Standard Respirator Testing Procedures
Title 42 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 84 requires that respirators submitted for evaluation against the terms of the Standard must be accompanied by data that demonstrate the respirator under evaluation meets or exceeds the performance requirements set forth therein. Once approved, the quality assurance requirements specified in Subpart E of the Standard require an ongoing effort by the approval holder for the purpose of assuring not only the material aspects, but the performance level of the approved product.
To facilitate both of these activities, the Standard Test Procedures used by NIOSH NPPTL are posted here according to the following categories. Accordingly, some procedures may be listed in more than one category.
Standard Testing Procedures
- Air-Purifying Respirators
- Air-Purifying Respirators with Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Protection
- Air-Supplied Respirators
- Air-Supplied Respirators with Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Protection
- Facepiece Fit - Air-Purifying and Air-Supplied Respirators
- Air-Purifying and Air-Supplied Escape Respirators Environmental Conditioning
- Closed-Circuit Escape Respirators
Respiratory Protective Devices, 42 CFR Part 84
Includes test requirements respirators must meet in order to be approved by NIOSH.
- Page last reviewed: June 20, 2016
- Page last updated: June 20, 2016
- Content source:
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory