NIOSH-Approved Powered Air-Purified Respirators Meeting CDC Criteria for Ebola

This web page is intended to provide the recommended guidelines by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the NIOSH-approved respiratory protection products meeting the criteria outlined by the CDC to help prevent the spread of the ebola virus. With new information becoming available daily, please consult the CDC website for the most current update regarding infection control procedures.

General Public Ebola Statement

At this time NIOSH is not aware of any recommendations for personal protective equipment for the general public to help reduce exposures to the Ebola Virus Disease. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have stated that there is minimal risk to the general public. Only healthcare workers, and/or family and friends in close contact with patients with Ebola, are at the highest risk, because they may come in contact with the blood or body fluids of patients. For further information, and the most current agency recommendations, please consult your local health department or the CDC and WHO websites.

What is Ebola?

Ebola, also known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a rare and deadly disease caused by one of the Ebola virus strains. The virus was named after the region near the Ebola River where it was first discovered in 1976 in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

What type of Personal Protective Equipment is recommended by the CDC Infection Prevention Guidelines?
Guidance on Personal Protective Equipment To Be Used by Healthcare Workers During Management of Patients with Ebola Virus Disease in U.S. Hospitals, Including Procedures for Putting On (Donning) and Removing (Doffing)

NIOSH-Approved Powered-Air Purifying Respirators

Following is a table listing all of the NIOSH-approved powered-air purifying respirators, identified by the manufacturers as meeting the CDC criteria for use in managing patients with Ebola. For your convenience, a hyperlink to the product page is imbedded for each product listed. Decontamination information, specific to brand and model, has been attached in instances where NIOSH has received it from the manufacturer. The decontamination information will be updated as we receive additional procedures from the manufacturers.

The listing does not endorse or recommend products.This information is provided as a courtesy and all respirators on the listing are NIOSH-approved.

