Whats New

December 2008

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Guidelines for Minimum and Comprehensive State-Based Public Health Activities in Occupational Safety and Health (September 2008, Pub. No. 2008-148)
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NIOSH Draft Document for Public Comment: NIOSH Alert: Preventing Deaths and Injuries of Fire Fighters When Fighting Fires in Unoccupied Structures – NIOSH Docket Number 0141
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NIOSH Update: NIOSH Study Examines Safety, Health Implications of Fire Fighters’ Boots
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NIOSH engages IOM to review the draft Current Intelligence Bulletin: ‘Asbestos Fibers and alternative Elongated Mineral Particles: State of the Science and Roadmap for Research
12/15
NIOSH engages IOM to review the draft Current Intelligence Bulletin: ‘Asbestos Fibers and alternative Elongated Mineral Particles: State of the Science and Roadmap for Research
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Federal Register Notice: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; Designation of a Class of Employees for Addition to the Special Exposure CohortExternal Web Site Icon
Federal Register Notice: Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and RecommendationsExternal Web Site Icon
12/11
MMWR – Asbestosis-Related Years of Potential Life Lost Before Age sixty five Years — United States, 1968–2005
Federal Register Notice: Approval Tests and Standards for Closed-Circuit Escape Respirators; Notice of Proposed RulemakingExternal Web Site Icon
Federal Register Notice: Quality Assurance Requirements for Respirators; Notice of Proposed RulemakingExternal Web Site Icon
Federal Register Notice: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; Decision To Evaluate a Petition To Designate a Class of Employees at the Mallinckrodt Chemical Co., Destrehan Street Plant in St. Louis, MO, To Be Included within the Special Exposure CohortExternal Web Site Icon
Federal Register Notice: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; Decision To Evaluate a Petition To Designate a Class of Employees at the Metallurgical Laboratory in Chicago, IL, To Be Included within the Special Exposure CohortExternal Web Site Icon
Federal Register Notice: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; Decision To Evaluate a Petition To Designate a Class of Employees at the Vitro Manufacturing in Canonsburg, PA, To Be Included within the Special Exposure CohortExternal Web Site Icon
Federal Register Notice: Final Effect of Designation of a Class of Employees for Addition to the Special Exposure CohortExternal Web Site Icon
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NIOSH Update: Needs, Challenges, Approaches In Healthy Aging For Workers Will Be Mapped At February Conference
Underground and Surface Mining Facts – 2006 (September 2008, Pub No. 2008-16half dozen) Adobe PDF file [PDF] [PDF]
Noncoal Contractor Mining Facts – 2006 (September 2008, Pub No. 2008-one hundred sixty five) Adobe PDF file [PDF]
Coal Contractor Mining Facts – 2006 (September 2008, Pub No. 2008-164) Adobe PDF file [PDF]
Sand & Gravel Operator Mining Facts – 2006 (September 2008, Pub No. 2008-163) Adobe PDF file [PDF]
Stone Operator Mining Facts – 2006 (September 2008, Pub No. 2008-162) Adobe PDF file [PDF]
Nonmetal Operator Mining Facts – 2006 (September 2008, Pub No. 2008-161) Adobe PDF file [PDF]
Metal Operator Mining Facts – 2006 (September 2008, Pub No. 2008-160) Adobe PDF file [PDF]
Coal Operator Mining Facts – 2006 (September 2008, Pub No. 2008-159) Adobe PDF file [PDF]
Mining Facts – 2006 (September 2008, Pub No. 2008-158) Adobe PDF file [PDF]
Underground and Surface Mining Facts – 2005 (September 2008, Pub No. 2008-157) Adobe PDF file [PDF]
Noncoal Contractor Mining Facts – 2005 (September 2008, Pub No. 2008-156) Adobe PDF file [PDF]
Coal Contractor Mining Facts – 2005 (September 2008, Pub No. 2008-fifteenfive) Adobe PDF file [PDF]
Sand & Gravel Operator Mining Facts – 2005 (September 2008, Pub No. 2008-154) Adobe PDF file
Stone Operator Mining Facts – 2005 (September 2008, Pub No. 2008-153) Adobe PDF file [PDF]
Nonmetal Operator Mining Facts – 2005 (September 2008, Pub No. 2008-152) Adobe PDF file [PDF]
Metal Operator Mining Facts – 2005 (September 2008, Pub No. 2008-151) Adobe PDF file [PDF]
Coal Operator Mining Facts – 2005 (September 2008, Pub No. 2008-one hundred fifty) Adobe PDF file [PDF]
Mining Facts – 2005 (September 2008, Pub No. 2008-149) Adobe PDF file [PDF]
12/eight
NIOSH Science Blog: 1-BP: A Potential Occupational Hazard
12/5
Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program: Leading Recommendations for Preventing Fire Fighter Fatalities, 1998–2005 (November, 2008, Pub No. 2009-a hundred)
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MMWR – Neurologic Illness Associated with Occupational Exposure to Solvent one-Bromopropane — New Jersey and Pennsylvania, 2007–2008
12/3
RI 9676: Explosion Effects on Mine Ventilation Stoppings (November 2008, Pub No. 2009-102)
IC 9508: The Application of Major Hazard Risk Assessment (MHRA) to Eliminate Multiple Fatality Occurrences in the U.S. Minerals Industry (November 2008, Pub. No. 2009-104)
RI 9674: Performance of a Polyurethane Core Seal Tested during a Hydrostatic Chamber (May 2008, Pub. No. 2008-129)
Key Design Factors of Enclosed Cab Dirt Filtration Systems (November 2008, Pub. No. 2009-103)
Reducing Low Back Pain and Disability in Mining (October 2008, Pub. No. 2008-a hundred thirty five)
NIOSH Analytical Method 7602 in Spanish: SILICA, CRYSTALLINE by IR (KBr pellet) Adobe PDF file [PDF] (en Español)
NIOSH Topic in Spanish: Biological Hazards (en Español)
NIOSH Topic in Spanish: Electrical Hazards (en Español)
NIOSH Topic in Spanish: Respiratory Diseases (en Español)
twelve/two
NIOSH eNews – December, 2008
12/1
NIOSH Docket Archive 039-A: Closed Circuit, Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
NIOSH Docket Archive 083-A: Supplied Air Respirators (SAR)
NIOSH Docket Archive 139: CBRN APR Mechanical Connector Design Requirement
Federal Register Notice: Notice of Public Meeting (NIOSH)External Web Site Icon
Federal Register Notice: Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH or Advisory Board), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)External Web Site Icon
Federal Register Notice: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; Decision To Evaluate a Petition To Designate a Class of Employees for the Standard Oil Development Company, Linden, NJ, To Be Iincluded in the Special Exposure CohortExternal Web Site Icon
November 2008

