NIOSH 50th Anniversary

NIOSH, 50 years, 1971, 2021. Science at work for people at work.

2021 marks the 50th anniversary of NIOSH. Created by the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act of 1970, NIOSH was established as a separate and independent research program to create objective scientific research findings in the field of occupational safety and health.

NIOSH will be recognizing this important milestone through various channels throughout the year and posting links to them below.

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From the Director’s Desk: NIOSH Looks at 50

Research Rounds: For the NIOSH 50th Anniversary, please enjoy this limited time series, “NIOSH Then” where we look back at research efforts inside and outside of NIOSH from the past 50 years.

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Partners and the NIOSH 50th

As part of the 50th anniversary, NIOSH welcomes current and past partners to highlight successes and accomplishments, resulting from collaborations with our institute. Please contact Donjanea Williams (, if you would like to join NIOSH in recognizing five decades of improving the occupational safety and health of workers and transferring new knowledge into practice.

Page last reviewed: February 16, 2021