Collect 200 SCSRs per year from a variety of regions, type of mining operations, and deployment mode, according to market share.
Test the apparatus on a breathing and metabolic simulator (90%) and on human subjects walking on a treadmill (10%) to determine life support capability and to ensure that every apparatus that passes its inspection criteria can be relied upon for emergency life support.
Perform data analysis and write reports for publication.
Reports of Investigation for Phase 8 and Phase 9 (RI 9671)
Problem reports to NIOSH Technology Evaluation Branch
Directives to SCSR manufacturers for corrective actions
Validation that equipment is performing as certified
Corrective actions by manufacturers to address reported problems.
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