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NIOSH Adds Interim Guidance, Other New Resources to Deepwater Horizon Page

Contact: Fred Blosser, (202) 245-0645
July 1, 2010

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) added further resources to its web page on occupational safety and health issues associated with the Deepwater Horizon Response in the Gulf of Mexico. The new additions provide NIOSH's updated, science-based interim findings and recommendations to help protect the safety and health of Deepwater Horizon Response workers:

NIOSH also updated statistics from its work in developing a voluntary roster of Deepwater Horizon Response workers. With the roster, NIOSH will have a record of those who have participated in cleanup activities, and a mechanism to contact them about possible work-related symptoms of illness or injury, as needed. As of June 30, 2010, NIOSH had rostered 26,289 response workers.

Additional NIOSH information and resources about the Deepwater Horizon Response can be found at


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