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Reaching & Impacting New Audiences Through the Latest Social Media Channels

In 2008 NIOSH enhanced its leadership role within the public health community by implementing Web 2.0 applications. These applications provide opportunities for NIOSH researchers to truly engage with audiences in ways unimaginable just a few years ago. The Web 2.0 revolution is as much about changing communication culture as it is about using social networking sites, such as MySpace, Facebook, Wikipedia, Flickr, Twitter, and blogs, to reach diverse audiences with safety and health information.

NIOSH Science Blog
The first truly external blog at CDC-provides NIOSH with an opportunity to engage in scientific discussions with its partners and the public. The blog includes 44 unique topics and has generated more than 400 comments. Since its inception, the blog has been visited more than 100,000 times. In 2008 it averaged 156 visits per day and has risen to 245 visits per day from 01/01/09-05/27/09

NIOSH eNews
In this monthly electronic newsletter, NIOSH delivers the latest research on occupational safety and health to over 20,000 partners

NIOSH Twitter

NIOSH Facebook
Become a fan of NIOSH

NIOSH MySpace
Become a fan of NIOSH

NIOSH Firefighter Myspace
Launched in the fall of 2008 to reach volunteer fire fighters and fire departments with NIOSH information related to fire fighter health, safety and fatalities, such as Fire Fighter Investigation Reports. A blog is also featured to encourage feedback from the community on fire safety-topics such as "Improved Criteria for Emergency Medical Protective Clothing" and "Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program".

NIOSH Flickr
See NIOSH research in action by visiting our gallery of photos.

NIOSH Youtube
Watch NIOSH Safety videos online

Wikepedia
NIOSH contributions to Wikepedia include:

 
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