October 19, 2021
NIOSH Faces Data Security Challenges For National Firefighter Registry
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is in the final stages of developing a first-of-its-kind, statutorily mandated national registry to monitor cancer exposures among firefighters, but says several hurdles remain in creating a process to protect the data security of program participants. The National Firefighter Registry (NFR) was first established by Congress in the 2018 Firefighter Cancer Registry Act , which stipulated that NIOSH “develop and maintain a voluntary registry of firefighters in order to collect history...
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