NIOSH Worker Notification Program

February 25th, 2004 by Julie Ferguson

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health is a federal agency charged with conducting research to prevent illnesses and injuries in the workplace. They’ve added a worker notification program on their site that provides medical information, resources, and research for a variety of workplace exposures. For example, steelworkers can learn about exposure to acid mist; dry cleaners could learn about organic solvents; industrial sand workers about silica, and so forth. Information is searchable by industry group or by type of exposure.
Thanks to Jordan at Confined Space for the pointer to this resource, which he sees as “a fairly major step in translating valuable scientific material into a form that workers can actually use.”