NIOSH launches worker safety and health initiative for American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Hill-RD; Reyes-ER; Dalsey-EJ
ISH Prim Care Provid 2013 Dec; 28(12):205-207
In 2013, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) launched an initiative to partner with American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities, organizations, and partners to provide occupational safety and health (OSH) support. NIOSH, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), conducts research and makes recommendations to protect the safety and health of the nation's 155 million workers. NIOSH is not a regulatory agency and has no enforcement authority. NIOSH collaborates with diverse stakeholders to understand how worker injuries, illnesses, and deaths occur and then implement practical workplace solutions. The purpose of this article is to summarize what is known about safety and health issues among AI/AN workers and to describe the NIOSH initiative to enhance OSH in tribal communities.
Workers; Work-environment; Demographic-characteristics; Humans; Men; Women; Injuries; Traumatic-injuries; Morbidity-rates; Mortality-rates; Construction; Construction-workers; Agriculture; Agricultural-workers; Agricultural-industry; Construction-industry; Transportation-industry; Transportation; Transportation-workers; Warehousing
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