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Outputs: Respirator Certification

Respirator certifications are a significant output of the PPT Program. Some statistics regarding the Respirator Certification Program are provided here.

Respirator Certification from 1972 - July 31, 2008

Type of Respirator Total Certified
13F - Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) 549
14G - Gas Masks 191
19C - Supplied-Air Respirators (SAR) 376
21C - Particulate Respirators 678
23C - Chemical Cartridge Respirator 2304
84A - Particulate Filter Respirator 4618
CBRN Air-Purifying Respirators (CBRN/APER) / Sub Category of 14G 5
CBRN Air-Purifying Respirators (CBRN/APR) / Sub Category of 14G 11
CBRN Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) / Sub Category of 13F 59
Chemical Cartridge Respirator (CBRN Loose-Fitting PAPR) Sub Category of 23C 2
Chemical Cartridge Respirator (CBRN Tight-Fitting PAPR) Sub Category of 14G 9
Grand Total 8802

Respirator Certification Resources

Respirator Standards Development

Fire Fighter Information

  • PASS Information

Research Topics

Guidance and Resources for Smoke in the Operating Room

Interactive Training

  • MultiVapor Beta Version 2.2.3 Application
    MultiVapor is a computer tool for estimating breakthrough times and service lives of air-purifying respirator cartridges manufactured to remove toxic organic vapors from breathed air.
  • Breakthrough 2004
    NOTE: Breakthrough expired at the end of 2007. It is replaced by MultiVapor.
    DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2005-125 (2005)
    The program is intended as a tool to help an industrial hygienist or other qualified person to set cartridge change-out schedules.
  • Self-Contained Self-Rescuers (SCSR), Inspection, Maintenance, and Use - Interactive Training Course (MSHA Web site)