LAKE FOREST, Ill., Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Microflex Corporation (Lake Forest, IL), a subsidiary of BarrierSafe Solutions International® (BSSI), a leading provider of latex and synthetic barrier protection products, is excited to announce the certification of Supreno® SE standard cuff nitrile disposable examination gloves under the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) 1999 Standard on Protective Clothing for Emergency Medical Operations 2008 Edition.
The mission of the international nonprofit NFPA, established in 1896, is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.
The world's leading advocate of fire prevention and an authoritative source on public safety, NFPA develops, publishes, and disseminates more than 300 consensus codes and standards intended to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other risks.
"As a leader in the EMS/First Responder community we are able to use our daily interactions with our customers to continue to improve our understanding of evolving requirements for protection and productivity," said Kathy Zanzucchi, Director of Marketing. "While for most high risk applications we continue to recommend extended length gloves to assure the protection of the provider, we have found in some instances a product that is easier to quickly don and that is more cost effective is preferred. These observations led to the development of a Microflex® standard cuff NFPA glove option. As government departments face budget constraints and in cases where appropriate, the standard cuff Supreno® SE glove can protect both their personnel and budget dollars. They don't have to try to cut corners on what matters most."
Supreno® SE joins a list of other Microflex® latex and nitrile products with NFPA certification. For more