Understanding Small Enterprises: Proceedings from the 2017 Conference

Focus on Safety and Health in Small Businesses
Given the disproportionate burden of occupational injuries, illnesses, and fatalities experienced by small businesses in the United States and worldwide, small business occupational safety and health (OSH) is of increasing concern to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Although researchers in public health have addressed multiple OSH issues, the very large group of academics and researchers specializing in the area of OSH has not been very active in the area of small business OSH. The USE 2017 conference brought together experts in the area of small business OSH and researchers from public health to build connections and to move forward a research agenda for small business OSH. This conference represents the leading thinkers in the small business OSH research community from around the world. The conference is relatively new, having convened three times since 2009, but it has already had a significant impact in moving the OSH community to focus on small businesses. The conference aims to enhance the work environment for people within small firms.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2019-108/default.html

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