The occurrences of both injury and death that take place on the job
are a significant public health problem in the United States,
causing a substantial human and economic burden. Traumatic Injury
Research at NIOSH is the sixth report in the series Reviews of
Research Programs of the National Institute for Occupational Safety
and Health. The Committee to Evaluate the NIOSH Traumatic Injury
Research Program found the program's research during 1996-2005 (the
evaluation period for this review) relevant to reducing the burden
of traumatic injury in the workplace and to have contributed to
improvements in worker health and safety. To continue to reduce
injuries and deaths to workers due to trauma, the committee
recommended that the TI Research Program continue setting goals
within the program's scope and resources; work with other federal
agencies that support injury prevention and control research to
outline areas of collaboration; embark on a program to increase the
visibility of traumatic injury research; develop a strategic plan
for evaluating its research-to-practice efforts and for building
the capacity to carry out these efforts; and consider research on
the safety impacts of changes in the nature of work as well as
intervention research targeting organization policies and
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