A commentary on global strategic goals.
Research and Practice for Fall Injury Control in the Workplace: Proceedings of International Conference on Fall Prevention and Protection. Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2012-103, 2011 Nov; :10-11
In a plenary session on global strategic goals, national leaders of occupational safety research organizations from five countries came together to share and discuss strategies for preventing work-related fall incidents from a global perspective. Presenters representing Japan, the Netherlands, Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States (from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and from the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety), described their nations' priorities and strategies for occupational fall prevention. Both the similarities and distinctions in priorities and approaches for occupational fall prevention presented in this plenary session further strengthen the need for international communication and collaboration to advance work-related fall prevention worldwide. This forum provided the opportunities to begin this international dialog. Now it is up to all of us to ensure that it continues.
Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accident-rates; Accidents; Accident-statistics; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries
Research and Practice for Fall Injury Control in the Workplace: Proceedings of International Conference on Fall Prevention and Protection