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Total Inward Leakage (TIL) / Half masks
and Filtering Facepiece Respirators FY09

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Current Information can be found at: Total Inward Leakage (TIL) / Half masks and Filtering Facepiece Respirators FY10

Objective

  • Establish TIL testing capability and performance requirements for testing respirators for inclusion in 42 CFR Part 84.
Testing with Portacount

Applicable Standards

  • 42 CFR Part 84

Key Partners

  • Respirator Manufacturers

 

Stakeholders

  • OSHA
  • Manufacturers
  • Employers
  • Labor Unions
  • Respirator Users

Project Scope


  • Establish TIL requirements for half-mask respirators
  • Establish TIL requirements for all respirator classes

Milestones

  • Q2 Submit proposed rule to CDC/HHS and begin rulemaking process
  • Q4 Conduct Public meeting to solicit stakeholder comments

Outputs

  • TIL performance requirements for testing and certification in 42 CFR Part 84
  • Final rule

Outcomes

  • PPE designs that result in better overall fitting respirators for general industrial workers, healthcare workers and emergency responders.
Page last updated: April 05, 2010
Page last reviewed: April 14, 2009
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory