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NPPTL is holding a public meeting on Thursday, September 17, 2009

NIOSH Public Meeting Announcement

Issue Date:July 7, 2009


Subject: The National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory is holding a public meeting on Thursday, September 17, 2009

Topics that will be discussed are respirator standards development projects for:

  1. Supplied-Air Respirators (SAR)
  2. Air-Fed Ensembles
  3. Total Inward Leakage (TIL) Test for Respirators Other than Filtering Facepiece and Half Mask

The location of this meeting is the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport, 1111 Airport Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15231. Registration will begin at 7:45 AM with the meeting starting at 8:30 AM. Interested parties should make hotel reservations directly with the hotel by calling 800-233-1234 before the room cut-off date of September 2, 2009. You must reference the NIOSH room block to receive the special group rate of $114 per night.

This meeting will also be available via Live Meeting Conferencing. This service provides remote access capability for participants to listen in and view the presentations over the internet simultaneously. Remote participants will have the opportunity to ask questions during the open comment period. To register for Live Meeting Conferencing participation, please contact Charlene Jennings at 412-386-6736. This option will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis and is limited to 50 participants.

Additional information related to this meeting will be provided as we get closer to the meeting date on the NPPTL website.

You may register electronically or you can download the Adobe PDF form and fax it to 412-386-4089.

Draft Agenda

Presentations for the September 17, 2009 Respirator Public Meeting


Supplied Air Respirators

Supplied-Air Respirator (SAR) Conceptual Standard

Supplied-Air Respirator (SAR) Airsource Systems

New CO2 Dead Space Test System Final Correlation Test Results

Panel Discussion: Supplied-Air Respirator (SAR)

Air-Fed Ensembles

Concept for NIOSH Certification of Air-Fed Ensembles

Physiological Responses to Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide in the Breathing Environment

Savannah River Site Supplied-Air Suits

Panel Discussion: Air-Fed Ensembles

Total Inward Leakage (TIL) for Respirators other than Filtering Facepiece Respirators and Half Masks

Concept Plan: Total Inward Leakage Program (for Respirators other than Filtering Facepieces and Half-masks)

Respirator Models to Analyze Sensor Placement and Fit

Ultrasound in Respirators: Concept and Initial Results

Panel Discussion: Total Inward Leakage Program(for Respirators other than Filtering Facepieces and Half-masks)