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PPT Cross Sector FY09

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 FY10


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

Applicable Standards

  • 42 CFR 84
  • NFPA
  • ISO
  • ANSI
  • ASTM
  • ISEA
  • BSI
  • EN

Key Partners

  • AIHA
  • ISEA
  • NFPA
  • ANSI
  • IAFF
  • OSHA
  • CPWR
  • ASTM


  • Emergency Response Workers
  • Employers
  • Union and labor Organizations
  • Workers who use PPE
  • PPE manufacturers

Project Scope

  • Develop an integrated PPT Cross Sector Program within NIOSH that crosses all sectors and PPT types with activities that aim to reduce exposures to inhalation hazards, dermal hazards, and injury hazards.


  • 1Q - Present draft Implementation Plan to COPPE and Solicit NIOSH input and update Implementation Plan
  • 2Q - Present Implementation Plan at Public meetings (Dec 08, Mar 09) and Formally obtain public comment through docket
  • 3Q - Present Implementation Plan to NIOSH BSC and Update Implementation Plan and use as input to PPT and NPPTL Strategic Planning
  • 4Q - Finalize Implementation Plan


  • PPT Program Implementation Plan
  • PPT Program Strategic Plan
  • NPPTL Strategic Plan
  • PPT Program Guidance for 2010


  • NA evaluation of PPT Program
  • Validate relevance of PPT Program activities
  • Increase impact of PPT Program
Page last updated: April 05, 2010
Page last reviewed: April 14, 2009
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory