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National Institute of Safety and Health (NIOSH)

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Like OSHA, the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) was established by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. Although created by the same Act and sharing a common goal, they are two distinct agencies with separate responsibilities. OSHA is an agency of the United States

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National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) (see reuse policy).

Department of Labor, and NIOSH affiliated with the Center for Disease Control and the United States Department of Health and Human Services. NIOSH was established to assist in assuring safe and healthful working conditions by providing research, information, education, and training in occupational safety and health. NIOSH does not set standards or regulations; it gathers information and conducts research, which is translated into products and services.

NIOSH also provides:02

  • Training
  • Databases
    • Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
    • Chemical safety cards
  • Health hazard evaluation programs
  • Information on workplace injury, disability, and disease prevention

Visit the NIOSH website.

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