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  National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
NIOSH is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
NIOSH was established to help assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by providing research, information, education, and training in the field of occupational safety and health.
NIOSH provides national and world leadership to prevent work-related illness, injury, disability, and death by gathering information, conducting scientific research, and translating the knowledge gained into products and services.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/NIOSH   (183 words)

  
 NIOSH / Databases and Information Resources
NIOSH conducts Health Hazard Evaluations (HHEs) to find out whether there are health hazards to employees caused by exposures or conditions in the workplace.
The NIOSH Life Table Analysis System was created primarily to analyze cohorts defined by occupational exposures.
The CEL is a database of all NIOSH certified respirators and coal mine dust personal sampler units.
www.cdc.gov /niosh/database.html   (1164 words)

  
 NIOSH Latent Print Processes Report
NIOSH evaluated potential exposures to ethyl-2-cyanoacrylate, petroleum ether, iodine, acetone, titanium dioxide, and carbon fl in the fingerprint laboratories and at a simulated crime scene.
NIOSH investigators also evaluated the use of the two argon lasers that were used to help detect latent fingerprints on the surface of items prior to chemical processing.
NIOSH considers carbon fl a potential human carcinogen.' Particulate polycyclic organic material (PPOM), polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PNAs), and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHS) are terms frequently encountered in the literature and often used interchangeably.
www.onin.com /fp/2456/niosh2456.html   (8012 words)

  
 NIOSH/Criteria for a Recommended Standard--Occupational Noise Exposure, 1998
NIOSH defines significant threshold shift as an increase in the HTL of 15 dB or more at any frequency (500, 1000, 2000, 3000, 4000, or 6000 Hz) in either ear that is confirmed for the same ear and frequency by a second test within 30 days of the first test.
NIOSH [1972] did not address the hazard of impulsive (i.e., impulse or impact) noise, although NIOSH stated that the provisions of the recommended standard in the criteria document were intended to apply for all noise.
NIOSH [1996] maintains that the professional discipline of the program implementor is not as important as his or her ability to act as the champion of the HLPP by focusing management and worker attention on hearing conservation issues.
www.nonoise.org /hearing/criteria/criteria.htm   (15661 words)

  
 NIOSH Asphalt Fumes
NIOSH also observed that no animal studies have examined the carcinogenic potential of either field- or laboratory-generated samples of paving asphalt fume condensates, and that only the laboratory-generated fumes were "genotoxic", or genetically damaging.
NIOSH also said evidence from animal studies indicated that asphalt left on the skin for long periods of time could result in local carcinomas but that no comparable reports of these effects existed for humans.
NIOSH says additional studies are needed to better characterize occupational exposures to asphalt fumes, vapors and aerosols, and to further evaluate the risk of chronic disease, including lung cancer.
www.expresswaysonline.com /expwys/niosh.html   (1392 words)

  
 Niosh Launches National Research Program to Protect Children on Farms from Injury   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
NIOSH published a request for applications for competitive research grants on March 10, 1997, and expects to issue a request for applications in late April 1997 to establish a national center.
NIOSH was created under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 and became part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 1973.
NIOSH has worked extensively with partners in the agricultural community to prevent farm injuries, including tractor roll-overs, entanglement in moving parts of heavy farm machinery, suffocation in grain bins, and electrocutions.
www.pslgroup.com /dg/243ca.htm   (599 words)

  
 NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH (NIOSH) RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE U
NIOSH recommends the development of several new HOs to protect youth from especially hazardous work not adequately addressed in the existing regulations.
NIOSH recognizes the need to better protect the health and safety of working youth, and provides this report to assist DOL in aligning child labor regulations with current knowledge about occupational safety and health.
NIOSH offers its continued support to work closely with DOL to ensure that child labor regulations provide adequate protections for working youth and to initiate research into those areas of risk where insufficient data currently exist to guide rule-making.
www.stopchildlabor.org /USchildlabor/nioshhosummary.htm   (1932 words)

  
 NATEHome.COM: Regulatory Agencies:NIOSH
NIOSH is responsible for conducting research on the full scope of occupational disease and injury ranging from lung disease in miners to carpal tunnel syndrome in computer users.
NIOSH is a diverse organization made up of employees representing a wide range of disciplines including industrial hygiene, nursing, epidemiology, engineering, medicine, and statistics.
NIOSH researchers work together to reduce the enormous burden of workplace injury and disease on our country.
www.natehome.org /RegulatoryAgencies/NIOSH/Index.cfm   (468 words)

  
 Applications Manual For the Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation
The rationale and supporting criteria for the development of the revised NIOSH lifting equation are described in a journal article, Revised NIOSH Equation for the Design and Evaluation of Manual Lifting Tasks, by T. Waters, V. Putz-Anderson, A. Garg, and L. Fine, Ergonomics 1993.
The NIOSH WPG (1981) contained a summary of the lifting-related literature before 1981; analytical procedures and a lifting equation for calculating a recommended weight for specified two-handed, symmetrical lifting tasks; and an approach for controlling the hazards of low back injury from manual lifting.
The revised NIOSH lifting equation is based on the assumption that manual handling activities other than lifting are minimal and do not require significant energy expenditure, especially when repetitive lifting tasks are performed.
aepo-xdv-www.epo.cdc.gov /wonder/prevguid/p0000427/p0000427.asp   (18708 words)

