Evaluate and identify methods to improve respirator use in the construction industry. Evaluate the interface of respirators with other PPE. Identify shortcomings in current respiratory protection programs and develop potential interventions. Evaluate interventions for utility and acceptance as judged by contractors/workers.
Continue information dissemination and education about respirator use and practices. Includes presentations at conferences, trade associations, trade and peer reviewed publications. Can include NIOSH Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Centers (ERC).
Develop, evaluate, and analyze data from surveys related to PPE such as the BLS/NIOSH Survey, NEWS, USDA Farm Safety, Veterans' Affairs, Women & PPE, NHANES.