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1959. RESPIRATORY PROTECTION (PROPER USE OF MODERN RESPIRATORS)
Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.
Unfunded Mandates: This action may affect the private sector under PL 104-4.
Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or duplication, or streamline requirements.
Legal Authority: 29 USC 655(b); 33 USC 941; 40 USC 333
CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1910.134; 29 CFR 1915.152; 29 CFR 1918.102; 29 CFR 1926.103
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: In January 1998, OSHA published the final respiratory protection standard, except for the reserved provision on assigned protection factors (APFs). APFs are numbers that estimate the degree of performance of the various classes of respirators. OSHA is developing an approach to devising APFs that involves analyzing available data including data from workplace and chamber studies, where such data are available. OSHA will request further public comment on the analyses conducted using this approach. This will assure that OSHA receives and fully considers public input before issuing final APFs. OSHA expects to complete the rulemaking on APFs in 2001.
|ANPRM||05/14/82||47 FR 20803|
|ANPRM Comment Period End||09/13/82|
|NPRM||11/15/94||59 FR 58884|
|Final Rule||01/08/98||63 FR 1152|
|Final Rule Effective||01/08/98|
|Final Rule - Assigned Protection Factors||12/00/01|
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal
Agency Contact: Marthe B. Kent, Director, Directorate of Safety
Standards Programs, Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health
Administration, Room N3609, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, FP Building,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone: 202 693-1950
Fax: 202 693-1678
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