About The Program

It's essential that safety professionals stay current with new ideas and emerging technologies. The key to that is research. Research is how we further our collective knowledge and grow the safety profession. Thanks to the support of our donors, the ASSP Foundation is at the forefront of supporting safety research. We’re investing in research that will enhance safety around the world.

These projects are critical to the continued growth of the safety profession as they support the development of knowledge, innovative methods, systems and other appropriate interventions for advancing safety and health in the workplace. Research grants assist the safety community in mitigating the risks of injury and illness in the workplace and help develop and grow research talent in the safety and health field.

The ASSP Foundation is currently funding its first research project under the direction of Lora Cavuoto at the University at Buffalo. Her study "Advancing Safety Surveillance using Individualized Sensor Technology" will determine how to quantify fatigue in individuals and help safety professionals enact policies that will reduce fatigue-related accidents.

Learn about the Foundation's Fatigue Research Project

Understanding Fatigue — PSJ Article

If you have any questions please contact the ASSP Foundation at asspfoundation@assp.org

The Effects of Restricting Space
Grady T. Holman, Troy Blackburn and S. Maghsoodloo

Employee Morale; Examining the Link to Occupational Safety & Health
Michael Behm

The Effects of Social Modeling on Safety Behavior
Lauren Murphy

A Survey of Corporate Financial Decision Makers' Perceptions of Safety Performance, Programs & Personnel
DeArmond, Huang & Chen

Transitioning Sloped Surfaces: The Effects of Roofing Work on Balance & Falls
Lloyd "Chip" Wade and Jerry Davis - Auburn University

Glove Use and the Relative Risk of Acute Hand Injury: A Case-Crossover Study
Sorock, Lombardi, Peng, Hauser, Eisen, Herrick, Mittleman

Using Narrative Text & Coded Data to Develop Hazard Scenarios for Occupational Injury Interventions
Lincoln, Sorock, Courtney, Wellman, Smith, Amoroso

Impact Performance of Polycarbonate Lenses for Industry and Sport
Paul Vinger, M.D. - Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston

Stress Factors Experienced by Women in Non-Traditional Occupations: Female Commercial Drivers in the Transportation Industry
Tracey Bernard, Ph.D and Linda Bouck, Ed.D - Murray State University

How to Cope with Terrorism in the Schools
Daniel E. Della-Giustina, Ph.D. - West Virginia University

Assessment of Ergonomic Risk Factors among Operators of Heavy Earth Moving Machinery
N. Kumar Kittusamy - Marshall University

Critical Characteristics for Successful Construction Safety: A Study of the Culture within Outstanding Construction Companies
Keith Molenaar, Ph.D. - University of Colorado

Effectiveness of Safety Incentive Programs in Construction
Paul Goodrum, P.E., Ph.D. - University of Kentucky

Getting a Grip on Grip Force Estimates
Jeffrey S. Casey, Raymond W. McGorry & Patrick G. Dempsey

Impact of Maintenance Function on Plant Safety
Ray, Batson, Weems, Wan, Sorock, Matz, Cotnam

ASSP Foundation Helps Sponsor Human Capital Study

The ASSP Foundation was proud to partner with ASSP, Harvard University and the Center for Safety and Health Sustainability in sponsoring the study, “Corporate Disclosure of Human Capital Metrics,” authored by Aaron Bernstein and Larry Beeferman of the Harvard Law School Pensions and Capital Stewardship Project.

The study shows that 96 percent of survey respondents disclosed metrics on employee fatalities while only 17 percent of publicly assessed companies did so. Human capital metrics are of increasing interest to global investors who understand that a sustainable workforce is critical to a firm’s success. The study’s conclusion draws on data from a 2016 review conducted by RobecoSAM of nearly 2,000 of the largest companies traded on global exchanges.

Click here the link to learn more about the study.