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March 2003
NIOSH Docket Number 008

Powered Air-Purifying respirators (multifunction)

This docket collects public comments related to the development of new, comprehensive standards for certifying multi-function PAPRs (powered air-purifying respirators). Information submitted to the docket will be considered in the context of development of conceptual standards for PAPRs, as well as updating equipment performance requirements to improve respirator user safety and health.

Related Docket

Letter to all interested parties regarding powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) concept paper from Szalajda (NPPTL); 1/3/08 [PDF - 270 KB]

Proposed Concept: Powered Air-Purifying Respirator (PAPR) Standard—Subpart P; 12/21/07 [PDF - 6,131 KB]

Notice; Breath Responsive Powered Air-Purifying Respirators (PAPRs); Notice of Acceptance and Evaluation; 4/7/00 [PDF - 118 KB]

Meeting – Pittsburgh, PA (October 12-13, 2006)

Pre-Meeting Information

Letter to all interested parties regarding National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory Public Stakeholder Meeting on October 12 and 13, 2006 from Hoffman (NPPTL); 8/7/06 [PDF - 208 KB]

Notice; CDC/NIOSH announces the following meeting on New Programs for the Approval of Powered, Air-purifying Respirators (PAPRs), Total Inward Leakage (TIL), and Quality Assurance (QA) Module, and the Administrative Module will be discussed; 71 FR 51829; 8/31/06 [PDF - 46 KB]

Meeting Information

Agenda – 10/12/06 [PDF - 160 KB]

Agenda – 10/13/06 [PDF - 132 KB]

Handout 1 – Letter to all interested parties regarding CBRN Combination SCBA and CBRN Supplied Air Respirator Concepts from Hoffman (NPPTL); 10/6/06 [PDF - 14 KB]

Handout 2 – Memo regarding Voluntary Program for Acceptance of Applications for the Testing and Evaluation of Powered Air-Purifying Respirators (PAPR or PAPRS) for Use Against Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Agents from Hoffman (NPPTL); 10/6/06 [PDF - 25 KB]

Handout 3 – Concept Standard for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Type C and CE Positive Pressure, Pressure Demand Full Facepiece Supplied Air Respirator (SAR); 10/6/06 [PDF - 280 KB]

Handout 4 – Concept for Open Circuit CBRN SCBA in combination with Non-Powered CBRN Air-Purifying Tight-Fitting respirators and/or Powered Air-Purifying Tight-Fitting respirators; 10/6/06 [PDF - 78 KB]

Handout 5 – Draft CBRN Respirator Test Selection Guide; 8/11/06 [PDF - 68 KB]

Handout 6 – Statement of Standard for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Powered Air-Purifying Respirators (PAPR); 10/6/06 [PDF - 74 KB]

Handout 7 – List of NIOSH Standard Protections, Cautions and Limitations for Approval Labels; 10/1/06 [PDF - 38 KB]

Handout 8 – NPPTL – CBRN Step 1 PAPR (Powered Air Purifying Respirator) Fee Invoice; Form dated 9/06 [PDF - 45 KB]

Presentation posters for the meeting; 10/12/06 [PDF - 1,780 KB]

Presentation summary of the meeting for 10/12/06 [PDF - 2,450 KB]

Presentation summary of the meeting for 10/13/06 [PDF - 2,780 KB]

List of attendees; 10/12/06 [PDF - 404 KB]

Transcript of the NIOSH/NPPTL Public Meeting on Ongoing Standard and Research Development  of New Programs for the Approval of Powered, Air-purifying Respirators (PAPRs), Total Inward Leakage (TIL), and Quality Assurance (QA) Module, and the Administrative Module; Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh South, Pittsburgh, PA; 10/12/06 [PDF - 6,150 KB]

Transcript of the NIOSH/NPPTL Public Meeting on Ongoing Standard and Research Development  of New Programs for the Approval of Powered, Air-purifying Respirators (PAPRs), Total Inward Leakage (TIL), and Quality Assurance (QA) Module, and the Administrative Module; Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh South, Pittsburgh, PA; 10/13/06 [PDF - 3,200 KB]

Meeting – Pittsburgh, PA (December 13, 2005)

Pre-Meeting Information

Letter to all interested parties regarding National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory Public Meeting on December 13, 2005 from Szalajda (NPPTL); 11/8/05 [PDF - 67 KB]

Notice; Continued discussions of concepts for standards for approval of respirators for use against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear agents (CBRN) and Concepts for standards for industrial, powered air purifying respirator (PAPR); 70 FR 72436; 12/5/05 [PDF - 229 KB]

Meeting Information

Agenda; 12/13/05 [PDF - 266 KB]

