New Directions at NIOSH

1997
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 97-100
cover page for document 97-100

In today’s society, Americans are working more hours than ever before. The workplace environment profoundly affects health. Each of us, simply by going to work each day, may face hazards that threaten our health and safety. Risking one’s life or health should never be considered merely part of the job.

In 1970, Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act to ensure Americans the right to “safe and healthful working conditions,” yet workplace hazards continue to inflict a tremendous toll in both human and economic costs.

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