Home > ResourcesAgency ResourcesNational Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)


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. NIOSH is part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). It has the mandate to assure “every man and woman in the Nation safe and healthful working conditions and to preserve our human resources.” NIOSH has more than 1,300 employees from a diverse set of fields including epidemiology, medicine, nursing, industrial hygiene, safety, psychology, chemistry, statistics, economics, and many branches of engineering. Its vision is safer, healthier workers. Its stated mission is to develop new knowledge in the field of occupational safety and health and to transfer that knowledge into practice. Source: NIOSH


Back to Top

Last Updated on Sunday, September 24, 2023 03:31 PM