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Closed-Circuit Escape Respirator (CCER) Standard - FY12

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Objective

  • Develop new certification standards for the approval of self-contained, closed-circuit breathing apparatus used for escape from atmospheres considered to be immediately dangerous to life and health.
Closed Circuit Escape respirator (C C E R) Test equipment

Applicable Standards

  • 42 CFR 84

Key Partners

  • MSHA

 

Stakeholders

  • BCOA
  • NMA
  • UMWA
  • USWA
  • SCSR manufacturers
  • SCSR Users
Miners with C C E R

Project Scope


  • Develop new basis for measuring and rating duration of use Environmental challenges (heat, cold, as well as mechanical shock and vibration) to evaluate ruggedness against expected hazards
  • Evaluate practical performance and human factors
  • Periodic testing (LTFE) of field deployed apparatus
  • Voluntary registration

Milestones

  • Final Rule was published in the Federal Register on 03/08/2012
  • Effective date of Final Rule is 04/09/2012
  • STPs were completed in 2Q
  • Correlation Test Program will begin 3Q

Outputs

  • New certification standards for self-contained, closed-circuit breathing apparatus used for escape
  • New STPs

Outcomes

  • Improved overall performance, reliability, and safety of this type of respirator
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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