NASA Occupational Health consists of approximately 400 Occupational Health professionals distributed across 14 NASA Centers and Facilities. These professionals provide comprehensive support to a diverse, highly technological workforce of over 75,000 civil servant and contractor employees involved in human exploration and development of space aeronautics research, and earth and space science activities.
Where does NASA Occupational Health fit into NASA's Vision and Mission?
As part of the 2011 NASA Strategic Plan NASA will ensure that all NASA work environments, on Earth, and in Space, are safe, healthy, environmentally sound and secure. It is the responsibility of the NASA Chief Health and Medical Officer to evaluate, monitor, and improve the occupational health of the NASA workforce. The objective is to eliminate the incidence of occupational health injuries and illness for the NASA workforce.
The primary program Elements comprising NASA Occupational Health are listed below together with links to the various disciplines: