50th Anniversary of NIOSH | April 28th

April 29, 2021

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) officially began operating on April 28, 1971 — after Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act). NIOSH is the federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injuries and illnesses.

As part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 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.

To learn more about NIOSH over the past 50 years, visit https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/about/50thanniversary.html

Credit to: NIOSH