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CBRN PPE Training Standard: FY10 - FY11

NOTE: This page is archived for historical purposes and is no longer being maintained or updated.

Current Information can be found at: CBRN PPE Training Standard - FY11


  • Design a NIOSH CBRN PPE training standard for emergency responders. Template practical CBRN respirator user instruction (UI) criteria per type of PPE.
    • Assess local training standards and current UI for training specifications
    • Generate CBRN respirator /PPE training module for 42CFR84
Man dressed in full C B R N  protective ensemble

Applicable Standards

  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910 .134 with 2009 revision
  • 42CFR84, NIOSH SAP, Field deployed CBRN respirator UI
  • NFPA certified PPE user instructions for Chem/Bio ensembles
  • OSHA Interpretation Letters and Compliance Officer checklists

Key Partners

  • NFPA 472/473
  • OSHA Area offices


  • NIOSH and NFPA PPE certificate holders
  • ISEA
  • AIHA
  • IAB
  • NTOA
  • IAFF
  • USAF
  • State administrators of PPE purchase programs

Project Scope

  • National
  • Identify training gaps and solutions
  • Act on IAB CBRN workshop findings from May 2010
  • State and local public safety training academy focus
  • Identify common donning time standards per PPE type


  • FY10Q2: Assess user instruction formats
  • FY10Q3: Generate action outline of NAS/IOM review
  • FY10Q4: Generate draft UI template
  • FY11Q1: Initiate stakeholder contacts to support program development and vet draft standard template


  • NIOSH approved UI format
  • First NIOSH CBRN PPE Training Standard
  • First NIOSH PPE Training Module in new 42 CFR Part 84


  • Standard is adopted by OSHA, all SDO, and DHS.
  • Standard & module contribute to enhanced user proficiency at donning PPE.
Firefighters dressed in full C B R N  protective ensemble
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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