The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

This special series features expert content developed by Medscape in collaboration with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). It is designed to deliver NIOSH's authoritative guidance directly to Medscape's audience of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals. NIOSH is the federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations related to the prevention of work-related injury and illness. It was created under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 and organizationally is part of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In this series, experts from NIOSH offer insight and information on current topics about workplace safety and health that are relevant to all practicing clinicians and may affect practice issues and patient care.



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