Articles Tagged with ''occupational''

AIHA® announces 2012 award recipients

March 12, 2012

The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) has announced its 2012 award winners.


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ACGIH issues 2012 TLVs, BEIs and Guide to Occupational Exposure Values

March 9, 2012

ACGIH® has released its 2012 editions of the TLVs® and BEIs® book and the Guide to Occupational Exposure Values.


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Hawaii considers bill to make workplace bullying an occ safety violation

February 28, 2012

A Hawaii Senate committee is considering a proposal that would make abusive conduct against a public employee by another public employee an occupational safety violation.


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Perception, work-life balance are key factors in workplace safety

February 23, 2012

Perception may not equal reality -- per the well-known quote -- but a worker's perception of safety in the workplace has a very real effect on workplace injuries, according to a recent University of Georgia Study.


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Study: Gender & occupation most closely linked to noise exposure

February 22, 2012

In the February 2012 issue of the International Journal of Audiology researchers at Western Michigan University’s Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology identify the distribution of typical noise levels present in daily life and identify factors associated with average sound levels.


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Phone counseling helps depressed workers

February 18, 2012

A work-focused, telephone counseling program for depressed employees not only improves depression, but also leads to increased productivity and decreased costs, reports a study in the February Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).


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AIHA supports worker health draft law in China

February 16, 2012

In a letter sent last week to the Director of  the State Administration of Work Safety in China, American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) President Elizabeth Pullen expressed support for a draft law that would enhance occupational health in that country.


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Scientists blame special interests for delay in silica rule

January 25, 2012

An "extraordinary" delay in the development of federal protections against exposure to crystalline silica is harming American workers, more than 300 public health scientists, doctors and occupational safety experts told President Obama today.


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Can you believe it?

January 25, 2012

Last week we received this new release: “A UC Davis researcher has estimated the national annual price tag of occupational injuries and illnesses at $250 billion, much higher than generally assumed.


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Asthma: A business case for employers and health care purchasers

January 24, 2012

“The purpose of this report is twofold: to revisit the robust body of evidence demonstrating positive health outcomes and economic benefits of comprehensive asthma programs, and to analyze its implications for employers.” 


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