Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear agents (CBRN) and guidelines for their use; concepts for standards for a multi-function powered air purifying respirator (PAPR) and industrial PAPR

September 2003
NIOSH Docket Number 010

Meetings were hosted by NIOSH/NPPTL at the Radisson Hotel at Waterfront Place in Morgantown, WV on October 16, 2003, the Hilton Garden Inn in Canonsburg, PA on May 4, 2004; the Sheraton Station Square in Pittsburgh, PA on December 15, 2004; the Holiday Inn Select Pittsburgh South in Pittsburgh, PA on July 19-21, 2005; and the Sheraton Station Square Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA on December 13, 2005.

These meetings provided a forum for NPPTL to provide a general overview of the history/background of our work relating to concepts for standards for approval of respirators for use against Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Agents (CBRN) and guidelines for their use; concepts for standards for a multi-function Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR); concepts for standards for CBRN closed circuit, self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and to gain shareholders input. Public responses to the meetings as well as pre-meeting correspondence, the agenda, meeting transcripts and more are available below in PDF format.

Meeting held at the Radisson Hotel at Waterfront Place in Morgantown, WV
on October 16, 2003

Pre-Meeting Information

Notice of meeting to initiate conceptual discussions for powered air purifying respirator standards development efforts used for respiratory protection against CBRN agents; 68 FR 54459; 9/17/03pdf icon [PDF – 161 KB]

Letter to all interested parties from BerryAnn (NIOSH) w/draft for discussion dated 9/15/03; 9/24/03pdf icon [PDF – 978 KB]

Letter to all respirator manufacturers from BerryAnn (NIOSH) w/draft statement of standard for CBRN air-purifying escape respirator; 9/30/03pdf icon [PDF – 1,799 KB]

Draft for discussion – CBRN PAPR Concept paper; 9/15/03pdf icon [PDF – 777 KB]

Meeting Information

Agenda; 10/16/03pdf icon [PDF – 3,615 KB]

List of participants; 10/16/03pdf icon [PDF – 341 KB]

Presentation by Palya (NOSH) and Rivin (RDECOM); Chemical warfare agent (CWA) stimulant project; 10/16/03pdf icon [PDF – 1,781 KB]

Presentation by Metzler (NIOSH); Opening remarks; 10/16/03pdf icon [PDF – 638 KB]

Presentation by Morawetz (ICWUC); Acute exposure guideline levels (AEGLs); 10/16/03pdf icon [PDF – 1,509 KB]

Presentation by Caretti (Edgewood Chemical Biological Center); Human ventilation and breathing patterns: normal values and ranges; 10/16/03pdf icon [PDF – 1,360 KB]

Presentation by Bergman (NIOSH); CBRN PAPR laboratory respirator protection level (LRPL); 10/16/03pdf icon [PDF – 1,898 KB]

Presentation by Thornton (NIOSH); CBRN canister requirements; 10/16/03pdf icon [PDF – 1,886 KB]

Presentation by Palya (NIOSH); Durability testing of CBRN powered air-purifying respirators (PAPR); 10/16/03pdf icon [PDF – 1,516 KB]

Presentation by BerryAnn (NIOSH); CBRN overview; 10/16/03pdf icon [PDF – 970 KB]

Presentation by Szalajda (NIOSH) and Lins (RDECOM); CBRN PAPR standard development; CBRN PAPR CWA concept; The protective equipment team; 10/16/03pdf icon [PDF – 1,551 KB]

Presentation by Szalajda (NIOSH); CBRN PAPR standard development; 10/16/03pdf icon [PDF – 1,884 KB]

Presentation on NIOSH development schedule; 10/16/03pdf icon [PDF – 9,201 KB]

Transcript of NIOSH public meeting; 10/16/03pdf icon [PDF – 5,002 KB]

“Protecting emergency responders: community views of safety and health risks and personal protection needs”, Vol. 2; dated 1/1/03pdf icon [PDF – 8,432 KB]

NIOSH publication “NIOSH-DOD-OSHA sponsored chemical and biological respiratory protection workshop report” – Morgantown, WV, 3/10-12-99; dated 2/1/00pdf icon [PDF – 5,374 KB]

Meeting held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Canonsburg, PA on May 4, 2004

Pre-Meeting Information

Notice of meeting to continue discussions for concepts of PAPR standards development efforts used for respiratory protection against CBRN agents; 69 FR 13854; 3/24/04pdf icon [PDF – 244 KB]

Letter to all interested parties from BerryAnn (NPPTL/NIOSH); 3/26/04pdf icon [PDF – 181 KB]

