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Description
CDC Occupational Safety and Health
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is the U.S. federal agency that conducts research and makes recommendations to prevent worker injury and illness. This includes protecting those who serve (firefighters, energy workers and emergency responders), developing and supporting a new generation of researchers and practitioners and operating programs in every state to improve the health and safety of workers.
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Disaster Response Subject Matter Expertise
The National Institutes of Health, Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) provide consultation by phone or email on a wide range of challenges that may be encounter during disasters. NIH staff includes SMEs in medical consultation as well as the fields of biosafety, biological risk assessment, chemical and industrial hygiene.