A dramatic increase in oil and natural gas production in the U.S. has been accompanied by a rise in the fatality rate among industry workers, according to NIOSH Director Dr. John Howard, who says a new NIOSH study finds a direct relationship between the number of drilling rigs and the industry’s fatality rate.
Honeywell Safety Products today introduced a special version of the Howard Leight® Impact® Sport MIL sound amplification earmuff, providing passive hearing protection from firearms and other hazardous noise with enhanced situational awareness.
Dr. John Howard, Director of NIOSH, gave the keynote presentation last Tuesday (June 19, 2012) at the American Industrial Hygiene Conference (AIHce). In his talk, he focused on 7 trends that will define the future of occupational health and safety – demography, employment, discrimination, disability, governance, standards and professionalism.
The second day of the American Industrial Hygiene Association’s (AIHA) AIHce 2012 got underway yesterday with the head of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) urging attendees to broaden their mission.