Mining Feature: Escape respirator request for information (RFI)

Thursday, April 8, 2021

NIOSH researcher wearing a respirator in a virtual reality mine fire simulation

Give NIOSH your input by 6/30/2021 on their request for information (RFI) titled Next Generation Closed Circuit Mine Escape Respirators (CCMERS)The posted RFI includes a draft specification document for guidance.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is seeking information from industry and prospective manufacturers on possible approaches for manufacturing, pricing, and commercial viability considerations for development of a Cap 2 Closed Circuit Escape Respirator (CCER) and a next generation Closed Circuit Mine Escape Respirator (CCMER) System.

For your input to be considered, please send your response to George Luxbacher ( no later than 3 p.m. ET on June 30, 2021.

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