The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health recently unveiled a new Web resource that provides centralized access to data produced and used by the agency
NIOSH describes its Data and Statistics Gateway as "a scientific data repository where NIOSH-generated public-use research datasets valuable for the public, industry and the scientific community are available for download."
The Web page also provides access to surveillance, statistics and other collections of NIOSH data focused on occupational safety and health.
"Data is the foundation for NIOSH's work to address the occupational safety and health needs for the nation, driving our safety and health research priorities and recommendations," NIOSH Director John Howard said in a news release.
"[The] launch of the NIOSH Data and Statistics Gateway is an important step in providing these data resources to safety and health researchers and practitioners for use in their critical efforts to keep the nation's work force safe and healthy."
Among the historical public-use research datasets available on the Web page are "An Investigation into the Relationship Between Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis and Dust Exposure in U.S. Coalminers." The datasets are accompanied by a description of the data collection methods and are available for download.
The site also provides a listing with links to other NIOSH data resources such as NIOSH investigations, hazardous-materials databases, tests and measurements resources and links to product databases.
In addition to the NIOSH resources, the site provides links to data resources from other federal and non-federal partners.