HEALTH HAZARD EVALUATIONS
Outputs: Research to Practice
Historically, NIOSH has been a leader in applying research into workplace solutions that reduce injury and illness. Research to Practice (r2p) is a NIOSH initiative focused on the transfer and translation of research findings, technologies, and information into highly effective prevention practices and products which are adopted in the workplace.
The goal of r2p is to increase workplace use of effective NIOSH and NIOSH-funded research findings. NIOSH continues to work with our partners to focus research on ways to develop effective products, translate research findings into practice, target dissemination efforts, and evaluate and demonstrate the effectiveness of these efforts in improving worker health and safety.
The HHE followback program reaches out to employers, employees, and unions after an HHE is completed. The purpose is to learn what happened in the workplace. Surveys are mailed a few months after the HHE report is issued and one year later. In some cases, NIOSH investigators return to investigated facilities to learn about the impact of the investigation firsthand. When NIOSH provides assistance without making a site visit, it still follows up. Besides offering additional assistance, NIOSH evaluates its own activities and identifies ways to enhance program impact.
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