MAE-requalified cylinders puts firefighters at risk and violates NFPA, OSHA and NIOSH compliance.
The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) is warning firefighters not to use so-called “MAE-requalified” breathing cylinders. Studies show they can leak breathing air. They void manufacturer warranties. They don’t comply with standards from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and
Read the full ISEA press release: MAE-requalified cylinders puts firefighters at risk and violates NFPA, OSHA and NIOSH compliance.
- PHMSA Notice on DOT Special Permit 16320
- NIOSH Issues Ruling on SCBA Cylinders – IAFF
- SCBA Cylinder Life-Extension Study – PHMSA
- Self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) user information regarding compressed breathing gas containers (cylinders), NIOSH approval holder user instructions, and Department of Transportation (DOT) permit and marking. Revised: Supersedes the August 2018 version – NIOSH