In an effort to proactively evaluate the effect of current trends on the future of occupational safety and health, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) launched its Future of Work (FOW) initiative last year. Let’s take a closer look at the program and its resources for environment, health, and safety (EHS) professionals.
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Before the World Health Organization declared a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on March 11, workplace safety and health professionals already were looking at a future that included new technologies, nontraditional work arrangements, an aging and multigenerational workforce, impairment brought on by medical or recreational cannabis use, and workplace suicides and opioid overdoses.
While forces affecting the workplace change rapidly—an aging workforce, new work arrangements, and state adoption of medical and recreational marijuana laws—regulatory changes move at a slower pace.
To address emerging workplace safety and health issues, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has launched a “Future of Work” initiative, according to Director John Howard, MD.