Fiscal Year 2018 Extramural Research Program Highlights

Cooperative Agreements

Cooperative agreements allow NIOSH to partner with universities, state health departments, labor unions, and nonprofit organizations to address important public health problems. NIOSH funds a broad array of these agreements to develop knowledge in preventing job-related diseases, injuries, and fatalities.

In FY2018, NIOSH funded the state surveillance program to support states in monitoring occupational injuries, diseases, deaths, and hazards. Other cooperative agreements awarded in FY2018 included funding to monitor workers’ compensation claims, funding for AFF to support forestry safety research, and National Mesothelioma Virtual Bank funding. Selected highlights from the state surveillance program are provided below.

You can also find the information on this page in the NIOSH Extramural Research and Training Program: Annual Report of Fiscal Year 2018.

State Surveillance Program

The state surveillance program helps expand the ability of states to monitor work-related health and safety issues. The program supports the role of states to conduct in-depth surveillance and follow-up investigations and interventions. These local state-based skills and abilities help NIOSH meet the mandate to ensure a safe workplace.

NIOSH Sponsored State Occupational Health and Safety Surveillance Program, 2018
Page last reviewed: February 6, 2020