Meeting information brochure; 5/4/04pdf icon [PDF – 530 KB]

Draft CBRN PAPR concept paper dated 4/1/04pdf icon [PDF – 1,697 KB]

Meeting Information

Agenda; 5/4/04pdf icon [PDF – 5,970 KB]

List of participants; 5/4/04pdf icon [PDF – 1,730 KB]

Presentation on docket and meeting comments; 5/4/04pdf icon [PDF – 3,869 KB]

Presentation by Metzler (NIOSH); Welcome and opening remarks; 5/4/04pdf icon [PDF – 992 KB]

Presentation by BerryAnn (NIOSH); CBRN and administration overview; 5/4/04pdf icon [PDF – 780 KB]

Presentation by Caretti (Edgewood Chemical Biological Center); Workplace breathing rates: defining anticipated values and ranges; 5/4/04pdf icon [PDF – 1,399 KB]

Presentation by Klemetti (NIOSH); CBRN PAPR battery requirements summary; 5/4/04pdf icon [PDF – 1,643 KB]

Presentation by Szalajda (NIOSH); PAPR concept development; 5/4/04pdf icon [PDF – 1,977 KB]

Presentation by Szalajda (NIOSH); Summary; 5/4/04pdf icon [PDF – 1,176 KB]

Presentation by Palya (NIOSH); CBRN PAPR human factor requirements; 5/4/04pdf icon [PDF – 1,631 KB]

Presentation by Palya (NIOSH); Durability testing of CBRN powered air-purifying respirators(PAPR); 5/4/04pdf icon [PDF – 2,117 KB]

Presentation by Palya (NIOSH); Chemical warfare agent (CWA) stimulant project; 5/4/04pdf icon [PDF – 2,137 KB]

Presentation by Thornton T (NIOSH); PAPR breathing performance; 5/4/04pdf icon [PDF – 1,438 KB]

Presentation by Thornton T (NIOSH); CBRN canister requirements; 5/4/04pdf icon [PDF – 3,381 KB]

Presentation by Thornton T (NIOSH); CBRN particulate testing; 5/4/04pdf icon [PDF – 1,437 KB]

Presentation by Bergman (NIOSH); CBRN PAPR laboratory respirator protection level (LRPL); 5/4/04pdf icon [PDF – 1,927 KB]

Presentation by Bergman (NIOSH); CBRN PAPR chemical agent permeation and penetration; 5/4/04pdf icon [PDF – 869 KB]

Presentation by Monahan (NIOSH); A study to determine the effect of differing canister resistance on service life in PAPR applications; 5/4/04pdf icon [PDF – 2,063 KB]

Transcript of NIOSH public meeting; 5/4/04pdf icon [PDF – 6,239 KB]

Meeting held at the Sheraton Station Square in Pittsburgh, PA on December 15, 2004

Pre-Meeting Information

Notice of meeting to continue discussions for concepts of PAPR standards and introduction of concepts for closed circuit, self-contained breathing apparatus standards development efforts used for respiratory protection against CBRN agents; 69 FR 67582; 11/18/04pdf icon [PDF – 126 KB]

Letter to all interested parties from Boord (NIOSH); 11/12/04pdf icon [PDF – 211 KB]

Draft for discussion “Concept for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN), tight fitting, powered air purifying respirator (PAPR)”; 10/30/04pdf icon [PDF – 777 KB]

Draft for discussion “Concept standard for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN), full facepiece, closed circuit, self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA)”; 10/30/04pdf icon [PDF – 1,697 KB]

Meeting Information

Agenda; 12/15/04pdf icon [PDF – 5,970 KB]

List of participants; 12/15/04pdf icon [PDF – 410 KB]

Presentation by Metzler (NIOSH) on opening remarks; 12/15/04pdf icon [PDF – 719 KB]

Presentation by Caretti (Edgewood Chemical Biological Center); Literature review of workplace breathing rates & fiber efficiency testing under moderate to high flow rates; 12/15/04pdf icon [PDF – 2,615 KB]

Presentation by Hoffland and Hyre (Edgewood Chemical Biological Center); GB and HD test of the concept NIOSH PAPR standard; 12/15/04pdf icon [PDF – 1,921 KB]

Presentation by Klemetti (NIOSH); Laboratory respirator protection level (LRPL) requirements; 12/15/04pdf icon [PDF – 1,292 KB]

Presentation by Klemetti (NIOSH); Battery requirements; 12/15/04pdf icon [PDF – 3,383 KB]

Presentation by Kovac (NIOSH); Introduction standards development efforts for CBRN CC-SCBA; 12/15/04pdf icon [PDF – 1,155 KB]

