National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Safer, Healthier Workers
To develop new knowledge in the field of occupational safety and health and to transfer that knowledge into practice.
Relevance—NIOSH programs are responsive to the occupational safety and health problems that burden today’s and tomorrow’s workers.
Quality—NIOSH utilizes only the best science, the highest level of data quality, and the most transparent and independent peer review.
Partnership—NIOSH accomplishes our mission in partnership with industry, workers, governments, academe, and scientific and professional communities, both nationally and internationally.
Transparency—NIOSH openly shares information about our work processes and our customers can obtain all NIOSH products and services through traditional, electronic and mobile sources.
Impact—NIOSH programs are results-oriented and are evaluated by how well they solve the occupational safety and health problems found in today’s workplaces and the workplaces of tomorrow.
Diversity—NIOSH employees and contractors reflect the full spectrum of diversity found in the American workforce and our research and interventions reflect the diversity of solutions needed for the American workplace.