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Workplace Safety and Health

Delivering on the Nation’s promise: safety and health at work for all people through research and prevention

NIOSH is proud to be part of National Public Health Week. Every day millions of workers in the U.S. face the risk of work-related injuries and illnesses. By protecting workers and their families, NIOSH contributes to the public health solution.

NIOSH Women in Science: through video Kendra talks about how her environmental health studies and research experience led to a meaningful career in workplace safety and health at NIOSH.

Check out the new, streamlined NIOSH homepage.

NIOSH is conducting a survey of veterans to obtain information about barriers and facilitators to employment and the role that assistance animals can serve in the work life of veterans with physical and mental disabilities. Please take the survey at www.surveymonkey....

NIOSH is conducting a survey of veterans to obtain information about barriers and facilitators to employment and the role that assistance animals can serve in the work life of veterans with physical and mental disabilities. Please take the survey at www.surveymonkey....

The Women in Science video series spotlights a few of NIOSH’s many talented and diverse female scientists.

NIOSH Women in Science: through video Tara talks about how rewarding it is to see her research benefit workers.

NIOSH Women in Science: through video Kellie shares her journey to psychology and the satisfaction she gets knowing her research is helping workers.

NIOSH Women in Science: through video Deborah talks about how she fell in love with Engineering and why she enjoys her job so much.

NIOSH Women in Science: through video Sudha shares how she made the jump from Neurosurgery to Occupational Medicine.

NIOSH Women in Science: through video Rebecca talks about how her adventures abroad steered her towards a career in Health Communication.

NIOSH Women in Science: through video Sara talks about how her love of mystery books as a kid led to a career as a disease detective.

Ag worker helping to bring in a squash crop.

NIOSH Women in Science: through video Liz shares her journey into epidemiology & explains the importance of research in protecting workers.

NIOSH provides guidance on personal protective equipment for flood cleanup, earthquakes, fighting wildfires, extreme heat, etc.

Find workplace safety and health photos available for public use on the NIOSH Flickr page

Women in Science. At the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the mission of world-class research for preventing work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths engages talented scientists like this.

Workers who are exposed to extreme heat or work in hot environments may be at risk of heat stress. Get the NIOSH Fast Facts!

Workers who are exposed to extreme cold or work in cold environments may be at risk of cold stress. Get the NIOSH Fast Facts!

NIOSH Ladder Safety app for mobile devices. The app features a multimodal indicator and a graphic-oriented guide for ladder selection, inspection, positioning, accessorizing, and safe use.

Workplace Violence Prevention for Nurses Training. The purpose of this course is to help healthcare workers better understand the scope and nature of violence in the healthcare workplace.

Your work affects your health. 2010 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Occupational Health Supplement (OHS) results describe how.

The Facts take on the Myths in this new NIOSH infographic on N95 respirators!

One Hundred Years of Federal Mining Safety and Health Research (1910-2010) go.usa.gov/27GC

History of Alice Hamilton, M.D. (February 27, 1869 - September 22, 1970) Occupational Safety and Health. go.usa.gov/27pR