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Supplied Air Respirators(SAR)

July 2008
NIOSH Docket Number 083-A

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is working to develop appropriate standards and test procedures for respiratory devices used to protect workers in hazardous environments. NIOSH has initiated a program to update portions of Title 42 Code of Federal Regulations Part 84 (42 CFR Part 84) to promote improved performance and reliability of supplied-air respirators (SAR).

This docket collects public comments related to the development of new, comprehensive standards for certifying SAR. Information submitted to the docket will be considered in the context of development of conceptual standards for SAR, as well as updating equipment performance requirements to improve respirator user safety and health.

Meeting held at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA on August 20, 2008

Pre-meeting Information

Proposed concept: Supplied – Air Respirators (SAR) Standard Subpart J; dated 7/1/08 [PDF - 4,680 KB]

Meeting Information

Meeting agenda [PDF - 748 KB]

Attendee list [PDF - 2,370 KB]

Presentation by Jonathan Szalajda (NPPTL/NIOSH) entitled “Respirator standards development and meeting overview” [PDF - 1,000 KB]

Presentation by Jeff Palcic (NPPTL/NIOSH) entitled “Supplied-air respirator (SAR) conceptual standard” [PDF - 1,890 KB]

Presentation by Les Boord (NPPTL/NIOSH) entitled “NPPTL stakeholder meeting” [PDF - 980 KB]

Presentation by Jonathan Szalajda (NPPTL/NIOSH) entitled “Respirator standards development and meeting wrap-up” [PDF - 887 KB]

Posters from meeting sessions [PDF - 2,860 KB]

Submissions in order of receipt

Submission to NIOSH Docket from Gary Zimmerman (Sperian Protection Clothing) –7/24/08 [PDF - 184 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket from Bob Sell (Dräger Safety, Inc.) – 9/30/08 [PDF - 3,000 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket from David Spelce (Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center) – 9/30/08 [PDF - 418 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket from Tom Lingenfelter (Allegro Industries) – 9/30/08 [PDF - 151 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket from Robert Weber (3M) – 9/30/08 [PDF - 2,490 KB]

Post-meeting Information

Meeting transcript [PDF - 20,350 KB]

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