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Quality Assurance Module FY09

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Current Information can be found at: Quality Assurance Module FY10


  • Update the Quality Requirements for Respirator Manufacturers
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Applicable Standards

  • 42 CFR Part 84
  • ISO 9000

Key Partners

  • Manufacturers
  • Quality and sampling plan experts


  • Manufacturers
  • Respirator Users

Project Scope

  • Update Quality Control requirements and add Quality Assurance and Quality Management requirements to 42 CFR Part 84


  • Q2 Conduct Public meeting to solicit stakeholder comments
  • Q3 Reconcile stakeholder comments and submit final rule for agency staffing



  • Final Rule


  • Greater use of statistical process controls by manufacturers
  • More consistent, high quality respirators available to workers
Page last updated: April 05, 2010
Page last reviewed: April 14, 2009
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
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