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PPT Cross Sector - FY12

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


  • 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).
NIOSH PPT Program Evaluation Cover

Applicable Standards

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

Key Partners

  • AIHA
  • ISEA
  • NIST
  • IOM
  • OSHA


  • 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 FY12 - Plan PPT Stakeholder Meeting
    • Report to the NIOSH Board of Scientific Counselors
  • 2QFY12 - Revise PPT Program Guidance
    • Conduct PPT Stakeholder Meeting
  • 3QFY12 - Conduct PPT Stakeholder Meeting (350 participants)
    • Review PPT Program LOIs
  • 4QFY12 - Initiate 2013 PPT Stakeholder Meeting Planning
    • Participate in NIOSH Salt Fork Conference


  • PPT Program Implementation Plan finalized April 2010
  • Report to the NIOSH Board of Scientific Counselors (Nov 2011)
  • PPT Program Guidance (updated Jan 2012 for FY13)
  • Professional Judgment Budget for PPT (updated Jan 2011)
  • CDC Quarterly Review Documents (updated Apr 2012)
  • New GPRA Audit measure updated information sent Apr 2012
  • NPPTL Successes and Impacts updated March 2012


  • NA evaluation of PPT Program
  • Validate relevance of PPT Program activities
  • Increase impact of PPT Program
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