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Machinery Maintenance Survey

An Anonymous Response Survey

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) promotes innovation and industrial competitiveness in domestic manufacturing. To achieve this goal in an effective and efficient manner, NIST aims to identify the most efficient means for reducing costs, environmental impacts, and increasing resilience. This survey focuses on gathering data relevant to manufacturing machinery maintenance (i.e., machinery used in the manufacturing process). Your participation is appreciated, and the data provided is anonymous.

This survey should be completed by management staff or senior staff members that are familiar with the maintenance practices, costs, and strategies at this establishment. If certain information cannot be divulged or determined, please leave it blank.

This survey seeks information at the establishment level. An establishment is, for the purposes of this survey, a single physical location where operations are performed (e.g., a factory).

This collection of information contains Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) requirements approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Notwithstanding any other provisions of the law, no person is required to respond to, nor shall any person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with, a collection of information subject to the requirements of the PRA unless that collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number. Public reporting burden for this collection is estimated to be 25 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to the National Institute of Standards and Technology, douglas.thomas [at]

OMB Control #0693-0043 - Expiration Date:  03/31/2022 - NIST Generic Clearance for Usability Data Collections


Created November 30, 2018, Updated November 15, 2019