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Health Hazard Evaluations, What’s New

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!

What's New

Evaluation of Occupational Exposures to Opioids, Mental Health Symptoms, Exposure to Traumatic Events, and Job Stress in a City Fire Department
At the request of city and fire department officials, Health Hazard Evaluation Program investigators evaluated how responding to the opioid epidemic might affect the mental health of firefighters. Read the findings and recommendations in the full report.

Evaluation of Occupational Exposure to Opioids in a City Police Department
The Health Hazard Evaluation Program received a request concerning possible unintentional exposure to opioids among police officers. HHE investigators evaluated incidents where police officers developed health symptoms after potential exposure to suspected opioids. Read the findings and recommendations in the full report.

2020 Health Hazard Evaluation Program Annual Report
The NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluation (HHE) Program is pleased to share its 2020 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.