U.S. Federal Departments and Related Agencies
Department of Health and Human Services
The Department of Health and Human Services is a federal agency with a goal of protecting the health of all Americans. The department’s website includes information on all HHS programs, laws, and regulations.
- HHS - HIPAA and Health Rights
Learn about the HIPAA Privacy Rule and federal civil rights laws protecting fundamental health rights.
- HHS - Prevention and Wellness
Find resources on vaccines, nutrition, health screenings, mental health, and more.
- HHS - Public Health and Safety
Read information on food, drug and medical device safety, as well as safety from violence and abuse.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The CDC works to control and prevent disease, injury and disability.
- CDC - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Find information on preventing workplace illnesses and injuries as well as various resources for employers.
- CDC - Current Outbreak List
Read more on infectious disease outbreaks.
- CDC - Wellness at Work
Learn about chronic disease at work and why workplace health programs are beneficial for all employees.
National Institutes of Health
National Institutes of Health (NIH) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The NIH’s website contains research and resources to prevent disease and improve health.
- NIH - List of Institutes, Centers and Offices
Review a directory of all NIH institutes, including the National Cancer Institute, the National Eye Institute, the National Library of Medicine, and more.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
An agency of the Department of Health and Human Services, the FDA protects and promotes public health through the regulation and supervision of food safety, tobacco products, dietary supplements, prescription, and over-the-counter medications.
Federal Department of Transportation
The Federal Department of Transportation (DOT) supports a fast, safe, efficient, accessible, and convenient transportation system that meets vital national interests and enhances the quality of life.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has a goal of reducing crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving large trucks and buses. The agency’s website has information and requirements for truck and bus drivers.
Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL) aims to promote the welfare of wage earners; improve working conditions; and ensure work-related rights. The DOL’s website has various workforce resources, including equal employment opportunity, labor relations, and training.
- DOL - Workers’ Compensation
Learn about federal disability compensation programs and review links to resources for those employed by private companies.
- DOL - Workplace Safety and Health
Find resources from several agencies, including OSHA, the Mine Safety and Health Administration, and the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) collects, processes, analyzes and disseminates statistical data related to the U.S. labor force. The website gives employers the opportunity to check key economic news and statistics.
- BLS - Work Related Injury/Illness Statistics
See annual information on the rate and number of work-related injuries, fatal injuries, and illnesses.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ensures safe and healthful working conditions by setting and enforcing standards. The agency’s website has resources for employers as well as data on workplace injuries and illnesses.
- OSHA - Employer Responsibilities
Read a list of an employer’s responsibilities to provide a safe workplace.
- OSHA - Safety and Health Topics
Review a robust listing of safety and health topics with related resources.
U.S. Not-For-Profit Organizations
American Heart Association – Workplace Health
The American Heart Association supports appropriate cardiac care in an effort to reduce disability and deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and stroke.
The nonprofit’s website contains numerous resources for healthy living and common heart conditions.
National Association of Worksite Health Centers
The National Association of Worksite Health Centers assists public and private employers, unions, and other plan sponsors in getting the greatest return from their onsite health centers, worksite fitness, and wellness centers.
The nonprofit’s website offers access to resources and research meant to assist an employer in finding the right health and wellness programs.*
(*Many resources require membership.)
International Health Organizations
World Health Organization
The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations with the aim of attaining the highest possible level of health for all people.
The organization’s website provides the latest news and updates on health issues, outbreaks, and emergencies across the world.
- WHO - Health Topics
Review a listing of safety and health topics with related resources.
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
The Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine is a monthly peer-reviewed journal published on behalf of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
The journal’s website offers access to monthly and archived issues.*
(*Not all articles are free. Many require membership.)