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.

  • Nathan Nunn Discusses the Evolution of Culture and Institutions: Evidence from the Kuba Kingdom

    May 19, 2015

    Harvard's Nathan Nunn examines the descendants of the 17th century Kuba Kingdom in central Africa to understand the effects of the kingdom's level of political development on political and social norms today.

  • How Accurate Is TV's Portrayal of Terrorism?

    May 6, 2015

    Many hit TV shows, movies, and books center on terrorists and the fight against them. No one knows better than award-winning writer, producer, and author Howard Gordon that terrorism sells. Gordon, whose credits include Homeland and 24, will discuss the allure of terrorism in entertainment, and how its depiction differs from the reality of terrorism on the ground.

  • Ukraine Crisis Is a Geopolitical Game Changer

    Apr 17, 2015

    Russia's aggression abroad and repression at home have altered the basic assumptions of earlier Western policy. By misjudging the tolerance for aggression in Europe, Moscow is bringing on the encirclement it fears. The West is now better prepared to deal with any further aggression and more confident that Ukraine's future will be as part of an enlarged Europe.