NIOSH Publishes New Database of Engineering Controls

Published August 3, 2016

​NIOSH has released an Engineering Controls Database, a central repository of current agency information on engineering control technology. Users can search the database using keywords pertaining to particular hazards, occupations, or industries. The search results include links to descriptions of controls, including pictures and schematics, and summaries of their effectiveness. Users can also search by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes.

A recent post to the NIOSH Science Blog notes that the information included in the database was originally published by NIOSH researchers in a variety of formats, including journal articles. While much of the information on controls was previously available on the NIOSH website, the database is intended to make the information easier to find, according to the blog post.

The database does not include a comprehensive list of engineering control technologies or manufacturers and their products. The products and manufacturers listed in the database were chosen based on NIOSH research criteria. For more information, visit the Engineering Controls Database page on the agency’s website.