“Behind the Science: Spotlight on NIOSH Field and Laboratory Research” is the third webinar in the NIOSH 50th Anniversary

(https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/about/50thanniversary.html) Science Webinar Series. It highlights three scientific research activities from field and laboratory researchers. Topics include the 30 year NIOSH involvement in mining-induced seismicity research to better quantify and mitigate risk of rockbursts, bumps, and overall mine instability; highlights from NIOSH research to identify a workplace hazard from inhaled butter flavoring vapors causing severe lung damage; and the research to practice story of the NIOSH respirator research and conformity assessment effort to advance technology ensuring first responders are equipped with appropriate chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) protective respirators.

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