2019 in Review

Posted on by Julie Tisdale-Pardi, MA; Garrett Burnett, MS, MBA; and Katie Shahan, JD

 

January is often a time for reflection and review.  We are doing the same with NIOSH social media.  If you missed any NIOSH tweets, blogs, Facebook or Instagram posts, or other electronic media over the past year we have made it easy for you to catch up!  If you don’t follow any of these channels, make it your 2020 resolution to stay up-to-date on the latest information from NIOSH. Below we present the most popular NIOSH products and information from 2019. Grab a cup of coffee and settle in for the NIOSH 2019 year in review.

 

Instagram

 

The NIOSH Instagram account has over 3,800 followers including the 1,424 followers gained in 2019.

The top Instagram post by reach (4291 people) was How High is Deadly?

The top post by engagement (likes, comments, shares, saves) is the Hierarchy of Controls.

 

 

NIOSH Science Blog

The NIOSH Science Blog has over 580 unique posts with over 8,700 comments. In 2019, the blog was viewed over 400,000 times and 65 new posts and 672 comments were added.

Of the blogs posted in 2019, those with the most views include:

Venomous Snakes: A Neglected Hazard for Outdoor Workers

Workplace Accidents, Occupational Illness and the Long Road to Workers’ Compensation and Safety Policies Around the World

Promoting Worker Well-Being through Maternal and Child Health: Breastfeeding Accommodations in the Workplace

Suicide Risk for Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians

Exploring Individual and Organizational Stress-reducing Interventions across Industries

Low Back Pain among Workers: The Problem and What to Do About It

Keeping Teens Safe and Healthy at Work: It Takes Teamwork!

Law Enforcement Officers’ Health Effects from Exposure to Opioids: Two Case Investigations

Potential Hazards of Additive Manufacturing

Does Slip-Resistant Footwear Reduce Slips, Trips, and Falls in Food Service?

 

Of all the blogs posted over the years, “So How Accurate Are These Smartphone Sound Measurement Apps?” was viewed the most times in 2019 with over 29,000 views.

 

Twitter

The 12 NIOSH Twitter accounts have 385,000 followers collectively.  The tweets with the most likes and retweets in 2019 include:

It’s #Movember and #NoShaveNovember! Go for most creative this year and ensure your respirator is still fitting properly. https://t.co/0PtddO8qoU

Are you an emergency responder?  It is #WorldSleepDay! NIOSH has a training to help you reduce risks when working long hours.  Learn more: https://t.co/3gwef7ZHiG #SleepAwarenessWeek #YourDayBeginsWithSleep https://t.co/29ccTIEKax

Falls to a lower level have killed approximately 340 #construction workers annually in the United States. Join the 2019 National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction May 6-10. Let’s work together to #StandDown4Safety! https://t.co/xT9YsaFejl

#ProtectYourHearing at work! Use the NIOSH Hierarchy of Controls to reduce workplace noise to below the NIOSH Recommended Exposure Level (REL) whenever possible. Use hearing protection when hazardous noise levels cannot be adequately reduced. https://t.co/tF31oUP1ML

NIOSH Engineering Controls Core and Specialty Programs seek to protect workers by engineering interventions that can be used to eliminate or more safely work around hazards. Find recently developed engineering controls on the #ScienceBlog. https://t.co/8IEeRCg2IT #EngineersWeek

 

Publications

The most downloaded NIOSH documents of 2019 include:

List of Antineoplastic and Other Hazardous Drugs

Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (NPG)

Applications Manual for the Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation

NIOSH Alert: Preventing Occupational Exposure to Antineoplastic and Other Hazardous Drugs in Health Care Settings

Criteria for a Recommended Standard: Occupational Exposure to Heat and Hot Environments

 

Facebook

In 2019 we gained 10,278 new likes on our Facebook page and have a total of 146,374 likes.  The five NIOSH Facebook posts with the most engagement in 2019 include:

Occupational hearing loss is one of the most common work-related illnesses in the United States. Each year, about 22 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous noise levels at work.  Protect your hearing at work. Use the NIOSH Hierarchy of Controls to reduce workplace noise to below the NIOSH Recommended Exposure Level (REL) of 85 db(A) whenever possible. Use hearing protection when hazardous noise levels cannot be adequately reduced. https://go.usa.gov/xpyaa

Happy N95 Day! … Sorry, force of habit. We mean, Happy Respiratory Protection Week! Even though N95 Day has expanded into Respiratory Protection week, we still have lots of N95 information we want to share, including this updated infographic illustrating the differences between surgical masks, N95 FFRs and elastomerics. https://go.usa.gov/xVBrQ

It’s National Protect Your Hearing Month! Occupational hearing loss is one of the most common work-related illnesses in the United States. Each year, about 22 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous noise levels at work.  Protect your hearing at work. Use the NIOSH Hierarchy of Controls to reduce workplace noise to below the NIOSH Recommended Exposure Level (REL) of 85 db(A) whenever possible. Use hearing protection when hazardous noise levels cannot be adequately reduced. Find more resources and information on our website. https://go.usa.gov/xycCZ

Make sure your workers have proper training before heading onto your construction site. Have a contractor representative, supervisor, on-site safety professional, or guest expert demonstrate how to properly fit, wear, and use fall protection. Review how to use ladders and other equipment safely. Stop falls in construction! https://go.usa.gov/xycqY

Inhalation, absorption, and ingestion are the main routes of cancer-causing exposures for firefighters.

 

Webpages

NIOSH maintains 20,000 webpages.  In 2019, the pages were viewed 17 million times.  The top five pages visited include:

Hierarchy of Controls

Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (NPG)

List of Antineoplastic and Other Hazardous Drugs

Hazardous Drug Exposures in Health Care

Bloodborne Infectious Diseases – Emergency Needlestick Information

 

We hope you enjoyed catching up on or revisiting the best of NIOSH 2019. Have a happy, safe, and productive 2020!

 

Julie Tisdale-Pardi, MA, is the NIOSH Science Blog Coordinator.

Garrett Burnett, MS, MBA, is a technology transfer specialist in NIOSH’s Research to Practice Office and an assistant coordinator for NIOSH’s Small Business Assistance Program.

Katie Shahan, JD, is the NIOSH Social Media Manager and a Health Communication Specialist in the NIOSH Office of the Director.

Posted on by Julie Tisdale-Pardi, MA; Garrett Burnett, MS, MBA; and Katie Shahan, JD

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