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Secondary Data Source Analysis PPT Surveillance FY09

NOTE: This page is archived for historical purposes and is no longer being maintained or updated.

Current Information can be found at: PPE Surveillance in Agricultural Pesticide Handlers- FY10


  • Monitor use of PPT via existing sources of data
    • Identification of users
    • Which PPT is in use
    • Purposes of PPT use
    • Characteristics of misuse
    • Reported defects in PPT
    • Employer programs that facilitate PPT use
  • Assess potential impact of PPT use
    • Quantify magnitude of morbidity/mortality for each PPT
  • Assess PPT effectiveness via analysis of PPT use and morbidity/mortality
  • Disseminate findings to NPPTL research and others

Applicable Standards

  • NIOSH 42 CFR Part 84
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910.134 (Respiratory protection)
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910.132 PPE
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910.95 (Hearing Protection)

Key Partners

  • CPWR
  • State-based surveillance programs


  • Workers who rely on PPE

Project Scope

  • Leverage existing data sources for assessing PPT needs across industry sectors
  • Assess OSHA IMIS data through contract and determine next steps
  • Evaluate data sources in Agriculture industry to assess PPT needs (Westat Contract)
  • Incorporate PPT questions on NHIS Occupational Health Supplement


  • 1Q - NIOSH SCG Face-to-face
    • Draft NHIS Agriculture Report
    • Input to CPWR Survey
    • Draft OSHA IMIS Data Report
  • 2Q - Draft NHIS Questions
  • 3Q - Assess follow-on activities and initiate follow-on work
  • 4Q - Preliminary NFIRS data assessment
    • Conduct further analysis


  • Westat Agriculture Report
  • Manuscript to evaluate RAND results
  • Potential manuscript and guidelines for PPE in Agriculture


  • The PPE usage, best practices and gaps in protection revealed through the analysis will suggest approaches to reducing exposure to inhalation, dermal and injury hazards.
  • The lessons learned will be rolled out to applicable industry sectors and systems through publications, conferences, training sessions, and by addressing research gaps identified.
Page last updated: April 05, 2010
Page last reviewed: July 22, 2009
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
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