National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

  • Mining safety expert and Sammies finalist talks efforts to improve worker conditions

    Mining accidents kill or injure thousands every year, and John Sammarco at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health said one reason is poor illumination deep in mines.

  • Hongwei Hsiao: Sammies nod for improving worker safety

    Hongwei Hsiao is chief of the protective technology branch at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. His work has made a big difference in worker safety. Now it’s earned him designation as a finalist in this year’s Service to America Medals program. He joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk about his work.

  • Green blazes trail to making ambulances safer for EMTs, patients

    Working with a public-private team, James D. Green recommended 10 crash safety standards or practices to be used for ambulances and their equipment.

  • James Green, project officer, CDC and Prevention’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

    An ambulance crash in Texas that killed everyone inside but the driver is the latest incident to expose safety problems in the vehicles of first responder. New emergency crash standards can hopefully reduce that risk. James Green is project officer of the Division of Safety Research at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He’s a finalist for a Service to America medal in the Citizen Services category. He created ten new safety standards for ambulances and tells Francis Rose on In Depth what inspired their creation. View a photo gallery of all Sammies finalists. Read a Q&A and read a related article.