The National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory

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The National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL) is a research center within the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, specifically devoted towards the research of personal protective equipment, and is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. NPPTL was created in 2001 at the request of Congress, in response to a recognized need for improved research in personal protective equipment and technologies.[1] The Laboratory has a heavy focus on the experimentation, and the subsequent recommendations for respirators, ensuring a level of standard filter efficiency for all respirators.[1][2] NPPTL also conducts research and provides recommendations for other types of personal protective equipment, including protective clothing, gloves, eye protection, headwear, hearing protection, chemical sensors, and communication devices for safety deployment of emergency workers.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c NIOSH (December 1, 2011). "CDC - NIOSH - About NPPTL". National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 
  2. ^ NIOSH (June 14, 2012). "CDC - Respirators - NIOSH Workplace Safety and Health Topic". National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Retrieved 2012-08-31.