NIOSH eNews - December, 2016
Volume 14 Number 8 December 2016
From the Director’s Desk
John Howard, M.D., Director, NIOSH
Miner’s Day: A Day to Acknowledge the Past and Look to the FutureDecember 6 is Miner’s Day. This is a good time to reflect on the men and women who work in this difficult, often dangerous, and highly skilled industry, as well as on what mining provides our society and how we can help protect miners on the job.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, mining as an industry is the second most hazardous line of work, behind the category of commercial fishing, farming, and logging, and just above the industries of commercial transportation and construction. However, because much of mining takes place well removed from public view, the degree to which the public interacts with—or is even aware of—this industry is minimal, and many may not always realize what this industry provides for us.
Older-Driver Safety Awareness Week: Dec 5–9
The NIOSH Center for Motor Vehicle Safety is observing Older-Driver Safety Awareness Week, December 5–9, hosted by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The campaign aims to promote understanding of the importance of older adults’ mobility and transportation. Follow @NIOSH_MVSafety for tips throughout the week, and learn what employers can do to develop safety and health programs that consider older drivers’ needs.
Applying the Hierarchy of Controls to Total Worker Health®
The Total Worker Health® program recently released a conceptual model for prioritizing efforts to advance worker safety, health, and well-being. Based on the well-known traditional Hierarchy of Controls, the Hierarchy of Controls Applied to NIOSH Total Worker Health applies a prevention approach that is consistent with traditional occupational safety and health principles and emphasizes organizational-level interventions to protect workers’ safety.
New NIOSH Infographic: Keep Workers Safe on the Road
The NIOSH Center for Motor Vehicle Safety recently released an infographic that answers the question “Why does workplace motor vehicle safety matter?” It covers the human and economic impact of work-related crashes, information enabling HR or safety professionals to make a business case for a motor vehicle safety program in the workplace. The infographic is available for download.
Get Connected With NIOSH!
Early Registration Deadline for Fatigue Conference
The early registration deadline is December 19 for the 10th International Conference on Managing Fatigue, in March 20–23, 2017 in San Diego, CA.
Understanding Small Enterprises Conference
The Center for Health, Work & Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health, in partnership with the NIOSH Small Business Assistance Program, invite you to the Understanding Small Enterprises (USE) Conference in Denver, Colorado on October 25–27, 2017. This historic conference will be the first-ever international workplace safety and health conference specifically focused on small businesses to be held in the United States. Small businesses, researchers, public health professionals, and students from around the globe will come together to understand the unique needs of small businesses and share strategies for cultivating healthy work environments. With presentations on the latest research in workplace health and safety from industry experts, networking opportunities, and in-depth trainings on bringing safety and wellness to work, the USE Conference offers opportunities to gain valuable training and lasting connections. The call for abstracts is open until January 15, 2017. Please visit here to learn more.
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