Three organizations were recognized in their respective industry sectors: for implementing new safety practices and systems, for employing new technology, and for cleverly reconfiguring a worksite to gain health and safety advantages.
Many types of workers can be exposed to lead through various activities. Workers at risk may include managers, line supervisors, or field workers such as those from plumbing companies, city utilities, or construction companies who work with water lines.
The award ceremony was a collaborative effort of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) as well as the National Safety Council (NSC) and held for the first time ever at the NSC Safety Congress & Expo.
Through seven carefully selected articles, the guest editors and authors demonstrate the range of NIOSH activities helping to enhance understanding and reduce the effects of workplace noise and chemical exposures that cause hearing loss.
The Challenge is a three-phase, $350,000 competition aimed at improving respirator fit evaluation. It seeks practical solutions that deliver real-time information on filtering facepiece respirator fit.