Equitable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Protections Workshop

  • Day 1
    November 8, 2022
    7:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Day 2
    November 9, 2022
    7:00 am - 11:00 am

The NIOSH Personal Protective Technology Program will host a two-day virtual workshop to highlight ongoing activities and discuss prominent issues regarding the equitable PPE protections of all United States workers. The workshop will address issues pertinent to underserved PPE user groups related to the equitable PPE use, availability, accessibility, acceptability, or knowledge. Underserved PPE user groups may include workers who are of an atypical size; members of a gender, racial, ethnic, or linguistic minority group; perform nontraditional worker activities; or are members of subdisciplines that are not the primary focus of the current PPE activities within their larger field.

Workshop Goals

  • Announce NIOSH’s commitment to a National Strategy for Equitable PPE Protections for all United States workers
  • Share information to confirm and identify underserved PPE user populations and associated gaps/challenges to equitable PPE protections across various industry sectors
  • Discuss and identify policy, market dynamic, and research gaps related to equitable PPE protections for United States workers
  • Announce future partnership opportunities


This will be a 100% virtual workshop using the Zoom meeting platform. Presentations will highlight pertinent issues, ongoing advocacy efforts, research, and knowledge gaps in this area. Additionally, facilitated discussions will be held throughout the workshop to advance the understanding of the most important issues in the field.


Please pre-register for each day individually on the workshop homepage or by using the registration links below:

Register for Day 1 – November 8th (10am-2pm EST)

Register for Day 2 – November 9th (10am-2pm EST)


For more information visit the workshop homepage or contact the organizers at PPEConcerns@cdc.gov.