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Supplied Air Respirators - FY08

Objective

  • Develop revised 42 CFR 84 SAR respirator Subpart J standard
Man wearing Supplied air respirator

Applicable Standards

  • 42 CFR 84 Subpart J

Key Partners

  • Respirator manufacturers
  • DHS/NIST
  • RDECOM
  • OSHA
  • ISEA
  • NFPA

Stakeholders

  • Respirator users
  • Respirator manufacturers
  • OSHA

Project Scope


  • Upgraded SAR standard
  • Allow for the approval of SAR stand alone systems
  • Allow for approval of pneumatic tool operation
  • Allow for CBRN SAR approval
  • Allow for multiple user systems

Milestones

  • Evaluate present SAR technology
  • Draft standards into proposed rule
  • Hold public meeting
  • Benchmark testing of new and modified requirements

Outputs

  • New STPs
  • New SOPs
  • Final rule

Outcomes

  • Greater variety of SAR designs
  • Improved SAR performance
  • Availability of SAR for use in CBRN environments
Page last updated: August 08, 2008
Page last reviewed: August 08, 2008
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)