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New Center to assess risks and benefits of robot workers

New Center to assess risks and benefits of robot workers

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has recently announced the launch of the Center for Occupational Robotics Research, which will assess potential risks and benefits of robot…

Online course to help employers improve health and safety programming

Online course to help employers improve health and safety programming

A new online course has been launched to help employers integrate their health and safety programming in ways that can bolster bottom-line results while improving the health and wellbeing of…

Landmark study reviews health and safety in the global container port industry

Landmark study reviews health and safety in the global container port industry

A new study conducted by researchers from Cardiff University in the U.K. has the potential to pave the way for significant improvements in the health and safety of workers in…

NIOSH funds six Total Work Health Centers of Excellence

NIOSH funds six Total Work Health Centers of Excellence

Six Centers of Excellence for Total Worker Health has been funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Two of these new centers are in Colorado and…

National Agenda launched to advance Total Worker Health

National Agenda launched to advance Total Worker Health

The National Occupational Research Agenda has been launched by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to advance Total Worker Health research, practice, policy, and capacity-building for the…

Study: Patients with mesothelioma may respond to certain existing treatments

Study: Patients with mesothelioma may respond to certain existing treatments

Mesothelioma is a rare but deadly form of cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos. With symptoms not usually present until twenty to forty years after exposure to asbestos,…

NIOSH develops first database of firefighter body dimension to improve design and safety of fire apparatus

NIOSH develops first database of firefighter body dimension to improve design and safety of fire apparatus

To protect firefighters in the line of duty, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recorded and developed the first database of firefighter body measurements. Also known as…

Swedish construction company introduces 360º cameras for all around visibility

Swedish construction company introduces 360º cameras for all around visibility

A Swedish construction company is now using 360 degrees all-around visibility cameras in all its mobile plant to help reduce the risk of accidental contact between site operatives and plant…

“Safety Matters” to young workers

“Safety Matters” to young workers

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) partnered with the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) to start a new initiative called “Safety Matters”. The new program aims to…

World’s leading apparel brands collaborate to transform global labor conditions

World’s leading apparel brands collaborate to transform global labor conditions

A new initiative led by some of the world’s leading retailers, industry groups and humanitarian groups including Levi Strauss & Co., Nike, Gap Inc., H&M, Target and Sedex has been…


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