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CBRN Respirator Standards - FY06

NOTE: This page is archived for historical purposes and is no longer being maintained or updated.
Current Information can be found at: CBRN Respirator Standards - FY07

Objective

  • Develop updated standards to improve safety and health of CBRN respirator users
Responder wearing C B R N Self Contained Breathing Apparatus

Applicable Standards

  • 42 CFR Part 84
  • 29 CFR 1910.134
  • ISO TC94
  • ANSI Z88.2

Key Partners

  • DHS / NIST
  • RDECOM
  • NFPA
  • OSHA

Stakeholders

  • ISEA and manufacturers
  • Emergency responders

Project Scope

  • Work with users and stakeholders to identify requirements
  • Develop draft statement of standard
  • Make draft standard available for public comment
  • Conduct public meetings
  • Develop standard using policy or rulemaking

Milestones

  • Release CBRN PAPR Step 1 Standard June 2006
  • CBRN Module Concept May 30, 2006
  • Public Meeting June 28, 2006

Outputs

  • SCBA - January 2002
  • SCBA upgrades - March 2003
  • Gas masks (APR) -March 2003
  • Escape sets - October 2003

Outcomes

  • DHS Adoption of NIOSH CBRN standards
  • NFPA adoption of NIOSH CBRN standards
  • CBRN respirator approvals = equipment availability= improved safety and health of CBRN respirator users
Page last modified: July 23, 2007
Page last reviewed: July 23, 2007 (archived document)
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)