Implementation of the National Academies’ Program Recommendations: NIOSH PPT Program Maryann D’Alessandro, Ph.D. Associate Director for Science, NPPTL PPT Program Coordinator. NIOSH Board of Scientific Counselors Fifty-Sixth Meeting June 7, 2011. Presentation Structure.
Implementation of the National Academies’ Program Recommendations:
NIOSH PPT Program
Maryann D’Alessandro, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Science, NPPTL
PPT Program Coordinator
NIOSH Board of Scientific Counselors
June 7, 2011
PPT Program Overview
High Priority Issues Selected for BSC Tracking
NA Evaluation: Relevance and Impact Ratings and Recommendations
The VISION is to be the leading provider of quality, relevant, and timely PPT research, training, and evaluation.
The MISSION of the PPT program is to prevent work-related injury, illness and death by advancing the state of knowledge and application of personal protective technologies (PPT).
An estimated 20 million workers use PPE on a regular basis to protect themselves from job hazards.
PPT Recommendations: Program Goal Interactions
Policy and Standards
Performance Metrics and Measures
Policy & Standards
Surveillance and Communications
NA PPT Program Evaluation Recommendations: Relevance and Impact Ratings - June 2008
Relevance = 4
The program’s work is in priority subject areas, and NIOSH is engaged in appropriate transfer activities for completed projects or reported results.
Impact = 4
The program has made some contributions to end outcomes or well-accepted intermediate outcomes.
1. Implement and sustain a comprehensive national PPT program
2. Establish PPT research Centers of Excellence and increase extramural PPT research
3. Enhance the respirator certification process
4. Increase research on the use and usability of PPT
5. Assess PPT use and effectiveness in the workplace using a life-cycle approach
3. Define barriers to and facilitators of PPT use
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