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Certified Product Investigation Process (CPIP) - FY08


  • Ensure the quality of respiratory protective devices used in the field by investigating and resolving non-conformances in a timely manner
  • Respond to all reports of nonconforming respirators
  • Evaluate corrective actions taken by approval holders to ensure conformance to the criteria listed in 42 CFR, Part 84

Applicable Standards

  • None

Key Partners

  • NFPA
  • IAFF
  • SEI
  • MSHA
  • OSHA
  • FDA
  • EPA


  • Respirator manufacturers - # of new manufacturing codes issued since 2004:
    • Total - 48
    • US - 21
    • Non - 27

Project Scope

  • Communicate and interact with manufacturers and distributors world-wide
  • Respond to various levels of demand
  • Establish and enforce accountability for nonconformances


  • None


  • Investigative reports and documentation
  • Respirator User Notices
  • Respirator Recall and Retrofit Actions
  • NIOSH Approval Revocations


  • Ensure that NIOSH approved respiratory devices continue to meet or exceed the criteria on which the approval was based
  • Improved respirator components
Page last updated: August 08, 2008
Page last reviewed: August 08, 2008
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)