The hearts of people who live in polluted areas are weaker than those who regularly breathe cleaner air, according to a new study.
Researchers said they found evidence of harmful effects even when levels of pollution associated with diesel vehicles were less than half the safety limit set by the European Union.
Occupation, lack of paid sick leave, and multiple psychosocial 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).
Falling construction workers in NYC, OSHA’s electronic recordkeeping rule on hold – again – and California moving forward with stringent new refinery safety regulations. These were among the top stories featured on ISHN.com this week.
News that President Trump has slated NIOSH for a 40% cut sends shivers through anyone who thinks that strong, well-funded research plays a crucial role in developing effective programs to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses.
3D printing – in which computer control is used to create a three-dimensional object -- has captured the public’s imagination and been hailed as the beginning of a third industrial revolution. With its cost decreasing and interest in it increasing as an ever-expanding range of applications is explored, it is likely that more and more workers will be involved with it.
On March 20-23, 2017, thirteen participants from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) attended the 10th International Conference on Managing Fatigue, in San Diego, California. This year’s conference was the first held in the U.S. since 2009, and was attended by over 260 scientists and industry experts from around the world.
In much of the world, preventable work related illnesses and deaths are increasing, while in many areas, people trained in occupational hygiene -- which uses science and engineering to prevent work-related ill health -- are in short supply.
With more plastic-based products on the market than ever before, concern about the work-related risks of the chemicals used to make them is increasing. One of these chemicals is styrene, a compound used extensively in plastic and rubber for cars, food packaging, boats, and many other products.