AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION
The society for physiatrist (that's spelled correctly), physicians who specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Good collection of links and information on conditions and treatments.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF NEUROLOGICAL SURGEONS
The Neurosurgery Today Web site of the AANS contains an excellent library of neurological conditions and the latest treatments for them.
AMERICAN CHIROPRACTIC ASSOCIATION
The ACA is the largest professional association in the world representing doctors of chiropractic. Its Web site offers health, insurance and regulatory information.
AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE
Go here if you want to find out how to become certified as an exercise specialist or trainer, or if you want to tap the ACE database of fitness knowledge.
AMERICAN INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE ASSOCIATION
AIHA is one of the largest international associations serving the needs of occupational and environmental health professionals practicing industrial hygiene in industry, government, labor, academic institutions and independent organizations.
AMERICAN OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATION
Everything eye related, especially information and a glossary on disorders, diseases and conditions most would rather not think about.
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HAND THERAPISTS
Everything you could ever want to know about hand therapy and the trained occupational and physical therapists who specialize in it.
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS
The ABC is a national association representing nearly 25,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms in 78 chapters across the United States. Its Web site features a whole section on safety issues, others on training and regulatory issues.
BAYLOR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
This Dallas Metroplex-based health system has a Web site with information on its specialties, such as pain management and physical medicine and rehab.
CALIFORNIA WORKERS' COMPENSATION INSTITUTE
The California Workers' Compensation Institute is a private, nonprofit organization of insurers licensed to write workers' compensation in California, as well as public and private self-insured employers.
CENTER FOR CONSTRUCTION RESEARCH AND TRAINING
The Center for Construction Research and Training, formerly known as The Center to Protect Workers' Rights, is a nonprofit organization created in 1990 to become an international leader in applied research, training and service to the construction industry.
CORNELL UNIVERSITY ERGONOMICS WEB
CUErgo presents information from research studies and class work by students and faculty in the Cornell Human Factors and Ergonomics Research Group, focusing on ways to enhance usability by improving the ergonomic design of hardware, software and workplaces to enhance people's comfort, performance and health.
DISABILITY MANAGEMENT EMPLOYER COALITION
DMEC's provide educational resources to our members in the areas of disability, absence, health, and productivity. The mission will be met through international, regional and state chapters, annual conferences, publications, training programs and practical tools.
DRI--THE VOICE OF THE DEFENSE BAR
DRI is the international organization of attorneys defending the interests of business and individuals in civil litigation. DRI provides numerous educational and informational resources to DRI members and offers many opportunities for liaison among defense trial lawyers, Corporate America, and state and local defense organizations.
A whole Web site dedicated to business-related driving and safety, brought to us from a team at Loughborough University.
A Web portal from the Duke University School of Medicine that contains a handy health topic library.
ERGONOMICS IN THE WORKPLACE
A nice compilation of information on ergonomics that you may find useful.
HUMAN FACTORS AND ERGONOMICS SOCIETY
Since 1957, studying how humans, machines and environment come together and interact--or don't.
INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERS
The Web site for the world's largest professional society dedicated solely to the support of the industrial engineering profession includes blogs and articles on topics related to worker safety, training and productivity.
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT BOARDS & COMMISSIONS
The IAIABC is a not-for-profit trade association representing government agencies charged with the administration of workers' compensation systems throughout the United States, Canada, and other nations and territories.
INTERNATIONAL SAFETY EQUIPMENT ASSOCIATION
The ISEA is the trade association in the United States for companies that manufacture safety and personal protective equipment.
MASSACHUSETTS COALITION FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH
The Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health seeks to educate and mobilize workers to improve their working conditions and influence public policies that govern these conditions.
NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT LAW INSTITUTE
NELI is a nonprofit educational organization headquartered involved in employment law compliance, the application of employment law to human resource practices, and practice and procedure before administrative bodies and in state and federal courts. The Institute conducts seminars, briefings, conferences and other public training programs
NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT LAW PROJECT
The National Employment Law Project promotes policies and programs that create good jobs, strengthen upward mobility, enforce hard-won worker rights, and help unemployed workers regain their economic footing.
NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL
The National Safety Council is a nonprofit charity that serves as a leading resource on industry trends, professional development, and strategies for advancing safety and health programs and practices.
NEW YORK COMMITTEE FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH
The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health is a non-profit coalition of 200 local unions and more than 400 individual workers, physicians, lawyers and other health and safety activists - all dedicated to the right of every worker to a safe and healthful job.
OFFICE ERGONOMICS RESEARCH COMMITTEE
The OERC was formed by a group of U.S. companies to focus on musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) among office workers and get the word on how to prevent them.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE INSTITUTE
A nonprofit located in Research Triangle Park, N.C., with a primary specialization in healthcare research, including the topics of ergonomics and pharmaceuticals.
STRATEGIC SERVICES ON UNEMPLOYMENT & WORKERS' COMPENSATION
The UWC is the only broad-based, country-wide association exclusively devoted to representing the interests of the business community on national unemployment insurance/employment services and workers' compensation public policy issues.
THE COCHCRANE COLLABORATION
An international nonprofit dedicated to evidence-based medicine.
THE GEORGE INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL HEALTH
The George Institute for International Health seeks to improve the health of millions of people worldwide through research and the application of this research.
THE WORK FOUNDATION
U.K.-based The Work Foundation aims to improve the quality of working life and increase the effectiveness of organizations through research and collaboration.
UCLA CENTER FOR HEALTH POLICY RESEARCH
The center's goal is to improve the public's health by advancing health policy through research, public service, community partnership and education.
The UCLA Ergonomics Web site is designed to provide workers with practical information on ergonomics--for both blue- and white-collar workers
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS LOWELL
At the Department of Work Environment at UMass Lowell, the emphasis is on preventing work-related illnesses, injuries, and deaths simultaneous with the promotion of the health and safety of both the workers and the general environment.
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN CENTER FOR ERGONOMICS
Information on the academic program, its research and publications, and the tools and services that the department can provide to companies and organizations.
One of the research focuses of the Urban Institute is on disability and employment, and the need for a new kind of safety net.
WORKERS COMPENSATION RESEARCH INSTITUTE
The WCRI is an independent, nonprofit research organization providing high-quality, objective information about public policy issues involving workers' compensation systems.
YALE UNIVERSITY ERGONOMICS
Research and information on hot topics affected employers and the safety and health of their workers, such as computer workstation ergo issues.
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