3MExternal

3M
Schedule NIOSH Approval Number Model and Link to Website Facepiece Type Blower Location
21C 0635 Air MateExternal Powered Air Purifying Respirator Hood Belt-mounted. Includes hood and loose-fitting facepiece versions.
21C 0671 W452/W459External Hood Belt-mounted.
21C 0741 L550, L750, L950 GVP-1 w/ GVP440External Helmet Belt-mounted. Includes helmet and loose-fitting facepiece with head protection.
21C 0742 AS-400LBC, AS-600LBCExternal w/ AS-140 filter Helmet Head-mounted. Loose-fitting facepiece.
21C 0766 Adflo PAPRExternal system with HE filter, Spark Arrestor and prefilter Helmet Belt-mounted. Welding Helmet.
21C 0828 GV PAPRExternal Powered Air Purifying Respirator with Hood Hood Belt-mounted.
21C 0829 GV PAPR Powered Air Purifying RespiratorExternal with Head-cover Helmet Belt-mounted. Loose-fitting facepiece.
21C 0830 Breathe EasyExternal Turbo Powered Air Purifying Respirator with Hood Hood Belt-mounted. Hood and loose-fitting facepiece included.
21C 0831 Breathe EasyExternal Turbo Powered Air Purifying Respirator with Hood and LiMnO2 Battery Hood Belt-mounted. Hood and loose-fitting facepiece included.
21C 0832 Breathe EasyExternal Turbo Powered Air Purifying Respirator with Headcover Helmet Belt-mounted. Loose-fitting facepiece.
21C 0833 Breathe EasyExternal Turbo Powered Air Purifying Respirator with Headcover and LiMnO2 Battery Helmet Belt-mounted. Loose-fitting facepiece.
21C 0835 GV PAPRExternal Powered Air Purifying Respirator with Hood Hood Belt-mounted. Hood and loose-fitting facepiece included.
21C 0842 Series BE-ExternalTurbo Powered Air Purifying Respirator with Series 800 Hoods Hood Belt-mounted. Hood and loose-fitting facepiece included.
21C 0843 Series BEExternal-Turbo Powered Air Purifying Respirator with Series 800 Hoods Hood Belt-mounted. Hood and loose-fitting facepiece included.
21C 0852 Series TR-300External PAPR with S-Series Hoods Hood Belt-mounted. Hood and loose-fitting facepiece included.
21C 0853 Series TR-300External PAPR with S-Series Hoods Hood Belt-mounted. Hood and loose-fitting facepiece included.
21C 0854 Series TR-300External PAPR with S-Series Headcovers Hood Belt-mounted. Loose-fitting facepiece.
21C 0855 Series TR-300External PAPR with S-Series Headcovers Hood Belt-mounted. Loose-fitting facepiece.
21C 0856 Series TR-300External PAPR with S-Series Hoods and Premium Suspension Hood Belt-mounted.
21C 0857 Series TR-300External PAPR with S-Series Hoods and Premium Suspension Hood Belt-mounted.
21C 0858 Series TR-300External PAPR with H-Series Hoods Hood Belt-mounted.
21C 0859 Series TR-300External PAPR with H-Series Hoods Hood Belt-mounted.
21C 0860 Series G&V PAPRExternal with M-Series Headcovers/Faceshield Hood Belt-mounted. Hood and loose-fitting facepiece.
21C 0861 Series G&V PAPRExternal with M-Series Headcovers/Hardcat Hood Belt-mounted. Hood and loose-fitting facepiece.
21C 0862 Series G&V PAPRExternal with M-Series Headcovers/Helmet Belt-mounted. Includes options for helmet and loose-fitting facepiece.
21C 0863 BE-TurboExternal PAPR with M-Series Headcovers/Faceshield Hood Belt-mounted. Hood and loose-fitting facepiece.
21C 0864 BE-TurboExternal PAPR with M-Series Headcovers/Hardhat Hood Belt-mounted. Hood and loose-fitting facepiece.
21C 0865 BE-ExternalTurbo PAPR with M-Series Headcovers/Helmet Helmet Belt-mounted. Includes options for helmet and loose-fitting facepiece.
21C 0866 Series TR-300External PAPR with M-Series Headcovers/Faceshield Hood Belt-mounted. Hood and loose-fitting facepiece.
21C 0867 Series TR-300External PAPR with M-Series Headcovers/Faceshield Hood Belt-mounted. Hood and loose-fitting facepiece.
21C 0868 Series TR-300External PAPR with M-Series Headcovers/Hardhat Hood Belt-mounted. Hood and loose-fitting facepiece.
21C 0869 Series TR-300External PAPR with M-Series Headcovers/Hardhat Hood Belt-mounted. Hood and loose-fitting facepiece.
21C 0870 Series TR-300 PAPRExternal with M-Series Headcovers/Helmet Helmet Belt-mounted. Includes options for helmet and loose-fitting facepiece.
21C 0871 Series TR-300 PAPRExternal with M-Series Headcovers/Helmet Helmet Belt-mounted. Includes options for helmet and loose-fitting facepiece.
21C 0884 Series TR-300External PAPR with L-Series Helmet/Bumpcap Helmet Belt-mounted. Includes options for helmet and loose-fitting facepiece.
21C 0885 Series TR-300External PAPR with L-Series Helmet/Bumpcap Helmet Belt-mounted. Includes options for helmet and loose-fitting facepiece.
21C 0886 Series TR-300 PAPRExternal with L-Series Helmet/Bumpcap and Welding Shield Helmet Belt-mounted. Includes options for helmet and loose-fitting facepiece for welding.
21C 0887 Series TR-300 PAPRExternal with L-Series Helmet/Bumpcap and Welding Shield Helmet Belt-mounted. Includes options for helmet and loose-fitting facepiece for welding.
21C 0888 Series TR-300 PAPRExternal with L-Series Helmet/Hardhat Helmet Belt-mounted. Includes options for helmet and loose-fitting facepiece.
21C 0889 Series TR-300 PAPRExternal with L-Series Helmet/Hardhat Helmet Belt-mounted. Includes options for helmet and loose-fitting facepiece for welding.
21C 0890 Series TR-300 PAPRExternal with L-Series Helmet/Hardhat and Welding Shield Helmet Belt-mounted. Includes options for helmet and loose-fitting facepiece for welding.
21C 0891 Series TR-300 PAPRExternal with L-Series Helmet/Hardhat and Welding Shield Helmet Belt-mounted. Includes options for helmet and loose-fitting facepiece for welding.
21C 0892 Series TR-300 PAPRExternal with L-Series Helmet Helmet
21C 0893 Series TR-300 PAPRExternal with L-Series Helmet Helmet
21C 0894 Series TR-300 PAPRExternal with L-Series Helmet and Welding Shield Helmet Belt-mounted. Includes options for helmet and loose-fitting facepiece for welding.
21C 0895 Series TR-300 PAPRExternal with L-Series Helmet and Welding Shield Helmet Belt-mounted. Includes options for helmet and loose-fitting facepiece for welding.
21C 0899 Adflo Series Powered Air Purifying RespiratorExternal with the 9100 Air Headgear Helmet Belt-mounted. Loose-fitting facepiece for welding.
21C 0900 Adflo Series Powered Air Purifying RespiratorExternal with the 9100FX Air Headgear Helmet Belt-mounted. Loose-fitting facepiece for welding.
21C 0904 TR-300External Series Powered Air Purifying Respirator with Loose Fitting Headgear Hood Belt-mounted. Hood and loose-fitting facepiece.
21C 0905 TR-300External Series Powered Air Purifying Respirator with Loose Fitting Headgear Hood Hood and loose-fitting facepiece.
21C 0906 TR-300External Series Powered Air Purifying Respirator with Loose Fitting Headgear Hood Belt-mounted. Hood and loose-fitting facepiece.
21C 0907 TR-300External Series Powered Air Purifying Respirator with Loose Fitting Headgear Hood Belt-mounted. Hood and loose-fitting facepiece.
21C 0908 TR-300External Series Powered Air Purifying Respirator with Loose Fitting Headgear Hood Belt-mounted. Hood and loose-fitting facepiece included.
21C 0909 TR-300External Series Powered Air Purifying Respirator with Loose Fitting Headgear Hood Belt-mounted. Hood and loose-fitting facepiece.
21C 0910 TR-300External Series Powered Air Purifying Respirator with Loose Fitting Headgear Hood Belt-mounted. Hood and loose-fitting facepiece.
21C 0914 Adflo SeriesExternal Powered Air Purifying Respirator with Loose Fitting Headgear Hood Belt-mounted. Hood and loose-fitting facepiece included.
21C 0920 Model TR-300External Powered Air Purifying Respirator with Helmet Helmet Belt-mounted.
21C 0923 Adflo Series Powered Air Purifying RespiratorExternal with HE Filter and Helmet Helmet Belt-mounted. Includes options for helmet and loose-fitting facepiece for welding.
21C 0924 Adflo Series Powered Air Purifying RespiratorExternal with HE Filter and Helmet Helmet Belt-mounted. Loose-fitting facepiece.
21C 0933 Model Adflo Turbo Powered Air-Purifying RespiratorExternal with Helmet Helmet Belt-mounted. Loose-fitting facepiece
21C 0948 TR-600External Powered Air Purifying Respirator with Hood and Particulate Filter Hood Belt-mounted.
21C 0949 TR-600External Powered Air Purifying Respirator with Hood and Particulate Filter Hood Belt-mounted.
21C 0950 Model TR-600 Powered Air Purifying RespiratorExternal with Helmet and Particulate Filter Helmet Belt-mounted.
21C 0951 TR-600External Powered Air Purifying Respirator with Hood and Particulate Filter Hood Belt-mounted.
Cleaning Reusable Respirators and Powered Air Purifying Respirator AssembliesCdc-pdfExternal

