Performance of Filtering Respirators
CSA Z94.4.1:2021, Performance of filtering respirators
The new National Standard of Canada, CSA Z94.4.1:2021, Performance of filtering respirators, helps address supply self-sufficiency to position communities better for the future.
CSA Z94.4.1:2021 provides common description, classification and performance requirements for particulate matter-filtering respirators and their components. The Standard aligns with the United States National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) requirements for filtering respirators. In addition, CSA Z94.4.1 focuses on some of the challenges identified during COVID-19, including fit testing, air flow resistance and breathability, fluid and flammability resistance and shelf life.
The Standard can be used by designers and manufacturers of respiratory protective devices, certification bodies and test laboratories. Government and regulatory agencies may also reference the Standard's requirements for mandatory compliance or regulatory administration in the development of respirator use guidance.
The first edition of CSA Z94.4.1:2021 includes:
- general conditions for testing;
- performance requirements for features that are common to all types of filtering respirators;
- requirements for powered and non-powered airpurifying (negative pressure) respirators;
- requirements for shelf life and cleaning methods;
- requirements for respirators' marking;
- requirements for information supplied by manufacturers; and
- informative annexes with test methods references, a guide for selecting clauses for respirator conformance, comparison with US Code of Federal Regulations and more.
This Standard applies to protective headwear for industrial, construction, mining, utility, and forestry workers.
This Standard applies to eye and face protectors used in all occupational and educational operations or processes involving hazards to the eyes or face.
This Standard sets out requirements for the selection, use, and care of respirators and for the administration of an effective respiratory protection program in the workplace.
Describes requirements for the selection, use, and care of personal protective equipment (PPE) for first responders to a deliberate chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear (CBRN) incident, including releases and contagious outbreak events.
Performance of filtering respirators
This Standard is intended to support a national respirator certification program for Canada.
The Safe Handling of Health Care Waste Materials
Handling of health care waste materials
The National Standard of Canada, CSA Z317.10:2021, outlines preventive measures to help protect patients, staff, visitors and the public from exposure to such materials within health care and veterinary facilities and outside traditional health care.
Process for Delivery of Volumetric Modular Buildings
Streamline delivery with CSA Z250:2021
CSA Z250:2021, a new National Standard of Canada, can help increase the confidence of industry stakeholders in modular construction as an effective, efficient and resilient building process.