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PAPR Module - FY08


  • Promulgate a new regulation specifically for PAPRS
People wearing 3 different Powered Air Purifying Respirators (P A P Rs)

Applicable Standards

  • CBRN statement of standards (PAPR)
  • 42 CFR 84

Key Partners

  • OSHA
  • ISEA


  • Respirator users
  • Respirator manufacturers
  • OSHA
  • Healthcare
  • NFPA

Project Scope

  • Prepare a new PAPR subpart for 42 CFR 84 to incorporate all PAPR requirements (including CBRN) into one area


  • 1Q - Complete and edit draft for publication
  • 2Q - Publish draft and review PAPR standard test procedures
  • 3Q - Review stakeholder comments, publish revised draft and schedule public meeting for further discussion
  • 4Q - Incorporate final changes and prepare draft for intra agency review.


  • Establish regulatory requirements for PAPR class of respirator


  • Availability of improved CBRN and non CBRN certified PAPRs
Page last updated: August 08, 2008
Page last reviewed: August 08, 2008
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)