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NIC supporting an improvement in workplace health and safety in correctional settings

9 Nov 2020

The U.S. Department of Justice has tapped the expertise of El Ghaziri, a UMass Lowell researcher, to create a program to improve workplace health and safety for the country's 500,000 correctional officers and staff, a population data shows are at high risk for on-the-job injury, stress, obesity and premature death. El Ghaziri's latest research is supported by a $160,830 grant from the National Institute of Corrections. The goal is to offer the new training protocols at jails, prisons and other correctional facilities across the country.