Research at NIOSH
Research - United States
April 1996, NIOSH and its partners unveiled the National
Occupational Research Agenda (NORA), a framework to guide occupational
safety and health research into the next decade- not only for NIOSH but for the
entire occupational safety and health community. Approximately 500 organizations
and individuals outside NIOSH provided input into the development of the Agenda.
Before NORA, no national research agenda existed in the field of occupational
safety and health, and no research agenda in any field had captured such broad
input and consensus. The NORA process resulted in a remarkable consensus about
the top 21 research priorities.
NIOSH Research Grant Program
overall goal of NIOSH is the prevention of illnesses, injuries, and deaths
caused by hazards on the job. Recognizing the valuable contributions of
extramural scientists to this endeavor, NIOSH sponsors research
through a grants program, which complements the Institute's intramural
research program. The creativity and special resources available in the
scientific community make the grants program an important component in achieving
the Nation's goal to have safe jobs and healthy workers.
NIOSH Training and Research
Opportunities in Occupational Safety and Health
Through the available training
and research programs, NIOSH offers the opportunity to conduct cutting-edge
research, and to participate in the discovery, investigation, and prevention of
emerging, as well as enduring, occupational health problems. Through these
programs, NIOSH offers the opportunity to solve real problems in real
workplaces. NIOSH program assignments are available in Anchorage, Atlanta,
Cincinnati, Morgantown, and Pittsburgh.
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