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Research Organizations and Professional Associations
Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR)
The Center for Construction Research and Training, formerly known as The Center to Protect Workers’ Rights (CPWR), is a non-profit organization created by the Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO. Since the inception of research initiatives in 1990, CPWR has become an international leader in applied research, training, and service to the construction industry.
Economic Policy Institute (EPI)
EPI is a well-known progressive think tank which publishes research and analysis on employment and public policy issues. Many of their publications and articles, plus data and graphs on employment and wage demographics, are available on their web site.
Employee Benefits Research Institute (EBRI)
EBRI aims "to contribute to, to encourage, and to enhance the development of sound employee benefit programs and sound public policy through objective research and education." The web site offers a wealth of research reports and articles on retirement, health insurance, and social security. The EBRI Databook on Employee Benefits can be downloaded by chapter.
Institute for Work & Health
The Institute for Work & Health is an independent, not-for-profit organization. Their mission is to conduct and share research that protects and improves the health of working people and is valued by policy-makers, workers and workplaces, clinicians, and health & safety professionals.
Occupational Health and Safety Research Institute (IRSST)
The Occupational Health and Safety Research Institute (IRSST), located on Montreal, Canada, carries out scientific activities concentrated in seven research fields: accidents, chemical substances and biological agents, musculoskeletal disorders, noise and vibration, protective equipment, occupational rehabilitation, safety of industrial tools, machines and processes.
University at Buffalo - CIRRIE
The University at Buffalo Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange (CIRRIE) is developing a bibliographic database containing citations relating to rehabilitation research conducted outside of the United States. The database is free and available on the Internet at this site.