Facial Anthropometrics Research Roadmap

September 2007
NIOSH Docket Number 111

NPPTL is responding to the IOM report by developing an action plan for addressing the issues and recommendations described in the report. The action plan will provide a long-term strategy for facial anthropometrics and respirator fit research at NPPTL. The action plan will also describe how to implement research to practice. This draft action plan was developed by:

  • analyzing the IOM recommendations to determine if existing data is available to make decisions on whether the recommendations could and/or should be implemented or not;
  • reviewing on-going and proposed NPPTL research projects; and
  • reviewing on-going research in NIOSH, academia, government, and industry related to anthropometrics and respirator fit.


Draft action plan, “NPPTL Facial Anthropometrics Research Roadmap” by Zhuang and Shaffer (NIOSH) – 8/14/07pdf icon [PDF – 2,850 KB]

Draft Appendix A. Study Protocol – 9/4/07pdf icon [PDF – 17,440 KB]

Draft Appendix B. Statement of Work – 8/14/07pdf icon [PDF – 1,6907 KB]

Submissions to the Docket in order of receipt

Submission to the docket from Collins (Navajo Tribal Utility Authority) – 9/25/07pdf icon [PDF – 144 KB]

Submission to the docket from private person – 9/27/07pdf icon [PDF – 52 KB]

Submission to the docket from Hack (IOM Committee for the Assessment of the NIOSH Anthro Survey) – 10/1/07pdf icon [PDF – 284 KB]

Submission to the docket from Brosseau (University of Minnesota) – 11/30/07pdf icon [PDF – 156 KB]

Submission to the docket from Cohen (University of New Haven) – 12/30/07pdf icon [PDF – 95 KB]

Submission to the docket from Shipp (International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA)) – 2/21/08pdf icon [PDF – 1,270 KB]

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