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Category: Policy and Programs

Prevention through Design Standard

A new ANSI/ASSE Prevention through Design standard provides guidance on how to avoid, eliminate, reduce and control occupational safety and health hazards in the design and redesign process.  Read More >

Posted on by Donna S. Heidel, CIH18 Comments

NIOSH and Electronic Health Records

By 2014 all healthcare providers will be using electronic health records. What are the implications and the benefits for occupational safety and health and for NIOSH?  Read More >

Posted on by Ginelle Edmondson, BSN, MPH13 Comments

State-based Occupational Safety and Health Surveillance

How did NIOSH find out that cases of coal workers' pneumoconiosis (black lung) were on the rise after years of decline? The answer, state based occupational health surveillance.  Read More >

Posted on by Yvonne Boudreau, MD, MSPH, Liz Dalsey, MA, and Max Kiefer, MS, CIH2 Comments

Prevention in Health Reform

NIOSH Director Dr. John Howard summarizes prevention provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and their implications for workplace safety and health.  Read More >

Posted on by John Howard, MD37 Comments
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