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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

NIOSH to Establish a National Workers' Compensation Data/Analysis Center

The long wait is over, the Federal government in getting into the workers' compensation data collection and analysis business. NIOSH (The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) has announced that it is entering into the arena, largely filled by the insurance industry  and NISOH will establish the NIOSH Center for Workers' Compensation Studies (CWCS).

In 2013,the NIOSH Center for Workers’ Compensation Studies (CWCS) was created to organize workers’
compensation data that are already being analyzed by NIOSH researchers in existing programs, such as the Economics ProgramSurveillance Program, and the Center for Motor Vehicle Safety. This is important because coordinated workers’ compensation research has been conducted mostly at large commercial insurers, state-based insurers, or organizations such as the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI)External Web Site Icon, which cannot always widely distribute their research findings.
We are conducting analyses across a wide range of industry sectors, including:
  • Construction
  • Healthcare and social assistance
  • Manufacturing
  • Public safety
  • Services
  • Mining
  • Transportation
  • Warehousing
  • Wholesale and retail trade
The mission of the CWCS is to use workers’ compensation data to prevent and reduce the severity of workplace injuries and illnesses. We will work with public and private partners to maximize the use of their own workers’ compensation data.

Read more about NIOSH and workers' compensation:
May 09, 2013
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Jan 11, 2013
In honor of National Sleep Awareness Week we summarized sleep and work issues in this blog and highlighted NIOSH research in the companion blog NIOSH Research on Work Schedules and Work-related Sleep Loss(#6).
Dec 03, 2012
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has published a video to enchance trucker safety. The video, Move IT!, Covers rig move safety for truckers in the oil and gas fields. It helps make sense of the ...
Mar 30, 2011
On March 8, 2011, the Director of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a notice in the Federal Register (76 FR 12740) requesting ...