Chemical/biological/radioactive/nuclear (CBRN) respirator standards development


Jonathan Szalajda, National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory, National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory, NIOSH, PO Box 18070, 626 Cochrans Mill Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
The presentation provides a background addressing the specific need to develop standards for respirator standards to protect emergency responders in a chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear terrorist event, as well as an overview of the standards developed to date. The attendees will understand the inherent differences between NIOSH Industrial respirator Standards and Military Standards, and why a new set of CBRN standards was developed. Attendees will also understand the process for identifying the specific requirements for the CBRN Respirator Standards