NIOSH NPPTL and NFPA Joint Approval Process for NFPA 1981 2007 Edition Respirator Approvals
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Letter to All Respirator Manufacturers
Issue Date: December 08, 2006
From: Heinz W. Ahlers, Chief, Technology Evaluation Branch, National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory
Subject: NIOSH NPPTL and NFPA Joint Approval Process for NFPA 1981 2007 Edition Respirator Approvals
The changes to the NFPA 1981 2007 edition require NIOSH CBRN approval as a component of NFPA 1981 approval. The NIOSH CBRN Statement of Standard for CBRN approval for SCBA devices requires NFPA 1981 approval as a component of the CBRN SCBA approval. The combined effect of these two standards is NFPA compliance and NIOSH CBRN compliance approvals must be issued jointly.
Due to scheduling challenges with the August 31, 2007 stop labeling date for NPPA 1981 2002 labels NIOSH is modifying the application process for submitting approvals for Title 42, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 84 (42 CFR Part 84), NIOSH CBRN and NFPA 1981 2007 as follows.
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