The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
The amount of information published by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is staggering. Working as part of the Center for Disease Control, NIOSH strives to “provide national and world leadership to prevent workplace illnesses and injuries.” To accomplish this goal NIOSH has amassed an extensive amount of information that pertains to on the job injury and illness.
Please use the links and summaries below to guide you through some of the more useful areas of the NIOSH website.
- Industries and Occupations– This page will help you learn more about the dangers of specific occupations. Examples of jobs listed here include: construction, dentistry, health care, mining and outdoor work.
- Occupational Fatalities- NIOSH reports on both injuries and deaths that occur on the job. Connecticut is not immune to the dangers of contracting an illness or being injured or killed at work. Please click here to see a chart of fatal work injuries by state.
- NIOSH A to Z– This index covers nearly any topic concerning worker safety, injury and illness. Topics include: adolescent worker safety, information on black lung, job stress, tractors and farm machinery and motor vehicle safety.
- Diseases and Injuries– Each disease or injury listed here is accompanied by an in-depth look at its causes, treatments and rates among workers. The alphabetical index includes: occupational cancer, tuberculosis, hearing loss and stress.
- Hazards and Exposure– Nearly every occupation comes with its own set of hazards. However, some jobs expose workers to dangerous fumes, explosions and other damaging elements. The list that NIOSH provides of workplace hazards and exposures includes: cold stress, asphalt fumes, take home toxins and diesel exhaust.
The staff and attorneys at Glass, Lebovitz Kasheta & Bren hope that the information on this page helps you better understand the information provided by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
If you need help filing for or appealing your workers compensation claim please contact your CT workers comp attorney today. If you have been hurt at work or have been made ill by a workplace hazard you have the right to file for and win your claim. Let the experinced attorneys at Glass, Lebovitz, Kasheta and Bren fight for you while you recover.