Sixth US-Finnish Joint Symposium on Occupational Health and Safety, People and Work, Proceedings of the Sixth FIOH-NIOSH Joint Symposium on Occupational Health and Safety, 8-10 August 1995, Espoo, Finland. People and Work - Research Reports 3. H. Nordman, J. Starck, A. Tossavainen, E. Viikari-Juntura, eds. Helsinki, Finland: Finnish Institute of Occupational Health; 1995 Aug; :2-4
This introduction discussed the direction of research being undertaken by NIOSH. NIOSH was pursuing four priority areas, which included occupational safety and health surveillance, work organization, control technology and intervention research, and health services research. Surveillance systems currently available were unable to detect the persistence of well recognized occupational safety and health problems. Better surveillance techniques would increase the ability to detect emerging problems. By assessing the occurrence of risk factors, rather than merely counting their effects, NIOSH was attempting to improve the hazard surveillance techniques. Efforts on control technology were intended to aid in prevention work related diseases and injuries by designing, implementing, and evaluation measures to reduce occupational hazards at their source. Intervention research focused on examining the utility of new and existing preventive measures in the workplace. Health services research examined the role of health care in occupational safety and health, involving reevaluating and improving not only the accessibility and availability of occupational health care services, but also the integration of health services and primary care. Efforts were also underway to increase the visibility of health care services in the workplace. Efforts to increase the international presence were being made to increase support for occupational health activities with the World Health Organization and the Pan American Health Organization.
Worker-health; Safety-research; Workplace-studies; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Biological-monitoring; Occupational-health-programs; Industrial-safety-programs
Nordman-H; Starck-J; Tossavainen-A; Viikari-Juntura-E
Sixth US-Finnish Joint Symposium on Occupational Health and Safety, People and Work, Proceedings of the Sixth FIOH-NIOSH Joint Symposium on Occupational Health and Safety, 8-10 August 1995, Espoo, Finland. People and Work - Research Reports 3