Research Activities


NIOSH established seven strategic goals that best represent the health and safety issues facing the U.S. workforce:

1.Reduce occupational cancer, cardiovascular disease, adverse reproductive outcomes, and other chronic diseases.

2.Reduce occupational hearing loss.

3.Reduce occupational immune, infectious, and dermal disease.

4.Reduce occupational musculoskeletal disorders.

5.Reduce occupational respiratory disease.

6.Improve workplace safety to reduce traumatic injuries.

7.Promote safe and healthy work design and well-being.

NIOSH Priority Goals for Extramural Research: FY2019-FY2023

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Research Priorities

The IRSST carries out most of its scientific and technical activities in four research fields. These fields were identified as priorities based on scientific watch and statistical surveillance activities conducted by the IRSST’s Scientific Division, the needs for knowledge development identified by the scientific community, and the needs expressed by the Institute’s workplace partners. The IRSST hopes to acquire a critical mass of knowledge for each field in order to generate significant benefits for workplaces.

Chemical and Biological Hazards Prevention

Mechanical and Physical Risk Prevention

Occupational Rehabilitation

Sustainable Prevention and Work Environment

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To be developed

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In 2012, the AIHA Board of Directors approved the creation of a research strategy as part of the Envisioned Future initiative. This strategy would form the cornerstone of the development of an organization-wide, cohesive, purposed, and prioritized program of work. With this realignment strategy, the Association could shift to a more driven focus that would be integrated into various organization efforts. Four dimensions to this strategy have been put into place:

Discovery – inclusion of a systematic, inclusive, and research-based process for identifying content needs and establishing development priorities

Research – conducting ongoing member and market needs assessments, commissioning projects in applied research to develop tools and translate basic science, and anticipating future IH needs through futures scanning and in-depth research

Development – instituting an annual process to prioritize and invest in a portfolio of projects to create, revitalize, and repurpose Association knowledge

Evaluation – guiding a continuous review and management of AIHA content and outcomes

Over the course of the last few years, AIHA’s Content Portfolio Advisory Group (CPAG) has identified six topic areas that are considered important research areas. AIHA will therefore focus primarily on these emerging issues:

Hazard banding/OEL process

Sensor technologies

Global Standard of care

IH value/business case development

Total worker exposure

Big data management

For more information:

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Research Activities

WHO Collaborating Centers

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