Workers in the Services sector

The Services Program provides leadership to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses and fatalities among the nation’s 73 million service workers. The Services Program works with partners in industry, labor, and trade associations to reduce traumatic injuries in targeted subsectors and address emerging issues.

Featured Items

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards Mobile Web App – Many service workers are exposed to chemical hazards on the job. This app provides quick and easy access to safety and health information about common workplace chemicals, including exposure limits, IDLH concentrations, personal protective equipment, exposure symptoms, first aid, and much more.

Teaching Young Workers about Job Safety and Health – Many young people find their first job in the services sector. This is a curriculum for high schools to use to teach students the foundational workplace safety and health knowledge and skills needed to stay safe on the job and to contribute to a safe, healthy, and productive workplace.

Understanding Small Enterprises (USE): Proceedings from the 2017 Conference – Workers in small businesses suffer a disproportionate burden of occupational injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, approximately 49% of service workers work for small businessesCdc-pdfExternal. The USE Conference brought together experts in the area of small business occupational safety and health.

Page last reviewed: January 3, 2019