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Study of Efficacy of User Seal Checks on Filtering Face Pieces - FY07

NOTE: This page is archived for historical purposes and is no longer being maintained or updated.
Current Information can be found at: Study of Efficacy of User Seal Checks on Filtering Face Pieces - FY08

Objective

  • Evaluate the efficacy of User Seal Checks on Filtering Facepiece Respirators
User seal check on Filtering Face piece Respirator

Applicable Standards

  • 29 CFR 1910 .134

Key Partners

  • OSHA

Stakeholders

  • OSHA
  • Manufacturers
  • Employers
  • Labor Unions
  • Employees
  • Respirator Users

Project Scope


  • Conduct User Seal Checks on various Filtering Facepiece Respirators to assess the ability of the seal check to discriminate between an adequate and a poor seal.

Milestones

  • Develop the human subject pool
  • Begin to conduct the evaluation and collect data

Outputs

  • Publication of project reports
  • Presentations at conferences and stakeholder meetings

Outcomes

  • Improved user instructions, regulation changes, and improved user attitudes concerning the ability and need to conduct seal checks.
Page last modified: July 23, 2007
Page last reviewed: July 23, 2007 (archived document)
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)