National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Respiratory Protection for Healthcare Workers: Stakeholder Meeting, 9054-9055 [2013-02742]

Download as PDF 9054 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 26 / Thursday, February 7, 2013 / Notices enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information upon the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the Agency’s subsequent request for OMB approval of the proposed information collection. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated: January 23, 2013. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director. [FR Doc. 2013–02549 Filed 2–6–13; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [Docket Number NIOSH–144] Issuance of Final Guidance Publication National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). AGENCY: Notice of issuance of final guidance publication. ACTION: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), announces the availability of the following publication: ‘‘NIOSH Criteria for a Recommended Standard: Occupational Exposure to Hexavalent Chromium’’ [2013–128]. SUMMARY: This document may be obtained at the following link: Web site: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2013128/. ADDRESSES: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathleen MacMahon, NIOSH, Robert A. Taft Laboratories, MS–C14, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226, telephone (513) 533–8547. Dated: January 28, 2013. John Howard, Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. BILLING CODE 4163–18–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:45 Feb 06, 2013 Jkt 229001 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Respiratory Protection for Healthcare Workers: Stakeholder Meeting The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the following public meeting: ‘‘Stakeholder Meeting on Respiratory Protection for Healthcare Workers’’. Stakeholder Meeting Time and Date: 8 a.m.–5:15 p.m. EDT, June 18, 2013. Place: CDC Tom Harkin Global Communications Center located at 1600 Clifton Road, Building 19, Atlanta, Georgia 30333. This meeting will also be available by videoconference at select CDC locations. Purpose of the Meeting: This meeting is being held to exchange ideas and solutions to improve healthcare worker compliance with personal protective technologies (PPT), with a focus on respiratory protection. Stakeholder feedback is sought to (1) provide input to future updates of the NIOSH PPT program research agenda and (2) assess progress toward better respirators for healthcare workers. This meeting will include presentations and moderated roundtable discussions on ‘‘Improving the Evidence Base to Support Guidance on the Appropriate Level of Respiratory Protection’’, ‘‘Healthcare Worker Observational Studies of Respirator Use & New Educational Resources’’, ‘‘Considerations for Extending Respirator Supplies During an Outbreak or Pandemic’’, ‘‘Standards & Test Methods for Improved Respirators for Healthcare Workers’’, and ‘‘Advances toward Improved Respirators for Healthcare Workers’’. Status: The meeting is open to the public, limited only by the capacity (100) of the conference room. Registration will be accepted on a first come first served basis. Participants are encouraged to consider attending by video conference, which will be provided at select CDC locations (to be SUMMARY: BILLING CODE 4160–90–M [FR Doc. 2013–02743 Filed 2–6–13; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 announced). Registration for both in person and video conference attendance is available on the NIOSH NPPTL Web site, www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl. Preregistration is required on or before May 31, 2013, even for remote attendees and US citizens. Non-US citizens need to register on or before May 18, 2013, to allow sufficient time for mandatory CDC facility security clearance procedures to be completed. An email confirming registration will be sent from NIOSH and will include details needed to participate. A government issued photo ID will be required to obtain entrance to any of the CDC locations. Background: The NIOSH PPT program publishes and periodically updates its research agenda on personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers (http:// www.cdc.gov/niosh/docket/archive/ docket129.html). The research agenda, last updated in 2010, describes the near term and long term strategy for the PPT program’s influenza pandemic research, development, and investigative testing activities. Recently, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) published a report (http://www.iom.edu/Reports/2011/ Preventing-Transmission-of-PandemicInfluenza-and-Other-Viral-RespiratoryDiseases.aspx) that assessed the nation’s progress on improving PPE for healthcare personnel exposed to infectious respiratory diseases and made recommendations to address research gaps. Furthermore, a chapter in the recent HHS 2009 H1N1 Influenza Improvement Plan (http://www.phe.gov/ Preparedness/mcm/h1n1-retrospective/ Documents/2009-h1n1improvementplan.pdf) discusses research needs for respiratory protective devices as part of a broader non-vaccine medical countermeasures strategy. A key area of discussion at this stakeholder meeting will be progress on research gaps identified in the 2011 IOM and 2012 HHS reports and how NIOSH can use this information to update the 2010 PPT research agenda. The current version of PPT program research agenda for healthcare worker PPE focuses on conducting research to design and promote the appropriate use of PPE. Compliance with appropriate respirator use practices is important because healthcare workers often wear them incorrectly or fail to use them at all. Poor compliance has been linked to safety culture, workload issues, time constraints, risk perception, effectiveness concerns, availability, discomfort, interference with patient care, and communication difficulties. One strategy taken to improve healthcare worker compliance is to develop better respirators. In this E:\FR\FM\07FEN1.SGM 07FEN1 9055 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 26 / Thursday, February 7, 2013 / Notices stakeholder meeting, progress toward better respirators for healthcare workers will be discussed. