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5 Simple Sun Safety Strategies | Blogs | CDC

May 08, 2018  · The best way to safeguard your skin is to use more than one method. Sunscreen works best as part of a sun safety strategy that includes a wide-brimmed hat, protective clothing, sunglasses, and shade. Plan your playtime. Avoid outdoor activities at times when the sun’s rays are strongest—typically late morning through mid-afternoon.

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Overwhelmed by Too Many Health Tips ... - CDC Blogs | Blogs

(52 years ago) Jun 13, 2016  · By Lisa C. Richardson, MD, MPH Director of CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control. Several weeks ago I wrote a blog post that really hit the mark for many women. I heard from many readers asking for this same type of information for men.

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Safety Culture and Health Care | Blogs | CDC

(52 years ago) Jul 09, 2020  · The American Nurses Association (2016) states that “A culture of safety describes the core values and behaviors that come about when there is collective and continuous commitment by organizational leadership, managers, and health care workers to emphasize safety over competing goals.”. Similarly, the Institute for Safety and Health ...

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Safety | Blogs - CDC Blogs | Blogs | CDC

(52 years ago) Oct 22, 2019  · The Safety Climate Assessment Tool (S-CAT) for Construction. Organizational safety climate is defined as shared perceptions among employees regarding what is rewarded, expected, valued, and reinforced in the workplace with respect to safety (Zohar, 1980). It can positively influence employee safety knowledge, motivation, attitudes, and ...

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Celebrate National Safety Month | Blogs | CDC

(52 years ago) Jun 09, 2020  · Celebrate National Safety Month. Posted on June 9, 2020 by Dawn Castillo, MPH; Kim Shambrook; and Lauralynn Taylor McKernan, ScD, CIH. Each year, the National Safety Council (NSC) designates June as National Safety Month. This year, due to COVID-19, safety in and out of the workplace has been front-of-mind for most of the world.

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Home Visiting | Blogs | CDC - CDC Blogs | Blogs

(52 years ago) Categories Early Care and Education Providers, Home Visiting, Integration, Milestone Moments Booklet, Parents of Young Children, Parents Who are At Risk or Have Been Reported for Child Maltreatment. Feature “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” in Statewide Trainings. Featuring materials and Autism Case Training curriculum at trainings, often in ...

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Fireworks Safety Month! | Blogs | CDC - CDC Blogs | Blogs

(52 years ago) Jul 01, 2020  · The National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) at CDC supports #Fireworks Safety Month and recommends the use of hearing protection devices while participating in noisy activities this summer. Everyday sounds typically do not damage your hearing. However, many people participate in activities that produce harmful sound levels.

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NIOSH Science Blog | Blogs - CDC Blogs | Blogs

(52 years ago) Jun 02, 2021  · Exemplary science is the foundation for all National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) research and prevention activities. Each year, NIOSH recognizes outstanding science and service from our employees. This year’s Science and Service Awards took place on April 29, 2021. The nominees, awardees, and honorable mentions can be ...

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Environmental Health | Blogs | CDC - CDC Blogs | Blogs | CDC

(52 years ago) Apr 05, 2021  · Links with this icon indicate that you are leaving the CDC website.. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cannot attest to the accuracy of a non-federal website. Linking to a non-federal website does not constitute an endorsement by CDC or any of its employees of the sponsors or the information and products presented on the website.

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Lewis’ Story: Throat Cancer Changed His World | Blogs | CDC

(52 years ago) Apr 06, 2017  · The next day, after the tests, Lewis was told that it was a malignant (cancerous) tumor. “When you hear the word ‘cancer,’ your world changes in an instant,” says Lewis. More testing showed that it was an advanced stage of cancer—Stage IV—and to have surgery on it would require breaking his jaw bone and taking out a lot of tissue ...

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Prevention through Design Standard | Blogs | CDC

(52 years ago) Sep 22, 2011  · The newly approved standard will be available soon in print and electronically. For more information, please contact ASSE Customer Service at 847-699-2929 or [email protected] The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) is also actively engaged in including Prevention through Design concepts into the revisions to (ANSI)/AIHA Z10 ...

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COVID-19 and Workplace Fatigue: Lessons Learned and ...

