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Closed-Circuit Escape Respirator (CCER) Standard

Objective

  • 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.
Closed Circuit Escape respirator (C C E R) Test equipment

Applicable Standards

  • 42 CFR 84

Key Partners

  • MSHA

 

Stakeholders

  • BCOA
  • NMA
  • UMWA
  • USWA
  • SCSR manufacturers
  • SCSR Users

Project Scope


  • Rate units by capacity of O2
  • Evaluate ruggedness against expected hazards (heat, cold, shock and vibration)
  • Evaluate practical performance, human factors, and wearability
  • Periodic testing (LTFE) of field deployed apparatus, as well as voluntary registration

Milestones

  • Draft notice for Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) approved by:
    • NIOSH Headquarters
    • CDC

Outputs

  • New certification standards for self-contained, closed-circuit breathing apparatus used for escape
  • New STPs

Outcomes

  • Improved overall performance, reliability, and safety of this type of respirator
Page last updated: August 08, 2008
Page last reviewed: August 08, 2008
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)