NIOSH Science Blog Stimulates Communication

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) introduced its new NIOSH Science Blog to communicate scientific issues related to NIOSH’s research and recommendations.

The web log is intended as a new way to help NIOSH fulfill its mission of translating research into practice for preventing work-related injuries, illnesses and deaths. It is designed to provide an expeditious system for partners and stakeholders to present ideas to NIOSH scientists and each other, while engaging in robust scientific discussion with the goal of protecting workers.

“It is increasingly clear that the ‘new media’ such as blogs are essential ways for expanding NIOSH’s communications to reach as broad an audience as possible,” said NIOSH Director John Howard, M.D. “We encourage our partners, colleagues, stakeholders and anyone else interested in occupational safety, health, and science to visit the new NIOSH Science Blog and contribute any questions and comments they may have.”

Each entry in the NIOSH Science Blog will highlight a specific NIOSH scientific publication, study or research area. The inaugural entry on Nov. 5 focused on the recent NIOSH Alert on preventing fire fighter fatalities from heart attacks and other cardiovascular events.

Readers may submit comments through the form provided at the end of each blog entry.

NIOSH Science Blog: www.cdc.gov/niosh/blog/

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