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Research to Practice


The Importance of Research to Practice

The Research to Practice (r2p) initiative was established in 2004 to ensure NIOSH-generated research findings were transferred and translated into the workplace to prevent injury, illness, and fatalities. Using the r2p process, occupational safety and health researchers, communicators, decision-makers, and employer/employee groups work collaboratively to:

  • Identify research needs
  • Design, plan, and conduct studies
  • Translate and disseminate NIOSH generated knowledge, interventions, and technologies to relevant users for implementation in the workplace
  • Evaluate results to determine the impact on occupational safety and health

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