N95 and P100 TIL Testing FY10
Conduct a comparison on fit of filtering facepieces and elastomeric N95 and P100 masks on human test subjects to evaluate the relative protection achieved by each class of respirators on the same panel of users.
42 CFR 84.40-43, Subpart E - Quality Control
Evaluate approximately 15 filtering facepiece respirators and 2 elastomeric HM & FF with N95 and P100 filters to determine feasibility of conducting a complete research study.
3Q FY08 - Test protocol finalized
1Q FY09 - Cup style and elastomeric tests complete
4Q FY09 - Flat fold and Duckbill Testing initiated
4Q FY10 - Publication of results
Internal data on the relative efficiency of N95 and P100 filtering facepieces and same classification of filters on elastomeric respirators
Peer reviewed publication on N95 and P100 relative efficiencies of filtering facepieces and elastomeric facepieces
Peer reviewed publication on correlation of various fit test methods utilized in study
Determine the value of fit testing in the field