The purposes behind the organization of NIOSH and its research objectives and responsibilities were briefly described. The function of each of the divisions was detailed. Much of the work at NIOSH has been related to the ten major areas of work related diseases and injuries including: occupational lung disease, musculoskeletal injuries, occupational cancers, traumatic injuries, cardiovascular disease, disorders of reproduction, neurotoxic disorders, noise induced hearing loss, dermatologic conditions, and psychological disorders. The program strategy at NIOSH has been divided into several categories consisting of surveillance, health hazard evaluations, method of control, and the dissemination of information including the publication of documents. A list of publications appearing during 1984 as a result of NIOSH activities in the field was included.
NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio