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Previous SEL Number: 01AR-02-APRC

Description: CBRN canisters for Item 01AR-02-APR. Note that NIOSH approves complete respirator systems, including specific canister(s). Although CBRN canisters meet interchangeability requirements, this feature is for emergency use only. Only canisters identified as part of the approved APR configuration for routine use should be purchased. See the NIOSH NPPTL Certified Equipment List for details.

ImportantFeatures: NIOSH CBRN-approved canisters provide protection against a wide variety of gas, vapor, and particulate hazards including chemical warfare agents. The canister must incorporate a P100 filter capability and use a 40mm NATO-compatible thread that permits interoperability with other manufacturer's respirators when no other cartridges are available. The CBRN canister's NIOSH label is color-coded OD (olive drab) green with black font, and lists the type of agents against which the canister is rated.

NOTE: The interoperability capability is for emergency use only.

Operating Considerations: Approved configuration must be maintained. Interoperability applies only in emergency situations.

NIOSH has listed the following limitations for CBRN APR:
1. Not for use in atmospheres containing less than 19.5 percent oxygen.
2. Not for use in atmospheres immediately dangerous to life orhealth or where hazards have not been fully characterized.
3. When used at defined occupational exposure limits, the rated service time cannot be exceeded. Follow established canister change schedules or observe End of Service Life Indicators to ensure that canisters are replaced before breakthrough occurs.
4. Failure to properly use and maintain this product could result in injury or death.
5. Follow the manufacturer's User Instructions for changing canisters.
6. All approved respirators shall be selected, fitted, used, and maintained in accordance with MSHA, OSHA, and other applicable regulations.
7. Use replacement parts in the configuration as specified by the applicable regulations and guidance.
8. Refer to User Instructions and/or maintenance manuals for information on use and maintenance of these respirators.
9. Consult manufacturer's User Instructions for information on the use, storage, and maintenance of these respirators at various temperatures.
10. This respirator provides respiratory protection against inhalation of radiological and nuclear dust particles. Procedures for monitoring radiation exposure and full radiation protection must be followed.
11. If, during use, an unexpected hazard is encountered such as a secondary CBRN device, pockets of entrapped hazard or any unforeseen hazard, immediately leave the area for clean air.
12. Use in conjunction with personal protective ensembles that provide appropriate levels of protection against dermal hazard. Failure to do so may result in personal injury even when the respirator is properly fitted, used, and maintained.
13. Some CBRN agents may not present immediate effects from exposure, but can result in delayed impairment, illness, or death.
14. Direct contact with CBRN agents requires proper handling of the respirator after each use and between multiple entries during the same use. Decontamination and disposal procedures must be followed. If contaminated with liquid chemical warfare agents, dispose of the respirator after decontamination.
15. NOTE: The respirator should not be used beyond eight (8) hours after initial exposure to chemical warfare agents to avoid possibility of agent permeation. If liquid exposure is encountered, the respirator should not be used for more than two (2) hours.

Training Requirements: Core Training: NFPA 470, Chapter 6, 8, 10 as applicable, OSHA 1910.120, OSHA 1910.134, NFPA 1404.
Initial Training: Extensive (>2 days)
Sustainment Training: Extensive (>2 days)

Mandatory Standards:

Applicable Standards and References:

  • HazMat: Response Team
  • Law Enforcement: Aviation
  • Law Enforcement: Forensic Technician
  • Law Enforcement: Maritime
  • Law Enforcement: Mobile Field Force
  • Law Enforcement: SWAT/Tactical Team
  • Mortuary Operations
  • REL: Full Canadian Recommended Equipment List
  • REL: LOS-1, Multi-Agency Intervention
  • REL: LOS-3, Suspicious Powder Response
  • REL: LOS-4, Evac and Perimeter Control