Supplied Air Respirators(SAR)

July 2008
NIOSH Docket Number 083-A

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is working to develop appropriate standards and test procedures for respiratory devices used to protect workers in hazardous environments. NIOSH has initiated a program to update portions of Title 42 Code of Federal Regulations Part 84 (42 CFR Part 84) to promote improved performance and reliability of supplied-air respirators (SAR).

This docket collects public comments related to the development of new, comprehensive standards for certifying SAR. Information submitted to the docket will be considered in the context of development of conceptual standards for SAR, as well as updating equipment performance requirements to improve respirator user safety and health.

Meeting held at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA on August 20, 2008

Pre-meeting Information

Proposed concept: Supplied – Air Respirators (SAR) Standard Subpart J; dated 7/1/08pdf icon [PDF – 4,680 KB]

Meeting Information

Meeting agendapdf icon [PDF – 748 KB]

Attendee listpdf icon [PDF – 2,370 KB]

Presentation by Jonathan Szalajda (NPPTL/NIOSH) entitled “Respirator standards development and meeting overview”pdf icon [PDF – 1,000 KB]

Presentation by Jeff Palcic (NPPTL/NIOSH) entitled “Supplied-air respirator (SAR) conceptual standard”pdf icon [PDF – 1,890 KB]

Presentation by Les Boord (NPPTL/NIOSH) entitled “NPPTL stakeholder meeting”pdf icon [PDF – 980 KB]

Presentation by Jonathan Szalajda (NPPTL/NIOSH) entitled “Respirator standards development and meeting wrap-up”pdf icon [PDF – 887 KB]

Posters from meeting sessionspdf icon [PDF – 2,860 KB]

Submissions in order of receipt

Submission to NIOSH Docket from Gary Zimmerman (Sperian Protection Clothing) –7/24/08pdf icon [PDF – 184 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket from Bob Sell (Dräger Safety, Inc.) – 9/30/08pdf icon [PDF – 3,000 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket from David Spelce (Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center) – 9/30/08pdf icon [PDF – 418 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket from Tom Lingenfelter (Allegro Industries) – 9/30/08pdf icon [PDF – 151 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket from Robert Weber (3M) – 9/30/08pdf icon [PDF – 2,490 KB]

Post-meeting Information

Meeting transcriptpdf icon [PDF – 20,350 KB]

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