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TN 533: Technology News 53three – Minimizing Respirable Mud Exposure in Enclosed Cabs by Maintaining Cab Integrity e (September 2008, Pub. No. 2008-147)
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Federal Register Notice: Subcommittee for Dose Reconstruction Reviews (SDRR), Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)External Web Site Icon
NIOSH Docket Item for Comment: Powered Air-Purifying Respirator (PAPR) Discussion Topics – NIOSH Docket Number 008-A
NIOSH Docket Item for Comment: Revision of Open-Circuit, Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) Finish of Service Time Indicator (EOSTI) Performance Requirement – NIOSH Docket Number 034-A
NIOSH Docket Item for Comment: Development Plan for Air-Fed Suit Respirator Performance Requirements – NIOSH Docket Number 148
11/19
NIOSH Docket Item for Comment: Draft Strategic Arrange for the NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program (FFFIPP) – NIOSH Docket Number 063-A
11/18
Federal Register Notice: Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and RecommendationsExternal Web Site Icon
Federal Register Notice: [NIOSH-008 (Powered Air-Purifying Respirators); NIOSH-148 (Air Fed Suits); NIOSH-034 (Open-Circuit, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus, End of Service Life Indicator); NIOSH-0146 (Personal Protective Technology Action Planning)]External Web Site Icon
Federal Register Notice: Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BSC, NIOSH)External Web Site Icon
11/17
NIOSH Science Blog: Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program
11/13
NIOSH Mining publications:
TN 532: Technology News 532 – Collapsible Drill Steel Enclosure for Reducing Roof Bolting Machine Drilling Noise (September 2008, Pub. No. 2008-146)
TN 531: Technology News 531 – Engineering Controls for Reducing Continuous Mining Machine Noise (September 2008, Pub. No. 2008-145)
IC 9505: Age Awareness Training for Miners (June 2008, Pub. No. 2008-thirteen3)
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NIOSH Science Blog: Diacetyl and Food Flavorings
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NIOSH Update: NIOSH Expresses Appreciation for National Academies’ Report on the Institute’s Construction Safety, Health Program
11/6
NIOSH Update: NIOSH Announces Competitive Supervisory Position for r2p, Research and Tech Transfer; Deadline, November eighteen
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NIOSH Update: NIOSH Announces Winners of NORA Intramural Competition
11/3
NIOSH eNews – November 2008
October 2008

