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NIOSH Study Finds Widespread Use of Patient Nasal Scavenging Masks to Control Nitrous Oxide during Dental Procedures but Adherence to Other Recommended Practices Was Lacking

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 11:00pm
A new article from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) found that scavenging systems, equipment used to prevent nitrous oxide gas from escaping into the dental operatory, are widely used but adherence to other recommended precautionary practices was lacking during dental procedures.

NIOSH and OSAP Survey Finds Private Dental Practices Lacking OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plans

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 11:00pm
Findings from a web-based survey conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) showed that over a quarter of private dental practices who participated in the survey did not have a written site-specific bloodborne pathogens exposure control plan (ECP).

NIOSH at the American Industrial Hygiene Association Annual Meeting—AIHce

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 11:00pm
The 77th annual meeting of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo (AIHce), is taking place June 4-7 in Seattle, Washington. The conference draws thousands of IH/OH professionals, including industrial hygienists, EHS specialists, safety, and risk management professionals, all of whom are responsible for the safety, health, and environment of today’s workspaces. The conference focuses on the important trends, needs, and research that impact worker health.

Study Shows Certain Job Factors Relate to Fair or Poor Health in U.S. Workers

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 11:00pm
Occupation, lack of paid sick leave, and multiple psycho-social factors are related to workers’ own perceived low health status, according to a study by researchers at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

Researchers from NIOSH and UC Berkeley presented with 2017 Liberty Mutual Award; Stressors among Pregnant Workers

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 11:00pm
A National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) researcher’s involvement in a study examining the relationship between biomechanical stressors and pregnant workers is recognized as a recipient of the 2017 Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety Award, one that distinguishes excellence in safety and health research.

NIOSH Media Advisory: Notice of Public Meeting, Request for Comments on: NIOSH Occupational Exposure Banding Process: Guidance for the Evaluation of Chemical Hazards

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 11:00pm
Radiation and Worker Health Advisory Board to Meet in Illinois, Discuss Several Work Sites and Hear NIOSH Findings

NIOSH Presents Awards for Significant Scientific Contributions

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 11:00pm
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today released the Hospital Respiratory Protection Toolkit, a resource for health care employers to use to protect hospital staff from respiratory hazards.

NIOSH Appoints New Director of Western States Division

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 11:00pm
NIOSH Appoints New Director of Western States Division

Fourth Annual Stand-Down for Fall Safety

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 11:00pm
Fourth Annual Stand-Down for Fall Safety

World Trade Center Health Program Seeking Peer Reviewers

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 11:00pm
World Trade Center Health Program Seeking Peer Reviewers

NIOSH Media Advisory: Radiation and Worker Health Advisory Board to Meet in Illinois March 22-23

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 11:00pm
Radiation and Worker Health Advisory Board to Meet in Illinois, Discuss Several Work Sites and Hear NIOSH Findings

Occupational Safety and Health Network Now Tracks Sharps Injuries and Blood and Body Fluid Exposures

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 11:00pm
Radiation and Worker Health Advisory Board to Meet in Illinois, Discuss Several Work Sites and Hear NIOSH Findings