HEALTH HAZARD EVALUATIONS
The HHE followback program reaches out to employers, employees, and unions after an HHE is completed. The purpose is to learn what happened in the workplace. Surveys are mailed a few months after the HHE report is issued and one year later. In some cases, NIOSH investigators return to investigated facilities to see firsthand what happened.
Data from 2006-2010 show that after a NIOSH field investigation, HHE recommendations frequently are implemented, (Figure 1) and help improve conditions in the workplace (Figure 2). The majority of employers, employees, and unions involved in the HHE report that they would request an HHE again if help was needed (Figure 3). When NIOSH assisted without a field investigation, HHE requestors report that they share the NIOSH information with managers and supervisors (Figure 4) and with nonsupervisory employees (Figure 5). The majority of requestors report that they would request an HHE again if they needed help (Figure 6).
- Page last reviewed: August 12, 2013
- Page last updated: February 24, 2012
- Content source:
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Office of the Director