WORKERS WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
NOTE: This page is archived for historical purposes and is no longer being maintained or updated.
State-by-State Database of Resources
In 1999, NIOSH conducted a study of 11 sheltered workshops in 4 states and published recommendations related to the health and safety of workers with developmental disabilities. An important conclusion of the study was that workers with developmental disabilities would benefit from increased management awareness of safety and health issues. In particular, NIOSH researchers noted that managers were found to have limited understanding of federal and state regulations concerning the health and safety of their employees and did not know where to go to find answers to their questions.
As one step toward improving this, NIOSH created a database that contains state-specific information that can be used by employers, parents, and guardians, including:
- Identification of the state agency with primary responsibility for employment,
- A brief description of the regulations that cover sheltered and non-sheltered employment,
- A brief description of the regulations that cover health and safety,
- Information on how to report suspected abuse and neglect.
Click on the map below, or the state name, to obtain state-specific information:
We will periodically update this database but users should be aware that the information provided changes regularly. If you come across outdated information, please contact CDC INFO.
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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