Healthcare and Social Assistance Program

June 2017
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2017-165
Cover page for publication 2017-165

What are our priorities?

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Healthcare and Social Assistance Program works with partners in industry, labor, trade associations, professional organizations, and academia. The program focuses on these areas:

  • Reducing non-fatal work-related injuries in priority healthcare and social assistance areas, such as injuries caused by patient lifting; violence; slips, trips, and falls; and use of sharps devices.
  • Reducing work-related diseases and associated risk factors in healthcare and social assistance, including infectious, respiratory, dermal, and other diseases and health outcomes.

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Page last reviewed: June 30, 2017