(52 years ago) Fatigue in the workplace is commonly associated with shift work, long work hours, and the resulting sleep impairment. However, many other factors—such as stress, health, and health behaviors —can cause fatigue7. Especially during these times, fatigue may also be a symptom of depression or other mental health challenges, and sleep impairment or reduced sleep quality can intensify existing mental health issues8. In times of stress, sleep problems are common, and sensitivity to sleep disruption increases th…

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Make One Change for Safety this National ... - Blogs | CDC

(52 years ago) Jun 04, 2018  · Make One Change for Safety this National Safety Month. June is National Safety Month, an opportunity to help prevent unnecessary injuries and deaths at work, on the roads, and in our homes and communities. With this year’s theme, No 1 Gets Hurt, we are encouraging readers to think of at least one change you can make to improve safety this month.

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Wearable Technologies | Blogs - CDC Blogs | Blogs | CDC

(52 years ago) Oct 13, 2020  · Wearable Technologies for Improved Safety and Health on Construction Sites. Background Wearable technologies are an increasingly popular consumer electronic for a variety of applications at home and at work. In general, these devices include accessories and clothing that incorporate advanced electronic technologies, often with smartphone or ...

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Work Ability among Older Nurses | Blogs | CDC

(52 years ago) Aug 12, 2020  · Work Ability among Older Nurses. As the U.S. workforce ages, many older nurses continue to work in direct patient care. However, by 2030, an estimated 1 million nurses will have retired from the workforce (Buerhaus, Skinner, Auerbach, & Staiger, 2017). The known safety and health hazards for nurses in direct-care positions could be even more ...

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Other Diseases Did Not Rest During COVID-19 | Blogs | CDC

(52 years ago) Mar 10, 2021  · Other Diseases Did Not Rest During COVID-19. The COVID-19 response is the largest in CDC history. But the virus that causes COVID-19 wasn’t the only infectious disease that CDC responded to last year. Diseases like those caused by the Marburg virus and antibiotic-resistant bacteria didn’t go away because of the pandemic.

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Kis Robertson, DVM, MPH | Blogs | CDC - CDC Blogs | Blogs

(52 years ago) A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Kis Robertson graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1999 with a BS in biology. In 2003, she received her DVM from Tuskegee University, and in 2008 she graduated with an MPH from the University of Minnesota. After being assigned to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) for 5 years as a ...

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Recent News about Night Shift Work and ... - Blogs | CDC

(52 years ago) Apr 27, 2021  · In addition to cancer, night shift work has been associated with type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, metabolic disorders, and sleep disorders (4). Night shift workers might also have an increased risk for reproductive issues, such as irregular menstrual cycles, miscarriage, and preterm birth. Digestive problems and some psychological issues ...

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Men’s Health | Blogs | CDC - CDC Blogs | Blogs | CDC

(52 years ago) Sep 23, 2013  · Men’s Health Month and Father’s Day were officially celebrated in June, but as wives, daughters, and partners, every day we recognize the unique social, cultural, and economic challenges affecting men’s health and particularly men of color. I’m excited about the growing attention to men’s health as evidenced by the number of ...

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Overview of The ASTM F3502-21 Barrier Face Covering ...

(52 years ago) Apr 23, 2021  · ASTM International, with input from NIOSH, recently developed a new Barrier Face Covering standard (number F3502-21) to establish a set of uniform testing methods and performance criteria. To meet the ASTM standard, a BFC must meet certain design and performance requirements, including filtration efficiency and air flow, which must be tested by ...

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Ten Years Later, What’s Changed? | Blogs | CDC

(52 years ago) Sep 02, 2011  · Ten Years Later, What’s Changed? Posted on September 2, 2011 by Ali S. Khan. The events of 9/11 will forever be engrained in our memories. The attacks on the twin towers, Pentagon, and the anthrax attacks which followed were unimaginable at the time. Ten years after these tragic events, what’s changed?

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The use of polygenic risk scores in ... - CDC Blogs | Blogs

(52 years ago) Jul 29, 2019  · The use of polygenic risk scores in clinical practice can exacerbate health disparities in ethnic and minority populations Posted on July 29, 2019 by Megan C Roberts, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy; Muin J Khoury, Office of Public Health Genomics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; George A Mensah, Center for Translation …

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Endocrine disorders | Blogs - CDC Blogs | Blogs

(52 years ago) Oct 03, 2017  · Links with this icon indicate that you are leaving the CDC website.. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cannot attest to the accuracy of a non-federal website. Linking to a non-federal website does not constitute an endorsement by CDC or any of its employees of the sponsors or the information and products presented on the website.

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Potential Hazards of Additive Manufacturing | Blogs | CDC

(52 years ago) Apr 09, 2019  · Additive manufacturing (AM), commonly referred to as 3-D printing, is becoming more prevalent in industry. AM is a set of processes for making products by selectively joining small amounts of material, using a computer-aided design file.

