NIOSH approves first emergency response respirator
NIOSH is continuing to test and evaluate other SCBAs submitted by manufacturers for certification under the new program for these types of emergency response exposures. Other types of respirators, such as air-purifying devices, used by emergency personnel will also be tested and certified in the future.
Devices being labeled as NIOSH-certified for occupational use by emergency responders does not constitute a commercial endorsement of the products.
For more info, contact NIOSH at (800) 35-NIOSH, or visit the NIOSH web page at www.cdc.gov/niosh.