The current and future manpower needs are discussed for occupational health and safety. The new strategy for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health emphasizes several activities: The catalyst role in bringing together the several private and governmental organizations which represent professional expertise in both occupational safety and health to accomplish the development, by consensus, of definitions for the components of an integrated occupational safety and health program as well as identify the types, numbers, and qualifications of personnel needed to carry out the required functions. The development of guidelines for voluntary accreditation of occupational safety and health programs. The promotion of the development of a nationwide system of self- supporting, short term training programs in occupational safety and health. Continued support for the development of innovative approaches to the development of new categories of professional and paraprofessional personnel. Further development of mechanisms for collection, updating, analysis, and distribution of data on the national occupational safety and health manpower situation.