by Stephanie Billing on May 17, 2018
As mentioned earlier this year, NIOSH is providing free lung screenings for coal workers at various locations through West Virginia, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania. Below you'll find the remaining dates for May of 2018, all being hosted in West Virginia. Keep an eye out for additional updates on the 2018 Coal Workers' Health Surveillance Program.
by Stephanie Billing on April 23, 2018
Employers and Employees alike are well aware that noisy work environments can have a negative affect on the hearing health of employees and the overall safety of a workplace. You may be surprised to learn then that a noisy work environment can also cause high blood pressure and high cholesterol. This is according to a recent study published by the CDC that found both conditions to be more common among workers that were exposed to loud noises at work.
by Stephanie Billing on April 06, 2018
When it comes to workplace safety, knowledge is power. On April 25th there is an opportunity to expand your workplace safety skill set through OSHA's Safe + Sound webinar.
by Stephanie Billing on March 21, 2018
The 2018 Coal Workers’ Health Surveillance Program will provide a series of free screenings using NIOSH’s mobile testing unit. A total of 12 weeks of screening are planned for this year, featuring locations that are conveniently located in mining communities and mine locations throughout Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Maryland.
by Stephanie Billing on March 09, 2018
Over the past year OSHA has begun to implement two brand new respirable crystalline silica standards. Enforcement for construction began on September 23rd, 2017 and enforcement for general industry and maritime will begin on June 23rd, 2018.
by Stephanie Billing on February 23, 2018
Occupational Safety and Health efforts are not only valuable in the workplace, but can be applied to non-occupational situations as well. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently posted an article that covers the use of respiratory protection in non-occupational settings.