r2p: Research To Practice at NIOSH
The Research to Practice (r2p) initiative at NIOSH is focused on the transfer and translation of knowledge, interventions, and technologies into highly effective prevention practices and products which are adopted into the workplace. r2p is a way of conducting research to help ensure that it is relevant to our stakeholders and results in the reduction of workplaces injuries, illness, and fatalities.
The goal of r2p is to reduce illness and injury by increasing the use of NIOSH-generated knowledge, interventions, and technologies. In order to achieve this, NIOSH continues to work with our partners to focus research on ways to develop effective products, translate research findings into practice, target dissemination efforts, and evaluate and demonstrate the effectiveness of these efforts in improving worker health and safety. NIOSH research is used by workers, employers, and others throughout the world.
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NIOSH Synthesized Chemical now Commercially Available
Isocyanates are harmful chemicals used in occupational settings that range from application of paints and varnishes to creating rigid and flexible foams and fibers. NIOSH research led to the development of the reagent 1-(9-anthracenylmethyl) piperazine (MAP), which can be used to measure workplace exposures to isocyanates. The MAP reagent was originally synthesized by NIOSH researchers and provided to external researchers and laboratories upon request. Now, it is commercially available at Chemical Standards Laboratory, DBA Chemical Service Laboratories (www.chemicalstandards.com). To learn more about the MAP reagent go to NIOSH Manual of Analytical Methods and see Method 5525 or contact Robert Streicher at RStreicher@cdc.gov. Mention of a company name does not constitute commercial endorsement by NIOSH.
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