10 March 2015
NIOSH Highlights Climate Change Impact on Workers
NIOSH explains to people that workers are working in more extreme temperatures, air pollution, ambient temperatures, and foodborne pathogens. NIOSH is working to make the occupational safety and health issues better for the workers and determining what the main problems are. They are making recommendations for workers to improve the environment that they are working in. They are developing a way to research the identified gaps and issues to make improvements. Keeping a database will also help them keep track of what the issues are that the workers are in contouring. They have funded a project that uses GIS data that shows all of the places and workers that are effected by the climate change. They are looking at the direct effects of the increased hazardous due to the climate change. They are also working with other groups like the CCOSH to coordinate with NIOSH to keep maintaining awareness of workers with the climate change. The higher temperature rise is bringing up the need for climate controlled buildings for workers. The only problems with this is that it could pose poor air quality. Workers and other people who have seen these types of buildings say that if they are not climate controlled then the climate change makes it really hot in the building. This makes it hard for the workers to work. NIOSH is work towards making working environments better for workers and being able to control the environment from the climate change heat.