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Public Health Matters Blog | Blogs | CDC - CDC Blogs | Blogs

(52 years ago) Nov 12, 2020  · Home Health Program Seeks to Improve Access to Support Services, Information. In observance of National Preparedness Month, the Center for Preparedness and Response (CPR) will publish posts in September that highlight ways people and organizations are helping to “create community” where they live. This student-authored post is published by ...

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A Guide to Respirators Used for Dust in Construction ...

(52 years ago) Aug 17, 2020  · The dust (or mist) collection efficiency of filter materials also varies. Filter cartridges are available in three efficiency levels: 95%, 99%, and 99.97%, designated as 95, 99, and 100. For example, an N95 filter is 95% efficient; an N99 filter is 99% efficient; and an N100 filter is 99.97% efficient. The most commonly purchased filter types ...

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Occupational Health Equity | Blogs | CDC - CDC Blogs | Blogs

(52 years ago) Dec 31, 2019  · Exoskeletons and Occupational Health Equity. In the workplace, you need your equipment to fit perfectly. Historically, personal protective equipment (PPE) had been developed from measurements taken from male military recruits in the United States during the 1950s to the 1970s [1]. These data do not represent the range of body shapes and sizes ...

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The Role of Organizational Design in the Future of Work ...

(52 years ago) Jan 12, 2021  · The Role of Organizational Design in the Future of Work. The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly impacted our society and economy. Every day, employers and workers find themselves encountering unforeseen challenges, finding novel ways of working, and adapting to a “new normal.”. In a time when much is unknown, one thing is clear: the future of ...

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Mission Possible: Preparing and Responding to Disasters ...

(52 years ago) Sep 06, 2018  · Mission Possible: Preparing and Responding to Disasters through a Health Equity Lens. It was September 2017, and like many others, I was watching as Hurricane Maria moved across the Atlantic Ocean heading towards the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Having been part of the recent responses to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, I was all too aware of ...

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The Role of Artificial Intelligence in the Future of Work ...

(52 years ago) May 24, 2021  · The Role of Artificial Intelligence in the Future of Work. As discussed in a previous NIOSH Science Blog, artificial intelligence (AI) is in the process of transforming almost all aspects of society. Whether using an application to determine the best route to drive, receiving recommendations from Netflix on what to watch, or using face ...

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Suicides Among First Responders: A Call to Action | Blogs ...

(52 years ago) There are several research activities to better understand and prevent suicides among first responders. As a first step, an inter-agency team of researchers from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is analyzing suicides among first responders using the most recent three years of National Violent Death …

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Stand-Down for Falls in Its 8th Year: Continuing Need to ...

(52 years ago) In December 2020, CPWR examined trends in employer-reported nonfatal injuriesin construction using the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The total number of non-fatal injuries in construction increased from 2011 (73,600 injuries) to 2019 (79,660 injuries). Injuries in the category, “falls, slips, or trips” increased from 25% to 31% of the total during that time (Figure 1). In 2019, falls to a lower level made up 54 percent of the falls, slips, and trips. This represents a 42% increase in falls to a …

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Chagas disease in the United States: We’ve made lots of ...

(52 years ago) Apr 14, 2021  · Susan P. Montgomery, DVM, MPH. I have seen many important and positive changes around Chagas disease awareness, diagnosis, and treatment over the past few years, b ut there is still much to do.. Chagas disease is caused by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. Chagas disease is usually spread by triatomine bugs but can also be spread by an infected mother to her unborn baby.

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Hurricane Sandy: What Have We Learned? | Blogs | CDC

(52 years ago) May 29, 2013  · Alex and his wife moved their cars to what they thought was higher ground, packed a few days worth of clothes and headed to his in-laws that lived nearby in Oceanside. Unfortunately their in-laws’ one-story ranch was quickly overwhelmed with flood waters once Sandy hit. Relocating for the second time wasn’t that easy though, power was out ...

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Reducing Fatigue and Stress in the Retail Industry ...

(52 years ago) Sep 16, 2019  · Workplace fatigue and stress is a growing topic for worker safety and health research. For instance, workplace studies have shown that the nature of …

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Venomous Snakes: A Neglected Hazard for Outdoor Workers ...

(52 years ago) Jul 09, 2019  · One often unexpected hazard is a venomous snakebite. Venomous snakes may be encountered in workplaces throughout the United States. The most likely geographic locations where outdoor workers would encounter venomous snakes is in the American South, Southwest, and West. From 2008-2015, the greatest number of deaths from venomous snakebites ...

