New NIOSH programs for preventing occupational traumatic injury

Hongwei Hsiao, Ronald Stanevich, Timothy Pizatella, Karl Snyder, William Halperin

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With the opening of a new laboratory facility, NIOSH is expanding its safety-engineering-and-human-factors research efforts on traumatic injury prevention. The mission is to conduct research in laboratories and simulated and actual workplaces to identify effective approaches to increase workers' safety performance and to promote the proper use of engineering controls for protecting workers from acute traumatic injuries. Six research themes and seven laboratories have been proposed. Partnerships with industries, workers, academia, research institutes, and others are a vital component of preventing workers' traumatic injuries. NIOSH will continue its 'visiting scientist' program and other collaborative methods to make the laboratory facilities available to external research groups. In addition, external peer review of proposals and research progress continues to be an essential process for the NIOSH traumatic injury prevention program.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)501-508
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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