Training and Workforce Development

NIOSH provides occupational safety and health training to three primary groups:

  • Conducts research to find effective ways to reduce workplace injuries and illnesses through training to be used in workplaces
  • Supports academic degree programs and research training opportunities in areas including industrial hygiene, occupational health nursing, occupational medicine, and occupational safety.
  • Supports a number of short-term training programs for professionals.
Research & Training through NIOSH Funded Centers

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.

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).