Articles Tagged with ''workers''

U.S. doctors lead in wellbeing, transportation workers lag

Farmers, foresters get most exercise

In the United States, physicians lead all major occupational groups in overall wellbeing, followed by school teachers and business owners. Transportation workers have the lowest wellbeing scores, behind manufacturing and production workers.


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Worker’s Memorial Day

“The pain and suffering never goes away”

ISHN interviewed Kent McElhattan, chairman of Industrial Scientific, about Workers’ Memorial Day, which will be observed Sunday, April 28th. Q:  When did you first become aware of Workers Memorial Day, Kent?


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The cost of rheumatoid arthritis in the workplace

Study emphasizes need for effective management strategies

Workers who have rheumatoid arthritis (RA) cost their employers about $5,200 more than those who don’t, according to a study in in the March Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).


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They achieved the impossible

Western Australian resources industry makes year without fatality

Resources companies in Western Australia have achieved what many have worked for but no one really believed would happen. In 2012 there were no fatal incidents in the industry.


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Safety in the oil and gas industry, hospitals

Michaels talks to OSHA employees

Last month, Assistant Secretary of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Dr. David Michaels held an OSHA Employees All-Hands Meeting. OSHA employees who were not able to attend the meeting in person were able to participate through the web.


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Stay the course: Michaels talks to OSHA employees

Excerpts from all-hands meeting speech

Last month, Assistant Secretary of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Dr. David Michaels held an OSHA Employees All-Hands Meeting. OSHA employees who were not able to attend the meeting in person were able to participate through the web.


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Whistleblower advisory committee meets for first time

OSHA's new Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee held its first meeting last week in Washington, D.C. Representatives from both management and labor highlighted improvements made to the program over the past 18 months.


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New OSHA fact sheet emphasizes proper PPE use in disaster recovery

As part of its ongoing efforts to educate workers and employers about hazards associated with cleanup work in the aftermath of weather calamities, OSHA has issued a new fact sheet highlighting the need for employers to provide their workers with appropriate personal protective equipment and the training to properly use that equipment.


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Study details cost of cancer in employees

Cancer in U.S. workers leads to productivity losses of more than 33 million disability days per year, according to a study in the December Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM). Most affected: smaller companies.


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