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Pneumococcal Vaccination Among Adults With Work-Related Asthma

More than half of adult workers with work-related asthma have received a pneumococcal pneumonia vaccine, according to new research published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. For adults with work-related asthma, which is asthma triggered by exposures in the work environment, pneumococcal symptoms may be more severe than symptoms for non-work-related asthma. Read the full article…


Sedentary Work and the Effects at the Workplace

U.S. workplaces have become increasingly sedentary, with resulting negative health effects. Through its Total Worker Health® Program, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommends an integrated approach to addressing sedentary work environments. An integrated approach is one that protects workers from work-related injury and illness and helps them advance their overall health and well-being, on and off the job. Read the full article…


NIOSH’s Health Monitoring and Surveillance for Emergency Responders

NIOSH has worked with the U.S. National Response Team (NRT), and a number of federal agencies, state health departments, labor unions, and volunteer emergency responder groups to develop the Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance™ (ERHMSTM) framework. The ERHMSTM framework provides recommendations for protecting emergency responders during small and large emergencies Read the full article…


Strategies for Preventing MSDs

Washington – The NIOSH Musculoskeletal Disorders Research Program has updated its guidance document on the formation and function of ergonomics programs. Intended for both workers and employers, Elements of Ergonomics Programs provides strategies for identifying and correcting ergonomic hazards, as well as references, forms and questionnaires. The document also offers a six-step Read the full article…


NIOSH’s N95 Respirator Day

Sept 5th is NIOSH’s N95 Day, highlighting N95 filtering facepiece respirator information. NIOSH estimates that every day over 20 million people are exposed to airborne health risks. Airborne disease can spread when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks, spewing nasal and throat secretions into the air. Certain viruses or Read the full article…


NIOSH Updates Ergonomics Guide to Prevent Work-related MSDs

The NIOSH Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) Research Program recently updated Elements of Ergonomics Programs, a guide intended to help employers, workers, and others design effective ergonomics programs to prevent work-related MSDs. MSDs are soft-tissue injuries caused by sudden or sustained exposure to repetitive motion, force, vibration, and awkward positions. These disorders can Read the full article…