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Inputs: Partners

Partnerships are integral to the NIOSH Program for the Small Business Assistance and Outreach program. Input from customers and stakeholder groups, which have inherent knowledge and concern about the health and safety of small business workers, helps in setting research priorities. Collaborative research with our partners may include in-kind contributions which help to leverage NIOSH research dollars. Partners also add expertise or specialized experience to the research team, which benefits the research, analysis, interpretation, and communication of the results.

Past and present partners on various research and outreach efforts affecting small businesses include:

Smaller Businesses and Organizations Serving Them

  • Allied Construction Industries
  • Association of General Contractors of Kentucky
  • Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Kentucky Small Business Development Centers
  • Michelman
  • National Federation of Independent Businesses
  • National Utilities Contractors Association
  • Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
  • Ohio Restaurant Association
  • Ohio Small Business Development Centers

Equipment Suppliers

  • Heckmann Sales and Leasing, Inc.
  • Material Handling Industry of America
  • Mazzella Lifting Technologies

Government Organizations

  • Kentucky Labor Cabinet
  • Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation
  • OSHA

Public Health Organizations

  • Connecticut Department of Health
  • Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center
  • Northern Kentucky Health Department

Research Organizations

  • RAND Center for Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • University of California, Berkeley

Safety and Health Organizations

  • RiskControl360


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