Total Inward Leakage Program for Respirators

July 2004
NIOSH Docket Number 036

The Program to add Total Inward Leakage requirements for all types of respirators as part of the NIOSH certification was begun in 2004. A public meeting to discuss the Concept, the half-mask air-purifying respirator benchmark testing results, and proposed requirements was held on June 26, 2007. The docket items related to that public meeting and the subsequent comments are listed below.

Meeting; Coraopolis, PA; June 26, 2007

Pre-Meeting Information

Total Inward Leakage Test for Half-mask Air-purifying Particulate Respirators, Procedure No. RCT-APR-STP-0068, January 31, 2007pdf icon [PDF – 2,190 KB]

Appendix A. Statistical Aspects of Formulating the TIL Criteria, Version 1, February 6, 2007pdf icon [PDF – 3,050 KB]

Notice of public meeting; 72 FR 29501; 5/29/07pdf icon [PDF – 2,560 KB]

Letter to all interested parties from Szalajda (NIOSH) regarding National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory Public Meeting – 5/30/07pdf icon [PDF – 1,560 KB]

Meeting Information

Agenda for the NIOSH-NPPTL Total Intake Leakage Public Meeting; Coraopolis, PA – 6/26/07pdf icon [PDF – 184 KB]

Opening remarkspdf icon [PDF – 903 KB]

Presentation titled, “Anthropometrics Research to Develop Respirator Fit Test Panels” by Zhuang(NIOSH)pdf icon [PDF – 3,820 KB]

Presentation titled, “NPPTL Action Plan: Response to the IOM Report on the Assessment of the NIOSH Head-and-Face Anthropometric Survey of Respirator Users” by Shaffer(NIOSH)pdf icon [PDF – 731 KB]

Presentation titled, “Statistical Explanations for Development of the TIL Criteria” by Landsittel(NIOSH)pdf icon [PDF – 1,510 KB]

Presentation titled, “National Academies Involvement in PPT Activities: Assessment of the NIOSH Head-and-Face Anthropometric Survey of US Respirator Users” by Boord(NIOSH)pdf icon [PDF – 798 KB]

Presentation titled, “Proposed Total Inward Leakage Testing in NIOSH Certification Benchmark Testing” by Newcomb(NIOSH)pdf icon [PDF – 1,630 KB]

Presentation titled, “Proposed Total Inward Leakage Testing in NIOSH Certification NPPTL Testing Capabilities” by Szalajda(NIOSH)pdf icon [PDF – 588 KB]

Presentation titled, “Proposed Total Inward Leakage Testing in NIOSH Certification Program Concept” by Newcomb(NIOSH)pdf icon [PDF – 1,440 KB]

Presentation titled, “Proposed Total Inward Leakage Testing in NIOSH Certification Technical Concept” by Newcomb(NIOSH)pdf icon [PDF – 1,780 KB]

Presentation titled, “NIOSH Public Meeting: Total Inward Leakage” by Pope(Institute of Medicine of the National Academies)pdf icon [PDF – 1,830 KB]

Post-meeting Information

Transcript of the NIOSH/NPPTL Total Inward Leakage Public Meeting, Corapolis, PA, June 26, 2007pdf icon [PDF – 77,005 KB]

Meeting; Arlington, VA; August 25, 2004

Pre-Meeting Information

Notice; 69 FR 42059; Initial Discussions for Concepts of Total Inward Leakage (TIL) Requirements and Test Methods for Halfmask Respirators Including Elastomeric and Filtering Facepiece Styles; Marriott Key Bridge Hotel, Arlington, VA on August 25, 2004; 7/13/04pdf icon [PDF – 132 KB]

Program Concept for Total Inward Leakage (TIL) Performance Requirements and Test Methods – 4/20/04pdf icon [PDF – 134 KB]

Letter to all interested parties from Boord (NIOSH) – 7/14/04pdf icon [PDF – 115 KB]

Meeting Information

Meeting agenda – 8/25/04pdf icon [PDF – 143 KB]

Participant Listing — 8/25/04pdf icon [PDF – 147 KB]

Meeting survey summary – 8/25/04pdf icon [PDF – 47 KB]

Presentation “Program Concept for Total Inward Leakage (TIL) Performance Requirements and Test Methods by Metzler & Boord (NIOSH)” – 8/25/04pdf icon [PDF – 2,498 KB]

Presentation “Total Inward Leakage Standards Development Efforts” by Newcomb (NIOSH) – 8/25/04pdf icon [PDF – 2,688 KB]

Presentation “New Respirator Fit Test Panels Representing the Current U.S. Civilian Workforce” by Zhuang (NIOSH) – 8/25/04pdf icon [PDF – 4,084 KB]

Presentation slide on NIOSH Docket Information – 8/25/04pdf icon [PDF – 118 KB]

Transcript from NIOSH public meeting on 8/25/04 in Arlington, VApdf icon [PDF – 7,418 KB]

Submissions in order of Receipt

Submission to the docket from Bradley (International Safety Equipment Association) – 10/1/04pdf icon [PDF – 226 KB]

Submission to the docket from Steward(Eastern Technologies) – 3/13/07pdf icon [PDF – 713 KB]

Submission to the docket from Green(Syntech International, Inc/PABBAN Development Co.) – 6/29/07pdf icon [PDF – 651 KB]

Submission to the docket from Weinberg(Wein Products Inc) – 6/29/07pdf icon [PDF – 706 KB]

Submission to the docket from Green(Syntech International, Inc/PABBAN Development Co.) – 7/18/07pdf icon [PDF – 1,710 KB]

Submission to the docket from Gardner(US Army RDBCOM) – 8/16/07pdf icon [PDF – 1,012 KB]

Submission to the docket from Birkner (Moldex-Metric) – 8/22/07pdf icon [PDF – 583 KB]

Submission to the docket from Sell(Dräger Safety, Inc.) – 8/27/07pdf icon [PDF – 1,170 KB]

Submission to the docket from Shaw(Mine Safety Appliances Co.) – 8/30/07pdf icon [PDF – 701 KB]

Submission to the docket from Arash(Triosyn Corporation/Safelife Corporation) – 8/31/07pdf icon [PDF – 2,280 KB]

Submission to the docket from Colton(3M) – 8/31/07pdf icon [PDF – 4,040 KB]

Submission to the docket from Shipp (International Safety Equipment Association) – 8/31/07pdf icon [PDF – 1,510 KB]

Submission to the docket from Weed(TSI Inc) – 8/31/07pdf icon [PDF – 3,070 KB]

Submission to the docket from Welsh(Cal/OSHA) – 8/31/07pdf icon [PDF – 1,280 KB]

Submission to the docket from Birkner (Moldex-Metric, Inc.) – 2/01/08pdf icon [PDF – 1,620 KB]

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