Portal Pack Respirator Certification Revoked

December, 1997

"PORTAL PACK" RESPIRATOR CERTIFICATION REVOKED: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health recently issued an advisory that the MSA Self Contained Rescuer, referred to as the "Portal Pack" (Approval No. TC-13F-283) has had its certification revoked. These respirators have been primarily used in mining operations, but they are also used in some general industry applications such as tunneling. For more information please contact Tim Mariner of the NIOSH (http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/homepage.html) respirator certification section, (304) 285-5965.


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