10/29
NIOSH Update: NIOSH to Host International Conference on Road Safety at Work
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New topic pages: Insects and Scorpions, Venomous Spiders, Venomous Snakes
NIOSH Science Blog: Immigrant Worker Safety and Health
10/23
NIOSH Docket Archive 011: Facial Anthropometrics Research Roadmap
Federal Register Notice: NIOSH announces the supply of the following notice of public meeting and draft document on the market for public comment entitled "NIOSH Criteria Document Update: Occupational Exposure to Hexavalent Chromium": MeetingExternal Web Site Icon
Federal Register Notice: NIOSH announces opportunity to supply input relating to the arrange (protocol) for a cohort study of persons formerly utilized at the IBM facility in Endicott, New York: MeetingExternal Web Site Icon
Federal Register Notice: Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH or Advisory Board): MeetingExternal Web Site Icon
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Truth Sheet — Fatal Injuries among Landscape Services Workers (September 2008, Pub. No. 2008-14four)
Poisonous Plants Topic Page
Workplace Solutions: Personal Protective Equipment for Health Care Workers Who Work with Hazardous Drugs (October 2008, Pub. No. 2009-106)
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NIOSH Update: Dr. Paul Leigh of the University of California/Davis Wins 2007 NIOSH Director’s Award
NIOSH Docket Archive 0120: Beryllium Sensitization
NIOSH Science Blog: Research to Practice for Injury Prevention
10/16
MMWR, October seventeen, 2008 –Injuries and Illnesses Related to Total Release Foggers — Eight States, 2001-2006
10/fourteen
Keeping Knees Healthy in Restricted Work Spaces: Applications in Low-Seam Mining (May 2008, Pub. No. 2008-a hundred thirty) [PDF]
ten/10
Estimating the Permeation Resistance of Nonporous Barrier Polymers to Sulfur Mustard (HD) and Sarin (GB) Chemical Warfare Agents Using Liquid Simulants (July 2008, Pub. No. 2008-141)
NIOSH Docket Archive 0099A: Current Intelligence Bulletin: Asbestos Fibers and Other Elongated Mineral Particles: State of the Science and Roadmap for Research
Federal Register Notice: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; Final Effect of Designation of a Class of Employees for Addition to the Special Exposure Cohort at the Spencer Chemical Company/Jayhawk Works near Pittsburg, KansasExternal Web Site Icon
Federal Register Notice: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; Final Effect of Designation of a Class of Employees for Addition to the Special Exposure Cohort at the Y-12 Plant in Oak Ridge, Tennessee"External Web Site Icon
10/6
NIOSH Science Blog: Preventing Health Hazards from Metal Working Fluids
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NIOSH Update: NIOSH and also the Williams College of Business, Xavier University, Partner to Advance ‘Business Case’ for Job Safety, Health
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NIOSH Update: NIOSH Nanotechnology Research News Notes: New Papers on PPE, Toxicity; New Partnerships, Award
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NIOSH eNews – October 2008
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NIOSH Update: NIOSH Issues Final Report from Health Hazard Evaluation To Assess Occupational Exposure to X-Rays from Baggage Screening Machines
Funds Awarded in NIOSH-Administered Grant for World Trade Center Health Services (CDC Press Release)
September 2008

nine/30
NIOSH Docket Item for Comment: NIOSH Criteria Document Update: Occupational Exposure to Hexavalent Chromium – NIOSH Docket Number fourteenfour
9/25
Federal Register Notice: Review of NIOSH Draft Current Intelligence Bulletin, "A Strategy for Assigning the New NIOSH Skin Notations for Chemicals"External Web Site Icon
Federal Register Notice: Safety and Occupational Health Study Section (SOHSS), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)External Web Site Icon
9/23
NIOSH Docket Item for Comment: Current Intelligence Bulletin (CIB): A Strategy for Assigning the New NIOSH Skin Notations for Chemicals – NIOSH Docket Number 109
9/22
NIOSH Science Blog: Preventing Back Injuries in Healthcare Settings
nine/19
NIOSH Docket Archive 0039: Closed Circuit, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
9/18
Prevention through Design: PtD in Motion Newsletter – Issue three, September, 2008
nine/17
NORA Construction Sector News – September, 2008
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Spanish version: NIOSH Interim Guidance on Personal Protective Equipment and Clothing for Flood Response Workers / Directrices provisionales de NIOSH sobre el equipo de protección personal y la ropa para las personas que trabajan en la limpieza después de las inundaciones
9/12
Workplace Solutions: Control of Hazardous Mud During Tuckpointing (September 2008, Pub. No. 2008-126)
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NIOSH eNews – September 2008
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Guidelines for Permitting, Construction, and Monitoring of Retention Bulkheads in Underground Coal Mines (June 2008, Pub. No. 2008-134) [PDF]
NIOSH Science Blog: Respiratory Health Consequences Resulting from the Collapse of the World Trade Center
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Dampness and Mold in Buildings Topic page
Building Ventilation Topic page
Maintaining Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) during Construction and Renovation
Spanish versions : Protecting Poultry Workers from Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)—NIOSH Alert (May 2008, Pub. No. 2008-128_sp) Workplace Solution – Water Spray Control of Hazardous Dirt When Breaking Concrete with a Jackhammer (May 2008, Pub. No. 2008-127_sp)
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Federal Register Notice: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; Designation of a Class of Employees for Addition to the Special Exposure Cohort at the Y-twelve Plant in Oak Ridge, TennesseeExternal Web Site Icon
Federal Register Notice: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; Designation of a Class of Employees for Addition to the Special Exposure Cohort at the Spencer Chemical Company/Jayhawk Works near Pittsburg, KansasExternal Web Site Icon
NIOSH Update: IOM Panel’s Evaluation of Injury Prevention Program Provides Valuable Input for NIOSH Strategic Planning