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NIOSH Launches Mobile Lifting Calculator App

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 11:00pm
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announces the availability of a new, free mobile application (app) for smart phones and other mobile devices that can help workers stay safe when manually lifting objects as part of their job. The app, NLE Calc, is based on the Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation (RNLE), an internationally recognized standard for safe lifting.

New NIOSH Report Highlights Second Decade of the National Occupational Research Agenda

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 11:00pm
The report outlines the progress and impact made in addressing occupational safety and health research needs over the second decade of NORA. During this decade, the focus of NORA was on moving research into practice in the workplace, with an emphasis around ten industry sectors. This report highlights the work of NIOSH and our partners in achieving this impact

NIOSH and Workforce Tulsa Partner to Promote Workplace Safety and Health Among Young, Temporary Workers

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 11:00pm
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and Workforce Tulsa are pleased to announce a collaboration to develop and pilot test a new training program, Developing Work Safety Skills, to promote workplace safety and health practices among young adults seeking career services and temporary employment opportunities through Workforce Tulsa.

MEDIA ADVISORY

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 11:00pm
Occupational Safety and Health: Recognizing Accomplishments and Planning for the Future

Effects of Organizational Safety Practices and Perceived Safety Climate on the Safe Administration of Liquid Antineoplastic Drugs

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 11:00pm
A web-based survey conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) looked at how organizational factors and perceived safety climate might affect use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and engineering controls as well as the likelihood of spills, leaks or skin contact during administration of liquid antineoplastic drugs (AD).

NIOSH and Workforce Tulsa Partner to Promote Workplace Safety and Health Among Young Workers

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 11:00pm
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and Workforce Tulsa are pleased to announce a collaboration to develop and pilot test a new training program, Developing Work Safety Skills, to promote workplace safety and health practices among young adults seeking career services and temporary employment opportunities through Wor

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