Environmental and Occupational Health

8 handwashing facts and tips

According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hand washing or use of alcohol-based hand rubs has been shown to reduce overall infection rates. As an alternative to traditional hand washing with soap and water, the Centers for Disease Control is recommending the use of waterless (alcohol-based) hand rubs by healthcare professionals for hand hygiene.


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William (Bill) Murphy, Ph.D., Captain, U.S. Public Health Service, to receive National Hearing Conservation Association’s Outstanding Hearing Conservationist Award

Established in 1990, the Award for Outstanding Hearing Conservationist is awarded to a person whose work is exemplary in our field. It is the pleasure of the National Hearing Conservation Association to announce that this year’s award recipient is William (Bill) Murphy, Ph.D., for his outstanding research, programmatic influence, publications, and other contributions in the area of hearing loss prevention.


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Lynn W. Henselman, Ph.D. to receive National Hearing Conservation Association’s Media Award on behalf of the DOD Hearing Center of Excellence

The Media Award was established to recognize the efforts of writers and/or producers of news features that serve to heighten public awareness of the hazards of noise.  The National Hearing Conservation Association is pleased to announce this year’s winner of the NHCA Media Award:  The Department of Defense Hearing Center of Excellence (DOD HCE), Comprehensive Hearing Health Program (CHHP) for exceptional outreach and multimedia work that serves to heighten public awareness of the hazards of noise.


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A NIOSH Science Blog post

The future of wearable technology in the workplace

An era of remarkable innovation is underway. We’re looking at the advent of brand-new technologies called “Wearable Computers”. Wearable computers, also known as body-borne computers or wearables, are defined as “miniature electronic devices that are worn by the bearer under, with or on top of clothing.”


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Cold days bring more risks to hands

Some people will have no choice but to go outside and brave the extreme cold. That's true for food delivery services, EMS, construction workers, and heating and cooling contractors. The cold days are simply days on the job, but the cold brings more risks.


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Strong exhibit space demand for A+A 2015: Additional hall to be used

Nine months before the start of A+A 2015, International Trade Fair with Congress for Safety, Security and Health at Work, the show is experiencing strong exhibit space demand, recording further growth and adding a hall. With about 699,650 square feet of booked space, this leading event for the industry will again exceed the record figures of the show’s last staging in 2013 (approximately 653,300 sq. ft.).


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Public health

Fewer Americans exposed to aviation noise

Abatement measures, sound insulation have helped

The number of people exposed to significant airport noise in the United States has decreased from 7 million people in 1975 to approximately 309,000 people in 2012, according to  the Federal Aviation Industry (FAA), which cites an initiative to improve aircraft engine and airframe technology to reduce noise, fuel burn, and emissions as one of the factors in the change.


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Can workplace exposures increase risks of birth defects?

Epidemiology in action

Pregnant and breastfeeding women get a lot of advice from just about everyone on just about everything– what to eat, medications to avoid, how much exercise they should do. When it comes to their jobs, though, the advice seems to dry up.


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Scenes from the World of Safety

Sights, signs & symbols from the National Safety Congress & Expo held in San Diego, CA, September 15-18

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The Safety Selfie: It’s time to take a “snap shot” of your safety program and contemplate what others see

We all know perception is reality and that people perceive things differently. As a safety manager, your perception of your safety program almost certainly differs from that of your workers and your managers. We will use our “Safety Selfies” to expose weaknesses, real and perceived, and to talk about how best to make improvements.

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