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Manufacturer Meetings

for Non-U.S. Manufacturers- FY12

Objective

  • To provide additional meeting locales with easier access for foreign manufacturers. Over 60% of NIOSH approved respirator manufacturing facilities are outside of the continental US.
  • Face to face meetings would improve communication and provide an opportunity for training manufacturers in all aspects of the approval process.

Applicable Standards

  • 42 CFR 84 Et seq.

Key Partners

  • Respirator Manufacturers
  • ISEA
  • China Medical University
  • HSE Great Britain
  • The Public Health Institute of Chile (ISP)

Stakeholders

  • Manufacturers
  • Respirator Users

Project Scope


  • Manufacturers meeting will be held annually in an International location (Europe; Asia; South/North America) to accommodate off shore manufactures
  • Meetings would be combined with site visits to manufacturing facilities

Milestones

  • Meeting in Buxton, United Kingdom July 26,27,28,2011. Meeting will be co-hosted with Heath and Safety Laboratory
  • Meeting in South America FY 2012

Outputs

  • The Public Health Institute of Chile (ISP) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of USA are co-sponsoring a conference and workshop entitled “International Technological Meeting on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) ISP-NIOSH/NPPTL”
  • Presentations at meeting, improved communication with foreign manufacturers
  • Reduction in application problems with offshore manufacturers
  • NPPTL training for offshore manufacturers

Outcomes

  • Improved respiratory protection in the workplace
  • Increased number of approved respirator available commercially
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