Tag: HHE

Vaping, e-cigarettes

Vape Shop Investigation Reports Employee Chemical Exposures

The use of e-cigarettes, commonly called vaping, has been promoted by manufacturers and retailers as a safe alternative to smoking tobacco smoke. The chemical evidence backs up this claim, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), but there’s more to the picture.

NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluations: Part 2

Yesterday, we began a review if NIOSH health hazard evaluations. Today, we conclude with more questions and answers. What protections are provided for employees who participate in HHE investigations? Confidentiality. If desired and noted on the HHE request form, NIOSH will not reveal to the employer the names of the persons who made the request. […]

NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluations: What Are They All About?

Usually, you’re well aware of workplace health hazards. But sometimes, conditions may not be obvious or the extent of the hazard known. That’s when a NIOSH health hazard evaluation might be just the thing. Q. What is a health hazard evaluation? A health hazard evaluation (HHE) is a study of a workplace. It is done […]