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NIOSH eNews - May, 2017

NIOSH eNews - May, 2017


In This Issue

Volume 15 Number 2 June 2017

From the Director’s Desk

John Howard, M.D., Director, NIOSH

NIOSH Focuses on Small Business Safety and Health

NIOSH has led a research program focused on small business safety and health for more than two decades because we know workers in small businesses are injured and killed on the job at a higher rate than workers in larger businesses. Over the years, we have expanded our research focus from identifying small businesses in high-risk sectors to understanding how community networks affect worker safety and health. Small businesses often have limited resources, and we must adapt our efforts and create solutions that are accessible in these economic situations. Although these organizations are small, they can make a big impact on the well-being of the people they employ.

NEW  Video Series: Improving EMS Worker Safety Through Ambulance Design and Testing

NIOSH partnered with Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate as well as other federal agencies and the ambulance industry to develop a seven-part video series that covers new crash test methods. The series highlights changes impacting ambulance design, testing, and manufacture. These changes support efficient patient care and improve safety in the ambulance patient compartment for emergency medical services workers, first responders, and their patients.

Study Shows Certain Job Factors Relate to Fair or Poor Health in U.S. Workers

Occupation, lack of paid sick leave, and multiple psycho-social factors are related to workers’ own perceived low health status, according to a study by NIOSH researchers. The study, published this month online ahead of print in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, found that workers employed in business operations jobs, such as marketing or human resource professionals, were more likely to rate their health as fair or poor. The study also found workers who had no paid sick leave, worried about becoming unemployed, had difficulty balancing work and family, or who were bullied at work were more likely to report poor health. Read more.

NIOSH at the American Industrial Hygiene Association Annual Meeting—AIHce

The 77th annual meeting of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo (AIHce), is taking place June 4-7 in Seattle, Washington. The conference draws thousands of IH/OH professionals, including industrial hygienists, EHS specialists, safety, and risk management professionals, all of whom are responsible for the safety, health, and environment of today’s workspaces. The conference focuses on the important trends, needs, and research that impact worker health. AIHce 2017 will include many presentations by NIOSH.

Nominations Open Safe-in-Sound Awards 2018

The call for nominations is open for the Safe-in-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Awards™ and the deadline is July 15. Since 2009, the awards are given annually by NIOSH in partnership with the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA). The 2018 awards will be presented at the NHCA Annual Conference on February 16, 2018, in Orlando, Florida. The awards honor excellence and innovation in hearing loss prevention practices in the work environment.

Rear Admiral Randall J.F. Gardner Visits NIOSH

On May 22, Rear Admiral Randall J.F. Gardner, United States Public Health Service Commission Corps chief engineer officer, met with NIOSH leadership representatives, commissioned officers, commissioned corps engineers, and civil servant engineers at the NIOSH Cincinnati facilities to get an overview of the agency and our engineering research. During the visit, RADM Gardner toured the Ventilation, Impulse Noise, and Organizational Science and Human Factors Laboratories. NIOSH thanks RADM Gardner and his staff for the visit.

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