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CBRN Respirator Standards - FY07

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

Objective

  • Develop standards for certification of respirators for CBRN protection.
Responder wearing CBRN SCBA

Applicable Standards

  • 42 CFR Part 84
  • 29 CFR 1910.134
  • ISO TC94
  • ANSI Z88.14

Key Partners

  • DHS
  • NIST
  • RDECOM
  • NFPA
  • OSHA

Stakeholders

  • ISEA
  • Manufacturers
  • Emergency responders
  • General Industry

Project Scope


  • Identify user needs and technology capabilities
  • Develop draft standards
  • Make draft standards available for public comment
  • Conduct public meetings
  • Finalize standards using policy or rulemaking

Milestones

  • Update concept papers for CC-SCBA, SAR, and Full PAPR Module
  • Conduct public meetings

Outputs

  • SCBA - January 2002
  • SCBA upgrades - March 2003
  • Gas masks (APR) -March 2003
  • Escape sets - October 2003
  • PAPR Step 1 for CBRN- October 2006

Outcomes

  • National and International recognition of performance standards (DHS Adoption, NFPA adoption, and BSI adoption)
  • CBRN respirator approvals = equipment availability = improved safety and health of availability of CBRN respirators
Page last modified: July 23, 2007
Page last reviewed: July 23, 2007 (archived document)
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)