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What's New on the NIOSH Website

NOTE: This page is archived for historical purposes and is no longer being maintained or updated.

The following is an archive of items listed on "What’s New on the NIOSH Website" from 1996 to 1997.

December 1997

  • The following Hazard Controls are now available on the NIOSH Homepage in text format: Control of Exposure to Perchloroethylene in Commercial Drycleaning–Hazard Control 16; Control of Exposure to Perchloroethylene in Commercial Drycleaning (Substitution)–Hazard Control 17; Control of Exposure to Perchloroethylene in Commercial Drycleaning (Machine Design)–Hazard Control 18; Control of Exposure to Perchloroethylene in Commercial Drycleaning (Ventilation)–Hazard Control 19; Control of Spotting Chemical Hazards In Commercial Drycleaning–Hazard Control 20; Control of Fire Hazards in Commercial Drycleaning Shops Using Petroleum-Based Solvents–Hazard Control 21; and Control of Ergonomic Hazards in Commercial Drycleaning–Hazard Control 22: 12/23/97
  • Criteria Documents: Noise; Inorganic Lead; Inorganic Mercury; Methylene Chloride; Nitric Acid; Isopropyl Alcohol; Methyl Alcohol; Oxides of Nitrogen (Nitrogen Dioxide and Nitric Oxide); Logging From Felling to First Haul; Parathion; Phenol; Malathion; Kepone; Methyl Parathion; Organotin Compounds; Hydrogen Sulfide; Inorganic Nickel; Nickel Carbonyl; Hydroquinone; Inorganic Lead (Revised Criteria, 1978); Nitroglycerin and Ethylene Glycol Dinitrate; Ketones; Exposure During the Manufacture and Formulation of Pesticides; o-Tolidine; Nitriles; Guidelines for Controlling Hazardous Energy During Maintenance and Servicing [Lockout/Tagout]; Comprehensive Safety Recommendations for Land-Based Oil and Gas Well Drilling; and Recommendations for the Control of Occupational Safety and Health Hazards: Manufacture of Paint and Allied Coating Products: 12/3/97

