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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health - NIOSH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Organization URL(s)

www.cdc.gov/niosh/
cdcinfo@cdc.gov

Other Contact Information

395 E Street, S.W. Suite 9200 Patriots Plaza Building
Washington, DC 20201
1-800-232-4636 (Voice - Toll-free)
202-245-0625 (Voice)

Description

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is a Federal agency established by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 with responsibility for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related illness and injuries. The Institute's day-to-day functions include: investigating potentially hazardous working conditions as requested by employers or employees; evaluating hazards in the workplace, ranging from chemicals to machinery; creating and disseminating methods for preventing disease, injury, and disability; and conducting research and providing scientifically valid recommendations for protecting workers.

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Review Date

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011