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The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 established NIOSH as a research agency focused on the study of worker safety and health, and empowering employers and workers to create safe and healthy workplaces. Department of Health and Human Services. It has the mandate to assure “every man and woman in the Nation safe and healthful working conditions and to preserve our human resources.” Discla

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Many factors can play a role in work-related motor vehicle crashes, but have you considered how these factors may have d...
01/08/2024

Many factors can play a role in work-related motor vehicle crashes, but have you considered how these factors may have different impacts on workers, depending on their social or demographic characteristics? Given NIOSH’s commitment to advancing health equity, our motor vehicle safety researchers dug into this question. Learn more: https://bit.ly/48myC6h

Working in the cold this winter? Stay safe and warm with the proper PPE!❄️ Use insulated PPE. ❄️ Protect your ears, face...
01/08/2024

Working in the cold this winter? Stay safe and warm with the proper PPE!
❄️ Use insulated PPE.
❄️ Protect your ears, face, hands, and feet.
❄️ Stay dry.

For more tips: https://bit.ly/3G4pOE6

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the NIOSH Nanotechnology Research Center.  Look back over two decades of NIOSH N...
01/05/2024

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the NIOSH Nanotechnology Research Center. Look back over two decades of NIOSH Nanotechnology Research Center's published guidance to help reduce worker exposures to engineered nanomaterials. Learn more: https://bit.ly/41IDJLA

Hypothermia affects the brain, making the victim unable to think clearly or move well. Work with a buddy when possible. ...
01/05/2024

Hypothermia affects the brain, making the victim unable to think clearly or move well. Work with a buddy when possible. Know the signs and symptoms of hypothermia as well as how to treat it. Find more tips to keep you and your workers safe while working in cold this winter: https://bit.ly/3G0bv2G

As we enter 2024, we are excited by all the possibilities this new year holds for occupational safety and health, but al...
01/04/2024

As we enter 2024, we are excited by all the possibilities this new year holds for occupational safety and health, but also wonder what new challenges might be on the horizon. NIOSH has established a dedicated effort to bring strategic foresight to the occupational safety and health community. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3vovl85

January is Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month. Share the National Firefighter Registry for Cancer with firefighters this...
01/04/2024

January is Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month.

Share the National Firefighter Registry for Cancer with firefighters this month using new web banners, social posts, an email template, and QR code: https://bit.ly/47r5BVI

Safe workplaces are sound businesses. Every workplace should have a safety and health program that includes management l...
01/03/2024

Safe workplaces are sound businesses. Every workplace should have a safety and health program that includes management leadership, worker participation, and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards. Whether you have a well-developed program or are just getting started, look for ways to be safe and sound at work: https://bit.ly/3ujHLO0

New year, new priorities. In 2024, prioritize your mental health. Find resources, information, and support: https://bit....
01/03/2024

New year, new priorities. In 2024, prioritize your mental health. Find resources, information, and support: https://bit.ly/49AjOlH

Safety reports contain the information you need to improve workplace safety and health. Use worker participation and tak...
01/02/2024

Safety reports contain the information you need to improve workplace safety and health. Use worker participation and take the Speak Up for Safety Challenge. Review your safety reports with a team. Take the challenge: https://bit.ly/3G1UsQc

Hypothermia affects the brain, making the victim unable to think clearly or move well. Work with a buddy when possible. ...
01/02/2024

Hypothermia affects the brain, making the victim unable to think clearly or move well. Work with a buddy when possible. Find more tips to keep you and your workers safe while working in cold this winter: https://bit.ly/3G0bv2G

Start the New Year off right by making your mental health a priority! Use these Total Worker Health principles: https://...
01/01/2024

Start the New Year off right by making your mental health a priority! Use these Total Worker Health principles: https://bit.ly/3Eo1COU

Wishing you a safe and healthy 2024!
12/31/2023

Wishing you a safe and healthy 2024!

New research details the persistence of hazardous respirable crystalline silica exposures among workers in metal and non...
12/29/2023

New research details the persistence of hazardous respirable crystalline silica exposures among workers in metal and nonmetal mines. In 2021, these non-coal mines were 92% of the active mines in the U.S. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3vcUT84

When exposed to cold temperatures, your body begins to lose heat faster than it can be produced. Prolonged exposure to c...
12/29/2023

When exposed to cold temperatures, your body begins to lose heat faster than it can be produced. Prolonged exposure to cold will eventually use up your body's stored energy. The result is hypothermia, or abnormally low body temperature. Protect yourself from hypothermia while working in cold this winter: https://bit.ly/3G0bv2G

If you’re working in the cold this winter, be prepared and be aware. Be prepared by wearing warm clothing and limiting y...
12/28/2023

If you’re working in the cold this winter, be prepared and be aware. Be prepared by wearing warm clothing and limiting your time outside. Be aware cold temperatures can lead to illness and injury. Find more information to keep you safe this winter: https://bit.ly/3G0bv2G

Employers: Start the new year off right. Encourage your employees to prioritize their mental health. These Total Worker ...
12/28/2023

