Call for funding: Occupational Safety and Health - understanding decision making and the role of evidence
Lloyd’s Register Foundation is seeking to commission, via a grant, research into the role of evidence in occupational safety and health (OSH).
Founded in 2012, Lloyd’s Register Foundation is a UK charity with global reach and the sole shareholder of the Lloyd’s Register Group. With a mission to protect the safety of life and property, and to advance transport and engineering education, the Foundation has an important role to play in meeting the challenges of today and the future.
This call is being run in partnership with the National Safety Council. The National Safety Council is America’s leading nonprofit safety advocate – and has been for over 100 years. As a mission-based organization, NSC works to eliminate the leading causes of preventable death and injury, focusing efforts on the workplace, roadway and impairment. NSC creates a culture of safety to not only keep people safer at work, but also beyond the workplace so they can live their fullest lives.
Occupational accident reduction rates have plateaued over the last decade in high income countries, and safety outcomes remain a cause for concern across many regions of the world. Data from the Lloyd’s Register Foundation World Risk Poll tells us that 19% of workers worldwide — nearly 600 million people — have been seriously injured at some point while they were working.
We need to provide new tools and techniques to ensure that working environments continue to become safer, through a reduction in work-related fatalities, injuries and diseases, and protection of psychological wellbeing.
We want to better understand how evidence is used in the context of occupational safety and health, and whether there are opportunities to make improvements that will lead to better safety outcomes, at a global level. This brief sets out a two-stage approach to this research.
Interested applicants are asked to respond to the brief below with a proposal by 13 August 2021. The deadline for the project’s completion is April 2022. Please see below for full details. Please note that, with the exception of our small grants scheme, we are unable to award grants to individuals.
Interested applicants are asked to respond to the brief below with a proposal up to the value of up to £100,000.
We will be hosting two introductory webinars on Wednesday June 16th. To register please see the links below:
You can view the presentation from the above webinars here: webinar presentation