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Respiratory Protection and the Role of NIOSH Judi Coyne, MBA, MA Health Communication Specialist National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

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1 Respiratory Protection and the Role of NIOSH Judi Coyne, MBA, MA Health Communication Specialist National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory Pennsylvania Governors Occupational Safety and Health Conference October 3 – 4, 2011

2 NPPTL Year Month Day Initials BRANCH Objectives At the end of this presentation, attendees should know - What NIOSH is and the role in respirator certification - What NIOSH approval / certification means - How respirators become approved /certified - What happens when certification standards are not met or maintained - Why its important to use NIOSH-certified respirators

3 NPPTL Year Month Day Initials BRANCH What is NIOSH ? National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Mission is to prevent workplace illness, injury, and death

4 NPPTL Year Month Day Initials BRANCH HHS CDC NIOSH Div/Labs Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health NIOSH Divisions / Labs Organizational Structure

5 NPPTL Year Month Day Initials BRANCH Why is NIOSH involved with Respirators? Federal mandate for NIOSH to test and certify all respirators used in the workplace

6 NPPTL Year Month Day Initials BRANCH What does NIOSH approval or certification mean?

7 What does it mean? The respirator has been stringently tested prior to earning the NIOSH certification. Post-certification, the product continues to perform at the high level of standards to which it was originally tested.

8 NPPTL Year Month Day Initials BRANCH What kinds of tests? Testing requirement are specified in 42 CFR Part 84 Examples: breathing resistance – inhalation and exhalation, gas flow, leakage, service time, climactic, filter efficiency

9 NPPTL Year Month Day Initials BRANCH Where the testing happens..

10 NPPTL Year Month Day Initials BRANCH Silica Dust Chamber

11 NPPTL Year Month Day Initials BRANCH Vibration table

12 NPPTL Year Month Day Initials BRANCH Environmental Chamber

13 NPPTL Year Month Day Initials BRANCH

14 What is NIOSH Approval? - formal document issued by NIOSH for a specific respirator - issued when a respirator meets the minimum requirements of chapter Title 42, of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 84 (42 CFR 84) - approval holder may label and advertise the approved respirator as NIOSH-approved

15 NPPTL Year Month Day Initials BRANCH Applying for Approval APPLICANT SUBMITS Standard Application Form Drawings including assembly matrix Payment Respirators for testing No prototypes Pre test data

16 NPPTL Year Month Day Initials BRANCH Performance NIOSH tests and approves only complete respirators not parts or sub-assemblies of respirators

17 NPPTL Year Month Day Initials BRANCH NIOSH Approval Processing Receiving/Records RoomInitial Review Testing and Quality Assurance Final Review

18 NPPTL Year Month Day Initials BRANCH NIOSH Certificate of Approval Allows the listed applicant to produce the listed approved respirator Requires production under the quality control provisions specified in the approval Requires the respirator label as specified in the approval

19 NPPTL Year Month Day Initials BRANCH Required Product Markings

20 NPPTL Year Month Day Initials BRANCH NIOSH Certificate of Approval DOES NOT ALLOW Changes without notifying NIOSH for a modification of approval Including changes to the label changes to user instructions changes to QA plans changes to materials or design Changing / moving manufacturing site

21 NPPTL Year Month Day Initials BRANCH NIOSH Site Audits NIOSH audits the manufacturing site At least every two years Full compliance with parts and drawings Full compliance with all quality plans

22 NPPTL Year Month Day Initials BRANCH Product Audits Product is purchased through commercial distribution Tested to performance specifications of approval Failures will result in a Certified Product Investigation Process

23 NPPTL Year Month Day Initials BRANCH Certified Product Investigation Process Failures of approved product to perform During customer use During product audit Based on manufacturer self report

24 NPPTL Year Month Day Initials BRANCH Certification Standards Not Met … Now what? User notice is issued By NIOSH or by manufacturer Approval is revoked - Cannot be advertised at NIOSH- approved

25 NPPTL Year Month Day Initials BRANCH User Notices on Web Site

26 Why is it important to use NIOSH-certified Respirator? Its been tested and meets standards It is going to work as supposed to

27 NPPTL Year Month Day Initials BRANCH Misleading Advertising False claims of NIOSH certification Sale of products that have had approval revoked

28 NPPTL Year Month Day Initials BRANCH Check it Out List of NIOSH-approved products on website Filtering facepiece respirators in table format http://knowits.niosh.gov Can call to verify 412 386 4000

29 NPPTL Year Month Day Initials BRANCH Where to get additional info www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl

30 NPPTL Year Month Day Initials BRANCH Thank You Disclaimer: The findings and conclusion in this presentation have not been formally disseminated by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and should not be construed to represent any agency determination or policy.


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