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Introduced in House (05/12/2005)

Respirator Access Assurance Act of 2005 - States that manufacturers or sellers of respirators shall not be subject to claims for defective design or warning, or any claims based on such allegations, if the respirator in question received National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) approval and was manufactured in compliance with NIOSH-approved design and labeling.

Preempts all State and local laws with regard to such claims.

Makes this Act applicable to any civil action in Federal or State court for harm allegedly caused by a respirator, respirator manufacturer, or respirator seller.

Applies this Act to any action than has not proceeded to trial as of the date of enactment.