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PPT Cross Sector - FY07

NOTE: This page is archived for historical purposes and is no longer being maintained or updated.
Current Information can be found at: PPT Cross Sector - FY08


  • The Mission of the PPT cross sector program within NIOSH is to prevent work-related injury, illness, and death by advancing the state of knowledge and application of personal protective technologies (PPT).

Applicable Standards

  • ISO
  • NFPA
  • 42 CFR 84
  • ANSI
  • ASTM

Key Partners

  • AIHA
  • ISEA
  • NFPA
  • ANSI
  • IAFF
  • OSHA
  • ASTM
  • Center to Protect Workers' Rights


  • Emergency Response Workers
  • Employers
  • Workers
  • PPE manufacturers

Project Scope

  • Develop an integrated PPT Cross Sector Program within NIOSH that crosses all sectors and personal protective technologies (PPT) with activities that aim toward reducing exposures to inhalation hazards, dermal hazards, and injury hazards.


  • 1QFY07 - Information Gathering
  • 2QFY07 - Evidence Package Prep
  • 3Q FY07 - Evidence package finalized and submitted to NIOSH OD
  • 4Q FY07 - Prepare and participate in First NA PPT Committee meeting


  • National Academies Report expected one year from date of first Committee Meeting: Approximately Oct 2008


  • Reduced exposure to inhalation hazards
  • Reduced exposure to dermal hazards
  • Reduced exposure to injury hazards
Page last modified: July 23, 2007
Page last reviewed: July 23, 2007 (archived document)
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)