[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 57 (Monday, March 24, 2008)]
[Pages 15525-15526]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-5860]



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and 

    In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 for opportunity for public comment on 
proposed data collection projects, the Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention (CDC) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. 
To request more information on the proposed projects or to obtain a 
copy of the data collection plans and instruments, call 404-639-5960 
and send comments to Maryam I. Daneshvar, CDC Acting Reports Clearance 
Officer, 1600 Clifton Road, MS-D74, Atlanta, GA 30333 or send an e-mail 
to [email protected].
    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways 
to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, 
including through the use of automated collection techniques or other 
forms of information technology. Written comments should be received 
within 60 days of this notice.

Proposed Project

    NIOSH Customer Satisfaction Survey--Reinstatement--National 
Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention.
    Background and brief description:
    The mission of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and 
Health (NIOSH) is to promote safety and health at work for all people 
through research and prevention. The Occupational Safety and Health 
Act, Public Law 91-596 (section 20[a] [1]) authorizes the National 
Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to conduct 
research to advance the health and safety of workers. NIOSH conducted a 
baseline survey in 2003 to assess customer satisfaction with NIOSH 
communication products, services, and methods of dissemination [OMB no. 
0920-0544 expired 03/31/2003]. The baseline survey established an 
initial benchmark for gauging the effectiveness of NIOSH's 
communication products, outreach services, and identified areas for 
    NIOSH is conducting a follow-up Customer Satisfaction Survey of 
occupational safety and health professionals. A mail survey is planned 
with an option that will allow respondents to complete the survey 
electronically. The current survey is a 5-year follow-up designed to 
enable NIOSH to determine the current level of customer satisfaction 
and identify changes that have occurred in the intervening years. The 
purpose of this survey is to evaluate the effectiveness of NIOSH's 
communication and dissemination program as a whole in serving the broad 
occupational safety and health professional community by addressing 
five questions: (1) To what extent are NIOSH communication products 
viewed as credible, useful sources of information on occupational 
safety and health issues? (2) To what extent has NIOSH been successful 
in distributing its communication products to its primary and 
traditional audience? (3) To what extent, and in what ways, have NIOSH 
communication products influenced workplace safety and health program 
policies and practices, or resolved other related issues? (4) What 
improvements could be made in the nature of NIOSH communication 
products and/or their manner of delivery that could enhance their use 
and benefits? (5) What is the reach and perceived importance of NIOSH 
outreach initiatives?
    The survey will be directed to the community of occupational safety 
and health professionals, as this audience represents the primary and 
traditional customer base for NIOSH information materials. For this 
purpose four major associations identified with occupational safety and 
health matters have indicated their willingness to partner with NIOSH 
on this follow-up survey, as they did on the baseline. These are the 
American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), the American College of 
Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), the American 
Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN), and the American 
Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).
    There is no cost to respondents other than their time.
    Estimated Annualized Burden Hours:

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                                                                                 Average  burden
      Type of respondent          Form name         No. of       No. responses  per response (in   Total burden
                                                  respondents   per respondent       hours)            hours
Industrial hygienists          NIOSH Customer              193               1  20/60...........              64
 familiar with NIOSH.           Satisfaction
Industrial hygienists not      NIOSH Customer                8               1  6/60............               1
 familiar with NIOSH.           Satisfaction
Nurses familiar with NIOSH...  NIOSH Customer              117               1  6/60............              12
Nurses not familiar with       NIOSH Customer               57               1  6/60............               6
 NIOSH.                         Satisfaction
Physicians familiar with       NIOSH Customer              103               1  20/60...........              34
 NIOSH.                         Satisfaction
Physicians not familiar with   NIOSH Customer               53               1  6/60............               5
 NIOSH.                         Satisfaction
Safety engineers familiar      NIOSH Customer              157               1  20/60...........              52
 with NIOSH.                    Satisfaction
Safety engineers not familiar  NIOSH Customer               32               1  6/60............               3
 with NIOSH.                    Satisfaction
    Total....................  ...............  ..............  ..............  ................             177

    Dated: March 18, 2008.
Marilyn S. Radke,
Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
 [FR Doc. E8-5860 Filed 3-21-08; 8:45 am]