NIOSH study finds inconsistent hearing protection use

A new study from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) estimates that more than half of noise-exposed workers didn’t use hearing protection “always” or “usually” when exposed to hazardous occupational noise. Hearing protection device (HPD) non-use was only measured in workers who reported exposure to noise on the job. 

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NIOSH announces release of ErgoMine 2.0 app update

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) launched version 2.0 of the ErgoMine app, an on-the-ground resource for mine workers and mine safety and health professionals, this spring. The auditing app helps to identify, record and track ergonomics and safety hazards that can lead to injuries, illnesses and fatalities at the worksite.

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