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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
“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.”