  
 What Are NIOSH ERCs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
NIOSH currently funds 16 ERCs at universities which provide multidisciplinary graduate and continuing education programs in occupational medicine, occupational health nursing, industrial hygiene and safety.
ERCs are funded for five-year periods by NIOSH under a competitive peer-review process.
A program announcement is published in the Federal Register every year, and proposals by applicants are evaluted extensively by NIOSH staff and independent scientific reviewers.
www.niosh-erc.org   (246 words)

  
 N-Lift NIOSH Lifting Equation Calculation Software   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The program also calculates the NIOSH Recommended Weight Limit (RWL) and the Lifting Index (LI), which are indicators of the relative safety of lifting loads of a given size under various conditions.
The NIOSH equation considers weight, starting point, distance of lift, duration of job, frequency of lift, effectiveness of coupling (hand holds on the object), and symmetry of lift (twisting of the torso).
The current equation is commonly referred to as the "single task NIOSH lifting equation (revised)." It is based on limits for the human body; these involve acceptable forces applied to the musculoskeletal frame, body fatigue, and acceptability to a large percentile of the working population, male and female.
www.protech-ie.com /n-lift.htm   (310 words)

  
 The MSDS HyperGlossary: NIOSH
NIOSH is the only federal Institute responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related illnesses and injuries.
NIOSH was created by the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act of 1970, the same Act that created OSHA.
NIOSH cooperates with other world agencies in providing International Chemical Safety Cards which, while not strictly MSDS's, provide workers with succinct information about the hazards of chemicals.
www.ilpi.com /msds/ref/niosh.html   (410 words)

  
 NIH Guide: WORLD TRADE CENTER RESPONDER HEALTH CONSORTIUM
The purpose of NIOSH involvement is to support and/or stimulate the recipient's activity by acting as a "partner", while avoiding a dominant role, direction, or prime responsibility.
If the application is not responsive to the RFA, NIOSH staff may contact the applicant to determine whether to return the application to the applicant or submit it for review in competition with unsolicited applications at the next appropriate NIH review cycle.
NIOSH follows the NIH Policy for Data Safety and Monitoring, NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts, June 12, 1998: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/not98-084.html.
grants.nih.gov /grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OH-04-004.html   (7048 words)

  
 NIOSH - ORGANIC SOLVENT NEUROTOXICITY
NIOSH therefore recommends that engineering controls and personal protective equipment and clothing be used to reduce solvent exposures--at least to concentrations specified in existing OSHA PEL's, or to NIOSH REL's or ACGIH TLVs if they provide greater protection.
NIOSH considers the PEL's, REL's, and TLVs for the specific organic solvents found in the workplace to be upper boundaries of exposure.
NIOSH is also concerned about those organic solvents for which only neurotoxic effects have been reported.
www.ncchem.com /niosh.htm   (4419 words)

  
 NIOSH Approved CBRN
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is testing and certifying air-purifying respirators (APR) for use by emergency responders in atmospheres that contain chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) respiratory hazards.
NIOSH is testing and certifying self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) for use by emergency responders in chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) environments.
NIOSH is also developing criteria for testing and certifying other types of respirators, such as powered air-purifying respirators, for use by emergency responders for CBRN environments.
www.moderndiseaseprevention.us /blank?pageid=22&catstart=0&prodstart=0   (1069 words)

  
 NYSUT Health and Safety: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
NIOSH also funds Educational Resource Centers (ERCS) that support educational programs in the fields of industrial hygiene, occupational health nursing, occupational/industrial medicine, occupational safety, and other specialized OS&H training areas.
NIOSH supports ERC short-term continuing education (CE) programs for occupational safety and health professionals, and others with worker safety and health responsibilities.
The NIOSH Pocket Guide is a source of general information on several hundred chemicals/classes for workers, employers, and occupational health professionals.
www.nysut.org /healthandsafety/directory/niosh.html   (271 words)

  
 PAR-05-005: NIOSH SUPPORT FOR CONFERENCES AND SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS (R13/U13)
RESEARCH OBJECTIVES The NIOSH recognizes the value of supporting high quality scientific meetings that are relevant to its scientific mission and to the public health.
A critical part of the application for NIOSH support of scientific meetings is documentation of appropriate representation of women, racial/ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, and other individuals who have been traditionally underrepresented in science.
A NIOSH Program Director will be responsible for normal stewardship of the award, and may also serve as a Project Scientist.
grants.nih.gov /grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-05-005.html   (2460 words)

  
 asbestos, mesothelioma, NIOSH Publications   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
NIOSH B-Reader approval is granted to physicians who demonstrate proficiency in the classification of chest x-rays for the pneumoconioses using the International Labour Office (ILO) Classification System.
This report summarizes a NIOSH conducted a study of contamination of workers' homes by hazardous substances transported from the workplace.
Through the NIOSH Worker Notification Program, NIOSH notifies workers and other stakeholders about the findings of past research studies related to a wide variety of exposures.
home.comcast.net /~nelson1397/asbestos6.htm   (1217 words)

