This year is the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health’s (NIOSH) 50th anniversary. Since April 28, 1971, NIOSH has funded research, education and resources in occupational safety and health. “Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 that created NIOSH “to assure so far as possible every working man and woman in the Nation safe and healthful working conditions.”
Here are some ways to stay connected with NIOSH and celebrate their milestone:
- NIOSH 50th Anniversary Blog Posts – Learn about NIOSH’s history and facts.
- From the Director’s Desk – NIOSH Director, John Howard, M.D. addresses NIOSH’s 50th and highlights the origins of Total Worker Health®.
- Bookmark and follow NIOSH on social media – Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay up to date on NIOSH 50th activities.
Oregon Healthy Workforce Center (OHWC) is housed at our Institute and is a NIOSH® Total Worker Health Center of Excellence. Total Worker Health® is defined as policies, programs, and practices that integrate protection from work-related safety and health hazards with promotion of injury and illness-prevention efforts to advance worker well-being.
On behalf of Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences and OHWC, we wanted to congratulate NIOSH for their dedication and hard work the last five decades of service and its’ evolution to recognize the importance of improving safety, health and well-being in the workplace.