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Ebola virus disease (EVD) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Cdc-pdf[PDF – 419KB]External

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – Care in United States Healthcare Facilities Cdc-pdf[PDF – 248KB]External

E.D. Bullard CompanyExternal

E.D. Bullard Company
Schedule NIOSH Approval Number Model and Link to Website Facepiece Type Blower Location
21C 0765 CC20Cdc-pdfExternal respirator hood with PA20 blower and PA1FG filters Hood Belt-mounted
21C 0807 PA30Cdc-pdfExternal Loose Fitting Hood PAPR Hood Belt-mounted
21C 0825 PA30ISCdc-pdfExternal Powered Air Purifying Respirator with Hood Hood Belt-mounted
21C 0836 EVAExternal Series Powered Air Purifying Respirator with Hood Hood Belt-mounted
21C 0922 EVAHLExternal Powered Air Purifying Respirator with Hood Hood Belt-mounted
Protect Against EbolaCdc-pdfExternal

Cleaning and Disinfecting PAPRCdc-pdfExternal

ILC DoverExternal

ILC Dover
Schedule NIOSH Approval Number Model and Link to Website Facepiece Type Blower Location
21C 0814 Sentinel XL HP Loose Fitting Hood Powered Air Purifying Respirator Hood Belt-mounted
21C 0848 Sentinel XL HP PAPR with Clear Hood Hood Belt-mounted
21C 0901 Sentinel XT Powered Air Purifying Respirator with the Sentinel XT Clear Hood Hood Belt mounted with optional back harness
21C 0902 Sentinel XT Powered Air Purifying Respirator with the Sentinel XT Full Hood Hood Belt mounted with optional back harness
ILC Dover Component Decontamination Solution Usage Recommendations [PDF – 80KB]External

Immediate Response TechnologyExternal

Immediate Response Technology
Schedule NIOSH Approval Number Model and Link to Website Facepiece Type Blower Location
21C 0799 PureAir LooseExternal Fitting C420 Powered Air-Purifying Respirator with the S-70013 HE particulate filter Hood Belt-mounted
21C 0809 FlexAir PoweredExternal Air- Purifying Respirator with Loose-Fitting Hood Hood Belt-mounted
21C 0839 FlexAir PAPRExternal with Loose- Fitting Hoods Hood Belt mounted with optional back harness

Interactive Safety Products, Inc.External

Interactive Safety Products, Inc.
Schedule NIOSH Approval Number Model and Link to Website Facepiece Type Blower Location
21C 0797 Pureflo ESMExternal PAPR with HE filter (P/N PR02180) Helmet Helmet-mounted
21C 0847 PureFlo ESMExternal Powered Air- Purifying Respirator with Visor Helmet Helmet Helmet-mounted
21C 0926 PureFlo ESMExternal PAPR with Helmet and Faceseal, Powered Air-Purifying Respirator Helmet Helmet-mounted
21C 0927 PureFlo ESMExternal PAPR P-Series with Helmet and Faceseal, Powered-Air Purifying Respirator Helmet Helmet-mounted
21C 0928 PureFlo Hydra PAPRExternal with Helmet and Lifting Visor, Powered Air-Purifying Respirator Helmet Belt-mounted
21C 0929 PureFlo HydraExternal PAPR with Helmet and Fixed Visor, Powered Air-Purifying Respirator Helmet Belt-mounted

MSA SafetyExternal

MSA Safety
Schedule NIOSH Approval Number Model and Link to Website Facepiece Type Blower Location
21C 0800 OptimAir TLExternal Powered Air Purifying Repirator with Hood Hood Belt-mounted

North SafetyExternal

North Safety
Schedule NIOSH Approval Number Model and Link to Website Facepiece Type Blower Location
21C 0872 Compact Air Series 200External PAPR with Hood Primair HoodExternal Hood Belt-mounted
Product Information Cdc-pdf[PDF – 233KB]External

PAPR Information Cdc-pdf[PDF – 666KB]External

Assembly Instructions Cdc-pdf[PDF – 463KB]External

Frequently Asked Questions Cdc-pdf[PDF – 399KB]External

Scott Health and SafetyExternal

Scott Health and Safety
Schedule NIOSH Approval Number Model and Link to Website Facepiece Type Blower Location
21C 0777 Proflow 3 PAPR system with three 052683 Hood Belt-mounted
Cleaning and Disinfecting Guidance Cdc-pdf[PDF – 104KB]External

Additional PPE and Ebola Information

Syntech InternationalExternal

Syntech International
Schedule NIOSH Approval Number Model and Link to Website Facepiece Type Blower Location
21C 0803 MaxAir HelmetExternal PAPR with integral blower Helmet Helmet-mounted
21C 0812 Maxair PAPRExternal with Tri-Snap Helmet Helmet Helmet-mounted
21C 0813 Maxair PAPRExternal with Single Post Helmet Helmet Helmet-mounted
21C 0849 Maxair Loose Fitting Universal CH HelmetExternal Powered Air Purifying Respirator Helmet Helmet-mounted
21C 0850 Maxair SeriesExternal Powered Air Purifying Respirator with Universal CH Helmet Helmet Helmet-mounted
21C 0851 Maxair SeriesExternal Powered Air Purifying Respirator with Universal CH Helmet Helmet Helmet-mounted
21C 0911 Maxair Loose Fitting HelmetExternal Powered Air Purifying Respirator with the Universal-CH Helmet Helmet Helmet-mounted
21C 0912 Maxair Loose Fitting HelmetExternal Powered Air Purifying Respirator with the Universal-CH Helmet Helmet Helmet-mounted
21C 0915 Maxair PoweredExternal Air Purifying Respirator with Loose Fitting Helmet Helmet Helmet-mounted
21C 0942 MaxairExternal Loose Fitting Powered Air Purifying Respirator with Helmet and Filter Helmet Helmet-mounted
21C 0946 MaxAirExternal Loose Fitting Helmet Powered Air Purifying Respirator Helmet Helmet-mounted
Recommendations Cdc-pdf[PDF – 1MB]External
Page last reviewed: January 12, 2018 (archived document)