November 1997

October 1997

  • CIBs:CIB 51–Carcinogenic Effects of Exposure to Propylene Oxide; CIB 52–Ethylene Oxide Sterilizers in Health Care Facilities- Engineering Controls and Work Practices; CIB 53–Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI) and Toluenediamine (TDA)-Evidence of Carcinogenicity; CIB 54–Environmental tobacco Smoke in the Workplace-Lung Cancer and Other Health Effects; and CIB 55–Carcinogenicity of Acetaldehyde and Malonaldehyde, and Mutagenicity of Related Low-Molecular-Weight Aldehydes: 10/30/97
  • CIBs:CIB 32–Arsine (Arsenic Hydride) Poisoning in the Workplace; CIB 33–Radiofrequency (RF) Sealers and Heaters: Potential Health Hazards and Their Prevention; CIB 34–Formaldehyde: Evidence of Carcinogenicity; CIB 35–Ethylene Oxide (EtO); CIB 36–Silica Flour: Silicosis; CIB 37–Ethylene Dibromide (EDB) (Revised); CIB 38–Vibration Syndrome; CIB 39–Glycol Ethers 2-Methoxyethanol and 2-Ethoxyethanol; CIB 40–2,3,7,8 -Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-ioxin (TCDD, "dioxin"); CIB 41–1,3-Butadiene CH2=CH-CH=Ch2; CIB 42–Cadmium (Cd); CIB 43–Monohalomethanes: Methyl Chloride CH3Cl, Methyl Bromide CH3Br Methyl Iodide CH3l; CIB 44–Dinitrotoluenes (DNT); CIB 45–Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB’s): Potential Health Hazards from Electrical Equipment Fires or Failures; CIB 46–Methylene Chloride; CIB 47–4,4′-Methylenedianiline (MDA) (Revised); CIB 48– Organic Solvent Neurotoxicity; CIB 49–Injuries and Amputations Resulting From Work With Mechanical Power Presses; and CIB 50–Carcinogenic Effects of Exposure to Diesel Exhaust: 10/29/97
  • Control of Workplace Hazards for the 21st Century – Setting the Research Agenda: 10/28/97
  •  Histoplasmosis: Protecting Workers at Risk  : 10/28/97
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; Certification of Respiratory Devices Used to Protect Workers in Hazardous Environments: 10/28/97
  • NIOSH Educational Resource Centers Schedule of Courses — September 1997 through December 1998: 10/28/97
  •  NIOSH Researchers In Cincinnati, Morgantown Receive Award For Outstanding Scientific Publications, October 1997 Update : 10/10/97
  •  Robert L. Grayson, Ph.D., Named First Associate Director Of NIOSH For Mining Safety, Health Research : 10/7/97
  •  Mortality by Occupation, Industry, and Cause of Death: 24 Reporting States : 10/7/97
  • Criteria Documents: Inorganic Fluorides; Emergency Egress From Elevated Workstations; Ethylene Dichloride (1,2-dichloroethane); Epichlorohydrin; Hydrogen cyanide and Cyanide Salts; Formaldehyde; Fibrous Glass; Decomposition Products of Fluorocarbon Polymers; Use of Ethylene Oxide as a Sterilant in Medical Facilities; Ethylene Dibromide; Dioxane; Dibromochloropropane; Dinitro-Ortho-Cresol; DDT; Ethylene Dichloride (1,2 Dichloroethane) (revised); Diisocyanates; Ethylene Thiourea (ETU); Development of Draft Contruction Safety Standards for Excavations: Volume I; Development of Draft Contruction Safety Standards for Excavations: Volume II; Alternatives to Di-2-Ethylhexyl Phthalate ("DOP") in Respirator Quantitative Fit Testing; NIOH and NIOSH Basis for an Occupational Health Standard: Di-(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP); and NEG and NIOSH Basis for an Occupational Health Standard: Ethyl Ether: 10/6/97
  •  NIOSH Wins 1997 R&D 100 Award — UPDATE : 10/6/97
  •  Special Hazard Review: Child Labor Research Needs : 10/6/97
  •  International Chemical Safety Cards (WHO/IPCS/ILO) : 10/6/97

