Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health Earns $8.6 Million Grant to Protect Workers

The Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (RMCOEH), a partnership between the University of Utah and Weber State University and one of the nation’s leading centers focused on the health and safety of workers and their environment, was recently awarded an $8.6 million grant that will allow it to further a mission that touches tens of thousands of people each year in Utah and across the West.

Study: Hearing Loss Disproportionately Impacts People of Color

A new study by a researcher at New York Institute of Technology reveals that people of color report a higher incidence of hearing loss. The research, published on April 13 in the journal Safety, highlights hearing loss as a public…

How more rigorous accounting leads to fewer workplace injuries

Businesses that want to make their workplaces safer might try adopting a more rigorous accounting system.
A new study from the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business found that firms with fewer workplace injuries also have more accurate earnings forecasts or have to restate their earnings less often.

Doctoral Student Receives National Institutes of Health Fellowship to Assess the Physical Fitness of Firefighters

Rutgers School of Public Health doctoral student, Nimit Shah, has received a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (F31HL160196) to study the predictors and barriers of physical fitness among volunteer firefighters.

World Trade Center Responders with the Greatest Exposure to Toxic Dust Have a Higher Likelihood of Liver Disease

Mount Sinai researchers have found evidence for the first time that World Trade Center responders had a higher likelihood of developing liver disease if they arrived at the site right after the attacks as opposed to working at Ground Zero later in the rescue and recovery efforts. Their study links the increase in liver disease risk to the quantity of toxic dust the workers were exposed to, which was greatest immediately after the September 11, 2001, attacks.

People With Back Pain Miss Far Fewer Workdays When They Receive Recommended Treatments

Medical guidelines help doctors understand the best way to treat health conditions. Surprisingly, many doctors do not adhere to them, and this is a problem, according to a new study. People with lower back pain injury miss 11 more days of work in a year when they only receive treatments for lower back pain that are not recommended by medical guidelines compared to people treated according to guidelines.

Four Rutgers Professors Named AAAS Fellows

Four Rutgers professors have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an honor given to AAAS members by their peers. They join 485 other new AAAS fellows as a result of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. A virtual induction ceremony is scheduled for Feb. 13, 2021.

Millions of US workers at risk of infections on the job, UW researchers calculate, emphasizing need to protect against COVID-19

A University of Washington researcher calculates that 14.4 million workers face exposure to infection once a week and 26.7 million at least once a month in the workplace, pointing to an important population needing protection as the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, continues to break out across the U.S.