How do the participants typically become aware
of respirator revocation and counterfeit issues?
• List serve (5 of 15)
• Website (1 of 15)
What communication methods would be most useful for
participants and others to obtain up-to-date and reliable
formation on these issues?
Put information in the user instruction of the product
Ask manufacturers who are submitting for
certification to put the NIOSH website information on
products (get to the end user)
Information on website in other languages for users in
Main distributors (retail outlets) have NIOSH flyers on
where to get more information
Expand contact database and have focused outreach
Monitor recipients of twitter
How valuable is the NIOSH Respirator Trusted-Source
• Right now too new to assess
• Very valuable
Respirator Trusted-Source Information Page
l http://www.cdc.qov/niosh/npptl/topics/respirators/disp part/RespSource.htm l
What information do end users need to assist them
in better identifying counterfeit respirators?
Have a website that shows sample counterfeit
labels and products
Have a special section just for healthcare
Identify counterfeit respirators in alphabetical
Listing the manufacturers that provide counterfeit
Need outreach to end user so that they can
evaluate the products - they need better
information on what is available.
Have a product registration or tracking system so
that NIOSH can inform users about counterfeit
Certified Equipment List
Are there very near-term things that can be done to
effect almost immediate improvements in
communicating information on revocations,
misrepresentations and counterfeits?
Use GOOGLE to improve search function — so that
people who are generically searching can easily
Go to unions and request that they send
information out or include it in their training
Train MSHA and OSHA on problem recognition and
encourage them to enforce the laws
Have a "Did you know?" banner on main NIOSH
website that says that there are deliberate
counterfeit products - make it more obvious.
What are the two or three most important things that
NIOSH should do to support better communication on
revocations and counterfeits?
• Have more basic level outreach - esp.
for healthcare and construction
• NIOSH needs better marketing -
inform buyers and end-users that it
exists and has resources