September 1997

August 1997

  • CIBs: CIB 11 — Dimethylcarbamoyl Chloride (DMCC) (REVISED); CIB 12 — Dimethylcarbamoyl Chloride (DECC); CIB 13 — Explosive Azide Hazard; CIB 14 — Inorganic Arsenic Respiratory Protection; CIB 15 — Nitrosamines In Cutting Fluids; CIB 16 — Metabolic Precursors Of A Known Human Carcinogen, Beta-Naphthylamine; CIB 17 — 2-Nitropropane; CIB 18 — Acrylonitrile; CIB 19 — 2,4-Diaminoanisole (4-Methoxy-m-Phenylenediamine) In Hair And Fur Dyes; CIB 20 — Tetrachloroethylene (Perchloroethylene); CIB 21 — Trimellitic Anhydride (TMA); CIB 22 — Ethylene Thiourea (ETU); and CIB 23 — Ethylene Dibromide And Disulfiram Toxic Interaction: 8/29/97
  •  Ergonomics: Effective Workplace Practices and Programs – Transcripts of Presentations : 8/29/97
  •  Exposure to Silica Dust on Continuous Mining Operations Using Flooded-Bed Scrubbers — HAZARD ID1 : 8/28/97
  • Work, Stress and Health ’99: Organization of Work in a Global Economy: 08/25/97
  • CIBs:CIB 1–Chloroprene; CIB 2–Trichloroethylene (TCE; CIB 3–Ethylene Dibromide (EDB); CIB 4–Chrome Pigment; CIB 5–Asbestos – Asbestos Exposure During Servicing of Motor Vehicle Brake and Clutch Assemblies; CIB 6–methylphosphoric Triamide (HMPA); CIB 7–Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs); CIB 8–4,4-Diaminodiphenylmethane (DDM); CIB 9–Chloroform; and CIB 10–Radon Daughters: 8/20/97
  • All UPDATES are now available on the NIOSH Homepage in text format: NIOSH Warns of Danger of Trench Cave-ins; NIOSH Warns: Manure Pits Continue to Claim Lives; NIOSH Issues Warning To Tobacco Harvesters; NIOSH Warns Farmers of Deadly Risk of Grain Suffocation; NIOSH Warns of Deadly Carbon Monoxide Hazard from Using Pressure Washers Indoors; NIOSH Reports on the Preventability of Tractor Rollovers; NIOSH Issues Nationwide Alert on Dangers of Working from Scaffolds; NIOSH Issues Nationwide Alert on Dangers of Tree Trimming; NIOSH Issues Nationwide Alert on Silicosis; Prevention of Silicosis Deaths; Farm Safety; NIOSH Warns Workers About Explosive Respirator Cylinders; NIOSH Urges Immediate Action to Prevent Workplace Homicide; College Students May be Risking Their Lives on Fishing Vessels; NIOSH Warns: Nitrous Oxide Continues to Threaten Health Care Workers; NIOSH Warns Of Agricultural Hazards; NIOSH Finds Effective Interventions to Reduce Ergonomic Injuries in Meatpacking and Other Industries; NIOSH Warns: Employment May Be Hazardous for Adolescent Workers; NIOSH Warns Farmers of Forage Wagon Hazards; and NIOSH Study Finds Work Injuries, Illnesses Among Young Employees Pervasive, Preventable: 8/20/97
  • Criteria Documents: Asbestos; Beryllium; Beryllium (Rev. 8/77); Carbon Monoxide; Inorganic Arsenic; Ammonia; Benzene; Benzene (Rev. 8/76); Inorganic Arsenic–New Criteria; Carbon Tetrachloride; Carbon Tetrachloride (Rev. 1976); Chlorine; Cadmium; Carbon Dioxide; Allyl Chloride; Carbaryl; Carbon Trifluoride; Carbon Disulfide; Benzoyl Peroxide; Asphalt Fumes; Benzyl Chloride; Special Occupational Hazard Review for aldrin/Dieldrin; Carbon Black; Antimony; and Special Occupational Hazard Review for Benzidine-Based Dyes: 8/18/97

July 1997

  • Duke University Medical Center–Profile of a NIOSH Training Grant: 7/11/97
  • Temple University–Profile of a NIOSH Training Grant: 7/11/97
  • Criteria Documents: 1,1,1-Trichloroethane (Methyl Chloroform); Acetylene; Acrylamide; 1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane; Alkanes (C5-C8); Acrylonitrile; 4,4′-Methylene (2-chloroaniline) (SHR); Acrylamide (JOHD); 2-Ethyl-2-hydroxymethyl-1,3- PB 95-219598 propanediol (JOHD); and 2-Diethylaminoethanol: 7/9/97
  • Hazard Controls are now available on the NIOSH Homepage in text files, or in .PDF files using  Adobe Acrobat Reader . They can also be accessed as text files from the  Publications List : 7/7/97
  •  National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA), July, 1997 Update [PDF] : 7/3/97
  •  NIOSH Conference on National Research Agenda Reviews Progress Under Partnerships, Further Opportunities : 07/02/97
  • University of South Florida–Profile of a New NIOSH Educational Resource Center: 7/3/97
  • NIOSH Silicosis Prevention: 07/02/97
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) and Workplace Factors—A Review of Epidemiologic Evidence for Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Neck Upper Extremity, and Low Back: 7/1/97

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December 1996

  • NIOSH Hamilton Laboratory Hosts ISO ASTM Meetings: 12/17/96
  • National Occupational Injury Research Symposium (NOIRS), October 1997, Morgantown, WV: 12/6/96

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September 1996

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