RAND Research Related to Workplace Health and Safety

  • Nanomaterials in the Workplace

    Jan 5, 2007

    Testimony presented to public meeting on research needs related to the environmental, health, and safety aspects of engineered nanoscale materials on January 4, 2007.

  • 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.

  • Health of Emergency Responders Linked to Air Quality

    Nov 14, 2005

    Emergency responders may suffer from acute and chronic health problems due to dust and smoke released in a structural collapse. Properly designed equipment may help protect them both during and after the event.

  • California Should Improve Treatment Guidelines for Injured Workers

    Sep 8, 2005

    The treatment guidelines being used to define medically appropriate care for California's injured workers need substantial improvement, according to a joint ICJ-RAND Health report for the California Commission on Health, Safety, and Workers' Compensation.