Newsroom: NIOSH-Funded Research News

Below are links to press releases and news about NIOSH-funded research from some of the institutions we support.

UCI-led study finds prolonged, low-level radon exposure still a leading cause of lung cancer
June 14, 2022 – University of California Irvine

CARERC Gives UK Researchers Tools to Uncover Safety Concerns in the Workplace
June 14, 2022 – University of Kentucky

Doctors, Sleep, and Patient Safety
May 12, 2022 – Harvard Medical School

Remote work does not negatively impact productivity, study suggests
May 5, 2022 – Texas A&M

Unique program addresses ag mental wellness
April 16, 2022 – University of Kentucky

Marshfield Clinic Research Institute – National child agricultural safety center turns 25
April 6, 2022 – National Children’s Center

Model helps predict likelihood of farm vehicle crashes on public roads
January 18, 2022 – University of Minnesota

Gig Workers’ Health Studied by New California Labor Laboratory
October 27, 2021 – California Labor Laboratory (CALL)

Improving the conditions of work for vulnerable populations
October 27, 2021 – Center for Work, Health, & Well-being at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

MRASH conference to highlight safety and health of vulnerable farmworkers
October 5, 2021 – Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health

Drought can lead to more than the summertime blues in farmers
September 17, 2021 – Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health

Office air quality may affect employees’ cognition, productivity
September 9, 2021 – Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Education and Research Center

New grant will help OSU researchers find ways to prevent injury in Dungeness crab industry
August 10, 2021 – Oregon State University

WVU School of Public Health takes over workplace health major as scope of occupational health hazards broadens to include infectious diseases
May 13, 2021 – West Virginia University

Supporting employee mental health: A new module for employers to make real change
May 19, 2021 – Center for Health, Work & Environment, Colorado School of Public Health

Some temporary workers much more likely to get hurt on the job — new Washington safety requirements aim to change that
April 15, 2021 – Washington State Department of Labor and Industries

Study shows working in agriculture poses higher risk of developing dementia
January 19, 2021 – Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health

NIOSH pledges $6 million for child agricultural injury prevention
October 27, 2020 – Marshfield Clinic Research Institute

Virtual conference is taking Midwest farm safety to the world
October 14, 2020 – Iowa’s Center for Agricultural Safety and Health

Free training for supervisors aims to keep young agricultural workers safe
Sept. 30, 2020 – Marshfield Clinic Research Institute

Researchers creating personalized robotic limb to reduce work intensity
September 25, 2020 – University of Illinois Chicago

Governor Jared Polis Proclaims August 20 as Total Worker Health Day in Colorado
August 20, 2020 – University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus

Cultivating Safety on the Farm
August 15, 2020 – Ag Net West

Improving Ladder Safety, One Rung at a Time
August 11, 2020 – University of Pittsburgh

75% of US workers can’t work exclusively from home, face greater risks during pandemic
June 23, 2020 – University of Washington

Research team works to develop new ways to detect air pollutants
February 18, 2020 – Virginia Tech

Researcher to take on challenge of home care safety for workers, patients
February 5, 2020 – Umass Lowell

CDC grant to focus on effects of nano-coal dust on lung disease in coal miners
December 20, 2019 – Penn State

Researchers Develop Germ-killing Fabrics to Prevent Hospital Infections
December 5, 2019 – UMass Lowell

Small, wearable air pollution sensors will let workers know what they’re breathing
October 28, 2019 – Colorado State University

University of Hawaii, Kuakini Honolulu Heart Program study finds pesticides may play a role in cardiovascular disease
October 2, 2019 – University of Hawaii

Study Finds Home Health Workers Often Face Verbal Abuse
August 19, 2019 – UMass Lowell

UA Receives CDC Funding to Educate Next Generation of Occupational Health Professionals
August 2, 2019 – University of Arizona

Pesticide exposure linked to teen depression in agricultural communities
July 2, 2019 – University of California San Diego

Mining Safety, Health Focus of $1.7M Grant
June 25, 2019 – University of Arizona

Page last reviewed: July 17, 2020