Presentation by Kyriazi (NIOSH); NFPA/CBRN high-performance standard for closed-circuit breathing apparatus; 12/15/04pdf icon [PDF – 2,416 KB]

Presentation by Monahan (NIOSH); A study to determine the effect of differing canister resistance on service life in PAPR applications-Part 2; 12/15/04pdf icon [PDF – 2,555 KB]

Presentation by Palya (NIOSH); Concept standard for CBRN, full facepiece, closed circuit, self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA); 12/15/04pdf icon [PDF – 1,948 KB]

Presentation by Palya (NIOSH); Durability testing of CBRN powered air-purifying respirators (PAPR); 12/15/04pdf icon [PDF – 3,063 KB]

Presentation by Thornton (NIOSH); Canister requirements of CBRN powered air-purifying respirators with benchmark results; 12/15/04pdf icon [PDF – 1,516 KB]

Presentation by Szalajda (NIOSH); CBRN PAPR summary; 12/15/04pdf icon [PDF – 857 KB]

Presentation by Szalajda (NIOSH): CBRN CC_SCBA standard development; 12/15/04pdf icon [PDF – 493 KB]

Presentation by Szalajda (NIOSH); CBRN public meeting summary; 12/15/04pdf icon [PDF – 769 KB]

Transcript of NIOSH public meeting; 12/15/04pdf icon [PDF – 10,290 KB]

Meeting held at the Holiday Inn Select Pittsburgh South in Pittsburgh, PA
on July 19-20, 2005

Pre-Meeting Information

Notice of meeting to discuss concepts for standards for approval of respirators for use against CBRN agents and guidelines for their use; and concepts for standards for a multi-function PAPR; 70 FR 35445; 6/20/05pdf icon [PDF – 255 KB]

Letter to all interested parties from Boord (NIOSH); 6/23/05pdf icon [PDF – 261 KB]

Meeting Information

Agenda; 7/19/05pdf icon [PDF – 5,970 KB]

List of participants; 7/19/05pdf icon [PDF – 5,970 KB]

Presentation by Kovac (NIOSH); Computational fluid dynamics of face piece leakage; 7/19/05pdf icon [PDF – 1,094 KB]

Presentation by Cloonan (NIOSH); CBRN SCBA user’s guide; 7/19/05pdf icon [PDF – 2,504 KB]

Presentation by Cloonan (NIOSH); Overview – guidelines for use of NIOSH-approved CBRN respirators; 7/19/05pdf icon [PDF – 2,123 KB]

Presentation by Bergman (NIOSH); CBRN air-purifying respirator (Gas Mask / APR) use guidelines; 7/19/05pdf icon [PDF – 18,424 KB]

Presentation by Boord (NIOSH); Welcome; 7/19/05pdf icon [PDF – 984 KB]

Presentation by Kovac (NIOSH); introduction – standards development efforts for CBRN CC-SCBA; 7/19/05pdf icon [PDF – 1,627 KB]

Presentation by Kyriazi (NIOSH); Concept standard for CBRN, full-facepiece, closed-circuit, self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA); 7/19/05pdf icon [PDF – 3,768 KB]

Presentation by Palya and Kovac (NIOSH); CBRN CC-SCBA summary; 7/19/05pdf icon [PDF – 754 KB]

Presentation by Szalajda (NIOSH); CBRN respirator standard development; 7/19/05pdf icon [PDF – 2,021 KB]

Presentation by Palya (NIOSH); Concept standard for CBRN, full facepiece, closed circuit, self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA); 7/19/05pdf icon [PDF – 3,362 KB]

Presentation by Rehak (NIOSH); Benchmark testing for CBRN, full-facepiece, closed-circuit, self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA); 7/19/05pdf icon [PDF – 2,695 KB]

Comparison of proposed concept powered. Air-purifying respirator (PAPR) standards for industrial, WMD, and CBRN classifications; 5/30/05pdf icon [PDF – 805 KB]

CBRN PAPR STP index projected STP number and title for CBRN PAPR; 7/14/05pdf icon [PDF – 22 KB]

Draft copy of “NIOSH-approved CBRN SCBA user’s guide training aid”; 5/20/05pdf icon [PDF – 962 KB]

Concept for industrial powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) standard; 5/30/05pdf icon [PDF – 797 KB]

Draft for discussion “Concept for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN), powered air purifying respirator (PAPR)”; 6/20/05pdf icon [PDF – 1,438 KB]

Draft for discussion “Attention, emergency responders: NIOSH interim guidance on the use of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) full facepiece, air-purifying respirators/gas masks certified under 42 CFR Part 84: CBRN APR user guide”; 7/8/05pdf icon [PDF – 3,230 KB]

