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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Current Issues in the Assessment of Respiratory Protective Devices for Occupational and Non-Occupational Uses: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25951.
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Current Issues in the
Assessment of

Respiratory Protective Devices

for Occupational and
Non-Occupational Uses

PROCEEDINGS OF A WORKSHOP

Anna Nicholson, Olivia Yost, and Claire Giammaria, Rapporteurs

Board on Health Sciences Policy

Health and Medicine Division

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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Current Issues in the Assessment of Respiratory Protective Devices for Occupational and Non-Occupational Uses: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25951.
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Suggested citation: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Current issues in the assessment of respiratory protective devices for occupational and non-occupational uses: Proceedings of a workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/25951.

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Current Issues in the Assessment of Respiratory Protective Devices for Occupational and Non-Occupational Uses: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25951.
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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Current Issues in the Assessment of Respiratory Protective Devices for Occupational and Non-Occupational Uses: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25951.
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PLANNING COMMITTEE ON CURRENT ISSUES IN THE ASSESSMENT OF RESPIRATORY PROTECTIVE DEVICES: A WORKSHOP1

MELISSA McDIARMID (Chair), University of Maryland School of Medicine

JOHN R. BALMES, University of California, San Francisco

HOWARD COHEN, Yale School of Medicine

ROBERT HARRISON, University of California, San Francisco

DANIEL K. SHIPP, International Safety Equipment Association (retired)

TENER GOODWIN VEENEMA, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

Project Staff

OLIVIA YOST, Program Officer

REBECCA A. ENGLISH, Senior Program Officer

CLAIRE GIAMMARIA, Associate Program Officer (from September 2020)

KENDALL LOGAN, Senior Program Assistant

JUSTIN JONES, Senior Program Assistant

ANDREW M. POPE, Senior Director, Board on Health Sciences Policy

Consultant

ANNA NICHOLSON, Science Writer, Doxastic LLC

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1 The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s planning committees are solely responsible for organizing the workshop, identifying topics, and choosing speakers. The responsibility for the published Proceedings of a Workshop rests with the workshop rapporteurs and the institution.

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Acronyms and Abbreviations

ANSI American National Standards Institute
AQI Air Quality Index
ASTM 73471 ASTM Work Item 73471–Standard Specification for Barrier Face Coverings
CA conformity assessment
Cal/OSHA California Occupational Safety and Health Administration
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CEN European Committee for Standardization
CO2 carbon dioxide
COVID-19 coronavirus disease 2019
DOE Department of Energy
DOJ Department of Justice
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
FDA Food and Drug Administration
FFR filtering facepiece respirator
HFE human factors and ergonomics
ISEA International Safety Equipment Association
ISO International Organization for Standardization
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LOSH Labor Occupational Safety & Health program
MSHA Mine Safety and Health Administration
NFPA National Fire Protection Association
NIOSH National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NPPTL National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory
NRC National Research Council
OSH Act Occupational Safety and Health Act
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
PAPR powered air-purifying respirator
PM particulate matter
PPE personal protective equipment
ppm parts per million
PPT personal protective technology
RPD respiratory protective device
USBM United States Bureau of Mines
VA Department of Veterans Affairs
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To address approaches to the respirator approval process in the current landscape for both occupational and non-occupational use of respirators, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Standing Committee on Personal Protective Equipment for Workplace Safety and Health convened a virtual workshop, Current Issues in the Assessment of Respiratory Protective Devices: Nontraditional Workers and Public Use on August 4–5, 2020. Additionally, the workshop considered gaps in respiratory protection for outdoor workers and the general public. This publication summarizes the presentation and discussion of the workshop.

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