The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL) is holding a meeting for all respirator manufacturers on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at the NIOSH Pittsburgh site. Remote participation, via Adobe Connect, will be available.
The meeting is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and will focus on the Standard Application Procedure.
Registration is required for both on-site and remote participation. The draft agenda will be available on the NPPTL website. Presentations for the meeting will be posted the week prior to the meeting to enable those who wish to print a hard copy prior to the meeting time to do so.
Members of the Technology Evaluation Branch staff will be available for one-on-one meetings from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 21 and from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 23. Those who would like to schedule time to discuss quality assurance, project review, certification issues, or lab operations and post-certification monitoring activities should contact Tom Pouchot. Tom may also be reached by telephone at 412-386-4036.
All participants must preregister by October 17. Because this meeting is being held at the NIOSH facility, all on-site meeting attendees will be required to present valid photo identification at the entry gate for admission to the site. For U.S. citizens, a valid driver’s license is preferred. Foreign nationals must present the same documents submitted with the visitor registration form (current passport, entry visa, or permanent residency card) at the security gate on the day of their visit.
Non-U.S. citizens – There are additional requirements for non-U.S. citizens to enter a federal facility. In order for approval to access to be granted, all paperwork, including passport, entry visa, or permanent residency card, must be submitted to NIOSH NPPTL by October 3, 2014
Once your registration form, indicating you are not a U.S. Citizen, is received you will receive an email from International Visitor Requests (CDC). This email will include a link to a secure site requesting additional information. CDC approval must be established before entry to the CDC NIOSH site will be permitted. All foreign nationals must present the same documents submitted with the visitor registration form (current passport, entry visa, or permanent residency card) at the security gate on the day of your visit. If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact Karen Harvey at 412-386-4084.
Food and lodging
Lodging: There are several hotels in close proximity to the NIOSH site.
A box lunch option that includes a sandwich, deli salad, chips, and a drink will be delivered to the meeting room. The cost is $8.00 per person (cash only), which must be paid that morning. The selection information is included on the registration form.