The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has announced the availability of newly developed information on respiratory health and health care worker safety as well as an upcoming webinar series on ergonomics:

  • The final National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) for Respiratory Health is now available. The 10 strategic objectives are organized into three sections. Strategic objectives 1­–4 address occupational respiratory diseases. Strategic objectives 5­–7 address occupational respiratory exposures. Finally, strategic objectives 8­–10 focus on the fundamental activities of surveillance, exposure assessment, and communications that are needed for a comprehensive research and prevention program.
  • The NORA Healthcare and Social Assistance (HCSA) Council held a workshop on healthy work design in the HCSA sector in December 2018. The objective was to summarize the current work being done to improve health and safety culture in the healthcare sector. Another objective was also to identify opportunities for the NORA HCSA Council to become more engaged. Recordings of several of the presentations are available on the NORA HCSA Council webpage.
  • On February 8, the NIOSH-funded Education and Research Centers (ERCs) will kick off a new 2019 Ergonomics Webinar Series. The series offers free monthly webinars on occupational safety and health topics related to human factors and ergonomics. The first webinar features a presentation on Analysis of Work Tasks From a Cognitive Ergonomics Perspective: Concepts, Models, and MethodsExternal by Dr. Katia M. Costa-Black, New York University Adjunct Professor.

Upcoming Seminars/Conferences

National Hearing Conservation AssociationExternal – Look for Us! 
February 7–9, Grapevine, TX

2019 Fire PPE SymposiumExternal
March 11–13, Raleigh, NC

Pennsylvania Association of Occupational Health Nurses 57th Annual ConferenceExternal
March 13–14, Monroeville, PA

2019 National HIV Prevention Conference
March 18–21, Atlanta, GA

AAA (American Academy of Audiology)External – Look for Us! 
March 27–30, Columbus, OH

29th Annual Art & Science of Health Promotion ConferenceExternal
April 1–5, Hilton Head, SC

2019 Wisconsin Health Literacy SummitExternal
April 2–3, Madison, WI

Advancing the Science and Practice of Science Communication: Misinformation About Science in the Public SphereExternal
April 3–4, Irvine, CA

American Association of Occupational Health Nurses National ConferenceExternal
April 8–10, Jacksonville, FL

American Occupational Health ConferenceExternal – Look for Us! Booth #308
April 28–May 1, Anaheim, CA

National Safety Council Northeast Conference & ExpoExternal – Look for Us! Booth #205
May 1–3, Pittsburgh, PA

2019 American Industrial Hygiene Conference & ExpoExternal
May 20–22, Minneapolis, MN

Ohio Tactical Officers Association ConferenceExternal
June 3–7, Sandusky, OH

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology ConferenceExternal – Look for Us! Booth #1638
June 12–14, Philadelphia, PA

Fraternal Order of Police 64th Biennial Conference & ExpoExternal – Look for Us! Booth #800
August 12–15, New Orleans, LA

2019 National Conference on Health, Communication, Marketing, and Media
August 13–15, Atlanta, GA

International Association of Firefighters Redmond Health and Safety SymposiumExternal
August 19–22, Nashville, TN

Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare National ConferenceExternal
September 4–7, Baltimore, MD

Twenty-Fourth International Symposium on Shiftwork & Working TimeExternal
September 9–13, Coeur d’Alene, ID

Working Hours, Sleep & Fatigue Forum: Meeting the Needs of American Workers & Employers
September 13–14, Coeur d’Alene, ID

National Association of Occupational Health Professionals 33rd Annual National ConferenceExternal
September 15–17, Phoenix, AZ

Work, Stress and Health Conference 2019External
November 6–9, Philadelphia, PA

7th International Conference on the History of Occupational and Environmental HealthExternal
May 27–29, 2020, Durban, South Africa

A comprehensive list of upcoming conferences is available on the NIOSH website.