Grants Available for Research in Ergonomic Areas

EXTENDED WORK SCHEDULES IN THE NEW ECONOMY: HEALTH AND SAFETY RISKS TO WORKERS

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the availability of fiscal year (FY) 2001 funds for grant applications to support research on the relationships between overtime, long hours of work, or demanding work schedules and risks to worker safety or health. Studies on the impact of work schedule re-design on the occurrence of traumatic injuries, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular diseases, and workplace stress are also appropriate.

The research needs identified in this announcement are consistent with the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) developed by NIOSH and partners in the public and private sectors to provide a framework to guide occupational safety and health research in the new millennium towards topics which are most pressing and most likely to yield gains to the worker and the nation. The agenda identifies 21 research priorities. NORA priorities with specific relevance to this announcement are: Organization of Work and Traumatic Injuries.

Applications are due by April 18, 2001. For more information visit http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OH-01-006.html.