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Communications and Outreach

Overall Plan (r2p plan)-FY10

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

Current Information can be found at: Communications and Outreach Overall Plan (r2p plan) - FY11


  • Increase awareness / knowledge of NIOSH
  • Reinforce use of PPE when most feasible (after engineering and administrative controls)
  • Provide clear concise customer-friendly documents
  • Foster current stakeholder relationships
  • Build new relationships with other sector stakeholders

Applicable Standards

  • None

Key Partners

  • MSHA
  • OSHA
  • AIHA
  • AOHP
  • IAFF
  • IAFC
  • AORN
  • FOP
  • TSWG
  • UMW
  • SME
  • Other NIOSH divisions



  • PPE users - Service Sector, Healthcare, Agriculature, Mining
  • Manufacturers
  • Safety Professionals
  • Industrial Hygienists
  • Researchers
  • Academia

Project Scope

  • Coordinate outreach program to address stakeholder needs through outreach and information dissemination


  • Service Sector Conferences (4)
  • Personal Protective Equipment Conference (1)
  • Agriculture (1) and (1) additional possible
  • Health Care (4)
  • Mining (1)
  • Community (1)
  • Stakeholders Meeting (1)


  • Trusted-Source Respirator Page Instituted
  • Donning processes for all FFRs posted
  • Successful Stakeholders Meeting
  • Expanded outreach to include Agriculture Sector and Corrections Officers
  • Six messages disseminated via list serv
  • Highlighted information for Rescissions and revocations
  • Additional subscribers added to list serv


  • Improved stakeholder knowledge of proper use of PPE (donning)
  • Easier access to respiratory information via trusted source page
  • Based on feedback from stakeholders meeting, redesign of website undertaken in compliance with CDC template requirements
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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