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NIOSH Engineer Winner of Digital Health Award for Ambulance Safety Video Series

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 11:00pm
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) safety engineer, James Green, received a merit award this month from the Health Information Resource Center for his 7-part video series on ambulance crash test methods. This award is the fourth received for work that aims to help emergency medical services workers stay safe during a crash.

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.