Training and Workforce Development

At a glance

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) enhances occupational safety and health through various training initiatives. NIOSH develops training programs based on its research that can be directly applied in workplace settings. NIOSH also supports academic degree programs and research training opportunities in areas including industrial hygiene, occupational health nursing, occupational medicine, and occupational safety. In addition to long-term academic support, NIOSH also offers a range of short-term training programs designed for professionals.

NIOSH training for the workplace

NIOSH Training Videos‎

NIOSH produces various types of videos for many types of worker groups. This includes training, information, and promotional. This page is designed to provide a central access point all of our videos.

NIOSH funded center training

Education and Research Centers (ERCs)
The ERCs provide students with the skill sets to meet the demand for a well-trained occupational safety and health workforce.

Agricultural (Ag) Safety and Health Centers
The Ag Centers provide consultation and/or training to those in a position to improve the health and safety of agricultural and forestry and fishing workers.

NIOSH grants and funding

Extramural Research and Training Programs
The NIOSH extramural research and training programs include diverse portfolios of investigator- initiated research, mentored research scientist career development awards, training programs, and small business innovation research projects.

Extramural Workforce Development: Training Project Grants
This program supports NIOSH Training Project Grants to address the burden of occupation safety and health in the United States by providing state-of-the-art training for the next generation of leaders in this area.

Historical training related materials

National Assessment of the Occupational Safety and Health Workforce

Advisory Task Force Roster: Dean Baker (University of California, Irvine); Patricia Bertsche (Abbott Laboratories); Michael Bisesi (Ohio State University); Wesley Bolch (University of Florida); Thomas Broderick (Construction and Safety Council); Peter Chen (Colorado State University); Lorraine Conroy (University of Illinois at Chicago); Sue Davis (University of Cincinnati); Sarah Felknor (University of Texas, Houston); Kimberly Gordon (University of Iowa); Monroe Keyserling (University of Michigan); William Kojola (AFL-CIO); Jeffrey Levin (University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler); Elizabeth Maples (University of Alabama at Birmingham); Chris Martin (West Virginia University); Corinne Peek-Asa (University of Iowa); Keshia Pollack (Johns Hopkins University); Jim Ramsay (Embry Riddle University); Bonnie Rogers (University of North Carolina); Lee Saperstein (University of Missouri at Rolla); Charlie Shields (Occupational Safety and Health Administration); Frank White (ORC Worldwide); and Pamela Wilkerson (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health).