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.
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.
- B-Reader Training (chest radiography)
- Education and Training in Mining
- Emergency Responder Training Program
- Nurses on Shift Work and Long Work Hours Training
- Safety Culture in Healthcare Settings | NIOSH | CDC
- Spirometry Training
- Workplace Violence Prevention for Nurses Training
See also the NIOSH video webpage that includes information on NIOSH training videos.
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).