Division of Safety Research (DSR)

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The Division of Safety Research (DSR) works to address the safety issues of the 21st century workplace, and is the focal point for traumatic injury research at NIOSH. Through our research we identify, reduce, and prevent work-related injuries and deaths across all industries. Our research programs are rooted in a public health approach, which includes:

  • Injury data collection and analysis
  • Field investigations
  • Analytic epidemiology
  • Protective technology
  • Safety engineering
  • Health communication
NIOSH Division of Safety Research (DSR) Fact Sheet DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2018-138 (Revised 12/2021)
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