TIAX is an active member of ASTM Committee F23, which met in late January in San Antonio.
Our interests are focused on standards development pertinent to chemical protection and human factors attributes of protective clothing as well as protection from physical hazards. Knowledge and involvement in these areas supports our contract work for the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security. For example, clothing systems that we develop and garments from commercial suppliers are tested for thermal comfort properties on our life-size, copper thermal manikin. We also evaluate, characterize, and design clothing items and systems pertinent to their impact on worker and warfigther performance.