THE GOAL OF THE INSTITUTE
In addition to providing objective assessments in post-accident evaluations, the Institute also provides consultations to private companies for accident prevention. Examples included testing products (chairs, ladders, forklifts, machinery, etc.) and inspecting premises to ensure that they meet safety standards.
The Institute also devotes much of its time to educating the general public in areas of risk-benefit as well as risk and safety communication. The Institute supports - through both financial contribution and devotion of pro-bono time - technical publications; mediation and arbitration services; and formal educational seminars.
The Institute and the Laboratory occupy over 10,000 square feet of floor space at three facilities.