Exposure Assessment Program
NIOSH is strongly committed to program evaluation as a way to maximize its contributions to improved occupational safety and health. Regular review of program activities, outputs, and outcomes is essential to demonstrating program performance. The Exposure Assessment Program conducts reviews and shares program impact in a variety of ways.
Program Performance One-pager
Program Performance One-Pagers (PPOPs) are a snapshot of NIOSH programs’ priorities, strategies used to make progress towards priorities, recent accomplishments, and upcoming work.
Impact Sheets briefly describe an occupational safety or health hazard, the specific NIOSH or NIOSH-funded research activity that was conducted to address the hazard, the resulting impact or recommendations, and relevant statistics.
NIOSH understands that external expert review is one of the most valid and accepted methods of evaluating research programs. In 2017, the Exposure Assessment Program underwent external review by an independent panel of experts. The program was assessed on relevance and impact of its work in the areas of methods development and direct-reading methods and sensors. The program received a score of 8 out of 10 (4 for relevance and 4 for impact). More information, including the evidence package prepared by the program, the report written by the review panel and the program’s response to the panel’s report, are available on the Evaluation of NIOSH Programs page.