RAND Research Related to Workplace Health and Safety

  • Greater Effort Needed to Reduce Health Risks Posed by Nanomaterials

    Apr 25, 2006

    The U.S. government is providing insufficient funding and other resources to understand and manage risks that nanomaterials pose to the health of workers in the rapidly growing nanotechnology industry.

  • Evaluating California's Disability Rating System

    Jan 5, 2006

    California's system of evaluating the severity of injuries of permanently disabled workers has long been widely criticized. A thorough analysis of the system found that it works well in certain respects but is frought with inconsistencies and inequities.

  • RAND Experts to Speak at KATRINA@10

    Aug 27, 2015

    Anita Chandra and Gary Cecchine will serve as panelists for KATRINA@10, a special event examining the recovery, return, resilience, and enduring vulnerabilities in the 10 years since Hurricane Katrina.

  • Can Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Improve Health Care?

    Jul 31, 2015

    A review in 2017 of the adequacy and use of Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Funds will be used to determine whether funding levels should be continued or adjusted after its authorization runs out in 2019. Researchers ought to take stock of the work in patient-centered outcomes research.

  • Go Slow on Arming Recruiters

    Jul 31, 2015

    Several important voices have argued for arming military recruiters in the wake of the recent shootings in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Giving them a chance to fight back against an active shooter may be a sound proposition, but practicalities of military recruiting suggest a patient and thoughtful policy review.