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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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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.

NIOSH and CDPH-OHB Video Released: Oil and Gas Tank Gauging

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 11:00pm
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the California Department of Public Health, Occupational Health Branch (CDPH-OHB), recently released a video to help protect oil and gas extraction workers from the hazards they face when measuring oil storage tanks.

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).