Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Respiratory Protection Handbook [open pdf - 8MB]
"This handbook fills the critical need for authoritative technical information on CBRN RPDs [Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Respiratory Protective Devices]. The information presented will assist any user of CBRN respirators to improve selection, use, and maintenance, but it is particularly useful to those individuals responsible for administering respirator protection programs or developing training programs. The handbook is intended for organizations that use CBRN respirators in emergency response applications (e.g., fire service, law enforcement, emergency medical services, and corrections officers). It does not include information on how to conduct response activities. Others who use CBRN respirators in industrial, public works, construction, utility, and other non-emergency applications will also benefit from the information presented. The information in the following chapters can be used to develop a more effective CBRN respiratory protection program and establish effective training programs in support of other requirements such as relevant National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and OSHA [Occupational Safety and Health Administration] standards."
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2018-166
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/