Presentation "Welcome and NPPTL Overview" by Les Boord (NIOSH) – 12/13/05 [PDF - 1,527 KB]

Presentation "CBRN PAPR Retrofit Concept" by Bill Hoffman (NIOSH) – 12/13/05 [PDF - 359 KB]

Presentation "Standards Development Efforts for CBRN CC-SCBA" by John Kovac (NIOSH) – 12/13/05 [PDF - 524 KB]

Presentation "Standards Development Effort of the Concept Standard for CBRN, Full Facepiece, CC-SCBA" by Frank Palya (NIOSH) – 12/13/05 [PDF - 735 KB]

Presentation "Administrative Issues" by Jonathan Szalajda (NIOSH); 12/13/05 [PDF - 490 KB]

Presentation "Industrial PAPR/CBRN Step 2 Concepts" by Jonathan Szalajda and Bill Hoffman (NIOSH) – 12/13/05 [PDF - 736 KB]

Presentation "CBRN PAPR Standard Development Overview and Step 1 Concept" by Jonathan Szalajda (NIOSH) – 12/13/05 [PDF - 2,454 KB]

Presentation "CBRN Standards Implementation" by Tim Rehak (NIOSH) – 12/13/05 [PDF - 421 KB]

Presentation "Modeling the Dissipation of Oxygen from an Outward Leak of a Closed-Circuit Breathing Device" by Kathryn Butler and Rodney Butler (NIST) and John Kovac (NIOSH) – 12/13/05 [PDF - 1,111 KB]

Presentation "PAPR Benchmark Testing" by Terry Thornton, Rich Vojtko and Jeff Palcic (NIOSH) – 12/13/05 [PDF - 3,063 KB]

NPPTL Customer Survey – 12/13/05 [PDF - 321 KB]

Transcript of the NIOSH/NPPTL Public Meeting on Continued Discussions of Concepts for Standards for Approval of Respirators for use Against Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Agents (CBRN) and Concepts for Standards for Industrial, Powered Air-Purifying (PAPR) at Sheraton Station Square, Pittsburgh, PA; 12/13/05 [PDF - 8,505 KB]

Meeting –Pittsburgh, PA [July 19-20, 2005]

Pre-Meeting Information

Notice; 70 FR 34545; Meeting announcement for July 19-20, 2005 in Pittsburgh, PA [PDF - 537 KB]

Letter to all interested parties regarding National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory Public Stakeholder Meeting on July 19-20, 2005 from Boord (NPPTL); 6/23/05 [PDF - 261 KB]

Meeting Information

Agenda – 07/20/05  [PDF - 256 KB]

List of attendees – 7/20/05 [PDF - 6,166 KB]

Presentation "Welcome" by Les Boord (NIOSH) – 7/20/05 [PDF - 984 KB]

Presentation "Overview" by Jonathan Szalajda (NIOSH) – 7/20/05 [PDF - 2,262 KB]

Presentation "Pittsburgh Matrix for PPE" by Michael Allswede (University of Pittsburgh) – 7/20/05 [PDF - 1,153 KB]

Presentation "Customer and Market Focus" by MaryAnn D'Allesandro (NIOSH) – 7/20/05 [PDF - 1,407 KB]

Presentation "PAPR Canister Particulate Efficiency Benchmark Testing" by Paul Gardner (Edgewood Chemical Biological Center) – 7/20/05 [PDF - 1,244 KB]

Presentation "Multifunction Powered Air Purifying Respirators" by Frank Koh (University of Maryland) – 7/20/05 [PDF - 1,169 KB]

Presentation "Determination of Air Flow for CBRN Tight Fitting Powered Air-Purifying Respirators" by Jeff Palcic (EG&G Technical Services, Inc.) – 7/20/05 [PDF - 2,332 KB]

Presentation "Hazard Assessment of First Receivers in Medical Facilities Responding to a CBRN Terrorist Incident" by Frank Palya (NIOSH) – 7/20/05 [PDF - 1,644 KB]

Presentation "Shrouds for Non-Tight Fitting PAPR Used by First Receivers" by Raymond Roberge (NIOSH) – 7/20/05 [PDF - 2,231 KB]

Presentation "PAPR Summary" by Jonathan Szalajda (NIOSH) – 7/20/05 [PDF - 739 KB]

Presentation "Industrial PAPR Concept" by Jonathan Szalajda and Bill Hoffman (NIOSH) – 7/20/05 [PDF - 1,132 KB]

Presentation "CBRN Benchmark Testing (Breathing Rates, Battery Indicators, Low Flow Indicators, Particulate Tests, Crisis Provision)" by Terry Thornton, Rich Votjko, Jeff Palcic (NIOSH) and Paul Gardner (Edgewood Chemical Biological Center) – 7/20/05 [PDF - 3,589 KB]

