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Public Safety Bomb Suit Standard, NIJ Standard-0117.00

NCJ Number
Date Published
March 2012
87 pages

This document is a voluntary performance standard for bomb suits for use by certified public safety bomb technicians while performing render safe procedures and disposal activities.


It defines both performance requirements and the methods used to test performance. In order for a manufacturer, supplier, or other entity to claim that a particular bomb suit model satisfies this National Institute of Justice (NIJ) standard, the model must be in compliance with this standard, as determined in accordance with this document and the associated document, Public Safety Bomb Suit Certification Program Requirements, NIJ CR-0117.00. Both this standard and the associated certification program requirements document are produced as part of the Standards and Testing Program of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, NIJ, as is a third associated document, the Public Safety Bomb Suit Selection and Application Guide, NIJ Guide-0117.00.