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OSHA's Michaels and NIOSH'S Howard on worker safety, health

Speeches at National COSH gathering highlight current concerns
December 17, 2013

Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA and Dr. John Howard, Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), spoke recently at the 2013 National Worker Safety and Health Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.


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Tired of hearing about dangers of sitting?

Here’s what to do about it
December 16, 2013

Sitting for long periods of time has emerged as a hot topic in occupational safety, and has been linked to an increased risk of high blood pressure, obesity and heart disease. In a finding disappointing to loyal exercisers, hitting the gym outside work hours does not seem to lessen those risks.


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Review calls for increased attention to cancer risk from silica

Action could help millions exposed to silica at work
December 13, 2013

A new review highlights new developments in understanding the health effects of silica, and calls for action to reduce illness and death from silica exposure at work, including stronger regulations, heightened awareness and prevention, and increased attention to early detection of silicosis and lung cancer using low dose CT scanning.


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A NIOSH Science Blog post

Controlling exposures to workers who make or use nanomaterials

December 12, 2013

Engineered nanomaterials are materials that are intentionally produced and have at least one primary dimension less than 100 nanometers (nm). Nanomaterials have properties different from those of larger particles of the same material, making them unique and desirable for specific product applications. The consumer products market currently has more than 1,000 nanomaterial-containing products including makeup, sunscreen, food storage products, appliances, clothing, electronics, computers, sporting goods, and coatings [WWICS 2011].


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OSHA publishes new technical manual chapter on noise

AIHA, NIOSH contributed information
December 11, 2013

OSHA has published a new chapter that provides technical information and guidance to help Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHOs) evaluate noise hazards in the workplace. The content is based on currently available research publications, OSHA standards, and consensus standards.


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Diesel exhaust the culprit in some lung cancer deaths

December 9, 2013

An estimated 6 percent of lung cancer deaths in the United States and the United Kingdom – 11,000 deaths per year – may be due to diesel exhaust, according to a study recently published in Environmental Health Perspectives.


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Ergo risk assessments can help reduce work-related injuries

Workers comp claims, incident reports can provide helpful data
December 6, 2013

The rise of work-place injuries related to musculoskeletal disorders -- which is costing U.S. businesses more than $20 billion a year -- may be reduced if companies include ergonomic risk assessments in their occupational health and safety management systems, according to an article in the December issue of Professional Safety.


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Your spring cleaning - Are you behind?

December 6, 2013

When I was a young boy, I marveled at the time and effort my mother put into her annual spring-cleaning.  Mom planned a great deal – shopping for her supplies early to make sure that she never had to start and stop once she got moving. And mom was really focused on every detail of cleaning the windows, walls, floors, and all of the furniture.


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Reduce risks from harmful radiation exposures

December 4, 2013
Radiation has added a new dimension to the industrial safety manager/hygienist’s role – a dimension that includes greater time pressures in response, identification, isolation and protection.


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A NIOSH Science Blog post

Reducing worker exposure to ETS

December 3, 2013

What better time than during the American Cancer Society’s  annual Great American Smokeout, to highlight the benefit of  comprehensive smoke-free workplaces  on the health of workers. Furnishing a smoke-free work environment has been shown to both reduce exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) among non-smokers, and also to decrease smoking among employees.


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