National Occupational Research Agenda for Public Safety
The National Occupational Research Agenda for Public Safety is intended to identify the knowledge and actions most urgently needed to promote safety and health in the public safety sector. This agenda provides a vehicle for interested parties to describe the most relevant issues, research gaps, and needs for the public safety workforce. It is meant to be broader than any one agency or organization.
The Council underwent a systematic process to identify the objectives for the third decade of NORA including: 1) reviewing multiple Public Safety sector documents to assess the burden of current occupational hazards on the public safety workforce, 2) assessing the current investment in burden areas, and 3) comparing national research investments across the public safety workforce. The draft agenda was revised in response to public comments and then finalized.
Objective 1: Reduce cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other chronic diseases
Objective 2: Reduce infectious disease transmission
Objective 3: Reduce musculoskeletal disorders
Objective 4: Reduce motor vehicle injuries
Objective 5: Reduce workplace violence
Objective 6: Promote healthy work design and well-being
Objective 7: Improve surveillance
Objective 8: Improve resilience/preparedness