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Author Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee to Review the NIOSH Traumatic Injury Research Program.

Title Traumatic injury research at NIOSH : reviews of research programs of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health / Committee to Review the NIOSH Traumatic Injury Research Program, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine and National Research Council of the National Academies
Published Washington, DC : National Academies Press, [2009]
©2009
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 208 pages) : illustrations
Series Reviews of research programs of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health ; 6
Reviews of research programs of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health ; 6
Contents Summary -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Assessment of programmatic relevance and impact -- 3. Targeting of new research and identification of emerging research needs -- 4. Recommendations for program improvement -- A. Framework for the review of research programs of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health -- B. Methods and information gathering -- C. Information provided by the NIOSH Traumatic Injury Research Program -- D. NIOSH TI Research program draft strategic goals for the future -- E. Biographical sketches of committee members
Summary "ABSTRACT Occupational injuries continue to be a significant public health problem in the United States, imposing a substantial human and economic burden. Although rates of both fatal and nonfatal occupational injuries have declined since the passage of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act in 1970, much remains to be done. In 2006, more than 110 workers died each week as a result of injuries sustained on the job. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2006, 3.9 million nonfatal injuries were sustained by U.S. workers in private-sector employment--a number that is widely recognized as a substantial underestimate. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is the federal agency tasked with conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of occupational injury and illness. The Institute of Medicine convened a committee of experts to review NIOSH's Traumatic Injury (TI) Research Program. The committee evaluated the relevance and impact of the TI Research Program's efforts for the years 1996-2005, reviewed the program's strategic goals for the future, and provided recommendations for program improvement. Using a five-point scoring scale (where 5 is highest), the committee assigned the TI Research Program a score of 4 for both relevance and impact. The committee concluded that research was in priority areas and led to demonstrated effects on some end outcomes or on well-accepted intermediate outcomes. The committee concluded that the TI Research Program's strategic goals for the future were focused on major contributors to occupational injuries and deaths and are sensitive to populations and groups at disproportionate risk. In future iterations of its strategic goals, the TI Research Program should work toward focusing its efforts. The committee developed nine recommendations for program improvement in the areas of strategic planning, coordination and collaboration, workforce development, transfer, and the changing nature of work"--Page 1-2
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Subject National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
Industrial accidents -- Research -- United States.
Industrial safety -- Research -- United States.
Traumatism -- Research -- United States.
Work environment -- Research -- United States.
Accidents, Occupational -- prevention & control.
Health Services Research.
Safety.
Workplace.
United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0309125081 (electronic bk.)
9780309125086 (electronic bk.)