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NIOSH Seeks Comment on Personal Protective Technology (PPT) Program

Aug 15, 2013

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the availability of a document titled ‘‘Framework for Setting the NIOSH PPT Program Action Plan for Healthcare Worker Personal Protective Equipment: 2013–2018’’, now available for public comment at http://www.regulations.gov. Comments are sought in three specific areas:
1. Proposed use of the 2011 IOM report recommendations as the basis for the 12 overarching recommendations and 36 activities in next revision of theaction plan;
2. Proposed use of improving healthcare worker PPE compliance as the overarching goal for prioritization; and
3. Specific actions that NIOSH and the NIOSH PPT program should take to address the proposed recommendations.
Comments must be received by Friday, September 13, 2013. Read more about it here.