Whats Special about Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) powered airpurifying respirators (PAPR)?
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Type:  Newsletter/Journal

Publisher:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - NIOSH, Washington, DC - NIOSH

Published As:  Public

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Topics:  Respiratory Protection, Occupational Safety and Health

NIOSH Fact Sheet

This guidance will help respiratory protection program administrators, managers, and powered airpurifying respirator (PAPR) wearers understand the special features of a NIOSHapproved chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) PAPR. These respirators have unique performance, use limitations, and storage requirements compared to NIOSHapproved industrial PAPR. The respiratory protection program administrator should assure that PAPR manufacturer recommendations are addressed. This information may also be used by managers and PAPR wearers to optimize personal protection.

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