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NPPTL Sample Matrix-style APR Canister Approval Label

Approval form, Air-Purifying Gas Mask Respirator

Air-Purifying Gas Mask Respirator

This respirator is approved only in the following configuration: Respirator Components. The following columns are in the table TC, Protection, Alternate FacePiece, Connector & Gasket, Shroud CBRN NoseCup, NoseCup, Canister, Packaging, Accessories, Cautions and Limitations 2/3, and each column shows the Part Number and Description.

1. Protection

CBRN Cap 1 – Capacity meets minimum 15 minutes test time.

CBRN – Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear.

2. Cautions and Limitations

A – Not for use in atmospheres containing less than 19.5 percent oxygen.

J – Failure to properly use and maintain this product could result in injury or death.

L – Follow the manufacturers Users Instructions for changing canisters.

M – All approved respirators shall be selected, filtered, used, and maintained in accordance with MSHA, OSHA, and other applicable regulations.

O – Refers to Users Instructions, and/or maintenance manuals for information on use and maintenance of these respirators. (if applicable)

S – Special or Critical users Instructions and/or specific use limitations apply. Refer to Users Instructions before donning.

3. CBRN Cautions and Limitations

R – Some CBRN agents may not present immediate effects from exposure, but can result in delayed impairment, illness, or death.

T – 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.

V – Not for use in atmospheres immediately dangerous to life or health or where hazards have not been fully characterized.

W – Use replacement parts in the configuration as specified by the applicable regulation and guidance.

X – Consult manufacturers Users Instructions for information on the use, storage, and maintenance of these respirators at various temperatures.

Y – The respirator provides respiratory protection against inhalation of radiological and nuclear dust particles. Procedures for monitoring radiation exposure and full radiation protection must be followed.

Z – If during use, an unexpected hazard is encountered such as a secondary CBRN device, pockets of entrapped hazard or any unforseen hazard, immediately leave the area for clean air.

HH – When used at defined occupational exposure limits, the rated service time cannot be exceeded. Follow established canister change out schedules or observe End of Service Life Indicators to ensure that canisters are replaced before breakthrough occurs.

QQ – Use in conjunction with personal protective ensembles that provide appropiate 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.

UU – The respirator should not be used beyond eight 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 hours.