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Surveillance Communications & Scientific Support Team (SCSST) Overview - FY12

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  • Support laboratory activities to fulfill the PPT / NPPTL Vision and Mission
  • Provide critical lab wide surveillance, communication, and scientific support activities
  • Support a focused attention on strategic, operational, fiscal, quality of science and PPT Program Management activities.

Applicable Standards

  • None

Key Partners

  • AORN
  • AOHP
  • Pesticide handlers
  • NFPA
  • CDPH
  • OSHA
  • EPA
  • Universities
  • URS
  • National Academies


  • PPE manufacturers
  • PPE users
  • Policy makers
  • General public
  • NPPTL Branches & OD
  • Healthcare workers
  • Pesticide handlers

Project Scope

  • Coordinate and maintain website for NPPTL and PPT Program
  • Gather information for monitoring NPPTL and PPT Program performance metrics
  • Design and implement NPPTL and PPT Program information technology media
  • Manage social marketing activities for NPPTL and PPT Program
  • Provides statistical support for lab activities
  • Identify and implement an annual outreach program
  • Develop and implement public health practice initiatives
  • Carry out PPT research studies in collaboration with other branches within NPPTL
  • Study and assess communication effectiveness


  • None


  • Respirator Trusted-Source pages
  • Stakeholder materials
  • Better communication strategies
  • Intranet and internet web pages


  • Increase dissemination of technical information, research findings, training materials, performance criteria, and recommendations for personal protective technologies
  • Better alignment with NIOSH PPT Program strategic objectives
  • Increased quality, impact, and relevance for Lab research
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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