BOX S-2

Committee Scoring Criteria

Relevance

5 =

Activities are in high-priority subject areas and NIOSH is significantly engaged in appropriate transfer activities for completed projects/reported results.

4 =

Activities are in priority subject areas and NIOSH is engaged in appropriate transfer activities for completed projects/reported results.

3 =

Activities are in high-priority or priority subject areas, but NIOSH is not engaged in appropriate transfer activities; or activities focus on lesser priorities but NIOSH is engaged in appropriate transfer activities.

2 =

Activities are focused on lesser priorities and NIOSH is not engaged in or planning some appropriate transfer activities.

1 =

Activities are not focused on priorities and NIOSH is not engaged in transfer activities.

Impact

5 =

Activities have made major contribution(s) to worker health and safety on the basis of end outcomes or well-accepted intermediate outcomes.

4 =

Activities have made some contributions to end outcomes or well-accepted intermediate outcomes.

3 =

Activities are ongoing and outputs are produced that are likely to result in improvements in worker health and safety (with explanation of why not rated higher). Well-accepted outcomes have not been recorded.

2 =

Activities are ongoing and outputs are produced that may result in new knowledge or technology, but only limited application is expected. Well-accepted outcomes have not been recorded.

1 =

Activities and outputs do not result in or are NOT likely to have any application.

NA = Impact cannot be assessed; program not mature enough.



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