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Advanced SCSR (NTTC) -FY06

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Current Information can be found at: SCSR Training Modules - FY07


  • Determine the feasibility of developing a third generation SCSR.
Variety of Self Contained self Rescuers (S C S Rs)

Applicable Standards

  • 42 CFR 84 (NIOSH)
  • 30 CFR 75.1714 (MSHA)

Key Partners

  • MSHA co-approves certification for this type of respirator in mining applications and enforces deployment


  • BCOA
  • NMA
  • UMWA
  • USWA
  • SCSR manufacturers

Project Scope

  • Conduct 2nd Workshop (Dec 05) with stakeholders to obtain their input.
  • Technology evaluation report


  • Second workshop was held in December 2006
  • Final Report for the Feasibility of Developing a Third Generation SCSR has been completed.
  • Proposed follow-up workshop to integrate Sago deliberations.


  • Final Report


  • Sets the stage for research projects to develop a hybrid and dockable SCSR. These type of respirators can potentially provide longer duration respiratory protection for use in escaping mine emergencies.
Page last modified: July 23, 2007
Page last reviewed: July 23, 2007 (archived document)
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)