The overall goal of NIOSH is the prevention of illnesses,
injuries, and deaths caused by hazards on the job. Recognizing the valuable
contributions of extramural scientists and educators to this endeavor,
NIOSH sponsors research and training through its extramural programs,
which complement the Institute's intramural programs. The creativity and
special resources available in the extramural community make these programs
an important component in achieving a National goal to have safe jobs
and healthy workers.