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Evaluation, Certification and Coordination

Activities - FY12

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


  • Coordinates and provides leadership to branch activities in certification, post certification, and development activities.
  • Provides for manufacturer meeting and support activities
  • Provides support for international coordination activates for testing and evaluation
  • Provides technical support and evaluation to manufacturers and users

Applicable Standards

  • 42 CFR 84 et. Seq.
  • 29 CFR 1910.134

Key Partners

  • USA and International Respirator Manufacturers; OSHA: FDA
  • Chile; ISP. Mutual Securidad: France; INRS: England; HSE, University of Manchester: Taiwan, China Medical University
  • NIOSH partners, Global Health, EID Derm program, DSR FFFIPP


  • Manufacturers
  • Users
  • NFPA
  • OSHA

Project Scope

  • Support activities for all Branch projects
  • Travel in support of international activities and national consensus standards
  • Improvement of test equipment and methods
  • Liaison with partners


  • Successful support of SCSR respirator advancement
  • Support of NFPA projects to maintain NPPTL image and credibility, specifically Wildland Fire Respirators and Buddy Breathing
  • Support of Int programs on respiratory and dermal protection to maintain NIOSH recognized expertise in the respirator and dermal protection area. Invitations to assist in writing chapters for the Int Society for Percutaneous Penetration and the Dermatotoxicology, 8th edition
  • 3 Conference Posters presented
  • Evaluation of several new respirator technologies including high pressure (5500 psi) breathing gas cylinders with a 75 minute duration for SCBAs


  • 2 peer reviewed program outputs, (journal publications)
  • OSHA respiratory protection video guides
  • NFPA standards,1981 SCBA Update, Buddy Breathing update, Facepiece heat performance update
  • Presentation to Chilean government (ISP) and NGO (Mutual Seguridad) on NIOSH activities on reduction of silicosis


  • Improved respiratory protection in the workplace
  • Approval of 2 new SCSRs
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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