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Standards Development Organizational Committee Support ANSI - FY10

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Current Information can be found at: Standards Development Organizational Committee Support ANSI - FY11

Objective

  • Provide research results and technical expertise for updating ANSI respiratory protective equipment standards according to a timeline mandated by ANSI to provide enhanced respiratory protection to workers.
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Applicable Standards

  • ANSI Z88 ASC
  • ANSI Z88.2
  • ANSI Z88.6
  • ANSI Z88.7
  • ANSI Z88.8
  • ANSI Z88.10
  • ANSI Z88.12
  • ANSI Z88.14
  • ANSI/ISEA YYY-200X

Key Partners

  • None

 

Stakeholders

  • Respirator Manufacturers
  • Certification Organizations
  • Employers

Project Scope


  • PPT personnel participate on ANSI respiratory protective equipment standards development committees including; selection and use, fit testing, physical requirements, biological agents, and terrorist and disaster response.
  • PPT personnel have a lead role in revision to ANSI standards that are recognized and used nationally and internationally.
  • All PPT branches provide the expertise and scientific data supporting revision to the ANSI standards.

Milestones

  • Z88.7 - Color coding of canisters was balloted
  • Z88/10 - Fit test Method has been balloted - Final Rule by May, 2010
  • Z88.12 - Developing final draft document

Outputs

  • ANSI respiratory protective equipment performance standards
  • Air-purifying element color coding translation from ISO effort

Outcomes

  • Reduction of exposures to inhalation hazards
  • Standards adopted by stakeholders
Page last updated: April 5, 2010
Page last reviewed: April 5, 2010
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
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