An occupational safety research program was developed based on assessments of the present status of occupational safety research, the need for additional research, and the priority of occupational safety research projects. Research areas included in the program were development of criteria and standards, and psychological, behavioral, motivational, engineering, equipment, and educational research. Information was collected from the technical and trade literature from universities and research institutions, federal, state, and local government agencies, industrial and labor organizations and societies, and individual investigators. This information was analyzed and a priority rating system was developed for occupational health research projects.
NIOSH, Public Health Service, Health Services and Mental Health Administration, Department of Health Education and Welfare