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Ronald E. Shaffer, Senior Scientist, NIOSH NPPTL Office of the Director at NPPTLEventsHealthcar@cdc.gov, telephone (412) 386–6111, fax (412) 386–6617. other committee management activities, for both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Dated: January 29, 2013. John Howard, Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. BILLING CODE 4163–18–P Elaine L. Baker, Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2013–02791 Filed 2–6–13; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Classifications and Public Health Data Standards Staff, Announces the Following Meeting ICD–9–CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee (C&M) meeting. NAME: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TIME AND DATE: BILLING CODE 4163–19–P Centers for Disease Control and Prevention PLACE: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Disease, Disability, and Injury Prevention and Control Special Emphasis Panel (SEP): Initial Review [FR Doc. 2013–02742 Filed 2–6–13; 8:45 am] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Disease, Disability, and Injury Prevention and Control Special Emphasis Panel (SEP): Initial review mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES The meeting announced below concerns Epidemiology, Prevention and Treatment of Influenza and other Respiratory Infections in Panama and Central America Region, Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) IP13–002; and Strengthening Global Animal-Human Interface Activities for Avian Influenza and other Zoonotic Diseases, FOA CK13–002, initial review. In accordance with Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the aforementioned meeting: Time and Date: 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m., March 28, 2013 (Closed). Place: Teleconference. Status: The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with provisions set forth in Section 552b(c) (4) and (6), Title 5 U.S.C., and the Determination of the Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, CDC, pursuant to Public Law 92–463. Matters To Be Discussed: The meeting will include the initial review, discussion, and evaluation of applications received in response to ‘‘Epidemiology, Prevention and Treatment of Influenza and other Respiratory Infections in Panama and Central America Region, FOA IP13–002; and Strengthening Global Animal-Human Interface Activities for Avian Influenza and other Zoonotic Diseases, FOA CK13–002’’. Contact Person for More Information: Gregory Anderson, M.S., M.P.H., Scientific Review Officer, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road NE., Mailstop E60, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, Telephone: (404) 718–8833. The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, has been delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices pertaining to announcements of meetings and VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:45 Feb 06, 2013 Jkt 229001 The meeting announced below concerns Building Healthcare Practitioner Capacity Around HPV Vaccine Communication, Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) IP13–001, initial review. In accordance with Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the aforementioned meeting: Time and Date: 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., April 10, 2013 (Closed). Place: Teleconference. Status: The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with provisions set forth in Section 552b(c)(4) and (6), Title 5 U.S.C., and the Determination of the Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, CDC, pursuant to Public Law 92–463. Matters To Be Discussed: The meeting will include the initial review, discussion, and evaluation of applications received in response to ‘‘Building Healthcare Practitioner Capacity around HPV Vaccine Communication, FOA IP13–001’’. Contact Person For More Information: Gregory Anderson, M.S., M.P.H., Scientific Review Officer, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road NE., Mailstop E60, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, Telephone: (404) 718–8833. The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, has been delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices pertaining to announcements of meetings and other committee management activities, for both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., March 5, 2013. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Auditorium, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244. Open to the public, limited only by the space available. The meeting room accommodates approximately 240 people. The meeting will be broadcast live via Webcast at http://www.cms.gov/ live/ STATUS: Due to increased security requirements CMS has instituted stringent procedures for entrance into the building by nongovernment employees. Attendees will need to present valid government-issued picture identification, and sign-in at the security desk upon entering the building. Attendees who wish to attend a specific ICD–9–CM C&M meeting on March 5, 2013, must submit their name and organization by February 22, 2013, for inclusion on the visitor list. This visitor list will be maintained at the front desk of the CMS building and used by the guards to admit visitors to the meeting. Participants who attended previous ICD–9–CM C&M meetings will no longer be automatically added to the visitor list. You must request inclusion of your name prior to each meeting you attend. Please register to attend the meeting on-line at: http://www.cms.hhs.gov/ apps/events/. Please contact Mady Hue (410–786–4510 or Marilu.hue@cms.hhs.gov), for questions about the registration process. SECURITY CONSIDERATIONS: Elaine L. Baker, Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The ICD–9–CM Coordination and Maintenance (C&M) Committee is a public forum for the presentation of proposed modifications to the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification, the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification and ICD–10—Procedure Coding System [FR Doc. 2013–02790 Filed 2–6–13; 8:45 am] MATTERS TO BE DISCUSSED: BILLING CODE 4163–18–P include: PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 PURPOSE: E:\FR\FM\07FEN1.SGM 07FEN1 Agenda items

