Respiratory Health Program

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Burden, Need, and Impact

NIOSH strives to maximize its impact in occupational safety and health. The Respiratory Health Program identifies priorities to guide investments, and bases those priorities on the evidence of burden, need and impact. Below are priority areas for the Respiratory Health Program.

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Data related to respiratory health may be available in the NIOSH Worker Health Charts (WHC). WHC is a web application that uses data from various sources to visualize worker health data that may be difficult to find or not charted elsewhere. Note that some industries may not be represented in this tool due to small sample size. In addition, extensive data resources documenting the burden of occupational respiratory disease can be accessed via NIOSH’s Occupational Respiratory Disease Surveillance web site.

Page last reviewed: November 13, 2019