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Respiratory Protection Program: FY10 - FY11

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

Current Information can be found at: Respiratory Protection Program - FY11


  • Advance worker knowledge on respiratory protection programs:

    • Assess state and local jurisdiction use of NIOSH Certified CBRN and non-CBRN respirators within an existing or future OSHA compliant respiratory protection program (RPP). Generate discussion.
    • Identify RPP training criteria per geographical area & worker

Fire Fighter in full (C B R N) protective ensemble

Applicable Standards

  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910.134 with 2009 revision
  • NFPA 472, 473, and 1404 standards
  • OSHA/NIOSH CBRN PPE selection matrix
  • OSHA RPP Inspection Checklist for Compliance Officers

Key Partners

  • OSHA area offices and state /local RPP administrators


  • IAB
  • ISEA
  • AIHA
  • IAFF
  • IAFC
  • IACP
  • NTOA
  • NFPA
  • National, state, and local public safety training academies

Project Scope

  • National
  • OSHA 29CFR1910.134 foundation
  • OSHA excluded public employees
  • Workplace tailored templates
  • Use NIOSH-certified respirators



  • FY10Q2: Use draft template to train regional workers (i.e.: SCPaTF/HACC, NIOSH ERC Deep South ,etc.)
  • FY10Q3: Integrate lessons learned from RPP users
  • FY10Q4: Generate RPP Training Criteria. Submit TCM
  • FY11Q2: Generate draft RPP Criteria templates.
Diagram of (CBRN ) (SCBA)


  • IAB Chair writes DHS/OSHA letter
  • CBRN RPP templates for fire, law, and EMS publics safety disciplines
  • CBRN RPP criteria established


  • DHS requires RPP for responders
  • NAS/IOM applies RPP criteria
  • Percent of public employees covered by a new RPP increases by 30%
  • States promulgate new safety laws
Personnel wearing (CBRN) (PAPR)
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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