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PAPR Standard - FY10

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Current Information can be found at: PAPR Standard - FY11


  • Promulgate a new regulation specifically for PAPRS
People wearing 3 different Powered Air Purifying Respirators (P A P Rs)

Applicable Standards

  • CBRN statement of standards (PAPR)
  • 42 CFR 84

Key Partners

  • OSHA
  • ISEA


  • Respirator users
  • Respirator manufacturers
  • OSHA
  • Healthcare
  • NFPA

Project Scope

  • Prepare a new PAPR subpart for 42 CFR 84 to incorporate all PAPR requirements (including CBRN) into one area


  • Q2 Establish all requirements for two classes of PAPR and complete required validation
  • Q3 Develop NPRM Preamble
  • Q4 Submit NPRM to NIOSH OD


  • Establish regulatory requirements for PAPR class of respirator


  • Availability of improved CBRN and non CBRN certified PAPRs
Page last updated: April 5, 2010
Page last reviewed: April 5, 2010
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory