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Communications and Outreach

Overall Plan - FY12

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


  • Increase awareness / knowledge of NIOSH and NPPTL existence and mission
  • Repackage and disseminate clear concise NIOSH scientific information
  • Foster current relationships
  • Build new relationships
  • Create awareness of NIOSH-approved products through “Know It’s NIOSH” campaign

Applicable Standards

  • None

Key Partners

  • OSHA
  • AIHA
  • AOHP
  • IAFF
  • IAFC
  • AORN
  • TSWG
  • Fiero
  • SME
  • Other NIOSH divisions



  • PPE users
  • Manufacturers
  • Safety Professionals
  • Industrial Hygienists
  • Researchers
  • Academia
  • Community

Project Scope

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


  • 8 outreach activities October 1 – March 31, 2012
  • 8 scheduled April 1 through September 30, 2012
  • Over 250 new subscribers to NPPTL updates and enews
  • Over 1,500 assorted NIOSH publications were disseminated to date
  • Web based resources handout created for additional occupational groups. Updated existing resources to include new publications – well received


  • 250+ new subscribers through outreach efforts
  • Eight list serv messages sent October through March
  • Monthly updates to FFR and donning procedures – total 77 (68 new) Two IOM reports posted to web
  • Six respirator user notices posted (3 NIOSH-issue, 3 manufacturer)
  • Public service campaign initiated for replacement parts and counterfeit Filtering facepiece respirators
  • 13 NPPTL mentions in Enews October – March, includes conferences
  • Handout created for Stakeholder 2012


  • Increased stakeholder knowledge of proper use of PPE (donning)
  • Increased awareness of NIOSH and NPPTL
  • NPPTL staff member of advisory committee for PA Governors OSH conference
  • Kick-off “know it’s NIOSH” campaign
Page last updated: April 17, 2012
Page last reviewed: April 17, 2012
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
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