Personal Protective Technology Program Stakeholder Meeting Slated for March 2011

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Personal Protective Technology (PPT) Program and National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL) will hold its fourth stakeholder meeting on March 29, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh Airport.

This meeting will provide an opportunity to communicate directly with NIOSH employees and NIOSH grant recipients about their current research projects and other workplace safety and topics that are affecting the healthcare industry. The meeting will emphasize personal protective equipment (PPE) in healthcare as well as other industries.

In addition to breakout sessions, poster and equipment displays of protective ensembles and respirators will be present and related demonstrations will be given for each industry sector. Gordon Graham will be the luncheon keynote speaker and will address the topic of "Personal Protective Technology and Risk Management."

Those individuals who are interested in learning about current and anticipated PPE research and initiatives are invited to attend' practitioners are also encouraged to assist NIOSH by communicating their unique insights as a stakeholders in the healthcare field.

To stay informed of meeting updates, check the NPPTL website (http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl), subscribe to the listserv (http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/sub-NPPTL.html), and check updates on the NIOSH Facebook and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/NIOSH) pages. You may register electronically or you can download the Adobe PDF and fax it to (412) 386-4951. On-site registration also will be available, but space is limited. This meeting will also be available through remote access capabilities (Microsoft Live Meeting), whereby participants can simultaneously listen and participate over the Internet. To register to attend by remote access, complete the registration form and check the "remote access attendee" block. This option will be available to participants on a first-come, first-serve basis and is limited to the first 100 participants. Additional information will be posted to the NPPTL website prior to the meeting as it become available.

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