Powered Air-Purifying respirators (multifunction)

March 2003
NIOSH Docket Number 008

This docket collects public comments related to the development of new, comprehensive standards for certifying multi-function PAPRs (powered air-purifying respirators). Information submitted to the docket will be considered in the context of development of conceptual standards for PAPRs, as well as updating equipment performance requirements to improve respirator user safety and health.

Related Docket

Letter to all interested parties regarding powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) concept paper from Szalajda (NPPTL); 1/3/08pdf icon [PDF – 270 KB]

Proposed Concept: Powered Air-Purifying Respirator (PAPR) Standard—Subpart P; 12/21/07pdf icon [PDF – 6,131 KB]

Notice; Breath Responsive Powered Air-Purifying Respirators (PAPRs); Notice of Acceptance and Evaluation; 4/7/00pdf icon [PDF – 118 KB]

Meeting – Pittsburgh, PA (October 12-13, 2006)

Pre-Meeting Information

Letter to all interested parties regarding National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory Public Stakeholder Meeting on October 12 and 13, 2006 from Hoffman (NPPTL); 8/7/06pdf icon [PDF – 208 KB]

Notice; CDC/NIOSH announces the following meeting on New Programs for the Approval of Powered, Air-purifying Respirators (PAPRs), Total Inward Leakage (TIL), and Quality Assurance (QA) Module, and the Administrative Module will be discussed; 71 FR 51829; 8/31/06pdf icon [PDF – 46 KB]

Meeting Information

Agenda – 10/12/06pdf icon [PDF – 160 KB]

Agenda – 10/13/06pdf icon [PDF – 132 KB]

Handout 1 – Letter to all interested parties regarding CBRN Combination SCBA and CBRN Supplied Air Respirator Concepts from Hoffman (NPPTL); 10/6/06pdf icon [PDF – 14 KB]

Handout 2 – Memo regarding Voluntary Program for Acceptance of Applications for the Testing and Evaluation of Powered Air-Purifying Respirators (PAPR or PAPRS) for Use Against Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Agents from Hoffman (NPPTL); 10/6/06pdf icon [PDF – 25 KB]

Handout 3 – Concept Standard for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Type C and CE Positive Pressure, Pressure Demand Full Facepiece Supplied Air Respirator (SAR); 10/6/06pdf icon [PDF – 280 KB]

Handout 4 – Concept for Open Circuit CBRN SCBA in combination with Non-Powered CBRN Air-Purifying Tight-Fitting respirators and/or Powered Air-Purifying Tight-Fitting respirators; 10/6/06pdf icon [PDF – 78 KB]

Handout 5 – Draft CBRN Respirator Test Selection Guide; 8/11/06pdf icon [PDF – 68 KB]

Handout 6 – Statement of Standard for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Powered Air-Purifying Respirators (PAPR); 10/6/06pdf icon [PDF – 74 KB]

Handout 7 – List of NIOSH Standard Protections, Cautions and Limitations for Approval Labels; 10/1/06pdf icon [PDF – 38 KB]

Handout 8 – NPPTL – CBRN Step 1 PAPR (Powered Air Purifying Respirator) Fee Invoice; Form dated 9/06pdf icon [PDF – 45 KB]

Presentation posters for the meeting; 10/12/06pdf icon [PDF – 1,780 KB]

Presentation summary of the meeting for 10/12/06pdf icon [PDF – 2,450 KB]

Presentation summary of the meeting for 10/13/06pdf icon [PDF – 2,780 KB]

List of attendees; 10/12/06pdf icon [PDF – 404 KB]

Transcript of the NIOSH/NPPTL Public Meeting on Ongoing Standard and Research Development of New Programs for the Approval of Powered, Air-purifying Respirators (PAPRs), Total Inward Leakage (TIL), and Quality Assurance (QA) Module, and the Administrative Module; Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh South, Pittsburgh, PA; 10/12/06pdf icon [PDF – 6,150 KB]

Transcript of the NIOSH/NPPTL Public Meeting on Ongoing Standard and Research Development of New Programs for the Approval of Powered, Air-purifying Respirators (PAPRs), Total Inward Leakage (TIL), and Quality Assurance (QA) Module, and the Administrative Module; Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh South, Pittsburgh, PA; 10/13/06pdf icon [PDF – 3,200 KB]

Meeting – Pittsburgh, PA (December 13, 2005)

Pre-Meeting Information

Letter to all interested parties regarding National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory Public Meeting on December 13, 2005 from Szalajda (NPPTL); 11/8/05pdf icon [PDF – 67 KB]

Notice; Continued discussions of concepts for standards for approval of respirators for use against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear agents (CBRN) and Concepts for standards for industrial, powered air purifying respirator (PAPR); 70 FR 72436; 12/5/05pdf icon [PDF – 229 KB]

Meeting Information

Agenda; 12/13/05pdf icon [PDF – 266 KB]

Presentation “Welcome and NPPTL Overview” by Les Boord (NIOSH) – 12/13/05pdf icon [PDF – 1,527 KB]

