CDC logoSafer Healthier People CDC HomeCDC SearchCDC Health Topics A-Z
NIOSH - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Skip navigation links Search NIOSH  |  NIOSH Home  |  NIOSH Topics  |  Site Index  |  Databases and Information Resources  |  NIOSH Products  |  Contact Us

Conformity Assessment & Stakeholder Meeting FY12

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


  • The objective of the PPT Stakeholder Meeting is to provide input to NPPTL and PPT Program planning and to provide users information regarding selection and use of PPE
  • Develop a PPT Conformity Assessment Strategy to serve as a reference for standards development organizations

Applicable Standards

  • 15 CFR Part 287

Key Partners

  • Other NIOSH Divisions
  • ISEA
  • NIST
  • CPWR
  • IAFF
  • Underwriters Laboratories
  • Safety Equipment Institute
  • University of Maryland
  • OSHA


  • Safety and health professionals
  • Workers
  • Other government agencies
  • PPT Program stakeholders

Project Scope

  • Implement a multi-year strategy to develop and implement risk-based conformity assessment processes for non-respirator PPT and establish annual mechanisms for providing stakeholder input to the PPT Program and disseminate PPT Program information


  • 1Q Establish CA Working Group-initiate working group activities and continual stakeholder and public involvement
  • 2Q Conduct PPT Stakeholder Meeting Conduct CA Working Group activities
  • 3Q 4Q Develop Risk-based CA Model, Benchmark international CA systems Identify venues for FY13 Stakeholder meetings and interactions


  • Dissemination of meeting information to stakeholders across sectors
  • Conformity Assessment Strategy (Sept 2011, updated Feb 2012)
  • Conformity Assessment Risk-based model (Aug 2012)
  • Presentation at NIST Workshop (Apr 2012)


  • Stakeholders use outputs from PPT Program Stakeholder Meeting - March 2012
  • A nationwide strategy for overseeing nonrespiratory PPE is implemented
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