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Contractors wanted: Help NIOSH advance research to protect workers from silica

Testing at real work sites needed

NIOSH is currently testing low-cost solutions for protecting workers from silica exposure when cutting fiber cement siding. You can help us test a dust control and at the same time add to the research that supports and advances the prevention of silicosis.  


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Would you pay your employees to lose weight?

Rising health care costs may lead to new approaches

The recent decision by pharmacy giant CVS Caremark to require employees who receive health insurance through the company to disclose their weight is raising red flags among patient privacy advocates, but it does reflect the need for companies to hold down health care costs.


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Study details cost of cancer in employees

Cancer in U.S. workers leads to productivity losses of more than 33 million disability days per year, according to a study in the December Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM). Most affected: smaller companies.


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Leisure-time activity makes you live longer

Leisure-time physical activity is associated with longer life expectancy, even at relatively low levels of activity and regardless of body weight, according to a study by a team of researchers led by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health.


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"Biggest Loser" study finds modest diet and exercise can sustain weight loss

NIH research shows exercise as key in reducing body fat while preserving muscle

Exercise and healthy eating reduce body fat and preserve muscle in adults better than diet alone, according to a study funded and conducted by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health.


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Lack of sleep linked to 274,000 workplace accidents a year

A new study suggests that occupational safety is influenced to a large degree by what workers do – or don’t do – before ever coming in to work.


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NIEHS makes last push for oil spill study participants

The National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is making a final call for volunteers for its study on potential health effects experienced by people who helped clean up the Gulf area after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.


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Study: Alzheimer’s death risk higher for former NFL players

A new study published by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) finds that National Football League (NFL) players may be at a higher risk of death associated with Alzheimer’s and other impairments of the brain and nervous system than the general U.S. population.


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Study: Vitamin D supplements fail to lower cholesterol

Taking vitamin D supplements to compensate for vitamin D deficiency didn’t improve cholesterol  — at least in the short term, according to new research in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, an American Heart Association journal.


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Sleepy healthcare workers prone to pain, study finds

A new study links lack of sleep among healthcare workers to pain and problems performing work-related tasks, according to the CDC’s science blog.


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

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Why Flame Resistant Workwear? Understanding Workplace Hazards and OSHA Compliance

By defining the leading causes of flash fires, electric arc and molten metal splatter, we will address the ways in which companies can better protect their employees from such hazards through proper staff outfitting. In the topic, we will discuss the benefits of – and recent developments to – flame-resistant workwear and what to consider when creating a program for your employees.

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