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Total Inward Leakage (TIL) Other Classes of Respirator - FY12

Objective

  • Establish TIL testing capability and performance requirements for testing air purifying and supplied air respirators for inclusion in 42 CFR Part 84.

Applicable Standards

  • 42 CFR Part 84
  • OSHA
  • DOE
  • ISO

Key Partners

  • Respirator Manufacturers

Stakeholders

  • OSHA
  • Manufacturers
  • Employers
  • Labor Unions
  • Respirator Users

Project Scope


  • Establish TIL requirements for all respirator classes

Milestones

  • Q2 Finalize/approve IL chambersí design documents
  • Q3 Install IL Benchmark Test Facility; validate corn oil challenge agent equipment/instruments
  • Q4 Initiate benchmark IL evaluations

Outputs

  • TIL performance requirements for testing and certification in 42 CFR Part 84
  • Final rule

Outcomes

  • PPE designs that result in better overall fitting respirators for general industrial workers, healthcare workers and emergency responders.
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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