Personal Protective Technology Program Stakeholder Meeting, March 29, 2011

Letter to All Interested Parties

Issue Date: December 6, 2010

From: Les Boord, NPPTL Director, PPT Program Manager and Maryann D’Alessandro, NPPTL Associate Director for Science, PPT Program Coordinator

Subject: Personal Protective Technology Program Stakeholder Meeting, March 29, 2011

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Personal Protective Technology (PPT) Program and National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL) invite you to attend our fourth stakeholder meeting on March 29, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh Airport.

This meeting will provide a unique opportunity to communicate directly with NIOSH employees and NIOSH grant recipients about their current research projects and other workplace safety and health topics that are affecting your industry. The meeting will emphasize personal protective equipment (PPE) in Healthcare, Mining, Agriculture, and Public Safety. While this meeting will highlight the PPT related to the four industries identified, the information and technology is relevant and can be transferred to other industries and we encourage all stakeholders to attend.

In addition to breakout sessions, poster and equipment displays of protective ensembles and respirators will be present and related demonstrations will be given for each industry sector. We are particularly excited to announce that Mr. Gordon Graham will be the luncheon Keynote Speaker. Graham will be speaking to the topic of Personal Protective Technology and Risk Management. Graham is known for his dynamic speaking ability and his extensive background in law enforcement training.

We hope that you will consider attending if you are interested in learning about current and anticipated PPE research and initiatives, as well as assisting NIOSH by communicating your unique insight as a stakeholder and specialist within your field. You can keep informed of meeting updates by checking the NPPTL website (, subscribing to our listserv (, and checking updates on the NIOSH Facebook and Twitter ( pages.

You may register electronically or you can download the Adobe PDF and fax it to 412-386-4951. On–site registration also will be available, but space is limited. This meeting will also be available through remote access capabilities (Microsoft Live Meeting), whereby participants can simultaneously listen and participate over the internet. To register to attend by remote access, complete the registration form and check the “remote access attendee” block. This option will be available to participants on a first-come, first-serve basis and is limited to the first 100 participants.

For questions please contact John Sporrer at 412-386-6435, fax 412-386-4951 or e-mail The meeting agenda and other materials for the meeting are available as links below. Additional information will be posted to the NPPTL website prior to the meeting as it become available.

We look forward to seeing you on March 29, 2011 in Pittsburgh!

March 30, 2011 PPT Workshops

PPT Program Stakeholder Meeting Announcement Letter pdf icon[PDF – 34 KB]

PPT Program Stakeholder Meeting Logistics

PPT Program Stakeholder Meeting Agenda

PPT Program Breakout Session Summaries

PPT Program Stakeholder Meeting Luncheon Speaker – Mr. Gordon Graham

Personal Protective Technology Program Stakeholder Meeting, March 29, 2011 pdf icon[PDF – 34 KB]

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