Category: Media

2019 in Review

  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 Read More >

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The Secret Identity of OSH

Fans of the comic book hero team The Avengers continue to break box office records with the movie Endgame. Let’s take a light-hearted moment to imagine the role occupational safety and health could play in some of our favorite fictional heroes’ origin stories and their secret identities. A large number of these characters’ heroic paths Read More >

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NIOSH, Wiki Education Foundation, and Harvard University Work Together to Make Occupational Safety and Health Content Accessible to All

Choosing the right final project for a graduate level course can be a daunting responsibility for any instructor. Harvard Research Scientist and Instructor Dr. Diana Ceballos heard NIOSH researcher Dr. Thais Morata share details at a NORA conference about NIOSH’s collaboration with academia and Wikipedia to teach students science translation and knew it was a Read More >

Posted on by Diana Ceballos, PhD, MS, CIH; Thais Morata, PhD; and John P. Sadowski, PhD7 Comments

NIOSH Info: What was hot in 2018

  It’s the season of reflection and of lists. We’ve looked back at 2018 to see what NIOSH information was most popular and compiled lists of the 2018 top five most accessed NIOSH blogs, tweets, web pages, search terms, publications and Facebook posts. Instagram Instagram is our fastest growing social media platform. In 2018, we Read More >

Posted on by Julie Tisdale-Pardi, MA; Garrett Burnett, MS, MBA; and Katie Shahan, JD4 Comments

The Powerhouse: Students’ contributions towards expanding and improving occupational safety and health content in Wikipedia

The history and motivation behind the efforts NIOSH is putting into expanding and improving occupational safety and health in Wikipedia was discussed in earlier NIOSH Science Blogs (May 19,2015 and July 25, 2018)  and thru the NIOSH January 2017 eNews. Here we will focus on the partnerships created between NIOSH and university graduate and training Read More >

Posted on by Thais C. Morata, Max Lum, John Sadowski, Tania Carreón-Valencia, Deanna Meinke, Emily Wakefield, Diana Ceballos, and Mary Beth Genter1 Comment

Expanding and Improving Occupational Safety and Health Content in Wikipedia. It Matters.

NIOSH is one of the first US federal agencies to collaborate with the Wikimedia organizations and it is doing so by actively contributing data and the latest research to help improve the health of the population. NIOSH’s effort involves examining mechanisms to help make sure that the occupational safety and health information that reaches Wikipedia’s Read More >

Posted on by Max Lum, Thais C. Morata, James Hare, and John P. Sadowski2 Comments

The Most Popular NIOSH Content from 2017

As we embark upon a new year we look back to see what NIOSH information our readers, online visitors, followers and tweeters accessed during 2017. We have complied a list of the top five most popular NIOSH blogs, tweets, web pages, search terms, publications and Facebook posts during 2017. Last year we also increased our presence Read More >

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Where do you get your information? A survey of occupational safety and health practitioners

  CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training receives NIOSH funding under a competitively awarded cooperative agreement that supports an extensive research program in occupational safety and health for the building industry. CPWR-supported researchers pursue original research in fields such as safety culture and climate, engineering controls for airborne silica and welding fumes, Read More >

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NIOSH Mine Emergency Escape Simulation Technology Available for Developers

 Background All underground coal miners in the United States receive escape training on a quarterly basis. This training prepares them for exiting the mine in the event of an emergency and it must include walking either the primary or the secondary escape route from their work area to the outside (30 CFR, 2015). As a Read More >

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Holiday Gifts from NIOSH

If you are lucky enough to get some time off over the holidays, you may find yourself looking for something to listen to, watch, or read.  Our gift to you this holiday season is a compilation of the songs, movies and books with workplace safety and health themes that we have collected through the NIOSH Science Read More >

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Songs with Workplace Safety and Health Themes

9 to 5 – Dolly Parton   Allentown – Billy Joel Anthracite Fields – Julia Wolfe   Banana Boat Song – Harry Belafonte   Bread & Roses – James Oppenheim- performed by Joan Biaz   The Chemical Worker’s Song– Ron Angel Coal Miner’s Grave – Hazel Dickens Coal Mining Women – Hazel Dickens   Drivin Read More >

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200 and Counting!

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 Read More >

Posted on by Julie Tisdale-Pardi, MA 8 Comments

Social Media at NIOSH – The Year in Review

Last year in January we highlighted the top blogs of the previous year.  This year we are taking it one step further to include our top contributions from 2013 across all NIOSH social media channels. It may be news to you that NIOSH is active in some of these areas.  If you didn’t know NIOSH was Read More >

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Horrible Bosses: Workplace violence in the real world

The summer blockbuster highlights the very real issue of workplace violence. Read More >

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Tales of Toil

  Mikael Blomkvist risks his life to conduct investigative journalism. Candido and America navigate day-labor sites and accept significant hazards in their work. Abilene, a black maid in 1960’s Mississippi, describes her working conditions in white households. Jacob Jankowski cares for circus lions and elephants but fears his boss and co-workers. Books like The Girl Read More >

Posted on by Cheryl Fairfield Estill, MS, PE19 Comments

Does the NIOSH Science Blog Improve Communication?

Over the past four years, the NIOSH Science Blog has posted over 70 unique topics and received over 1200 comments. New research examines the effectiveness of the blog as a communication tool.  Read More >

Posted on by Virginia Sublet, PhD, Christina Spring, MA, John Howard, MD1 Comment

OSH in the Movies: This Time It’s Personal

OSH-related issues permeate the movies—whether they are from Hollywood or Bollywood, blockbusters or independent films, foreign flicks or documentaries—and whether the OSH issues are portrayed on screen or occurred while making the movies. Dr. Jim Kesner shares his insight and favorites.  Read More >

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OSH in the Movies: The full list

  Return to the main blog entry Below are the 82 films we collectively recommended as relating—in some manner—to OSH, along with their release dates, directors, viewer ratings, and comments and summaries. Find your favorites and vote for them in the comments. Read More >

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Mad as a Hatter: Mercury and Other Occupational Hazards at the Movies

Inspired by the release of Alice in Wonderland, Dr. James Kesner discusses workplace safety for actors and as portrayed on film. Vote for your favorite occupational safety and health-related movie and learn NIOSH Director, John Howard's favorite pick on the NIOSH Science Blog.  Read More >

Posted on by James Kesner, PhD52 Comments