How do the participants typically become aware of
jV- respirator revocation and counterfeit issues?
IAFF sends email to members
Put on web, link to our site
NIOSH calls manufacturers
Work with NIOSH
After purchase during fit testing
Med Ctr list serve
What communication methods would be most useful
for participants and others to obtain up-to-date and
reliable information on these issues?
Social media (Twitter, etc.)
Trade magazines by industry
Mail alert from other orgs
Web search (RSSfeed)
Professional groups (APIC, etc.)
How valuable is the NIOSH Respirator Trusted-Source
Valuable but difficult to navigate
Not user friendly
Needs to be easier to understand
Segment technically and in more simplified terms
Very helpful, but hard for end users to shift thru info
How valuable is the Certified Equipment List?
Valuable if you know how to use it
Not easy to use
Would be better if you can search by approval #
Data entry errors
Needs a "Respirator 101" - who does what
Needs to be more useful to navigate for general public
Industrial Resp. Guide is useful but needs updating
Mention when last edit was done, when was product audit was
Needs to be updated regularly
Better address obsolete respirators
Revocations and follow up activities incorporated
More info on hose lengths and part numbers, better info about
component parts, contains latex?
Info that was taken out in 1986 was very useful (numerical listing
by type, approval # by schedule, components, major parts)
What information do end users need to assist them in
better identifying counterfeit respirators?
Link to CEL on approved respirators
Get users to find NIOSH "Buyer Beware" on web
Relationship with Attorney General
Get GAO audit on issue
Info needs to get to occupational health groups
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misrepresentations and counterfeits?
Put info on RSS feed; this would push info out
Engage with mainstream media
Note that we are seeking info, not just disseminating
What are the two or three most important things that
NIOSH should do to support better communication on
revocations and counterfeits?
Address legal issue (govt, GAO, Attorney General). This is
life saving equipment.
Recertification of equipment
List date of certification on product
Better uniformity of following regulations across U.S.
End of recertification - cert should expire, not be unlimited
Checklist for purchasers
Ensure sellers know products are approved