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Category: Environment/Green Jobs

Climate Change and Occupational Safety and Health

  Weather and climate patterns are changing, causing increasingly frequent and severe heat waves, drought, flooding, and extreme weather events, as well as a rise in sea levels, a report released in May by the U.S. Global Change Research Program concluded (National Climate Assessment). Global climate change has become one of the most visible environmental Read More >

Posted on by Max Kiefer, MS, CIH; Jennifer Lincoln, PhD; Paul Schulte, PhD; Brenda Jacklitsch, MS18 Comments

Green Buildings and Human Health

Earlier this year I participated in the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Summit on Green Buildings and Human Health. At USGBC’s invitation, I authored a blog that appears on their website. We are co-posting the blog on the NIOSH Science Blog. The Summit was very successful, and USGBC is open to including worker issues into Read More >

Posted on by Christine Branche, Ph.D.14 Comments

Help Wanted: Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation Research

Help NIOSH with our research. We need you if you are in the spray foam business. Spray foam contains vapors with unknown health implications. Our researchers are taking air samples at worksites where spray foam is being installed. This research will help us develop interventions to help keep workers healthy. Read More >

Posted on by David A. Marlow, BS25 Comments

Safety Has Not Been Asked to Prom

Environmental responsibility and occupational safety share many fundamental characteristics when it comes to changing behavior and making an impact. Recently, the green movement has become a mainstream movement. What can proponents of occupational safety learn from green campaigns?  Read More >

Posted on by Thomas Cunningham, PhD, and Garrett Burnett, MS, MBA35 Comments
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