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LTFE - Special Respirators FY09

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Current Information can be found at: LTFE - Special Respirators FY10


  • Apply lessons learned from the Long-Term Field Evaluation of SCSRs in extending the process of post deployment evaluations to other types of respirators
Respirator with hood

Applicable Standards

  • 42 CFR, Part 84, including statements of standard
  • NFPA 1981

Key Partners

  • NFPA


  • Manufacturers
  • Users

Project Scope

  • Determine respirators to evaluate
  • Select performance test requirements
  • Develop protocol


  • 2Q FY09 Report on first selected respirators
  • 4Q FY09 Second set of selected respirators tested


  • Selection logic and guidelines document
  • STPs
  • Field evaluation reports


  • Possible improvements to existing standards
  • Better understanding of user impact
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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