Engineering Controls Program

NIOSH mini bag house

NIOSH mini-baghouse retrofit assemblies installed on the thief hatches atop a sand mover at a hydraulic fracturing site. Photo credit: NIOSH

Program Goals

The Engineering Controls Core and Specialty Program works on new or retrofit engineering technologies to reduce several types of hazardous exposures present in multiple industries. To do this work, the Program intersects with several sector and cross-sector programs within the NIOSH Program Portfolio. Ten sector programs represent industrial sectors, and seven cross-sector programs are organized around health and safety outcomes. Engineering Controls is one of numerous core and specialty programs that represent core activities, mandates, special emphasis areas, and methodological approaches. The sector programs intersect with cross-sector programs in a matrix-like fashion, with relevant core and specialty programs playing a supporting role.

This approach allows multiple programs to work towards accomplishing the shared research goals in the NIOSH Strategic Plan. The Engineering Controls Program contributes to several goals for reducing hazardous exposures, including:

Page last reviewed: August 28, 2019