Helping to Make Hospitals Safe Places to Work

Ron Smith, a healthcare architect in LS3P’s Raleigh office, has been invited to serve on the Healthcare and Social Assistance (HCSA) Sector Council, a multidisciplinary group charged with setting research priorities for the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) of the National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH). Key aspects of council membership include “providing input on research gaps, needs, and emerging issues; sharing work and learning about evidence-based ways to improve worker safety and health; and opportunities to form partnerships with others keenly interested in the well-being of workers covered by the ongoing initiative.”

Many thanks to Ron for his contributions to building shared knowledge of design and research on the healthcare environment, both within our LS3P team and among our wider network of colleagues!