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Most-viewed NIOSH Products of 2020

Each January we look back on the most popular NIOSH information from the prior year. With 2020 focused on COVID-19, much of what was posted and accessed on the NIOSH website and the NIOSH social media accounts related to the pandemic. NIOSH is responsible for certifying respirators, including N95 filtering facepiece respirators. Throughout the pandemic Read More >

Posted on by Julie Tisdale-Pardi, MA; Garrett Burnett, MS, MBA; Katie Shahan, JD; Burt Tienken2 Comments

Bathroom Breaks

Although workers may assume that they will have access to bathrooms at work, many workers in a wide range of industries and occupations say they cannot take the bathroom breaks they need while working.1-6 Insufficient bathroom breaks are an important health and safety consideration for many jobs, such as those involving patient care or specific Read More >

Posted on by Candice Johnson, PhD; Cammie Chaumont Menendez, PhD; and Doug Trout, MD, MHS.6 Comments

Standing–Down to Prevent Falls in Construction

We know falls in the workplace are preventable and yet falls remain the leading cause of death in construction. As part of the effort to prevent falls in construction, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), is again partnering with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and CPWR—The Center for Construction Research and Read More >

Posted on by Elizabeth P. Garza, MPH, CPH; and Christine M. Branche, PhD, FACE 2 Comments

Movies with Workplace Safety and Health Themes

The 33 2015, Patricia Riggen IMDb rating: 7.0 From IMDb: Based on the real-life event, when a gold and copper mine collapses, it traps 33 miners underground for 69 days. 42nd Street 1933, Lloyd Bacon IMDb rating: 7.7 From our readers: The film has an interesting final image: a drawing of a theatre curtain that Read More >

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Books with Workplace Safety and Health Themes

Ahab’s Wife Sena Jeter Naslund (1999) From our readers: A novel written about the wife of Ahab of Moby Dick.  She disquises herself as a cabin boy and works on a whaling ship. Animal’s People Indra Sinha– (2007) From our readers: A fictional novel about a boy who was born just before the Bhopal environmental Read More >

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Wishes for Workers

It’s that time of year again when we find ourselves scrambling to fill the holiday wishes of our loved ones and friends.  We would like to invite you to take a minute or two out of this busy season and share your holiday wish for workers.  Anything goes.  Dream big or share an attainable goal Read More >

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WORKERS MEMORIAL DAY 2013

On Workers Memorial Day, we honor the men and women who suffered work-related injury, illness, and death, and we rededicate ourselves to the mission of preventing future tragedies.  Earning a day’s pay should not place anyone at risk of losing life or livelihood. Thanks to a concerted partnership of labor, industry, government, science, and public Read More >

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Top 12 NIOSH Science Blog Posts in 2012

The ringing in of a new year brings not only resolutions but the inevitable recap of the past year including the obligatory lists:  Top 10 News Stories, Top 10 Weather Events, even Top Ten Celebrity Mug Shots.  We decided to add our own list—The Top 12 NIOSH Science Blogs of 2012.  The list shows the Read More >

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Safety for Santa

Our recent blog on Superhero personal protective equipment got us thinking: What about Santa?  He certainly faces a number of occupational hazards. Maybe we can help him out.  Let’s start with the chimney. Talk about a confined space and what about the cancer risk?  Are those pants fire retardant?  Santa may want to follow our research on Read More >

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Workers Memorial Day 2011

Work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths have devastating consequences. This terrible toll is perhaps most visible to the general public in the aftermath of large-scale disasters that claim multiple lives. Workers Memorial Day, April 28, reminds us that the tragedies of work-related death, disability, impairment, and pain also occur, and indeed more commonly occur, outside the Read More >

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World Cancer Day Blog References

Recent NIOSH Study References Return to the World Cancer Day blog entry Particulates (including diesel) and fibers Attfield MD, Schleiff PL, Lubin JH, Blair A, Stewart PA, Vermeulen R, Coble JB, Silverman DT. 2012. The Diesel Exhaust in Miners Study: A cohort mortality study with emphasis on lung cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst 104(11):869-883. Silverman Read More >

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