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NIOSH looks to conduct research into preventing traumatic workplace injuries

Public comments wanted on draft research agenda

Posted December 12, 2017

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) wants public comments on its draft agenda titled, “National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) for Traumatic Injury Prevention.” The agenda is intended to identify the research, information, and actions that are most urgently needed to prevent traumatic injuries in the workplace.

The new agenda is the first Traumatic Injury Prevention Agenda developed under the NORA program, which allows stakeholders to describe the most relevant issues, gaps, and safety and health needs for their industries. Each NIOSH research agenda is meant to guide or promote high priority research efforts on a national level to be conducted by various entities, including government, higher education, and the private sector.

NIOSH says the new agenda was developed considering information about injuries, the state of the science, and the probability that new information and approaches will make a difference.

To comment on the draft agenda, search for Docket Number CDC-2017-0104 at the Federal eRulemaking Portal.

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