Presentation “CBRN PAPR Retrofit Concept” by Bill Hoffman (NIOSH) – 12/13/05pdf icon [PDF – 359 KB]

Presentation “Standards Development Efforts for CBRN CC-SCBA” by John Kovac (NIOSH) – 12/13/05pdf icon [PDF – 524 KB]

Presentation “Standards Development Effort of the Concept Standard for CBRN, Full Facepiece, CC-SCBA” by Frank Palya (NIOSH) – 12/13/05pdf icon [PDF – 735 KB]

Presentation “Administrative Issues” by Jonathan Szalajda (NIOSH); 12/13/05pdf icon [PDF – 490 KB]

Presentation “Industrial PAPR/CBRN Step 2 Concepts” by Jonathan Szalajda and Bill Hoffman (NIOSH) – 12/13/05pdf icon [PDF – 736 KB]

Presentation “CBRN PAPR Standard Development Overview and Step 1 Concept” by Jonathan Szalajda (NIOSH) – 12/13/05pdf icon [PDF – 2,454 KB]

Presentation “CBRN Standards Implementation” by Tim Rehak (NIOSH) – 12/13/05pdf icon [PDF – 421 KB]

Presentation “Modeling the Dissipation of Oxygen from an Outward Leak of a Closed-Circuit Breathing Device” by Kathryn Butler and Rodney Butler (NIST) and John Kovac (NIOSH) – 12/13/05pdf icon [PDF – 1,111 KB]

Presentation “PAPR Benchmark Testing” by Terry Thornton, Rich Vojtko and Jeff Palcic (NIOSH) – 12/13/05pdf icon [PDF – 3,063 KB]

NPPTL Customer Survey – 12/13/05pdf icon [PDF – 321 KB]

Transcript of the NIOSH/NPPTL Public Meeting on Continued Discussions of Concepts for Standards for Approval of Respirators for use Against Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Agents (CBRN) and Concepts for Standards for Industrial, Powered Air-Purifying (PAPR) at Sheraton Station Square, Pittsburgh, PA; 12/13/05pdf icon [PDF – 8,505 KB]

Meeting –Pittsburgh, PA [July 19-20, 2005]

Pre-Meeting Information

Notice; 70 FR 34545; Meeting announcement for July 19-20, 2005 in Pittsburgh, PApdf icon [PDF – 537 KB]

Letter to all interested parties regarding National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory Public Stakeholder Meeting on July 19-20, 2005 from Boord (NPPTL); 6/23/05pdf icon [PDF – 261 KB]

Meeting Information

Agenda – 07/20/05pdf icon [PDF – 256 KB]

List of attendees – 7/20/05pdf icon [PDF – 6,166 KB]

Presentation “Welcome” by Les Boord (NIOSH) – 7/20/05pdf icon [PDF – 984 KB]

Presentation “Overview” by Jonathan Szalajda (NIOSH) – 7/20/05pdf icon [PDF – 2,262 KB]

Presentation “Pittsburgh Matrix for PPE” by Michael Allswede (University of Pittsburgh) – 7/20/05pdf icon [PDF – 1,153 KB]

Presentation “Customer and Market Focus” by MaryAnn D’Allesandro (NIOSH) – 7/20/05pdf icon [PDF – 1,407 KB]

Presentation “PAPR Canister Particulate Efficiency Benchmark Testing” by Paul Gardner (Edgewood Chemical Biological Center) – 7/20/05pdf icon [PDF – 1,244 KB]

Presentation “Multifunction Powered Air Purifying Respirators” by Frank Koh (University of Maryland) – 7/20/05pdf icon [PDF – 1,169 KB]

Presentation “Determination of Air Flow for CBRN Tight Fitting Powered Air-Purifying Respirators” by Jeff Palcic (EG&G Technical Services, Inc.) – 7/20/05pdf icon [PDF – 2,332 KB]

Presentation “Hazard Assessment of First Receivers in Medical Facilities Responding to a CBRN Terrorist Incident” by Frank Palya (NIOSH) – 7/20/05pdf icon [PDF – 1,644 KB]

Presentation “Shrouds for Non-Tight Fitting PAPR Used by First Receivers” by Raymond Roberge (NIOSH) – 7/20/05pdf icon [PDF – 2,231 KB]

Presentation “PAPR Summary” by Jonathan Szalajda (NIOSH) – 7/20/05pdf icon [PDF – 739 KB]

Presentation “Industrial PAPR Concept” by Jonathan Szalajda and Bill Hoffman (NIOSH) – 7/20/05pdf icon [PDF – 1,132 KB]

Presentation “CBRN Benchmark Testing (Breathing Rates, Battery Indicators, Low Flow Indicators, Particulate Tests, Crisis Provision)” by Terry Thornton, Rich Votjko, Jeff Palcic (NIOSH) and Paul Gardner (Edgewood Chemical Biological Center) – 7/20/05 [PDF – 3,589 KB]

