the EEBD. The donning procedures shall be quick and easy to allow for situations where there is little time to seek safety from a hazardous atmosphere.


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