NIOSH is the Federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related disease and injury. The Institute is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The mission of NIEHS is to reduce the burden of human illness and dysfunction from environmental causes by understanding each element and how they interrelate. The NIEHS conducts multidisciplinary biomedical research programs, prevention and intervention efforts, and communication strategies that encompass training, education, technology transfer, and community outreach.
OSHA’s mission is to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses and deaths. Since the agency was created in 1971, occupational deaths have been cut in half and injuries have declined by 40%.
The Cal/OSHA Program, part of the California Division of Occupational Safety & Health, is responsible for enforcing California laws and regulations pertaining to workplace safety and health and for providing assistance to employers and workers about workplace safety and health issues.
The mission of the EPA is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.
The Cal Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1991. The six Boards, Departments and Office create a cabinet level voice for the protection of human health and the environment and to assure the coordinated deployment of State resources. Their mission is to restore, protect and enhance the environment, to ensure public health, environmental quality and economic vitality.
Industrial Hygiene Associations
Occupational Health Nursing Associations
Occupational Medicine Associations
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
Western Occupational & Environmental Medical Association (WOEMA)
Institute for Medical Quality (IMQ)
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
Occupational Epidemiology Associations
The Southern California Education and Research Center gratefully acknowledges its support from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).