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Definition - What does NIOSH mean?

NIOSH is an acronym that means the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. It is a US federal agency with a mission focused on applied data from ongoing research to protect worker health and safety across industrial lines of work. A team of field experts makes up the NIOSH who use infographics as an objective tool to promote a safe workplace.

SureHire explains NIOSH

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 is a US federal mandate that launched NIOSH as a sub-branch under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Under the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), NIOSH builds on a strategic plan that covers topics of health and safety concerns where demographic case indexes are the norm. The NIOSH database is an open-ended relay of details between parties that can range from an aging workforce to staggered work shifts as a means to an end to curb safety risks.


NIOSH personnel can look at figures based on study reports that allow them to use practical ways that blend hard evidence with results to deflect the curve. Employers can toggle peer-reviewed analytics from NIOSH-based sources that showcase the following health and safety issues: chronic diseases, hearing loss, and musculoskeletal disorders (MSO), along with relief methods. The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) follows NIOSH rules that apply to helping keep a workforce safe from hazards. A good example is personal protective equipment (PPE) to limit the risk of exposure to airborne contaminants.

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