Happy 50th to NIOSH! We’re celebrating on our podcast.

The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) turns 50 this year. NIOSH was created in 1970 as part of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, with a mission to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for all. The institute has since functioned as an independent research program, producing scientific findings in occupational safety and health, supporting research and education, and providing recommendations for best practices.

In our latest podcast episode, we interview Dr. John Howard, Director of NIOSH and Administrator of the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Howard, who was first appointed NIOSH Director in 2002 during the George W. Bush Administration, is serving his third six-year term. In this episode, he traces NIOSH’s some key milestones through the years and shares how the institute’s efforts toward worker wellbeing has evolved over the years.

On behalf of the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences and OHWC, we congratulate NIOSH for their five decades of service and contribution to worker safety, health, and well-being. Cheers to its next 50 years!

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