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Surveillance of Programs Using Respirators (SPUR) PP16 - FY06

NOTE: This page is archived for historical purposes and is no longer being maintained or updated.
Current Information can be found at: Surveillance of Programs Using Respirators - Respiratory Protection Program Interventions in the Road and Transportation Building Industry - FY07


  • This project will evaluate and improve respirator use in the construction industry, as well as evaluating the interface of respirators with other PPE. The project will develop interventions that address shortcomings in current respiratory protection programs. The success of those interventions will be evaluated to demonstrate an improved level of protection provided to respirator wearers.

Applicable Standards

  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910.134/ANSI Z88.2 for respiratory protection

Key Partners

  • National Demolition Association - focus groups; site visits Houston & Chicago June
  • ARTBA - focus group results; site visits June-September


  • ARTBA; National Demolition Association; Society for Protective Coatings, OSHA, BLS

Project Scope

  • Visit 4 NDA sites June Houston & Chicago
  • Visit 5 ARTBA pilot sites June-September


  • Protocol including questionnaires nearly complete - submit to HSRB in May
  • NORA project DSR-proposed FY07 National Safety and Health Assessment of Road Construction (NSHARC) Decision in September 2006. Preliminary work on questionnaire has been started by SPUR project personnel.


  • Doney B. NIOSH Reports of Respirator Use ARTBA Focus Group Results. Training Session at the OSHA 10 hour course to at the Constructors Association Western Pennsylvania; February 10, 2006; Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Greskevitch M, Doney B, Groce D. As Survey of Respirator Use in the Mining Industry. The Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc. (SME) 2006 Annual Transactions Volume 3:1-5 (In Press).
  • Doney B, Groce D, Greskevitch M. Respirator Use in the Chemicals and Allied Products Manufacturing Industry. Journal of Chemical Health and Safety 30 (May/June 2006).
  • Doney B, Greskevitch M, Groce D. Respirator Use and Practices by National Demolition Association Member Companies. AIHce Chicago, IL. (May 2006). Poster
  • Doney B, Groce D, Greskevitch M, Bang KM. Respirator Use among ARTBA Member Companies. Submitted January 2006 to Transportation Builder.
  • Doney B. Response to Hurricanes Katrina & Rita. American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Exhibition in Chicago, IL (May 2006). Platform
  • Syamlal G, Doney B, Bang KM, Greskevitch M, Groce D, Ganocy S, Hoffman W. Medical Fitness Evaluation for Respirator Users: Results of a National Survey of Private Sector Employers. JOEM. In DRDS-OD review.
  • Doney B, Greskevitch M, Groce D. Comparing National Demolition Association Focus Group and National Survey Findings. Demolition. In draft.
  • Report of EPI-AID respirator survey (March 3-13, 2006) of New Orleans residents.


  • None
Page last modified: July 23, 2007
Page last reviewed: July 23, 2007 (archived document)
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