The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is announcing the launch of the NIOSH Respirator Fit Evaluation Challenge, a 3-phase prize challenge with a total of $350,000 in prize money.
Here is the link for registration for the 24th November webinar on Welding: The Multi-hazard Process
For each of our online webinars, and to support membership networking and collaboration, we are looking for members to present a short 5-10 min introduction to their company, research or other R activity. These shorter ignite-type sessions will be embedded into the main educational webinar to help support membership awareness. Please contact the section chair or secretary, if interested or require further details.
The NIOSH NPPTL has updated the Counterfeit Respirators / Misrepresentation of NIOSH-Approval webpage with the following information concerning NIOSH ownership of respirator certification marks.
The Journal of the International Society for Respiratory Protection (JISRP) has published its second issue. The full journal is available to members of the ISRP. The first article in the issue, is available open access.
Earlier in the year, ASTM International released a new standard, ASTM 3502-21 Standard Specification for Barrier Face Coverings. This web page provides a table of barrier face coverings (BFCs) and Workplace Performance/Performance Plus masks that conform to the ASTM F3502-21 standard and NIOSH requirements.
Please be advised that the Draft Standard CSA Z94.4.1, Performance standard for filtering respirators has been posted for the mandatory 60-day Public Review. It will remain open until May 29th, 2021.
The draft has been posted on the CSA Group Public Review site.
Link to the CSA Z94.4.1 Public Review Draft:
Identifier: CSA Z94.4.1
Title: Performance Standard for Filtering Respirators Expiry date: 29/05/2021
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