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NIOSH Issues Notice Concerning N95 Respirators

From Bob Kunz: I have just learned of that NIOSH has issued a respirator user notice concerning N95 respirators – see the NIOSH notice link. Here is some information pertaining to use of N95 respirators: • OSHA Interpretation • OSHA Voluntary Use of Respirators

Preventing Back-Over Injuries

 From Maryann: Preventing Worker Injuries and Deaths from Backing Construction Vehicles and Equipment at Roadway Construction Worksites Summary Workers on roadway construction worksites are exposed to possible injury and death from moving construction vehicles and equipment [NIOSH 2001]. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommends that specific procedures and controls be in…

CDC/NIOSH Ladder Injury Study

From Maryann: Hi Everyone – There are a lot of falls from ladders.  The CDC/NIOSH has recently published a study about ladder injuries.  This study provides a good deal of data on the height of the fall, gender of employee, type of industry and other issues. Below is a link to the study. This may…

NIOSH Science Blog

From Maryann: Hello Everyone – You may be interested in linking to the NIOSH blog, A NIOSH Role in Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention, detailed below. It has some interesting information regarding the use of prescription drugs, particularly painkillers, in the treatment of work-related injuries. Prescription drug abuse and overdoses are a major public health concern. Workers may…