NIOSH News


Protecting Worker Respiratory Health

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Appalachian Laboratory for Occupational Respiratory Disease (ALFORD) within the U.S. Public Health Service, to prevent work-related respiratory disease and improve workers’ respiratory health.ALFORD subsequently joined NIOSH in 1971, changed into the Division of Respiratory Disease Studies (DRDS) in 1977, and Read the full article…

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Health and Safety Practices Survey of Healthcare Workers

Twenty-one healthcare professional practice organizations collaborated with NIOSH to develop and implement the anonymous, multi-module, internet-based survey. Members from these organizations, representing healthcare occupations that routinely use or come in contact with selected hazardous chemicals and drugs, were asked to complete the survey. The survey included a screening module, seven Read the full article…