Closed-Circuit Escape Respirator (CCER) Standard - FY07
- Develop new certification standards for the approval of self-contained, closed-circuit breathing apparatus used for escape from atmospheres considered to be immediately dangerous to life and health.
- SCSR manufacturers
- SCSR Users
- Develop new basis for measuring and rating duration of use.
- Environmental challenges (heat, cold, as well as mechanical shock and vibration) to evaluate ruggedness against expected hazards.
- Evaluate practical performance and human factors.
- Periodic testing (LTFE) of field deployed apparatus, as well as voluntary registration.
- Complete draft Notice for Propose Rulemaking (NPRM)
- 2 Public meetings held in FY06 on Concept Standards
- Initiate rulemaking procedure
- New certification standards for self-contained, closed-circuit breathing apparatus used for escape.
- New STPs
- New SOPs
- Improved overall performance, reliability, and safety of this type of respirator.
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