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Letter to All Respirator Manufacturers

July 10, 2014

NIOSH NPPTL Meeting for All Respirator Manufacturers, August 27, 2014

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL) is holding two meetings for all respirator manufacturers. Both meetings will take place at the NIOSH site in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

All manufacturers, manufacturer application preparers, and other interested parties are welcome to attend. Remote participation will be available for both meetings. The first meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 27, 2014 from 8:30 am until 3:00 pm. This meeting will focus on the Fee Schedule Implementation.

The second meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 8:30 am until 3:00 pm. The primary topic will be the updates to the Standard Application Procedure.

Registration is required for on-site as well as remote participation. Registration information for the October meeting will be available after August 28, 2014. The draft agenda is available on the NPPTL website. Presentations for the meeting will be posted the week prior to the meeting to enable those who wish to print a hard copy prior to the meeting time to do so.

Members of the Technology Evaluation Branch staff will be available for one-on-one meetings from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm on Tuesday, August 26 and from 8:30 am to 11:30 am on Thursday, August 28. If you would like to schedule time to discuss quality assurance, project review, certification issues, or lab operations and post-certification monitoring activities, please contact Tom Pouchot.  Tom may also be reached by telephone at 412-386-4036.

Because the meeting is being held at the NIOSH NPPTL site, all participants must preregister by August 25, 2014 for the August 27 meeting. All meeting attendees are required to present valid photo identification before being admitted to the site. For U.S. citizens, a valid driver’s license is preferred. Foreign nationals must present the same documents submitted with the visitor registration form (current passport, entry visa, or permanent residency card) at the security gate on the day of their visit.

Non-U.S. citizens – There are additional requirements for non-U.S. citizens to enter a federal facility. In order for approval to access to be granted, all paperwork, including a copy of your passport, entry visa, or permanent residency card, must be submitted to NIOSH NPPTL by August 8.

Once your registration form, indicating you are not a U.S. Citizen, is received you will receive an email from International Visitor Requests (CDC). This email will include a link to a secure site requesting additional information. CDC approval must be established before entry to the CDC NIOSH site will be permitted. All foreign nationals must present the same documents submitted with the visitor registration form (current passport, entry visa, or permanent residency card) at the security gate on the day of your visit. If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact Karen Harvey at 412-386-4084.

Lodging: There are several hotels in close proximity to the NIOSH site.

Lunch: We will offer a box lunch option that will be delivered to the meeting room. The box lunch includes a sandwich, deli salad, chips, and a drink. The cost is $8.00 per person (cash only), which must be paid that morning. The selection information is included on the registration form.

Questions can be directed to Jeff Peterson, phone 412-386-4014, or

Sincerely yours,

Jonathan V. Szalajda
Acting Chief,
Technology Evaluation Branch, National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory


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