Total Inward Leakage (TIL) / Half masks
and Filtering Facepiece Respirators – FY09
- Establish TIL testing capability and performance requirements for testing respirators for inclusion in 42 CFR Part 84.
- Labor Unions
- Respirator Users
- Establish TIL requirements for half-mask respirators
- Establish TIL requirements for all respirator classes
- Q2 Submit proposed rule to CDC/HHS and begin rulemaking process
- Q4 Conduct Public meeting to solicit stakeholder comments
- TIL performance requirements for testing and certification in 42 CFR Part 84
- Final rule
- PPE designs that result in better overall fitting respirators for general industrial workers, healthcare workers and emergency responders.