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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 RespiratorTotal Certified
13F - Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)549
14G - Gas Masks191
19C - Supplied-Air Respirators (SAR)376
21C - Particulate Respirators678
23C - Chemical Cartridge Respirator2304
84A - Particulate Filter Respirator4618
CBRN Air-Purifying Respirators (CBRN/APER) / Sub Category of 14G5
CBRN Air-Purifying Respirators (CBRN/APR) / Sub Category of 14G11
CBRN Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) / Sub Category of 13F59
Chemical Cartridge Respirator (CBRN Loose-Fitting PAPR) Sub Category of 23C2
Chemical Cartridge Respirator (CBRN Tight-Fitting PAPR) Sub Category of 14G9
Grand Total8802

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