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National Academy of Science

Involvement in NPPTL - FY10

NOTE: This page is archived for historical purposes and is no longer being maintained or updated.

Current Information can be found at: National Academy of Science Involvement in NPPTL - FY11


  • The Objective of the National Academies involvement in NPPTL is to provide opportunities to obtain the highest recognized level of scientific input into program planning and validate the outputs and outcomes of our programs.
Covers of three publications

Applicable Standards

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

Key Partners

  • ISEA
  • AIHA
  • IAFF
  • OSHA
  • NFPA
  • FDA



  • Emergency Response Workers
  • Employers
  • Workers
  • PPE manufacturers

Project Scope

  • The National Academies Committee on PPE will provide the PPT Program a standing committee to address emerging issues and needs and provide scientific input to program development and implementation.


  • 1Q FY10 - COPPE Meeting
  • 2Q FY10 - Certification Study Meeting 1 (Jan 2010)
      PPE for HCW Study Meeting 1 (Feb 2010)
      COPPE Meeting in conjunction with Stakeholder Meeting
      Submit RFP for new 5-year contract (Mar 2010)
  • 3QFY10 - Certification Workshop (Apr 2010)
      PPE for HCW Workshop (Jun 2010)
  • 4QFY10 - COPPE Meeting
      Receive reports from Certification and PPE for HCW studies


  • PPE for HCW Action Plan (FY08)
  • COE Concept Strategy (FY09)


  • IOM Report - PPE for HCW During Pandemic Influenza
  • IOM Report - Assessment of the NIOSH Head-and-Face Anthropometric Survey of U.S. Respirator Users
  • IOM Report - Measuring Respirator Use in the Workplace
  • Confirmation of current program activities and recommendations for redirection if applicable.
  • Expected Outcomes: PPE Certification Report and Updated PPE for HCW Report
Page last updated: April 5, 2010
Page last reviewed: April 5, 2010
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
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