National Occupational Research Agenda
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 96-115
In 1970, Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act to assure, "so far as possible every working man and woman in the Nation safe and healthful working conditions." The Act created the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to identify the causes of work-related diseases and injuries, evaluate the hazards of new technologies and work practices, create ways to control hazards so that workers are protected, and make recommendations for occupational safety and health standards.
- Page last reviewed: June 6, 2014
- Page last updated: June 6, 2014
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- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division