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Continue development of NIOSH-approved CBRN respiratory protection equipment standards against terrorism agents for emergency first responders and public safety workers. To develop these, the following tasks are performed:
NPPTL, through partnerships with other Federal Agencies (OSHA, DOD, FBI, NIJ, NIST, DHS), manufacturers (ISEA) and emergency response organizations (IAFF, IAFC, NFPA), has lead the standards development effort for CBRN respirators
Determine applicability of existing industrial and military warfare agent standards
Develop key design and performance requirements
Modify and/or develop terrorism agent-specific test methods
Prepare final evaluation, testing, and certification standards
Publish RFI for CBRN Combination Respirator Unit 4QFY12
Publish RFI for PAPR containing CBRN requirements 4QFY12
Publish RFI for SAR containing CBRN requirements 4QFY12
Initiate NPRM process for CCSCBA containing CBRN Requirements 1QFY13
Stakeholder Public Meetings, Concept Papers, Standard Test Procedures, Statement of Standard, Guidance products
Complete Development of CBRN Respirator Standards and Supporting Testing activities
The NIOSH standards development and respirator certification programs have led to an increase in the national inventory of CBRN capabilities to protect emergency response personnel against the respiratory hazards associated with a terrorist event. Neither industrial nor military respirators provided protection from the range of known or projected CBRN terrorist threats.