National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 established NIOSH as a research agency focused on the study of worker safety and health, and empowering employers and workers to create safe and healthy workplaces.

About

NIOSH is part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It has the mandate to assure “every man and woman in the Nation safe and healthful working conditions and to preserve our human resources.” 

Mission: To develop new knowledge in the field of occupational safety and health and to transfer that knowledge into practice.

The NIOSH website includes information on:

  • Hazards & Exposures

  • Chemicals

  • Emergency Preparedness & Response

  • Industries & Occupations

  • Diseases & Injuries

  • Safety & Prevention

Services Provided

Human Resources

  • Workforce Training

Operations and Logistics

  • Hazardous Waste Generation Avoidance Training
  • Health and Safety Training

Regulatory Compliance

  • Government Requirements

Training

  • Health and Safety Training