National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Identification and Mitigation of Robust Organizational Stressors and Mediators on Correctional Officer Health and Wellness
Corrections Work's Adverse Effects and a Total Worker Health Program to Enhance Well-being (Topic 2)
NIJ has established a new standards development process based on Special Technical Committees whose members include practitioners, scientists, researchers, subject matter experts, staff of test laboratories and major criminal justice stakeholder organizations, and representatives knowledgeable in standards development and conformity assessment. The members collaborate to develop the standard and ensure that practitioner needs are addressed.
Special Technical Committees: How They Are Changing NIJ's Standards Development Process - Panel at the 2010 NIJ Conference
Law Enforcement Officer Motor Vehicle Crash and Struck-by Fatality Investigations Program Report No. LEO 2014-01 - Sergeant Struck by a Motor Vehicle on Interstate Highway - New Mexico
Each year, 100-200 law enforcement officers die in the line of duty. Last year, 177 lost their lives — a 16-percent increase from 2010. As Attorney General Eric Holder noted, this is a devastating and unacceptable trend. NIJ has developed a robust research portfolio to improve officer safety and wellness and, ultimately, save lives. This panel discussed some of NIJ's most promising work to reduce shooting and traffic-related fatalities — consistently the leading causes of officer line-of-duty deaths — and improve officer wellness, which is inextricably linked with officer safety.
Collaboration and coordination are core tenets of NIJ's science and technology investment strategy. Forming strategic partnerships with other agencies allows NIJ to leverage investments, avoid duplicating efforts and devote its resources to areas that offer the highest potential payoff for the criminal justice community.
NIJ shares responsibility with the U.S. Departments of Defense and Homeland Security for providing tools and technology to deal with critical...