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Personal Protective Technology Program

Program Goals

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A key leadership role for the Personal Protective Technology Program is the development of goals for personal protective equipment. The PPT Program is in the process of developing goals to guide NIOSH research and partnership efforts over the next decade. 

NIOSH Program Portfolio Approach

NIOSH organizes its research, guidance, information, and service efforts into specific programs that can be readily communicated and strategically governed and evaluated. Ten sector programs represent industrial sectors, and seven cross-sector programs are organized around health and safety outcomes. There are also numerous core and specialty programs that represent special emphasis areas, methodological approaches, core activities and legislatively mandated programs.

Sector programs intersect with cross-sector programs in a matrix-like fashion, with relevant core and specialty programs playing a supporting role. For example, an Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing Program goal of reducing farm-related deaths and injuries due to tractor rollovers and trucks would likely be a shared goal with the Traumatic Injury Prevention Program and if appropriate would be adopted by both programs. This approach provides an added advantage and will allow multiple Programs to work towards accomplishment of intersecting NIOSH goals.

Below are the current goals for the Nation developed during the second decade of the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA).

Personal Protective Technology Program Strategic Goals

Strategic Goal 1: Reduce Exposure to Inhalation Hazards

Strategic Goal 2: Reduce Exposure to Dermal Hazards

Strategic Goal 3: Reduce Exposure to Injury and Illness Hazards

Strategic Goal 4: Address Broad-Based PPT Issues