Determination of CBRN organic vapor (Cyclohexane) service life test, tight fitting powered air-purifying respirators (PAPR) standard test procedure (STP) – CET-APRS-STP-CBRN-0501; 7/11/05pdf icon [PDF – 2,920 KB]

Determination of CBRN acid gases (Cyanogen Chloride) service life test, tight fitting powered air purifying respirator )PAPR) standard test procedure (STP) – CET-APRS-STP-CBRN-0502; 7/11/05pdf icon [PDF – 273 KB]

Determination of CBRN acid gases (Hydrogen Cyanide) service life test, tight fitting powered air-purifying respirators (PAPR) standard test procedure (STP) – CET-APRS-STP-CBRN-503; 7/11/05pdf icon [PDF – 282 KB]

Determination of CBRN acid gases (Phosgene) service life test, tight fitting powered air-purifying respirators standard test procedure (STP) – CET-APRS-STP-CBRN-0504; 7/11/05pdf icon [PDF – 270 KB]

Determination of CBRN acid gases (Hydrogen Sulfide) service life test. Tight fitting powered air-purifying respirators (PAPR) standard test procedure (STP) – CET-APRS-STP-CBRN-0505; 7/11/05pdf icon [PDF – 267 KB]

Determination of CBRN acid gases (Sulfur Dioxide) service life test, tight fitting powered air-purifying respirators (PAPR) standard test procedure (STP) – CET-APRS-STP-CBRN-0506; 7/11/05pdf icon [PDF – 273 KB]

Determination of CBRN base gases (Ammonia) service life test, tight fitting powered air-purifying respirators (PAPR) standard test procedures (STP) – CET-APRS-STP-CBRN-0507; 7/11/05pdf icon [PDF – 266 KB]

Determination of CBRN Nitrogen Oxide gases (Nitrogen Dioxide) service life test, tight fitting powered air-purifying respirators (PAPR) standard test procedure (STP) – RCT-APR-STP-0508; 7/11/05pdf icon [PDF – 2,709 KB]

Determination of CBRN Hydride Gases (Phosphine) service life test, tight fitting powered air-purifying respirators (PAPR) standard test procedure (STP) – CET-APRS-STP-CBRN-0509; 7/11/05pdf icon [PDF – 2,622 KB]

Determination of CBRN Formaldehyde service life test, tight fitting powered air-purifying respirators (PAPR) standard test procedure (STP) – RCT-APR-STP-0510; 7/11/05pdf icon [PDF – 3,495 KB]

Determination of CBRN tight fitting and non-tight fitting, powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) performance during dynamic testing against the chemical agent Vapor Sarin (GB) CBRN standard testing procedure (STP) – CET-APRS-STP-CBRN-0550; 7/11/05pdf icon [PDF – 2,743 KB]

Determination of breathing performance test for CBRN tight fitting powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) standard test procedure (STP) – CET-PAPR-STP-CBRN-0559; 4/27/05pdf icon [PDF – 273 KB]

Determination of laboratory respirator protection level (LRPL) values using a quantitative, medium flow, deep probe, corn oil performance test for CBRN self-contained breathing apparatus facepieces or CBRN tight fitting, fullface, air-purifying respirator, standard testing procedure (STP) – RB-APRS-ASRS-STP-CBRN-0352; 12/20/04pdf icon [PDF – 282 KB]

Determination of CBRN tight fitting and non-tight fitting, powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) performance during dynamic testing against chemical agent Distilled Sulfur Mustard (HD) vapor and Distilled Sulfur Mustard (HD) liquid CBRN standard testing procedure (STP)– CET-APRS-STP-CBRN-0551; 11/16/04pdf icon [PDF – 3,286 KB]

Transcript of NIOSH public meeting; 7/19/05pdf icon [PDF – 4,410 KB]

Meeting held at Sheraton Station Square Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA on December 13, 2005

Pre-Meeting Information

Notice of meeting to address concepts for standards for CBRN closed circuit, self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), CBRN, PAPR, and Industrial PAPR; 70 FR 72436; 12/5/05pdf icon [PDF – 229 KB]

Letter to all interested parties from Szalajda (NIOSH); 11/8/05pdf icon [PDF – 67 KB]

Meeting Information

Agenda; 12/13/05pdf icon [PDF – 5,970 KB]

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

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

Presentation by Hoffman (NIOSH); CBRN PAPR retrofit concept; 12/13/05pdf icon [PDF – 359 KB]

