Definitions of NIOSH Research Types
- Basic/etiologic: Builds a foundation of scientific knowledge to base future interventions. Most laboratory research falls into this category, as well as exposure assessment.
- Intervention: Engages in the development, testing, or evaluation of a solution to an occupational safety and health problem or the improvement of an existing intervention. Intervention is a broad term that includes engineering controls, personal protective equipment, training, and fact sheets, and other written materials intended to inform and change behavior, among other occupational safety and health solutions.
- Translation: Discovers strategies to translate research findings and theoretical knowledge to practices or technologies in the workplace. This type of research seeks to understand why available, effective, evidence-based interventions are not being adopted.
- Surveillance: Develops new surveillance methods, tools, and analytical techniques.
NIOSH Sector and Cross-Sector Programs
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||AFF|
|Healthcare and Social Assistance||HSA|
|Oil and Gas Extraction||OGE|
|Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities||TWU|
|Wholesale and Retail Trade||WRT|
|Cancer, Reproductive, Cardiovascular and Other Chronic Disease Prevention||CRC|
|Hearing Loss Prevention||HLP|
|Immune, Infectious and Dermal Disease Prevention||IID|
|Traumatic Injury Prevention||TIP|
|Healthy Work Design and Well-being||HWD|
Page last reviewed: March 28, 2018
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health