NIOSH Services Program

September 2019
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2019-177
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The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Services Program works with partners in industry, labor, trade associations, professional organizations, and academia to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses and fatalities among the nation’s service workers. Service workers are in highly diverse industries that include education, restaurants, hotels, personal services, recreation, finance, real estate, government, and administration. The program focuses on these areas:

  • Reducing cardiovascular disease and reversing adverse reproductive health outcomes.
  • Reducing hearing loss and exposure to hazardous noise in priority sub-sectors, such as building services, and arts and entertainment.
  • Reducing musculoskeletal disorders, especially back injuries, in priority sub-sectors such as auto repair and waste collection services.
  • Reducing falls in priority sub-sectors such as building services and food services.
  • Improving safety and health among contingent workers and workers in non-standard work arrangements (such as temporary agency, contract, and “gig” workers).

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Suggested Citation

NIOSH [2019]. Services Program. By Schulte, P., Cunningham, T., and Reeves, K. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication 2019–177, icon

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