42 CFR 84.1103 - Approval labels and markings; approval of contents; use.
(a) Full-scale reproductions of approval labels and markings, and a sketch or description of the method of application and position on the harness, container, canister, cartridge, filter, or other component, together with instructions for the use and maintenance of the respirator shall be submitted to MSHA and the Institute for approval.
(b) Approval labels for non-powered and powered air-purifying dust, fume, mist respirators approved prior to July 10, 1995 under the provisions of subpart K of 30 CFR part 11 (See 30 CFR Part 11 edition, revised as of July 1, 1994.) shall bear the emblem of the Mine Safety and Health Administration and the seal of the Department of Health and Human Services, the applicant's name and address, an approval number assigned by the Institute, a statement that the respirator was tested and approved under subpart K of 30 CFR part 11 and, where appropriate, restrictions or limitations placed upon the use of the respirator by the Institute. The approval number assigned by the Institute shall be designated by the prefix TC and a serial number.
(c) Approval labels for powered air-purifying respirators approved under the provisions of this subpart shall bear the emblem of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the seal of the Department of Health and Human Services, the applicant's name and address, an approval number assigned by the Institute, a statement stating the respirator was tested under the provisions of this subpart, and, where appropriate, restrictions or limitations placed upon the use of the respirator by the Institute. The approval number assigned by the Institute shall be designated by the prefix TC and a serial number.
(c) The Institute shall, where necessary, notify the applicant when additional labels, markings, or instructions will be required.
|Respirator type||Label type||Location|
|Gas mask with a particulate filter, including pesticide gas mask||Entire||Mask and container.|
|Dust, fume, and mist respirators||Entire||Respirator container and filter container.|
|Chemical-cartridge respirator with a particulate filter, including paint spray respirator||Entire||Respirator container, cartridge container, and filter containers (where applicable).|
|Abbreviated||Cartridges and filters and filter containers.|
|Pesticide respirator||Entire||Respirator container, and cartridge and filter containers.|
|Abbreviated||Cartridges and filters.|
(f) The use of any MSHA and Institute approval label obligates the applicant to whom it is issued to maintain or cause to be maintained the approved quality control sampling schedule and the acceptable quality level for each characteristic tested, and to assure that it is manufactured according to the drawings and specifications upon which the certificate of approval is based.
(g) Each respirator, respirator component, and respirator container shall, as required by the Institute to assure quality control and proper use of the respirator, be labeled distinctly to show the name of the applicant, and the name and letters or numbers by which the respirator or respirator component is designated for trade purposes, and the lot number, serial number, or approximate date of manufacture.