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PPT Program Stakeholder Meeting 
March 2-3, 2010 

Breakout Session 4 

Informing Stakeholders of Counterfeit Respirators 
and Misrepresentations of Approval: Buyer Beware 



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Research to Practice 
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Session Objectives 



Discuss the current approaches to inform users of 
misrepresentation of approved respirators 



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




Safety and Health 



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through Partnerships 



Approaches to inform users 

• NIOSH Respirator Certification Misrepresentations 

• NIOSH approaches for approval verification 

- NIOSH Certified Equipment List 

- NIOSH Trusted Source Webpage 

• NIOSH mechanisms for documenting and disseminating respirator 
certification issues 

- User notices 

- Letters to all interested parties 

- Letters to manufacturers 

• Other approaches for information dissemination 

- Twitter, Listserve, Web Posting, etc. 



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through Partnerships 



Breakout Session 4: Question 1 



How do the participants 
typically become aware of 
respirator revocation and 
counterfeit issues? 







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Breakout Session 4: Question 2 



What 

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Breakout Session 4: Question 3 



How valuable is the 
NIOSH Respirator 
Trusted-Source 
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Breakout Session 4: Question 3 (part 2) 



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Introduction 

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, under the authorization of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 and 
the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1G70. pra-.-i'ilss a testing approval and certification program assuiiii:: lommeriJal a.ailabilil of 
safe personal protective ds.icss. NIC-SH ds. slops improved performance regulations, tests and certifies (or approves) devices, and 
purchases approved and certified products on the open market to verif [|ualil.. cf manufacture. 

Changes to the CEL 

Searchable Certified Equipment Lis! 

If you have comments or suggestions, please write to: 

National Personal Frotsctr.s Technolog.. Labors tor. 
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health 
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Pittsburgh. PA 15235 



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NPPTL Directory 

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NPPTL Site Index 



Respirator Stan^ios 

Certified Equipment List 

Safety and Health Topic: 

Respirators 

Safety and Health Topic: 

Protective Clothing 



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Certified Equipment List 

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Research to Practice 
through Partnerships 



Breakout Session 4; Question 4 



What information do end users need 
to assist them in better identifying 
counterfeit respirators? 



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Safety and Health 



niosH 



NPPTL 



Research to Practice 
through Partnerships 



Breakout Session 4; Questions 



Are there very near-term things that 
can be done to effect almost 
immediate improvements in 
communicating information on 
revocations, misrepresentations and 
counterfeits? 




Safety and Health 



niosH 



NPPTL 



Breakout Session 4; Question 6 



What are the two or three most 
important things thatNIOSH should 
do to support better communication 
on revocations and counterfeits? 




Safety and Health 



niosH 



NPPTL 



Research to Practice 
through Partnerships 



Questions that NIOSH PPT Program Would Like 
To Discuss in Breakout Session 4 



- How do the participants typically become aware of respirator revocation 
and counterfeit issues? 

- What communication methods would be most useful for participants and 
others to obtain up-to-date and reliable information on these issues? 

- How valuable is the NIOSH Respirator Trusted-Source Information page? 

- What information do end users need to assist them in better identifying 
counterfeit respirators? 

- Are there very near-term things that can be done to effect almost 
immediate improvements in communicating information on revocations, 
misrepresentations and counterfeits? 

- What are the two or three most important things that NIOSH should do to 
support better communication on revocations and counterfeits? 




Safety and Health 



niosH 



NPPTL