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Multidisciplinary Centers

NIOSH funds targeted research and outreach activities through multidisciplinary centers with a focus on high-risk industries that contribute disproportionately to occupational injury and illness in the United States. The Agriculture Safety and Health Centers and the National Center for Construction Research and Training provide critical research and training into the multiple safety and health hazards in agriculture and construction.

Total Worker Health Centers (formerly WorkLife Centers) provide a multidisciplinary and multifactorial approach to worker health and wellbeing. The activities of these Centers reflect a broader understanding of the critical relationship between work, health, and productivity.

Multidisciplinary education and research activities are carried out through a national network of Education and Research Centers (ERCs). ERCs are university-based centers that provide graduate training in the core and allied fields of occupational safety and health. In addition to degree training, ERCs provide continuing education and outreach to the occupational safety and health community throughout the Federal health region they serve

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