Occupational Safety and Health Program

To (1) recognize new hazards; (2) define the magnitude of the problem; (3) follow trends in incidence; (4) target exceptional hazardous workplaces for intervention; and (5) evaluate the effectiveness of prevention efforts.

The goal of this program is to increase worker safety and health.


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develop specialized professional and paraprofessional personnel in the occupational safety and health field with training in occupational medicine, occupational health nursing, industrial hygiene, occupational safety, and other priority training areas.
Examples of Funded Projects

(1) An Integrated Approach Toward Understanding the Toxicity of Inhaled Nanomaterials, (2) Violence Against Home Health and Hospice Workers, (3) Occupational Exposure to Chlorinated Solvents and Cardiovascular Malformations, (4) 2008 Western Agricultural Conference, (5) Translating a Weight Management Program to Worksites, (6) Worker Health and Safety in Chinatown Restaurants: A CBPR Study, (7) Western U.S.

Mining Safety and Health Training, (8) Occupational Safety and Health Training Project, (9) Occupational Safety and Health Training Grant, (10) Hazardous Substance Training for Emergency Responders (11) Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, (12) NYC Fire Dept.

Clinical Center for WTC Medicals, (13) NYU World Trade Center Responder Health Consortium, (14) Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention, (15) Occupational Safety and Health Surveillance in New York.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Office - Program Contact: Office of Extramural Programs, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Public Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services, 1600 Clifton Road, NE., MS-E74, Atlanta, GA 30333.

Telephone: (404) 498-2530.

Grants Management Contact: Mr. Larry Guess, Grants Management Officer, Grants Management Branch, Procurement and Grants Office, Acquisition and Assistance Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services, 626 Cochrans Mill road, PO Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236.

Telephone: (412) 386-6826.

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