PPE Technical Database from NIOSH
In 2016, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) launched a new online resource database. This searchable archive serves as a compendium of federal regulations and consensus standards related to all types of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
NIOSH's National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory developed the PPE-INFO database in collaboration with key partners including the International Safety Equipment Association, OSHA, MSHA, and members of the PPE Conformity Assessment Working Group. The database is comprised of standards and regulations published by U.S. Government Agencies and consensus standards organizations such as ANSI and ISO.
The goal of the project is to provide employers and workers with reliable information about occupational PPE in the United States. Future plans call for expanding the database to include international standards, conformity assessments standards, and a list of products that conform to these standards.
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