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This page features HHS and CDC press releases, and NIOSH Updates from the Director's Office. NIOSH Updates describe important announcements of research summaries, workshops, conferences, new programs and other major news events.
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New Compendium Highlights Development of Clinical Decision Support to Enhance Worker Health

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:00pm
A new compilation of articles published in the November issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, describes an effort led by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to develop and evaluate clinical decision support (CDS) designed to assist primary care clinicians’ with care of their working patients using CDS tools in electronic health records. This is the first effort to systematically develop and assess the practicality and usefulness of providing clinical decision support linked to work through health information systems in the primary care setting.

NIOSH Recognizes Three Mining Companies with Innovation Awards

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 11:00pm
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Mining Program, in conjunction with the National Mining Association (NMA), recognized the efforts of Peabody Energy Corp., Kinross Gold Corp., and Freeport-McMoRan for developing new equipment or tools, or using existing technology in new ways. The three companies were awarded 2017 NIOSH Mine Safety and Health Technology Innovations Awards during NMA’s Safety Award Ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 6.

New NIOSH Center to Study Safety and Health Implications of Occupational Robots

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:00am
Increasing numbers of robots are entering the 21st century workplace, yet the benefits and potential risks of robots in the workplace aren’t fully known. To address the knowledge gap related to robotics and worker safety and health, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announces the launch of the Center for Occupational Robotics Research. The new Center will assess potential benefits and risks of robot workers and develop guidance for safe interactions between human and robot.

Just Over Half of Adults with Work-Related Asthma Report Having Received a Pneumococcal Vaccine

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 12:00am
CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) researchers found that adults with work-related asthma were more likely to have reported receiving a pneumococcal vaccine than adults with non-work-related asthma — 54 percent compared with 35 percent, respectively.

NIOSH Mining Program Announces Recipient of Innovation Award

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:00pm
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Mining Program, in conjunction with the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA), recognized Granite Mountain Quarries and Pine Bluff Sand and Gravel Company with the 2017 NIOSH Mine Safety and Health Technology Innovations Award in the stone, sand and gravel sector in a ceremony during NSSGA's fall board meeting and legislative and policy forum on September 25.

NIOSH Releases New Software to Monitor the Health and Safety of Emergency Responders

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 11:00pm
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announces the availability of a new software platform called ERHMS Info Manager™ to track and monitor emergency response and recovery worker activities during all phases of emergency response following a natural disaster or other public health emergency.

NIOSH Releases New Software to Monitor the Health and Safety of Emergency Responders

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 11:00pm
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announces the availability of a new software platform called ERHMS Info Manager™ to track and monitor emergency response and recovery worker activities during all phases of emergency response following a natural disaster or other public health emergency.

Labor Day 2017: A Statement by NIOSH Director, John Howard, MD

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 11:00pm
The American Dream promises that, through hard work and dedication, we can each achieve success. In the occupational safety and health community, we support this dream by dedicating ourselves to ensuring that work is safer, healthier, and more productive for workers, employers, and the Nation.

NIOSH Releases Updated Regional Data on Commercial Fishing Fatalities

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 11:00pm
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has released a series of updated commercial fishing fatality summaries which analyze current trends and identify hazards in four regions of the United States: Alaska, West Coast, East Coast, and the Gulf of Mexico.