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National Academy of Science

Involvement in NPPTL - FY12

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


  • 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 two PPT publications

Applicable Standards

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

Key Partners

  • Institute of Medicine
  • NIST
  • ISEA



  • Healthcare Workers
  • Employers
  • Workers who rely on PPE
  • PPE manufacturers

Project Scope

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


  • 1Q FY12 - COPPE Meeting to address high priority PPT Program projects and solicit COPPE input
  • 2Q FY12 - COPPE input and support to PPT Stakeholder Meeting
  • 3Q FY12 - Renew COPPE base contract
  • 4Q FY12 - Meeting scheduled for July 2012 - discussion topics TBD


  • Occupational Health Nurses and Respiratory Protection: Improving Education and Training - Letter Report (2011)
  • Preventing Transmission of Pandemic Influenza and Other Viral Respiratory Diseases (2011)
  • Certifying Personal Protective Technologies: Improving Worker Safety (2011)
  • The Personal Protective Technology Program at NIOSH (2008)
  • Preparing for an Influenza Pandemic: PPE for Healthcare Workers (2008)
  • Measuring Respirator Use in the Workplace, (2006)
  • Assessment of the NIOSH Head-and-Face Anthropometrics Survey of US. Respirator Users, (2006)


  • CDC Influenza Transmission funding - $12 million
Page last updated: April 17, 2012
Page last reviewed: April 17, 2012
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory