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Respirator Standards Under Development

Supplied Air Respirators (SAR)

NIOSH Docket Number 083
The purpose of this standard is to specify minimum performance requirements to determine the effectiveness of a full facepiece positive pressure, pressured demand Type C and Typed CE Supplied Air Respirator (SAR) used during entry into and escape from chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health (IDLH) atmospheres when worn in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations.

NIOSH Docket Number 083-A
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is working to develop appropriate standards and test procedures for respiratory devices used to protect workers in hazardous environments. NIOSH has initiated a program to update portions of Title 42 Code of Federal Regulations Part 84 (42 CFR Part 84) to promote improved performance and reliability of supplied-air respirators (SAR).

This docket collects public comments related to the development of new, comprehensive standards for certifying SAR. Information submitted to the docket will be considered in the context of development of conceptual standards for SAR, as well as updating equipment performance requirements to improve respirator user safety and health.

NIOSH Docket Number 083-B
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is working to develop appropriate standards and test procedures for respiratory protective devices (RPD) used to protect workers in hazardous environments. NIOSH has initiated a program to update portions of Title 42 Code of Federal Regulations Part 84 (42 CFR Part 84) to promote improved performance and reliability of supplied-air respirators (SAR).

The concept paper that will be presented at the September 17, 2009 public meeting. Comments on this concept paper will be accepted through October 19, 2009. Reference Docket Number 083-B for all submissions related to this topic. Interested persons or organizations are invited to participate in this process by submitting written views, arguments, recommendations, and scientific data. Comments are invited on any topic related to this concept paper.

 

 
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