Letter to All Respirator Manufacturers
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Issue Date: July 11, 2007
From: Heinz W. Ahlers, Chief, Technology Evaluation Branch, National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory
Subject: Reminder - Information Request for Respirator Audit Logic Database
In August 2006, a list of all of the approval numbers on file with the Technology Evaluation Branch was sent to each NIOSH Approval Holder. At the manufacturers meeting held on October 11, 2006, NIOSH/NPPTL informed the respirator manufacturers that the original deadline for Approval Holders to submit responses was extended until December 2006.
If you have already completed and forwarded the information request to NIOSH/NPPTL, you do not need to take any further action at this time. The information you provided is being verified and incorporated within the Certified Equipment List and Respirator Audit Logic Database.
If you did not respond to the previous request, you need to review the enclosed list of NIOSH Approval Numbers and provide the following information by August 7, 2007.
The information requested is vital in developing an operational database for the Respirator Audit Logic Post Certification Audit Selection.
Product Status – (active, inactive and/or obsolete)
Primary Manufacturing Site Address for each NIOSH Approval
ISO Registered Facility (yes/no and identify registered to what standard e.g. 9001, etc.)
If you do not provide the information requested, it is more likely that a Post Certification Product Audit will be conducted on your respirator product line(s).
NIOSH/NPPTL is requesting that the documentation be provided electronically in Excel format. If you need a copy of your respirator data (approvals and extensions) NIOSH can provide it in electronic Excel format. This information can be e-mailed to KHarvey@cdc.gov.
If you are unable to provide a copy in electronic Excel format, NIOSH/NPPTL will accept a letter with a hard copy list.
Please return your completed list with the information requested to the following address:
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Records Room, Building 20, Room 208
P.O. Box 18070
Pittsburgh, PA 15236