NPPTL Customer Survey – 7/20/05 [PDF - 1158 KB]

Transcript of the NIOSH/NPPTL Public Meeting on Discussion of Concepts for Standards for a Multi-Function PAPR; Holiday Inn Select, Pittsburgh South, PA; 7/20/05 [PDF - 10,190 KB]

Meeting—Arlington, VA [April 10, 2003]

Pre-Meeting Information

Letter to all interested parties regarding NPPTL public meeting on April 10, 2003 from BerryAnn (NIOSH) – 3/11/03 [PDF - 662 KB]

Notice; 68FR13713; Meeting announcement for April 10, 2003 meeting in Arlington, VA [PDF - 196 KB]

Meeting Information

Agenda – 4/10/03 [PDF - 31 KB]

List of attendees – 4/10/03 [PDF - 2,346 KB]

Presentation "Introduction" by Tim Rehak (NIOSH) – 4/10/03 [PDF - 988 KB]

Presentation "Multifunction PAPR (Powered Air Purifying Respirator" by John Kovac (NIOSH) – 4/10/03 [PDF - 938 KB]

Presentation "Proposal of Incorporation of a New PAPR in New NIOSH Standards" by Tomoyuki Kawakami (Koken Ltd) – 4/10/03 [PDF - 18,775 KB]

Presentation "Peak Inhalation Air Flow & Minute Volume during a Controlled Test Performed on an Ergometer" by Goran Berndtsson (SEA Group) – 4/10/03 [PDF - 6,228 KB]

Comments by Joseph LaMonica (Consultant to BCOA) – 4/10/03 [PDF - 91 KB]

Comments by Forrest (Centurion Safety Products) – 4/10/03 [PDF - 218 KB]

Presentation "Existing Standards for Multifunction Powered Air Purifying Respirators" by Arthur Johnson (University of Maryland) – 4/10/03 [PDF - 6,894 KB]

Presentation "Human Factors Aspects of Multifunction Powered Air Purifying Respirators" by Arthur Johnson (University of Maryland) – 4/10/03 [PDF - 160,529 KB]

Transcript of NIOSH/NPPTL public meeting to discuss standards for respiratory devices used to protect workers in hazardous environments – Multi-Function PAPR Project; Marriott Key Bridge Hotel, Arlington, VA; 4/10/03 [PDF - 3,342 KB]

Submissions in Order of Receipt

Submission to the docket from Forrest (Centurion Safety) – 4/29/03 [PDF - 15,323 KB]

Submission to the docket from Plasnik (Mine & Process Service, Inc.) – 7/8/05 [PDF - 41 KB]

Submission to the docket from Plasnik (Mine & Process Service, Inc.) – 9/9/05 [PDF - 108 KB]

Submission to the docket from Tomsa (Avon-APS) – 9/6/05 [PDF - 589 KB]

Submission to the docket from Runge (3M) – 3/17/06 [PDF - 655 KB]

Submission to the docket from Green (Syntech, International) – 9/1/06 [PDF - 30 KB]

Submission to the docket from Swanson (Mine Safety Appliances Co.) – 10/3/06 [PDF - 704 KB]

Submission to the docket from Kazakov (Safety Equipment Australia) – 10/9/06 [PDF - 768 KB]

Submission to the docket from Green (Syntech, International) – 11/27/06 [PDF - 123 KB]

Submission to the docket from Runge (3M) – 1/9/07 [PDF - 286 KB]

Submission to the docket from Sell (Drager Safety, Inc) – 4/18/07 [PDF - 2,486 KB]

Submission to the docket from Burdge (BMT Designers and Planners, Inc.) – 1/18/08 [PDF - 384 KB]

Submission to the docket from Toyoshima (Koken Ltd) – 2/11/08 [PDF - 558 KB]

Submission to the docket from Spelce (Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center) – 1/24/08 [PDF - 701 KB]

Submission to the docket from Private person – 2/19/08 [PDF - 739 KB]

Submission to the docket from Powe (Safety Equipment Australia (SEA) – 3/27/08 [PDF - 5,381 KB]

Submission to the docket from Weber (3M) Occupational Health and Environmental Safety Division) – 3/28/08 [PDF - 3,780 KB]

Submission to the docket from Bobetich (Industrial Protection Products) – 3/28/08 [PDF - 1,275 KB]

Submission to the docket from Sell (Draeger Safety, Inc.) – 3/28/08 [PDF - 2,486 KB]

Submission to the docket from Kay (Interspiro, Inc.) – 3/28/08 [PDF - 153 KB]

Submission to the docket from Bradley (International Safety Equipment Association) – 3/31/08 [PDF - 1289 KB]

 

 
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