Do you ever wonder if NIOSH research and services yield a positive economic benefit to workers, employers, and society?
Assessments of the impact of worker safety and health research and services often involve statistical analyses of written publications or qualitative analyses conducted by subject matter experts. Such assessments do not quantify the economic return on research and services investments in terms of lives saved, injuries or illnesses averted, or increases in worker productivity. NIOSH wanted to understand whether investments in worker safety and health yield an economic benefit. NIOSH tasked RAND with developing a systematic approach and illustrative case studies to inform the occupational safety and health community about this issue. Read more