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Evaluation, Certification and Coordination

Activities - FY10

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Current Information can be found at: Evaluation, Certification and Coordination Activities - FY11


  • Coordinates and provides leadership to branch activities in certification, post certification, and development activities.
  • Provides for manufacturer meeting and support activities
  • Provides support for international coordination activates for testing and evaluation
  • Provides technical support and evaluation to manufacturers and users

Applicable Standards

  • 42 CFR 84 et. Seq.
  • 29 CFR 1910.134

Key Partners

  • Respirator Manufacturers
  • ISEA
  • NFPA
  • ISP Chile
  • China University


  • Manufacturers
  • Users
  • NFPA
  • OSHA

Project Scope

  • Support activities for all Branch projects
  • Travel in support of international activities
  • Improvement of test equipment and methods


  • Cross calibration of corn oil, portacount and portacount companion completed


  • Presentation at selected meetings, YTD: TSWG, IAFF Redmond
  • Cross training of key personnel
  • Reduced testing times for certification (see PP21)
  • International Manufacturers Meeting Taiwan


  • Improved respiratory protection in the workplace
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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