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Respiratory 
Protection for Healthcare Workers: Stakeholder Meeting

AGENCY: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health 
(NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health 
(NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
announces the following public meeting: ``Stakeholder Meeting on 
Respiratory Protection for Healthcare Workers''.
    Stakeholder Meeting Time and Date: 8 a.m.-5:15 p.m. EDT, June 18, 
2013.
    Place: CDC Tom Harkin Global Communications Center located at 1600 
Clifton Road, Building 19, Atlanta, Georgia 30333. This meeting will 
also be available by videoconference at select CDC locations.
    Purpose of the Meeting: This meeting is being held to exchange 
ideas and solutions to improve healthcare worker compliance with 
personal protective technologies (PPT), with a focus on respiratory 
protection. Stakeholder feedback is sought to (1) provide input to 
future updates of the NIOSH PPT program research agenda and (2) assess 
progress toward better respirators for healthcare workers.
    This meeting will include presentations and moderated roundtable 
discussions on ``Improving the Evidence Base to Support Guidance on the 
Appropriate Level of Respiratory Protection'', ``Healthcare Worker 
Observational Studies of Respirator Use & New Educational Resources'', 
``Considerations for Extending Respirator Supplies During an Outbreak 
or Pandemic'', ``Standards & Test Methods for Improved Respirators for 
Healthcare Workers'', and ``Advances toward Improved Respirators for 
Healthcare Workers''.
    Status: The meeting is open to the public, limited only by the 
capacity (100) of the conference room. Registration will be accepted on 
a first come first served basis. Participants are encouraged to 
consider attending by video conference, which will be provided at 
select CDC locations (to be announced). Registration for both in person 
and video conference attendance is available on the NIOSH NPPTL Web 
site, www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl. Preregistration is required on or before 
May 31, 2013, even for remote attendees and US citizens. Non-US 
citizens need to register on or before May 18, 2013, to allow 
sufficient time for mandatory CDC facility security clearance 
procedures to be completed. An email confirming registration will be 
sent from NIOSH and will include details needed to participate. A 
government issued photo ID will be required to obtain entrance to any 
of the CDC locations.
    Background: The NIOSH PPT program publishes and periodically 
updates its research agenda on personal protective equipment (PPE) for 
healthcare workers (http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docket/archive/docket129.html). The research agenda, last updated in 2010, describes 
the near term and long term strategy for the PPT program's influenza 
pandemic research, development, and investigative testing activities. 
Recently, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) published a report (http://www.iom.edu/Reports/2011/Preventing-Transmission-of-Pandemic-Influenza-and-Other-Viral-Respiratory-Diseases.aspx) that assessed the nation's 
progress on improving PPE for healthcare personnel exposed to 
infectious respiratory diseases and made recommendations to address 
research gaps. Furthermore, a chapter in the recent HHS 2009 H1N1 
Influenza Improvement Plan (http://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/mcm/h1n1-retrospective/Documents/2009-h1n1-improvementplan.pdf) discusses 
research needs for respiratory protective devices as part of a broader 
non-vaccine medical countermeasures strategy. A key area of discussion 
at this stakeholder meeting will be progress on research gaps 
identified in the 2011 IOM and 2012 HHS reports and how NIOSH can use 
this information to update the 2010 PPT research agenda.
    The current version of PPT program research agenda for healthcare 
worker PPE focuses on conducting research to design and promote the 
appropriate use of PPE. Compliance with appropriate respirator use 
practices is important because healthcare workers often wear them 
incorrectly or fail to use them at all. Poor compliance has been linked 
to safety culture, workload issues, time constraints, risk perception, 
effectiveness concerns, availability, discomfort, interference with 
patient care, and communication difficulties. One strategy taken to 
improve healthcare worker compliance is to develop better respirators. 
In this

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stakeholder meeting, progress toward better respirators for healthcare 
workers will be discussed.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Ronald E. Shaffer, Senior 
Scientist, NIOSH NPPTL Office of the Director at 
NPPTLEventsHealthcar@cdc.gov, telephone (412) 386-6111, fax (412) 386-
6617.

    Dated: January 29, 2013.
John Howard,
Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2013-02742 Filed 2-6-13; 8:45 am]
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