Tag: NIOSH

Fatigue

NIOSH Marks First Anniversary of Fatigue Research Center

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is marking the first anniversary of its Center for Work and Fatigue Research (CWFR). The center pursues NIOSH’s long-standing interest in the workplace health and safety effects of nonstandard work hours, such as long hours and shiftwork.

Training management

Safety Training: Revisiting Your Program

Is your safety training ready for a post-pandemic return to normality? Do you have employees returning to on-site work who need refresher training or new hires who need initial safety training as part of the onboarding process?

Safety Stand-Down Construction

Safety Stand-Down Events Called by NIOSH, OSHA

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) called for workers and employers to observe two safety “stand downs,” calling attention to two sometimes fatal construction industry hazards. The second annual day-long National Stand-Down to Prevent Struck-by Incidents is April 26, and the eighth annual week-long National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction is […]

Well-Being Questionnaire

NIOSH Releases Free Worker Well-Being Questionnaire

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) released a Worker Well-Being Questionnaire (WellBQ) designed to measure worker well-being. The freely available survey instrument is intended to help employers, policymakers, wellness practitioners and researchers, and workers themselves understand workers’ well-being and target interventions to improve it. The questionnaire can be completed in approximately 15 […]

psychosocial healthcare mental health worker health

5 Ideas to Get Your Total Worker Health Program Rolling

Is your workers’ poor health undermining your safety program? Is chronic stress creating problems with distraction and lack of focus? Is your wellness program working together with your safety program to try to manage worker health issues? Maybe it should be!

Coronavirus

NIOSH Releases Research Agenda for COVID-19 Issues

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) released a research agenda for critical issues involved in the COVID-19 pandemic. Future research should focus on essential workers involved in critical continuity functions in the United States, according to NIOSH.