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Standards Development Organizational Committee Support to ANSI - FY12

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


  • Provide research results and technical expertise for updating ANSI respiratory protective equipment standards to enhanced respiratory protection to workers
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Applicable Standards

  • ANSI Z88 ASC
  • ANSI Z88.2
  • ANSI Z88.6
  • ANSI Z88.7
  • ANSI Z88.8
  • ANSI Z88.10
  • ANSI Z88.12
  • ANSI Z88.14

Key Partners

  • None



  • Respirator Manufacturers
  • Certification Organizations
  • Employers

Project Scope

  • NPPTL personnel participate on ANSI respiratory protective equipment standards development committees including; selection and use, fit testing, physical requirements, biological agents, and terrorist and disaster response.


  • Z88.2 Practices for Respiratory Protection
  • Z88.6 Selected new Chair and finalizing subcommittee membership
  • Z88.7 Color coding of canisters
  • Z88.10 Fit Test Method Final Rule published in 2011
  • Z88.12 Respirator Selection for Biohazards - Final Draft completed in 2011
  • Z88.15 Assigned Protection Factors has been approved as a standard to address this issue. In process of organizing subcommittee.
  • Z87.1 - eye Protection - Preparing for next revision (2015)
  • AIHA transferring Secretariat to ASSE - Update at June 2012 meeting


  • ANSI respiratory protective equipment performance standards
  • ANSI Z88.2 New draft standard by 4th Quarter of 2012
  • ANSI Z88.10 - Fit Test Methods Standard published
  • ANSI Z88.12 Completed Draft Standard for Infectious Aerosols


  • Reduction of exposures to inhalation hazards
  • Standards adopted by stakeholders
  • Possible incorporation of fit test methods into future modules of 42 CFR Part 84
  • Possible standardized color coding of filters worldwide
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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