The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) are longstanding partners, with the most recent formal partnership agreement signed in May 2012 (NIOSH/ASSE 2012). The formal partnership agreement documents the commitment by NIOSH and ASSE to work together to advance worker safety, promote best practices, support the translation of research into practice, and encourage the use of evidence-based prevention strategies.

This paper is in the spirit of the NIOSH/ASSE partnership. It provides an overview of NIOSH and the Division of Safety Research, the focal point within NIOSH for traumatic injury research, and provides information on Division research and products that can be used by ASSE members to improve worker safety. The paper includes highlights of recent and in-progress research for three leading causes of worker deaths and injuries: violence, falls from heights, and motor vehicle crashes.

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