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Certified Product Investigation Procedure (CPIP) -FY06

NOTE: This page is archived for historical purposes and is no longer being maintained or updated.
Current Information can be found at: Certified Product Investigation Process (CPIP) -FY07


  • The goal of this project is to ensure the quality of respiratory protective devices used in the field by investigating and resolving reports of product nonconformance's in a timely manner.
Respirator user

Applicable Standards

  • 42 CFR 84
  • NIOSH policies and procedures

Key Partners

  • NFPA
  • MSHA
  • OSHA
  • SEI


  • Respirator users
  • Respirator manufacturers
  • Enforcement agencies

Project Scope

  • The project serves to ensure that once a respiratory protective device is approved by NIOSH, field deployed units will continue to provide respiratory protection to the user at a level that meets or exceeds the performance requirements found in federal regulations.


  • Rescinded approval of 94 NIOSH certified respirators representing four manufacturers
  • 16 User Notices Issued
  • 11 Active recall/retrofits


  • Respirator User Notices
  • Respirator Recall and Retrofit Actions
  • NIOSH Certification Rescissions


  • The results of these activities are used by OSHA, MSHA, and other enforcement agencies to ensure that the respirators being used are providing a level of protection that meets or exceeds the performance criteria listed in 42 CFR 84.
  • These activities ensure field problems are resolved and that respirators continue to provide the level of protection stated by the manufacturer and that they continue to meet the performance requirements of 42 CFR 84.
Page last modified: July 23, 2007
Page last reviewed: July 23, 2007 (archived document)
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)