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ISO Standards Development - FY12

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  • Provide research necessary to influence the ISO standards pertaining to Respiratory Protection to enhance and harmonize 42 CFR 84 performance requirements.
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Applicable Standards

  • 42 CFR Part 84
  • 29 CFR 1910 .134

Key Partners

  • Regulators
  • Academicians
  • Respirator Manufacturers
  • Certifiers
  • Users Worldwide



  • Regulators
  • Manufacturers
  • Employers
  • Certification Agencies
  • Respirator Users

Project Scope

  • Participate in all of the project groups, working groups and Sub-committee endeavors and administer the US Technical Advisory Group. Conduct research where necessary to support these efforts.


  • FDIS test methods for filtration efficiency
  • DIS test methods for inward leakage
  • DIS test method for field of vision
  • CD Test method for work of breathing
  • DTS for Technical specification for thermal effects
  • CD for Standards for RPD
  • FDIS for Standardized connector


  • Standard on Definitions
  • Standard on Gas Life Testing
  • Standard on Resistance Measurement
  • Technical specification on Anthropometrics
  • Technical Specification on CO2 and O2
  • Technical Specification on marking and information


  • Output from ISO Technical Specification on Workrates being used in developing future 42 CFR Part 84 modules
  • Standards for international harmonization of RPE performance
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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