TRACK: OEM Education and Scientific Research
Sarah Felknor, MS, Dr.PH, NIOSH, Atlanta, GA
John D. Piacentino, MD, MPH, FACOEM, NIOSH, Washington, DC
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) creates new knowledge in the field of occupational safety and health and transfers it into practice globally. NIOSH accomplishes this mission through a variety of scientific activities, such as research, surveillance, field investigations and the development of guidance and recommendations. The purpose of this session is to describe recent advances in occupational safety and health, identify trends affecting the future of occupational safety and health research, and characterize the importance of prioritizing research according to burden, need and impact. Emphasis will be given to the National Occupational Research Agenda. The session will encourage discussion and feedback from participants.