Acceptance of Applications for the Testing and Evaluation of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus for Use Against Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Agents

Letter to All Interested Parties

Issue Date: November 20, 2008

From: Jonathan Szalajda, Chief, Policy and Standards Development Branch, National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory

Subject: National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory Public Meeting, December 2, 2008

The NIOSH, National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL), will conduct a public meeting on December 2, 2008 to discuss current respirator standards development projects for powered air-purifying respirators (PAPR); air fed suits; and open-circuit, self-contained breathing apparatus, end-of-service-life indicators. The NIOSH Personal Protective Technology program action planning to address National Academies program evaluation recommendations will also be discussed. There will be an opportunity for discussion following NIOSH’s presentations and an accompanying poster session discussing PAPR.

The meeting will be held between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. On-site registration will be held beginning at 7:45 a.m. You may also confirm your attendance in advance to this meeting by completing a registration form. You may register electronically or you can download the Adobe PDF form and send it by e-mail to NPPTLEvents@cdc.gov or fax it to 412-386-4089.

The meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport, 1111 Airport Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15231. Interested parties should make hotel reservations directly with the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport by calling 800-233-1234.

This meeting will also be using Audio/LiveMeeting Conferencing, remote access capabilities where interested parties may listen in and review the presentations over the internet simultaneously. Parties remotely accessing the meeting will have the opportunity to ask questions during the open comment period. To register to use this capability, please contact Tess Dwornick at 412-386-6736. This option will be available to participants on a first come, first serve basis and is limited to the first 25 participants.

For additional information, please contact NPPTL Policy and Standards Development Branch, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236, telephone 412-386-5200, fax 412-386-4089 or e-mail NPPTLEvents@cdc.gov. The meeting agenda, as well as links to subject review materials for the meeting, are available through the links listed below.

Agenda Cdc-pdf[PDF – 27 KB]External

Links to NIOSH Documents for Comment items:

PAPR Docket 008-A
Air Fed Suits Docket 148
SCBA EOSTI Docket 034-A

Presentations from the Public Meeting

Meeting Welcome Cdc-pdf[PDF – 65 KB]External

Meeting Overview Cdc-pdf[PDF – 168 KB]External

Meeting Wrap-up Cdc-pdf[PDF – 81 KB]External

Air-Fed Ensemble Overview Cdc-pdf[PDF – 53 KB]External

Issues and Criteria for Air-Fed Protective Ensembles Cdc-pdf[PDF – 562 KB]External

Concept for NIOSH Certification of Air-Fed Ensembles Cdc-pdf[PDF – 65 KB]External

Self-Contained Atmospheric Protective Ensemble (SCAPE) Propellant Handlers Ensemble (PHE) Cdc-pdf[PDF – 304 KB]External
DISCLAIMER: The findings in this presentation are those of the author and donot necessarily represent the views of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Mention of any product in this presentation does not constitute an endosement of the product by NIOSH or the author.

NIOSH PPT Program Action Planning Cdc-pdf[PDF – 1.3 MB]External

Self Contained Breathing Apparatus End of Service Life Indicator Cdc-pdf[PDF – 64 KB]External

A Change For Time, Exit Time and Air Allocation For Fire Service SCBA Cdc-pdf[PDF – 249 KB]External
DISCLAIMER: The findings in this presentation are those of the author and donot necessarily represent the views of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Mention of any product in this presentation does not constitute an endosement of the product by NIOSH or the author.

Powered Air-Purifying Respirator Overview Cdc-pdf[PDF – 88 KB]External

Powered Air-Purifying Respirator (PAPR) Work Rate Evolution Cdc-pdf[PDF – 311 KB]External

Concepts for PAPR Gas/Vapor Certification Evaluation Cdc-pdf[PDF – 109 KB]External

Evaluation of High-Flow Filter Efficiency Testers for PAPR Cdc-pdf[PDF – 119 KB]External

End-of-Service Life Program Cdc-pdf[PDF – 2.24 MB]External

National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory Public Meeting, December 2, 2008 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 31 KB]

Page last reviewed: November 20, 2008 (archived document)