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Technology Research Branch - Overview FY12

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  • Supports the mission and vision of NIOSH PPT Program through scientific research and support of PPT standards
  • Maintain a quality and responsive research portfolio that fulfills high-priority PPT needs of our stakeholders in the areas of respiratory protection, sensors/electronics, human performance, and protective clothing/ensembles.

Applicable Standards

  • None

Key Partners

  • ASTM
  • ISO
  • NFPA
  • Other Gov't agencies
  • Universities
  • URS
  • National Academies



  • PPE manufacturers
  • PPE users
  • Policy makers
  • General public

Project Scope

  • Complete integration of Morgantown TRB staff
  • Complete Morgantown TRB lab renovations
  • Complete transition of FFIPP SCBA evaluations to TRB
  • Initiate new and manage current research projects to address comfort, fit, and usability of PPE


  • None


  • Project tracking sheets (milestones)
  • Routine NPPTL-wide seminars
  • Database of Branch publications and bibilometric analysis


  • Better tracking of project deliverables, timelines, and milestones
  • Better alignment with NIOSH PPT Program strategic objectives
  • Increased quality, impact, and relevance for Branch research
  • Balanced Branch research portfolio
Page last updated: April 17, 2012
Page last reviewed: April 17, 2012
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory