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Input: Partners and Stakeholders


Partnerships are integral to the NIOSH Program for the PPT Program. Input from customers and stakeholder groups, which have inherent knowledge and concern about the health and safety of workers in the sector, helps in setting research priorities. Collaborative research with our partners may include in-kind contributions which help to leverage NIOSH research dollars. Partners also add expertise or specialized experience to the research team, which benefits the research, analysis, interpretation, and communication of the results.

The PPT Program model highlights the importance of partnerships with key stakeholders for the definition, execution, and ultimate success of its programs. PPT Programs are defined with input and guidance from user communities to address their PPE needs. These needs become the targets for PPT Program research, advanced protective strategies, and surveillance activities. These activities are aligned with PPT Program execution components through which the program manages its funding and other resources. In-house core competencies augment the capabilities of technology developers and suppliers.

The entire process is iterative, so that the needs, capabilities, and programmatic accomplishments are constantly monitored and immediately shared. In this manner, these jointly developed program definition and execution efforts remain sensitive and responsive to changing circumstances.

Among key partners and stakeholders are the following:


Disclaimer: The following links in this section go to web sites outside of CDC/NOSH and should not be considered as an official endorsement of their content, or as a statement of NIOSH policy.

Partners Sector
ASTM International (formerly American Society for Testing and Materials) All
Carnegie Science Center All
Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) Services
Department of Defense - Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) Services
Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness Health Care & Social Assistance
Department of Navy Technical Support Working Group (TSWG) (TSWG) All
Draeger Safety, Inc. Health Care and Social Assistance
ETC Innovation, LLC Health Care and Social Assistance
Federal Occupational Health (FOH) All
Foss Manufacturing Co. LLC Health Care and Social Assistance
International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) Services
Mine Safety and Health Administration Mining
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Services
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Fire Protection Research Foundation Services
Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Services
Office of Law Enforcement, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) NIST/NFPA/NIOSH/OSHA Services
Office of Personnel Management (OPM) All
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) - Standards for Respirator Protection Mining
Safety Equipment Institute (SEI) Services
U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) Services
Veterans Health Administration (VA) Health Care and Social Assistance
Virogard Pty, Ltd. Health Care and Social Assistance
Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, CDC, HHS Mining


Disclaimer: The following links in this section go to web sites outside of CDC/NOSH and should not be considered as an official endorsement of their content, or as a statement of NIOSH policy.

Non-governmental Organizations
Professional and Trade Associations