Health Hazard Evaluations (HHEs)

Each month we will update this page to highlight newly released final reports and information on new and emerging hazards we are evaluating. Check back often to see what we are up to!

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Ventilation and Training Recommendations Provided to a Brewery
After evaluating the ventilation at laser coding stations on the can-packing lines, HHE Program investigators recommended dust control measures, creating a filter change-out schedule, and training employees on use, care, and maintenance of local exhaust ventilation systems, including how to safely clean the laser coding ventilation reusable filter. Read the report: icon

Evaluation of Lead and Copper Exposure at an Indoor Shooting Range
Finding elevated lead concentrations in air samples on employees who were changing exhaust prefilters and emptying buckets behind the bullet trap, HHE Program investigators recommended changes to these maintenance tasks, improvements to the current facility standard operating procedures, and ensuring appropriate sizes for Tyvek suits and nitrile gloves are available. Read the report: icon

2018 Health Hazard Evaluation Program Annual Report
The NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluation (HHE) Program is pleased to share its 2018 annual report. Our report includes summaries of projects that were interesting and other highlights of our year. We hope the report stimulates conversations about who the HHE Program is and how we make a difference for the health and safety of employees throughout the United States. The annual report is available here: iconpdf icon

Page last reviewed: September 28, 2018, 12:00 AM