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NIOSH Fact Sheet: What’s Special about CBRN Self-contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)?


June 2011
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2011-183
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In December 2001, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) implemented a voluntary approval program for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) respirators. NIOSH issues certificates of approval to SCBA in accordance with the requirements of Title 42 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 84.