Presentation by Szalajda and Hoffman (NIOSH); Industrial PAPR/CBRN Step 2 concepts; 12/13/05pdf icon [PDF – 736 KB]

Presentation by Thornton, Vojtko and Palcic (NIOSH); PAPR benchmark testing; 12/13/05pdf icon [PDF – 3,063 KB]

Presentation by Butler, Bryant and Kovac (NIOSH); Modeling the dissipation of oxygen from an outward leak of a closed-circuit breathing device; 12/13/05pdf icon [PDF – 1,111 KB]

Presentation by Palya (NIOSH); Standards development effort of the concept standard for CBRN, full facepiece, CC-SCBA; 12/13/05pdf icon [PDF – 735 KB]

Presentation by Rehak (NIOSH); Continued discussions of concepts for standards approval of respirators for use against CBRN and PAPRS; 12/13/05pdf icon [PDF – 421 KB]

Presentation by Kovac (NIOSH); Standards development efforts for CBRN CC-SCBA; 12/13/05pdf icon [PDF – 1,155 KB]

Presentation by Szalajda (NIOSH); CBRN PAPR standard development overview and Step 1 concept; 12/13/05pdf icon [PDF – 493 KB]

Transcript of NIOSH public meeting; 12/13/05pdf icon [PDF – 8,505 KB]

Submissions in order of receipt

Submissions to NIOSH docket from Kortschak (Brookdale International); 7/25/03pdf icon [PDF – 990 KB]

Submission to NIOSH docket from Lowry (Survivair, Bacou-Dalloz); 8/5/03pdf icon [PDF – 57 KB]

Submission to NIOSH docket from Parker (Bullard Co.) 9/30/03pdf icon [PDF – 46 KB]

Submission to NIOSH docket from Sawicki (Global Secure Holdings); 11/4/03pdf icon [PDF – 54 KB]

Submission to NIOSH docket from Berndtsson (SEA); 11/13/03pdf icon [PDF – 3,476 KB]

Submission to NIOSH docket from Naylor (Avon Rubber); 12/10/03pdf icon [PDF – 237 KB]

Submission to NIOSH docket from Gutshall (MSA); 12/15/03pdf icon [PDF – 2,214 KB]

Submission to NIOSH docket from Sawicki (Global Secure Holdings); 12/16/03pdf icon [PDF – 54 KB]

Submission to NIOSH docket from Tremblay (AEARO Company); 1/19/04pdf icon [PDF – 164 KB]

Submission to NIOSH docket from Heins (Draeger Safety AG & Co KGaA); 1/21/04pdf icon [PDF – 34 KB]

Submission to NIOSH docket from Schorer (Scott Health & Safety); 2/18/04pdf icon [PDF – 24 KB]

Submission to NIOSH docket from Reshef (Testa Technologies T.T. Ltd); 2/19/04pdf icon [PDF – 181 KB]

Submission to NIOSH docket from Berndtsson (SEA); 2/27/04pdf icon [PDF – 2,226 KB]

Submission to NIOSH docket from Berndtsson (SEA); 5/28/04pdf icon [PDF – 1,127 KB]

Submission to NIOSH docket from Weber (3M); 7/8/04pdf icon [PDF – 5,291 KB]

Submission to NIOSH docket from Bradley (ISEA); 9/8/04pdf icon [PDF – 1,736 KB]

Submission to NIOSH docket from Handfling (Inova Health System); 1/28/05pdf icon [PDF – 565 KB]

Submission to NIOSH docket from Weber (3M); 1/31/05pdf icon [PDF – 1,836 KB]

Submission to NIOSH docket from Pollack (American Hospital Association); 1/31/05pdf icon [PDF – 126 KB]

Submission to NIOSH docket from Desantis (Safety Tech International, Inc.); 2/4/05pdf icon [PDF – 39 KB]

Submission to NIOSH docket from Hoover (Messer Fire Department); 2/24/05pdf icon [PDF – 1,995 KB]

Submission to NIOSH docket from James (University of California-Davis); 3/22/05pdf icon [PDF – 672 KB]

Submission to NIOSH docket from Kazakov (SEA); 3/30/05pdf icon [PDF – 235 KB]

Submission to NIOSH docket from Kazakov (SEA); 5/27/05pdf icon [PDF – 230 KB]

Submission to NIOSH docket from Ottey (Safety Tech International, Inc.); 10/25/05pdf icon [PDF – 25 KB]

Submission to NIOSH docket from Kazakov (SEA); 12/22/05pdf icon [PDF – 149KB]

Submission to NIOSH docket from Runge (3M); 1/12/06pdf icon [PDF – 191 KB]

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