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The WCB-Alberta provides financial assistance to support research undertaken by safety associations which directly affects the WCB's mission statement: Albertans working a safe, healthy and strong Alberta.Community Initiatives and Research Program, the Workers' Compensation Board of Manitoba funds research and safety programs on accident prevention, safety in the workplace, treatment of workplace injuries, and scientific, medical or other issues relating to workers compensation.
The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board funds two major research initiatives: Solutions for Workplace Change (an external research grant funding program) and activities at the Institute for Work & Health (IWH). The Solutions for Workplace Change program funds research that will lead to improved prevention of work-related injury and illness; better diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, return to work; fair compensation of injured workers; and fair premium assessments of employers.
The Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) conducts and finances research in six priority areas: accidents; noise and vibration; protective equipment; safety of industrial tools, machines, and processes; chemicals and biological agents; and musculoskeletal disorders. The IRSST provides funding for scholarships and grants.
The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission of Newfoundland and Labrador funds research through Research Initiatives. The program is designed mainly to fund a limited number of creative, short-term projects which provide practical health and safety benefits for workplaces in Newfoundland and Labrador.
The foundation was created to advance clinical, biomedical, health services and population health research in British Columbia. Trainee and Career Awards Programs are available now. Two other capacity-building programs are under development and will be implemented in 2002. The Career Investigator Program provides three levels of awards as well as Establishment Grants. The Research Trainee Program supports highly qualified Masters and PhD students and trainees at the postdoctoral level to prepare for careers as independent health researchers.
The CIHR, which is comprised of 13 institutes, is Canada's major federal funding agency for biomedical and health research. The CIHR Institute of Population and Public Health supports research into the complex interactions (biological, social, cultural, and environmental) which determine the health of individuals, communities, and global populations; and into the application of that knowledge to improve the health of both populations and individuals.
The thrust of NIOSH's research program is the prevention of illnesses,
injuries, and deaths caused by hazards on the job. Through its grants
program, NIOSH supports studies to identify occupational populations at
risk, develop methods for measuring exposures to hazards and detecting
adverse health effects, determine the prevalence and incidence of the
occupational hazards, understand the etiology of occupational diseases
and injuries, and reduce or eliminate exposures to the hazards. The NIOSH
program priorities are set out in the National
Occupational Research Agenda (NORA).