is to be done using members’ expert judgment rather than a formal research needs assessment. The committee was also charged with providing recommendations for improving the PPT Program (Chapter 5).

OVERVIEW OF THIS REPORT

The committee provides its assessment of the NIOSH PPT Program in the remaining chapters of this report. Chapter 2 discusses the program’s budget, staffing, other production and planning inputs, activities, and outputs and presents the committee’s assessment and rating of the program’s relevance to the priorities of work in PPT. In Chapter 3, the committee examines the intermediate and end outcomes that could reasonably be attributed to the work of the PPT Program and provides its rating of the program’s impact in reducing injury and illness among workers. Chapter 4 reviews the program’s mechanisms for identifying emerging issues and highlights some additional considerations that in the view of the committee warrant future attention. The report concludes in Chapter 5 with the committee’s recommendations for strengthening the PPT Program and increasing its relevance to, and impact on, health and safety in the workplace.

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