NPPTL Customer Survey – 7/20/05pdf icon [PDF – 1158 KB]

Transcript of the NIOSH/NPPTL Public Meeting on Discussion of Concepts for Standards for a Multi-Function PAPR; Holiday Inn Select, Pittsburgh South, PA; 7/20/05pdf icon [PDF – 10,190 KB]

Meeting—Arlington, VA [April 10, 2003]

Pre-Meeting Information

Letter to all interested parties regarding NPPTL public meeting on April 10, 2003 from BerryAnn (NIOSH) – 3/11/03pdf icon [PDF – 662 KB]

Notice; 68FR13713; Meeting announcement for April 10, 2003 meeting in Arlington, VApdf icon [PDF – 196 KB]

Meeting Information

Agenda – 4/10/03pdf icon [PDF – 31 KB]

List of attendees – 4/10/03pdf icon [PDF – 2,346 KB]

Presentation “Introduction” by Tim Rehak (NIOSH) – 4/10/03pdf icon [PDF – 988 KB]

Presentation “Multifunction PAPR (Powered Air Purifying Respirator” by John Kovac (NIOSH) – 4/10/03pdf icon [PDF – 938 KB]

Presentation “Proposal of Incorporation of a New PAPR in New NIOSH Standards” by Tomoyuki Kawakami (Koken Ltd) – 4/10/03pdf icon [PDF – 18,775 KB]

Presentation “Peak Inhalation Air Flow & Minute Volume during a Controlled Test Performed on an Ergometer” by Goran Berndtsson (SEA Group) – 4/10/03pdf icon [PDF – 6,228 KB]

Comments by Joseph LaMonica (Consultant to BCOA) – 4/10/03pdf icon [PDF – 91 KB]

Comments by Forrest (Centurion Safety Products) – 4/10/03pdf icon [PDF – 218 KB]

Presentation “Existing Standards for Multifunction Powered Air Purifying Respirators” by Arthur Johnson (University of Maryland) – 4/10/03pdf icon [PDF – 6,894 KB]

Presentation “Human Factors Aspects of Multifunction Powered Air Purifying Respirators” by Arthur Johnson (University of Maryland) – 4/10/03pdf icon [PDF – 160,529 KB]

Transcript of NIOSH/NPPTL public meeting to discuss standards for respiratory devices used to protect workers in hazardous environments – Multi-Function PAPR Project; Marriott Key Bridge Hotel, Arlington, VA; 4/10/03pdf icon [PDF – 3,342 KB]

Submissions in Order of Receipt

Submission to the docket from Forrest (Centurion Safety) – 4/29/03pdf icon [PDF – 15,323 KB]

Submission to the docket from Plasnik (Mine & Process Service, Inc.) – 7/8/05pdf icon [PDF – 41 KB]

Submission to the docket from Plasnik (Mine & Process Service, Inc.) – 9/9/05pdf icon [PDF – 108 KB]

Submission to the docket from Tomsa (Avon-APS) – 9/6/05pdf icon [PDF – 589 KB]

Submission to the docket from Runge (3M) – 3/17/06pdf icon [PDF – 655 KB]

Submission to the docket from Green (Syntech, International) – 9/1/06pdf icon [PDF – 30 KB]

Submission to the docket from Swanson (Mine Safety Appliances Co.) – 10/3/06pdf icon [PDF – 704 KB]

Submission to the docket from Kazakov (Safety Equipment Australia) – 10/9/06pdf icon [PDF – 768 KB]

Submission to the docket from Green (Syntech, International) – 11/27/06pdf icon [PDF – 123 KB]

Submission to the docket from Runge (3M) – 1/9/07pdf icon [PDF – 286 KB]

Submission to the docket from Sell (Drager Safety, Inc) – 4/18/07pdf icon [PDF – 2,486 KB]

Submission to the docket from Burdge (BMT Designers and Planners, Inc.) – 1/18/08pdf icon [PDF – 384 KB]

Submission to the docket from Toyoshima (Koken Ltd) – 2/11/08pdf icon [PDF – 558 KB]

Submission to the docket from Spelce (Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center) – 1/24/08pdf icon [PDF – 701 KB]

Submission to the docket from Private person – 2/19/08pdf icon [PDF – 739 KB]

Submission to the docket from Powe (Safety Equipment Australia (SEA) – 3/27/08pdf icon [PDF – 5,381 KB]

Submission to the docket from Weber (3M) Occupational Health and Environmental Safety Division) – 3/28/08pdf icon [PDF – 3,780 KB]

Submission to the docket from Bobetich (Industrial Protection Products) – 3/28/08pdf icon [PDF – 1,275 KB]

Submission to the docket from Sell (Draeger Safety, Inc.) – 3/28/08pdf icon [PDF – 2,486 KB]

Submission to the docket from Kay (Interspiro, Inc.) – 3/28/08pdf icon [PDF – 153 KB]

Submission to the docket from Bradley (International Safety Equipment Association) – 3/31/08pdf icon [PDF – 1289 KB]

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