Browse All Topics

Health and Medicine

Health and Medicine : Workplace and Occupational Health
Emergency and Continuous Exposure Guidance Levels for Selected Submarine Contaminants:Volume 3

U.S. Navy personnel who work on submarines are in an enclosed and isolated environment for days or weeks at a time when at sea. Unlike a typical work environment, they are potentially exposed to air contaminants 24 hours a day. ...

More
The Health Hazard Evaluation Program at NIOSH

It is the unique mission of the Health Hazard Evaluation Program within the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to respond to requests to investigate potential occupational health hazards. In contrast to other NIOSH programs, the Health Hazard ...

More
Construction Research at NIOSH:Reviews of Research Programs of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) conducts construction-relevant research activities. From 1996 through 2005, the program focused on four research goals:

  • reducing traumatic injuries and fatalities;
  • reducing exposure to health hazards;
  • ...

    More
Traumatic Injury Research at NIOSH

The occurrences of both injury and death that take place on the job are a significant public health problem in the United States, causing a substantial human and economic burden. Traumatic Injury Research at NIOSH is the sixth report in ...

More
The Personal Protective Technology Program at NIOSH

Maintaining the health and safety of workers in the United States and globally is accomplished in part by reducing hazardous exposures through the use of personal protective equipment. Personal protective technologies (PPT) include respirators worn by construction workers and miners; ...

More
Respiratory Diseases Research at NIOSH: Reviews of Research Programs of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Respiratory diseases caused by exposures to dangerous materials in the workplace have tremendous implications for worker health and, by extension, the national economy. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) estimates that deaths from work-related respiratory diseases and ...

More
Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing Research at NIOSH

The agriculture, forestry, and fishing sectors are the cornerstone of industries that produce food, fiber, and biofuel. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) conducts research in order to improve worker safety and health in these sectors. This ...

More
Preparing for an Influenza Pandemic: Personal Protective Equipment for Healthcare Workers

During an influenza pandemic, healthcare workers will be on the front lines delivering care to patients and preventing further spread of the disease. As the nation prepares for pandemic influenza, multiple avenues for protecting the health of the public are ...

More
Measuring Respirator Use in the Workplace

More
Assessment of the NIOSH Head-and-Face Anthropometric Survey of U.S. Respirator Users

NIOSH and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) share responsibility for overseeing respiratory protection in the workplace and have established regulations for this purpose. Specifically, NIOSH has issued regulations which define respirator testing and certification. OSHA has issued regulations ...

More