New from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-WWW.CDC.Gov --and Its National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

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New from the U.S. Centers for disease Control and Prevention--www.cdc.gov --and its National Institute for occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)-- www.cdc.gov/niosh--is a quick-reference Web page showing cylinder assemblies that are authorized components of NIOSH-approved self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). Fire Service SCBA Cylinder Part Numbers lists the SCBA models commonly used in the fire service and the corresponding approved cylinder and valve assemblies based on the information in the NIOSH data base and provided by the manufacturer. Two manufacturers--Draeger Safety and Biomarine--currently are listed; others will be added as their information is submitted to NIOSH.

NIOSH also reported that it has partnered with the Spanish-language television network Telemundo, CPWR--The Center for Construction Research and Training, and Hollywood Health and Society to introduce an occupational safety storyline on the popular series "Pecados Ajenos." The storyline focuses on the consequences of a serious workplace injury involving a fall from a construction site ladder.

In a related development, NIOSH announced that 13 of its publications and Web pages also have been made available in Spanish; topics cover a number of occupational safety and health areas. Visit www.cdc.gov/spanish/niosh.

NIOSH has introduced four new publications concerning nanotechnology:

* Safe Nanotechnology in the Workplace, DHHS (NIOSH) No. …