The Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) shall, upon request
by the Secretary, assist in:
Evaluations of Federal agency safety and health programs;
investigations of possible safety and health hazards and
inspections resulting from employee or committee reports of unsafe or unhealthful working
The Director of NIOSH shall provide a Hazard Evaluation (HE) program for Federal agencies. This program
shall be designed to respond to requests for assistance in determining whether or not safety or health hazards are present in a Federal Workplace.
Requests for such Hazard Evaluations may be submitted to the Director by:
The Secretary of Labor;
The Head of a Federal agency;
An agency safety and health committee if half the committee requests such service; and
Employees who are not covered by a certified safety and health committee.
The Director of NIOSH may assist agencies by providing hazard alerts, technical services, training
materials and conducting training programs upon request by an agency and with reimbursement.