National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Law and Legal Definition

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is a federal agency that provides training and education in the field of occupational safety and health, and helps in assuring safe and healthy working conditions for workers. It also conducts research on health and safety concerns, develops guidance and authoritative recommendations, disseminates research information, responds to requests for workplace health hazard evaluation, tests and certifies respirators, trains occupational health and safety professionals, and provides leadership in eliminating or reducing work related injury or illness.

The NIOSH was established pursuant to the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. It is a part of the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control. The NIOSH aims to develop new knowledge in the field of occupational safety and health and put the newly gained knowledge into practice for the welfare of workers.