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Occupational injury prevention research in NIOSH.

Authors
Hsiao-H; Stout-N
Source
Saf Health Work 2010 Dec; 1(2):107-111
NIOSHTIC No.
20038107
Abstract
This paper provided a brief summary of the current strategic goals, activities, and impacts of the NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) occupational injury research program. Three primary drivers (injury database, stakeholder input, and staff capacity) were used to define NIOSH research focuses to maximize relevance and impact of the NIOSH injury-prevention-research program. Injury data, strategic goals, program activities, and research impacts were presented with a focus on prevention of four leading causes of workplace injury and death in the US: motor vehicle incidents, falls, workplace violence, and machine and industrial vehicle incidents. This paper showcased selected priority goals, activities, and impacts of the NIOSH injury prevention program. The NIOSH contribution to the overall decrease in fatalities and injuries is reinforced by decreases in specific goal areas. There were also many intermediate outcomes that are on a direct path to preventing injuries, such as new safety regulations and standards, safer technology and products, and improved worker safety training. The outcomes serve as an excellent foundation to stimulate further research and worldwide partnership to address global workplace injury problems.
Keywords
Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-programs; Safety-research; Standards; Surveillance-programs; Workplace-studies; Author Keywords : Vehicle; Fall; Violence; Machine; Strategic goal
Contact
Hongwei Hsiao, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DSR, 1095 Willowdale Road, Morgantown, WV, 26505
Publication Date
20101230
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
hxh4@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
2011
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
2093-7911
NIOSH Division
DSR
Priority Area
Construction; Services: Public Safety
Source Name
Safety and Health at Work
State
CT; CO; GA; MD; WV; IL; CA; WA; PA; DC; MI; MN
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