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Respirator Standards: Policy and Standards Development FY12

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  • Develop policies and standards related to PPE can be used to update 42 CFR Part 84
  • Develop supporting test procedures and guidance documents

Applicable Standards

  • 42 CFR Part 84
  • 29 CFR 1910 .134

Key Partners

  • Regulators
  • Academicians
  • Respirator manufacturers
  • Certifiers and users worldwide


  • Regulators
  • Manufacturers
  • Employers
  • Certification agencies
  • Employees

Project Scope

  • Participate with stakeholders in the development and promulgation of new requirements for PPE and in particular, respiratory protection


  • Closed Circuit Escape Respirator (CCER) - Final Rule Published 2Q
  • EOSTI - Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking 3Q, Final Rule 1QFY13
  • Wildland Firefighter respirator Standard - NFPA Std 1984 complete March 2011; Joint Notice with SEI announcing certification program 3Q
  • SARs RFI publication in Fed Register 4Q
  • Regulatory Agenda Concept publication in Fed Register 4Q
  • AFE Draft RFI for NPPTL internal review 4Q
  • VLE Technical Report 4Q
  • CC-SCBA - Initiate NIOSH review of Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 1QFY13


  • Updates to 42 CFR Part 84
  • Updates to other Standard Development Organization
  • STPs for Certification
  • Guidance Products


  • Improved Respirator Standards and Guidance
Page last updated: April 17, 2012
Page last reviewed: April 17, 2012
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
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