Program Evaluation Checklist
The following elements constitute a minimum set of elements found in acceptable supplied-air suit
Description of the various supplied-air suit configurations accepted by the ERAP for use.
Description of the supplied-air system(s) that includes air quality, air volume, pressures,
egress air, maintenance, and inspection specifications of the supplied-air suit configuration.
Supplied air for such suits shall meet the requirements of the Compressed Gas Association
Specification CGA G-7.1-1997 for Grade D air.
Procedures for verifying air quality.
Results of acceptance testing
Wearer instructions for routine and emergency conditions. Such instructions should include
directions for donning, doffing, and instances when air supply fails.
Quality control plan and documentation - Site and manufacturer/supplier including materials
of construction, method of assembly, method of testing, items tested, specifications for
testing, references (i.e., NFPA, ASTM, MilSpec)
Control of document revisions (as in use and production)
Appropriate standard operating procedures and training programs. Such training other
hazards such as heat stress, cold stress, planning for emergencies, and emergency procedures
should be a part of the routine user-training program.
Inspection and testing including receipt, in-process, and final storage conditions
Shelf life of supplied-air suit components and complete supplied-air suit configurations.
Control of measurement & test equipment - site and source control of non-conforming
Audits of site program, of supplied-air suit manufacturer, and of suit testing facility
Program for Corrective Actions
Training programs for assembly, use and maintenance of supplied-air suits
Method for determining supplied-air suit permeability and breakthrough times applicable to
the gases for which the supplied-air suit is intended to provide protection. The supplied-air
suit should be impervious to the material(s) against which it is intended to protect for a
period greater than the required work time.
Similar training, medical surveillance, and other ancillary services to those provided for any
approved respirator. These considerations are included because supplied-air suits act as
continuous flow loose fitting hoods or helmets; therefore, current OSHA regulations for