Musculoskeletal Health Program
NIOSH is strongly committed to program evaluation as a way to maximize its contribution to improved occupational safety and health. Regular review of program activities, outputs, and outcomes is essential to demonstrating program performance. The NIOSH Musculoskeletal Health Cross-Sector Program conducts reviews and shares program impact in a variety of ways.
Program Performance One-pager
Program Performance One-Pagers (PPOPs) are a snapshot of NIOSH programs’ priorities, strategies to make progress towards priorities, recent accomplishments, and upcoming work.
Impact Sheets briefly describe an occupational safety or health hazard, the specific NIOSH or NIOSH-funded research activity that was conducted to address the hazard, the resulting impact or recommendations, and relevant statistics.
Success Story: Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation
The Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation (RNLE) is a highly influential tool for preventing manual handling injury in the workplace. The equation helps users measure the position and capabilities of your body in relation to the object(s) you intend to lift, to tell you how to lift the object(s) without hurting yourself. It is the most popular and widely used publicly available resource ever created by the Musculoskeletal Health Cross-Sector Program. Ergonomists, health and safety practitioners, and workers all over the world consider the NIOSH RNLE to be the international standard lifting equation for single, variable, and sequential tasks. Various European countries, such as Spain, Italy, and Germany, have used the NIOSH RNLE to develop their own lifting policies for manual handling tasks. You can now download the NIOSH RNLE Calculator app NLE Calc to your Apple and Android devices.