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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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Spirometry Training Video Release

“Fill your lungs completely…and blast the air out! Keep blowing until I tell you to stop.” This coaching will sound familiar if you’ve ever performed a breathing test known as spirometry. Valid spirometry testing requires full participant effort and a carefully trained technician. Spirometry tests lung function by measuring how much and how hard a Read More >

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Non-occupational Uses of Respiratory Protection – What Public Health Organizations and Users Need to Know

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) mission is to promote safe and healthful working conditions by conducting research and providing recommendations to diminish hazardous situations within occupational settings. However, there are situations in which the same respiratory hazards that can be faced by workers are also a potential concern to the public. Read More >

Posted on by Ronald Shaffer, PhD; Jaclyn Krah Cichowicz, MA; Ginger Chew, ScD; and LCDR Joy Hsu, MD, MS 3 Comments

Understanding the Economic Benefit Associated with NIOSH Research and Services: A New Analysis of NIOSH Impact by RAND

Do you ever wonder if NIOSH research and services yield a positive economic benefit to workers, employers, and society? Assessments of the impact of worker safety and health research and services often involve statistical analyses of written publications or qualitative analyses conducted by subject matter experts. Such assessments do not quantify the economic return on Read More >

Posted on by John Howard, MD; Tim Bushnell, PhD, MPA; and Rene Pana-Cryan, PhD 2 Comments

Technology at the North Pole

Even modern images of Santa’s toy shop depict elves carving wooden toys and creating loveable stuffed animals. This got us thinking. Where are all the hot new toys made? After all, electronics are among the most requested gifts this holiday season. Does Santa have a secret manufacturing facility? Surely, he is looking out for the Read More >

Posted on by Julie Tisdale Pardi, MA2 Comments

Musculoskeletal Health Research to Benefit Couriers, Messengers, and Baggage Handlers

In October 2017 the NIOSH Musculoskeletal Health Cross-Sector program published the first blog in a series to highlight musculoskeletal health research at NIOSH. With the holiday season coming to an end, this blog—the third installment in the series—will discuss how best to promote musculoskeletal health to reduce the incidence of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) among baggage Read More >

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WHO Guidelines to Protect Workers from Nanomaterials

Introduction from NIOSH Director, John Howard, MD The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has been at the forefront of research on working safely with nanomaterials. NIOSH leads the U.S. federal government health and safety initiative for nanotechnology coordinating research and activities through the NIOSH Nanotechnology Research Center (NTRC) established in 2004. The Read More >

Posted on by John Howard, MD, and Vladimir Murashov, PhD 4 Comments

Musculoskeletal Health Research to Benefit Temporary Retail Workers

In October 2017 we published the first blog in a series to highlight musculoskeletal health research at NIOSH. With the holiday season upon us, this next installment will take the opportunity to discuss how best to promote musculoskeletal health in retail establishments to reduce the incidence of musculoskeletal disorders among temporary retail workers. Temporary or Read More >

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