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Personal Protective Technology Program Stakeholders Meeting, March 3, 2009

Letter to All Interested Parties

Issue Date: January 8, 2009

From: Les Boord, PPT Program Manager, Director, National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory

Subject: Personal Protective Technology Program Stakeholders Meeting, March 3, 2009

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Personal Protective Technology (PPT) Program will hold a stakeholders meeting on March 3, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport, 1111 Airport Boulevard, Pittsburgh PA 15231. This facility is adjacent to the airport terminal. Registration will begin at 8:00 AM; the meeting will commence at 8:30 AM. Presentations and discussion will include current and future personal protective technology program projects. There will be an opportunity for questions following the presentations; one-on-one discussions, and a poster session.

This meeting will also be available through remote access capabilities. Participants simultaneously listen and view presentations over the internet. The presentations will be available for download at the start of the meeting. The remote access capabilities will include the ability to submit questions on the presentations and/or projects. To register to use this capability, please contact Dawn Zubasic at 412-386-6111. This option will be available to participants on a first-come, first-serve basis and is limited to the first 50 participants. Group participation by companies, organizations, associations, and academic institutions is encouraged.

A block of sleeping rooms is being held for the nights of March 2 and 3 at the Hyatt Regency at the rate of $114 per night. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel at 724-899-1234 and asking for the NIOSH room block. The cut off date for the special group rate is February 17, 2009. Please reserve your hotel room as soon as possible to ensure availability of the special negotiated rate for those attending this meeting.

You may register electronically or you can download the Adobe PDF form and fax it to 412-386-6716. On-site registration will also be held beginning at 8:00 AM the day of the meeting.

For additional information, please contact PPT Program Manager or Coordinator, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236, telephone 412-386-6111, fax 412-386-6716 or e-mail using the subject line of Meeting Information. The meeting agenda, as well as links to any materials for the meeting, will be posted to the website as we near the meeting date.

Register electronically for the Stakeholders Meeting on March 03, 2009

Final Agenda (02/13/2009r) for the March 03, 2009 Stakeholders Meeting

Presentations from the Stakeholders Meeting

Meeting survey questionnaire: Email to or
FAX to 412-386-4915 or 412-386-6716

Meeting Welcome and Overview of PPT Program [PDF – 527 KB]

Meeting Wrap-up [PDF – 913 KB]

Overview of Grant Opportunities [PDF – 95 KB]

PPT Program Evaluations and Surveillance [PDF – 1,258 KB]

PPE Use in Agriculture and Healthcare [PDF – 312 KB]

Reduce Exposure to Dermal Hazards [PDF – 608 KB]

Novel Protective Garments [PDF – 526 KB]

Stored Thermal Energy [PDF – 156 KB]

Reduce Exposure to Injury Hazards [PDF – 522 KB]

PPE Overview for Fall Protection [PDF – 1,569 KB]

PPE for Hearing Protection [PDF – 590 KB]

Reduce Exposure to Inhalation Hazards [PDF – 531 KB]

Escape Respirators for First Responders [PDF – 127 KB]

Factors Affecting Respirator Tolerance [PDF – 458 KB]

Respirator Protection against Bioaerosols [PDF – 315 KB]

Respirator Fit Technology [PDF – 123 KB]

Poster Sessions

Dermal [PDF – 1,522 KB]

Inhalation [PDF – 2,530 KB]

Injury [PDF – 2,333 KB]

Personal Protective Technology Program Stakeholders Meeting, March 3, 2009 [PDF – 26 KB]