The International Society for Respiratory Protection

CSA Z94.4.1 Draft Posted for Public Review

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


ASTM F3502 Face Covering Standard Approved

Today, global standards organization ASTM International approved a new standard for barrier face coverings that will help establish minimum design, performance, labeling, and care requirements for reusable barrier face coverings.

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Respiratory exposure to volcanic ash

The Health Interventions in Volcanic Eruptions (HIVE) project prinicipal investigator, Claire J. Horwell, has written a supplement to the DISASTER newsletter of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).  The supplement summarizes the research and key findings on preparing for, and protecting communities from, respiratory exposure to volcanic ash.  


pdf Disasters Issue 130 Oct2020 Horwell (4.34 MB)

ISRP 2020 Webinar Series

2020 Webinar Series

The Role of Respiratory Protection in Response to Coronavirus.

The series completed in 2020.  Recordings are available to members.

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2021 Education Workshop Programme

The aim of the 2021 International Society for Respiratory Protection - European Section educational workshop series is to introduce attendees to the role of respiratory protection in response to a range of airborne hazards, the lessons learned from working in such hazardous environments and the technologies used and measures that may be taken to respond to such hazards.

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Oxford 2020 Conference Postponed

ISRP 2020 Oxford Conference Postponed

The European Section of the International Society for Respiratory Protection regrets to announce that owing to the uncertainties around resumption of normal business after COVID-19, the Oxford conference will be delayed to 22nd September – 26th September 2024, and will be held as originally planned at Pembroke College, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom.

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The ISRP European Section