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Full text of "Breakout Session 2, March 2-3, 2010"

PPT Program Stakeholder Meeting 
March 2-3, 2010 

Breakout Session 2 

PPE Selection, Interoperability and Compatibility Issues 

Dysfunction of Co-Function 



Bill Haskell 

NIOSH/NPPTL 

Policy and Standards Development Branch 



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Breakout Session 2 Objectives 



Review interoperability and compatibility issues 



Discuss questions from the NIOSH PPT Program 
concerning approaches to address the issues 
through brainstorming and discussion 




Safety and Health 



niosH 



NPPTL 



Research to Practice 
through Partnerships 



Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 

Interoperability 

& 
Compatibility 

What's Your Definition as Applied to PPE? 



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Department for Homeland Security Definitions 



Interoperability - The ability of critical emergency 
response systems or products to work with other 
systems or products without special effort on the 
part of the user. 

Compatibility - The capability of two or more 
items or components to exist or function in the 
same system or environment without 
modifications 




Safety and Health 



Emergency Response and Public Safety Response 



CBRN Protective Ensembles for Law Enforcement 
Structural & Proximity Fire Fighting 
Technical Rescue/USAR 
Emergency Medical Service 
Hazardous Materials Response 

Vapor Protective 

Liquid Splash Protective 

CBRN Incident Protective 
Surface Water Operations 
Diving Water Operations 
Wildland Fire Fighting 




Safety and Health 



Approaches to PPE Certification 

Federal Agency Certification - CFR 
Third Party Certification 

• System Level - dermal, physical and inhalation 

• Ensemble 

• Ensemble Elements including garments, coats, 
helmets, face protection, gloves, footwear and 
interface components 

• Materials of construction (outer shell, moisture 
barrier, thermal liner, permeation resistant layers) 




Safety and Health 



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NPPTL 



Research to Practice 
through Partnerships 



Personal Protective Equipment- Worn as a System to Provide 

Inhalation, Dermal & Physical Protection 
(masks, garments, gloves & boots) 



What About Mission 
Essential Equipment? 

• Interoperability? 
•Compatibility? 

• Evaluation & Certification? 




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Questions that NIOSH PPT Program Would Like to Discuss 

in Breakout Session 2 

What are the PPE interoperability and compatibility (l&C) challenges 
faced by workers as they perform their work tasks? 

What are the issues that federal regulations and consensus 
standards development organizations should emphasize in 
addressing these challenges and establishing applicable standards? 

What are the issues faced by PPE manufacturers related to product 
certification and design considerations for l&C? 

Are there very near-term things that can be done to effect almost 
immediate improvements as to l&C issues? 

What are the two or three most important things that NIOSH should 
do to support this issue? 




Safety and Health 



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