Protection for the Homemade Explosive (HME) Researcher: Laboratory Shielding and Personal Protective Equipment

Report Date: December 2016

By: William Bagley


This State of the Art Report is an attempt to summarize current and available information to inform and assist energetic researchers in the selection of commercially available personal protective equipment, along with the design and construction thereof. Regulatory requirements relevant to U.S. based laboratories are presented where they serve to aid in selection of equipment or further understanding of the hazards associated with handling of energetic materials. Data has been compiled from reports published by universities, U.S. and U.K. government agencies, and material manufacturers. Additional restricted data exist that may be available directly from the sponsoring agency.