  
 NIOSH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPH&E), in conjunction with NIOSH and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, is conducting a mortality and incidence study of workers employed between 1951 and 1994 at the Department of Energy's Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site, near Denver, Colorado.
NIOSH personnel will then use industrial hygiene, health physics, and medical records to assess each subject's exposures to internally deposited uranium, external penetrating radiation, and chemicals (nickel, cadmium, lead, copper, chromium, benzene, carbon tetrachloride).
NIOSH gives the more restricted assurance of confidentiality for death certificates used in these study cohorts under Section 308(d) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 242m (d)).
hsrd.orau.gov /hsr03/NIOSH.htm   (8536 words)

  
 Silicosis crystalline silica lung disease   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
NIOSH Warns of Silicosis Risks in Construction, Suggests Measures to Reduce Exposure.
NIOSH 7601, Silica, Crystalline (VIS) (1994, August 15), 6 pages, 23 KB PDF file.
NIOSH 7602, Silica, Crystalline (IR) (1994, August 15), 6 pages, 22 KB PDF file.
www.pearsonandpearson-law.com /silicos/silicos.html   (1547 words)

  
 NIOSH Fact Sheets: Respirators
Concurrently with publication by NIOSH of this new rule, MSHA published a final rule to remove existing regulations at 30 CFR part 11, which are made obsolete by this final rule.
NIOSH will now have exclusive authority for testing and certification of respirators with the exception of certain mine emergency devices, which will continue to be jointly certified by NIOSH and MSHA.
Arrangements have also been made for this final rule to be listed on the electronic bulletin boards of the Government Printing Office and of the Department of Labor; the telephone numbers are (202) 512-1387 and (202) 219-4784, respectively.
www.pp.okstate.edu /ehs/training/nioshres.htm   (1002 words)

  
 NIOSH Latex Alert * Rubber Room Mirror
The document also presents NIOSH recommendations for minimizing latex-related health problems in workers while protecting them from infectious materials.
NIOSH requests that employers, owners, editors of trade journals, safety and health officials, and labor unions bring the recommendations in this Alert to the attention of all workers who may be exposed to latex.
The original source of much information in this document is in the public domain and may be freely copied or reprinted.
www.immune.com /rubber/niosh.html   (4239 words)

  
 niosh
The goal is to produce qualified safety professionals with advanced degrees who will be able to more effectively direct occupational safety and health programs as well as contribute to the advanced education of safety and health professionals as faculty members in other occupational safety and health related institutions.
Additional courses may be taken from other areas as determined by the student and their committee; representative electives are also presented in Appendix E. A description of the required and elective courses is presented in Appendix L, following the list of required and elective courses.
NIOSH OSEP candidates must select an advisory committee, whose composition is subject to the approval of the IE director of graduate programs and the OSEP director after or near to the completion of course work.
www2.egr.uh.edu /~lschulze/niosh.html   (695 words)

  
 Homicide Alert--DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 93-109
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) requests assistance in preventing homicide in the workplace.
NIOSH requests that the information in this Alert be brought to the attention of workers and employers by the following: editors of appropriate trade journals, safety and health officials, labor organizations, members of the academic and public health communities, law enforcement agencies, advocacy groups, and insurance companies.
NTOF data indicate that for the period 1980-89, the average annual rate of occupational homicide was 0.7/100,000 workers [Castillo and Jenkins 1993].
nsi.org /Library/Law/homicide.html   (1661 words)

  
 OSHWorld | Country & Subject Links | Countries: USA - Zimbabwe
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health NIOSH Fire Fighting and Prevention Program is to improve the fire safety of miners by conducting research and implementing findings on the prevention, detection, and suppression of mine fires.
NIOSH offers many resources to help employers, employees, volunteers, and others identify potential risks when working under and around power lines, and to help them work safely to avoid touching the lines with poles, ladders, or other objects that can conduct electricity.
NIOSH recommends controlling the work environment to eliminate hazardous skin exposures whenever possible and wearing protective equipment in those situations when harmful exposures have not yet been controlled.
www.sheilapantry.com /oshworld/links_c4.html   (11837 words)

  
 Occupational Hazards - NIOSH Funds Study to Examine Filter Efficiency for Nanoscale Particles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Preliminary findings from the study are expected to be presented at the second International Symposium on Nanotechnology and Occupational Health in Minneapolis on Oct. 3-6.
Those smaller than 0.3 µm will be stuck on and among the fibers through a process called "diffusional capture," NIOSH says.
Showing that the emergence of nanotechnology is a rising concern in the EHS community, NIOSH earlier this summer launched a new Web topic page addressing frequently asked questions regarding nanotechnology.
www.occupationalhazards.com /articles/13821   (492 words)

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