Tag: National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health

An illustration exhibits vibration in three directions: vertical (z), side to side (y) and back to chest (x). Photo courtesy of NIOSH.

Preventing exposure to whole-body vibration

January 30, 2019By

How vibration from heavy machinery affects operator health, and what you can do to minimize the intensity and frequency of these common events.

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Specific requirements, precautions and hazards associated with impact crusher equipment operation and the general work area must be communicated to, and understood by, everyone involved in the operation. Photo: Stedman

The 5 hazardous co-workers around crushers

January 29, 2019By

Working alongside impact crushers and other key quarry equipment is dangerous when the wrong attitude is brought to the task.

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Quiz: Are you an expert at recognizing safety hazards?

June 15, 2018By

Recognizing safety hazards is the first step in maintaining a safe work environment. Test your knowledge to see how much you know about recognizing hazards.

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Photo courtesy of the National Institute for Occupational Safety Health

Effectively recognizing safety hazards at worksites

Which competencies are most critical for a “competent person” to adequately perform a workplace examination?

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MSHA to explore workplace exams, diesel exhaust monitoring

July 14, 2016By

MSHA plans to hold a public hearing July 19 in Salt Lake City, where the agency will address its proposed rule addressing workplace exams.

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photos by NIOSH Pittsburgh Mining Research Division.

Recognizing hazards to avoid accidents

May 16, 2016By

Researchers at the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) are studying how workers in the stone, […]

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SME past president appointed as NIOSH associate director

SME past president appointed as NIOSH associate director

February 17, 2016By

Jessica Elzea Kogel, the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration’s (SME) 2013 president, was named associate director for […]

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Silica safety

February 3, 2015By and

Understanding dust sources to support healthier work practices. Exposure to silica and other respirable dust continues to be […]

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