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200 and Counting!

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This is the 200th post to the NIOSH Science Blog.  In our nearly seven years of posting we have covered topics ranging from nanotechnology to noise-induced hearing loss for workers at the World Cup.  Since our first post in 2007, the blog has received 1,155,680 views. Our top five most popular blogs are: N95 Respirators and Surgical Masks; Preventing Back Injuries in Health Care Settings; Workplace Stress; Frequency of Respirator Fit Testing; and Truck Driver Safety and Health.

The blog has provided NIOSH researchers with an opportunity for two-way communication with our readers in a format not previously available.  In fact, the blog has received over 3,400 comments as of this posting. Through the blog we have received:

We started the blog in the fall of 2007.  At that time we were the only external blog at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—now there are 14.  Not surprisingly, blogging was initially met with some resistance internally.  What was once a new- fangled social media outlet with an unclear application to NIOSH research is now a routine aspect of communication planning at NIOSH.

As we look to the future of blogging at NIOSH we would like to hear from you.  What do you think of the NIOSH Science Blog?  What topics would you like to see covered?   What do you view as barriers to commenting on the blog?  We look forward to your comments. 

Julie Tisdale-Pardi, MA

Ms. Tisdale-Pardi is the NIOSH Science Blog Coordinator

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  1. July 18, 2014 at 5:49 pm ET  -   Jane Kirby

    Congratulations on your 200th post — well done! May I ask you to address this question in an upcoming NIOSH Science Blog, please?

    “More than 60% of confined space fatalities occur among would-be rescuers..” according to the 1986 NIOSH publication “Preventing Occupational Fatalities in Confined Spaces.”

    Have improvements in rules, training, and/or equipment reduced this toll?

    Do you know of any published studies or ongoing in-progress that revisits this statistic? Thank you.

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  2. July 28, 2014 at 8:42 pm ET  -   Jeff

    NIOSH published only 2 criteria documents since 1998, any plans to update some of your outdated criteria documents? Can you do a blog on the state of documents under development?

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  3. August 31, 2014 at 1:35 pm ET  -   RetroGreen Energy

    It is the another wonderful article from NIOSH. It is nice to know about the Science blog. I always visit this site and gather information on different subject and related to science.

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  4. September 18, 2014 at 6:58 am ET  -   pretty angel

    It is nice to know about the Science blog. thnx for sharing this article .

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  5. December 29, 2014 at 1:38 pm ET  -   david

    thanks for sharing, its always give another knowledge

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