Employers: Start the new year off right. Encourage your employees to prioritize their mental health. These Total Worker Health resources can help your employees’ who may be struggling this holiday season: https://bit.ly/3Eo1COU

Since 2020, NIOSH has been engaged in the practice of strategic foresight to better understand, prepare for, and influen...
12/27/2023

Since 2020, NIOSH has been engaged in the practice of strategic foresight to better understand, prepare for, and influence the future. Strategic foresight includes a series of activities that help us identify, assess, and monitor early signals of key changes that may arrive in the future. Learn more about the NIOSH strategic foresight projects on the NIOSH Science Blog: https://bit.ly/3Tr4Sk3

Workers, both indoors and outdoors, in services, transportation, agriculture, construction, and other industries may be ...
12/27/2023

Workers, both indoors and outdoors, in services, transportation, agriculture, construction, and other industries may be exposed to environmental cold stress that can lead to thermal discomfort and in some cases even severe injuries, illnesses, or death. Employers can find information on implementing a cold-related illness and injury prevention program in our Workplace Solutions: https://bit.ly/3HZ6rxH

This time of year can be difficult. If you are struggling with depression or other mental health issues, know you aren’t...
12/26/2023

This time of year can be difficult. If you are struggling with depression or other mental health issues, know you aren’t alone. This holiday season prioritize your mental health. Use these Total Worker Health principles: https://bit.ly/3Eo1COU

Nominations for the 2024 Prevention through Design (PtD) Award are now open. For instructions on how to submit a nominat...
12/26/2023

Nominations for the 2024 Prevention through Design (PtD) Award are now open. For instructions on how to submit a nomination, visit: https://bit.ly/3y549JX

The holidays may be a difficult time for many people. Help your workers who may be struggling this holiday season. Find ...
12/22/2023

The holidays may be a difficult time for many people. Help your workers who may be struggling this holiday season. Find resources to help your employees’ who may be facing mental health challenges this holiday season: https://bit.ly/3An6Qb1

In healthcare, research shows that the majority of occupational stressors facing clinicians are due to systemic factors;...
12/22/2023

In healthcare, research shows that the majority of occupational stressors facing clinicians are due to systemic factors; yet most interventions for burnout, quality, and patient safety are directed at healthcare providers and not at the system level. Learn more on the NIOSH Science Blog, including how a Total Worker Health approach can change this approach, help improve working conditions, and prevent burnout and dangerous physical and emotional harm to our nation’s health workers: https://bit.ly/3RxLuiD

Fatigue can affect any worker in any job and may have serious consequences for worker safety and health. Providing easy-...
12/21/2023

Fatigue can affect any worker in any job and may have serious consequences for worker safety and health. Providing easy-to-understand information for employers and workers about ways to reduce fatigue will help to minimize risks and improve the safety of all workplaces. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3RFzLPs

It’s the first day of winter! Extremely cold or wet weather is a dangerous situation that can cause occupational illness...
12/21/2023

It’s the first day of winter! Extremely cold or wet weather is a dangerous situation that can cause occupational illness and injuries such as hypothermia, frostbite, trench foot, and chilblains. Protect yourself and your workers working in cold this winter: https://bit.ly/3G0bv2G

Too many Americans feel lonely and isolated—but simple actions to strengthen our relationships can help. The U.S. Surgeo...
12/20/2023

Too many Americans feel lonely and isolated—but simple actions to strengthen our relationships can help. The U.S. Surgeon General's 5-for-5 Connection Challenge encourages Americans to connect with 5 people over 5 days to foster stronger connections. Learn more: surgeongeneral.gov/challenge

The holidays may be a difficult time for many people. Help your workers who may be struggling this holiday season. Use t...
12/20/2023

The holidays may be a difficult time for many people. Help your workers who may be struggling this holiday season. Use these Total Worker Health resources: https://bit.ly/3Eo1COU

Don’t forget! Temperatures above freezing are still working in cold. Keep your workers safe while working in cold: https...
12/19/2023

Don’t forget! Temperatures above freezing are still working in cold. Keep your workers safe while working in cold: https://bit.ly/3G0bv2G

A Total Worker Health approach promotes a hazard-free work environment for all workers. The “Hierarchy of Controls Appli...
12/19/2023

A Total Worker Health approach promotes a hazard-free work environment for all workers. The “Hierarchy of Controls Applied to NIOSH Total Worker Health” provides a model for prioritizing efforts to advance the safety, health, and well-being of all workers. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3sMEpzn

Don’t let safety take a holiday. Behind the wheel, driving is your primary job. Find tips: https://bit.ly/3hnfAHW
12/18/2023

Don’t let safety take a holiday. Behind the wheel, driving is your primary job. Find tips: https://bit.ly/3hnfAHW

Holidays can be difficult and are often a struggle if you are already facing mental health issues such as anxiety and de...
12/18/2023

Holidays can be difficult and are often a struggle if you are already facing mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. Bring some cheer to your holiday with these resources: https://bit.ly/3Eo1COU

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