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Previous SEL Number: 01AR-03-PAPC

Description: CBRN Canisters for Item 01AR-03-PAPR. Note that NIOSH approves complete respirator systems, including specific canisters. Although CBRN canisters meet interchangeability requirements, this feature is for emergency use only. Only canisters identified as part of the approved PAPR configuration for routine use should be purchased. See the NIOSH NPPTL Certified Equipment List for details.

ImportantFeatures: Canisters are single filter/adsorbent elements used with a respirator; cartridges are dual filter/adsorbent elements. Canisters and cartridges are color-coded by the type of agents (chemicals) the canister or cartridge is rated against. Some canisters or cartridges may protect against multiple agents and chemicals. Some canisters and cartridges come with prefilters for particulates. 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.

Operating Considerations: Approved configuration must be maintained.

Each canister or cartridge must have a NIOSH approval number. CBRN PAPRs with loose-fitting facepieces require cartridges approved under NIOSH Schedule 23 (Chemical Cartridge Respirators). CBRN PAPRs with tight-fitting facepieces require canisters approved under NIOSH Schedule 14G (Gas Masks).

Canisters and cartridges are specific to the manufacturer's respirator and may not be interchanged with other respirators. Canisters and cartridges have a limited service life, which depends on the concentration of the hazardous substance, the temperature, relative humidity, and breathing (flow) rate through the canister or cartridge. Air-purifying respirator use is predicated on environmental monitoring to determine continued protection in accordance with OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.134.

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: 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-2, Scout/Reconnaissance Mission