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Public Health Impact of Digital Health: Reinventing the ...

(52 years ago) Jan 15, 2021  · Public Health Impact of Digital Health: Reinventing the Wheel. Posted on January 15, 2021 by Muin J. Khoury and W. David Dotson, Office of Genomics and Precision Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia. “Digital health has potential to improve health management, but the current state of technology ...

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The Occupational Health Safety Network: Empowering and ...

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Using Worker Absenteeism to Track the Flu | Blogs | CDC

(52 years ago) Jul 16, 2019  · Tracking absenteeism trends in workplaces during the flu season is an important supplement to conventional flu surveillance because, often, those who are sick will stay home from work, but they may not see a doctor. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is monitoring health-related workplace absenteeism among full ...

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Advancements in Elastomeric Respirator Technology for Use ...

(52 years ago) Mar 01, 2021  · If prolonged use of a NIOSH approved elastomeric respirator without an exhalation valve or with the valve covered causes the wearer discomfort due to increases in CO2 levels, breathing resistance and moisture levels, the user can alleviate this discomfort by periodically leaving the area where respiratory protection is required and removing the respirator for a short duration.

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Wearable Sensors: An Ethical Framework for Decision-Making ...

(52 years ago) Employee monitoring programs for medical surveillance are not new. Schulte and DeBord (2000)discussed some of the components of a genetics monitoring program and many of the issues raised in those discussions are relevant to current concerns for wearable sensors. For example: What are the goals of the monitoring program? How will the results be communicated? How will the data be used? Will informed consent be sought? These types of questions should be asked and answered as part of a…

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Ergonomics for Construction Workers | Blogs | CDC

(52 years ago) Dec 17, 2007  · The result: Simple Solutions: Ergonomics for Construction Workers, a new NIOSH publication consisting of “tip sheets” illustrating how different tools or equipment may reduce the risk of injury. The tip sheet format is designed to make it easy for employers and workers to use the guide on site and fit the interventions to everyday work ...

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Hospital Preparedness and the Boston Marathon Bombing ...

(52 years ago) Sep 18, 2013  · Hospital Preparedness and the Boston Marathon Bombing. In the last eight years, Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston has conducted 78 large scale emergency drills. On the afternoon of April 15, immediately following the two bombs set off during the Boston marathon, it was time to put their well-practiced plans into action. Brigham and Women ...

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Can an Aspirin a Day Prevent Colorectal Cancer in People ...

(52 years ago) Oct 02, 2019  · Encouraging news for group at much greater risk of CRC. Lynch syndrome (LS) is the most common cause of hereditary colorectal (colon) cancer (CRC). People with LS have a 50-70% risk of developing CRC in their lifetimes – far higher than the 4% risk within the general population where CRC is a leading cause of cancer related death in the U.S for cancer affecting both men and women.

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President Obama Cements Global Health Security Agenda as a ...

(52 years ago) Nov 04, 2016  · Today, President Obama signed an Executive Order that cements the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) as a national, presidential-level priority and establishes the United States as a committed, long-term catalyst for achieving the promise and protections that GHSA holds. This is …

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Alexander J. Kallen, MD, MPH | Blogs | CDC

(52 years ago) Alexander J. Kallen, MD, MPH, is a medical epidemiologist and outbreak response coordinator in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Kallen is also a volunteer attending physician in both the HIV clinic and infectious disease inpatient service at the Atlanta Veteran’s Affairs ...

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NIOSH Ventilated Headboard Provides Solution to Patient ...

(52 years ago) Apr 14, 2020  · The ventilated headboard provides near-instant capture of patient-generated aerosol. Laboratory tests show the capture and removal of over 99% of airborne infectious-sized aerosol. The retractable canopy allows for hands-on healthcare procedures while still offering protection to attending healthcare personnel.

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Preventing Food Allergies in Restaurants | Blogs | CDC

(52 years ago) May 05, 2021  · eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, wheat, soy, peanuts, and. tree nuts, including coconut. Allergic reactions to food can range from mild symptoms like itchy, burning skin to serious issues like trouble breathing and death. Food allergies are a growing public health issue, and allergic reactions at restaurants are more common than one might realize.

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Accelerating Precision in Public Health Surveillance and ...

(52 years ago) Jun 10, 2020  · Accelerating Precision in Public Health Surveillance and Response. When our communities face a health crisis, the research, clinical, and public health worlds come together and collaborate. Public health programs drive toward prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the population, but they need the support and guidance of data-driven research ...

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