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NIOSH Testimony on Updating Approval and Carriage Requirements for Breathing Apparatus and Gas Masks by J. D. Millar, October 26, 1990.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 1990 Oct:3 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00197313
Abstract
This testimony concerns the view of NIOSH in support of the Coast Guard in promulgating a proposed rule for updating approval and carriage requirements for breathing apparatus and gas masks. NIOSH agrees that only positive pressure self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) should be allowed for fire fighting or in immediately dangerous to life or health atmospheres. NIOSH also supports the suggested update in regulatory language that would require use of Mine Safety and Health Administration/NIOSH approved respirators. Where respirators on marine vessels may be used in confined spaces, NIOSH recommends that the Coast Guard select respirators in accordance with NIOSH recommendations. NIOSH also submits with this testimony a NIOSH Alert regarding the prevention of death from excessive exposure to chlorofluorocarbon-113 (76131).
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Testimony; Millar-J-D; Respiratory-protective-equipment; Personal-protective-equipment; Firemen; Accident-prevention; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices; Toxic-gases;
CAS No.
76-13-1;
Publication Date
19901026
Document Type
Testimony;
Fiscal Year
1991
NTIS Accession No.
PB91-173708
NTIS Price
A01
Priority Area
Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment; Research Tools and Approaches;
Source Name
NIOSH, 3 pages, 3 references
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