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N95 and P100 TIL Testing FY08

Objective

  • Conduct a TIL comparison of filtering facepieces and elastomeric N95 and P100 masks on human test subjects to evaluate the relative protection achieved by each class of respirators on the same panel of users.

Applicable Standards

  • 42 CFR 84.40-43, Subpart E - Quality Control

Key Partners

  • None

Stakeholders

  • Respirator manufacturers
  • Respirator users

Project Scope


  • Evaluate 20 filtering facepiece respirators and 2 elastomeric HM & FF with N95 and P100 filters to determine feasibility of conducting a full blown study.

Milestones

  • Finalize test protocol - April 04, 2008
  • Test - June 01, 2008
  • Publish results - October 10, 2008

Outputs

  • Internal data on the relative efficiency of N95 and P100 filtering facepieces and same classification of filters on elastomeric respirators
  • Peer reviewed publication on N95 and P100 relative efficiencies of filtering facepieces and elastomeric facepieces

Outcomes

  • Determine feasibility of conducting a full blown study
Page last updated: August 08, 2008
Page last reviewed: August 08, 2008
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)