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NIOSH ISSUES CBRN CERTIFICATION TO SURVIVAIR OPTI-FIT GAS MASK


SURVIVAIR OPTI-FIT GAS MASK

Smithfield, RI (January 21, 2005) — The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has certified the Survivair Opti-Fit CBRN Full Facepiece Gas Mask with the Model 1690 CBRN Canister against exposure to chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) agents, officials at Survivair Respirators, Inc. announced today. Under approval number TC-14G-0272, the Opti-Fit CBRN Gas Mask was certified to the NIOSH CBRN Statement of Standard for Full-Facepiece Air Purifying Respirator (APR) which establishes testing and certification requirements for respiratory protection of emergency responders against CBRN agents.

The NIOSH approved Opti-Fit CBRN Gas Mask utilizes an anti-scratch coated polycarbonate lens, for a virtually distortion-free field of vision, and meets the optical, impact and penetration requirements of ANSI Z87.1-1989. The durable facepiece skirt is constructed of chemical resistant Butyl rubber. The Opti-Fit three position canister mounting option allows for side or front mounting. Available in three sizes, the Opti-Fit CBRN Gas Mask offers an adjustable, five-strap silicone head harness for easy donning and removal. Additional accessories include an optional drink tube, spectacle insert kit for prescription eyewear, and a low-profile black nylon carry pouch with shoulder strap.

The Model 1690 CBRN Canister has been approved for protection against a variety of chemicals that could potentially be used in an attack, including Sarin (GB) and Mustard (HD) warfare agents. The Model 1690 includes a P100 filter and standard DIN-thread, making installation and removal quick and easy.

Survivair Respirators, Inc., is a leading manufacturer of world-class respiratory protection equipment, protecting firefighters and offering respiratory protection from airborne workplace hazards since 1961. For more than four decades, Survivair has manufactured air purifying respirators (APR), supplied air respirators (SAR), powered air purifying respirators (PAPR) and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).

In 2001, Dalloz joined with Bacou to form the Bacou-Dalloz Group, the world leader in the design, manufacturing and sale of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The company employs about 6,700 people and operates 48 production facilities. Bacou-Dalloz provides unmatched head-to-toe protection through three strategic business segments: head protection (eye, hearing and respiratory), body protection (gloves, clothes and shoes) and fall protection. Bacou-Dalloz offers a full product range aimed at the manufacturing, construction, telecommunications, medical, public services and other sectors. Its products are available from its distributor partners worldwide.


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