On January 16, 2007, OSHA’s Director of Enforcement, Richard Fairfax, explained in a letter of interpretation requirements for first aid, CPR, and bloodborne pathogens exposure training. Does everyone need to be trained? What if there is a career rescue squad within five miles of the workplace?
Building a company-wide culture of health and developing an effective communications strategy are characteristic of companies with outstanding workplace health promotion programs, according to a report in the February Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).
Employees of U.S. companies seeking to avoid exposure to the Zika virus likely have few legal avenues to either refuse travel to affected areas or sue if they actually become sick from the virus, according to a report by Reuters news service.
Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is 100% preventable; however, once acquired, it is permanent and irreversible [NIOSH 1998]. Understanding and minimizing the risks associated with noise exposures are the keys to preventing noise-related hearing loss.
Eighteen months after its landmark rule aimed at preventing black lung disease took effect, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is implementing Phase II. Beginning today, underground coal mine operators are required to collect an increased number of coal dust samples, use a continuous personal dust monitor to measure dust levels in real time, and notify miners more quickly about the results of dust sampling.
Recently, someone who is engaged in the DC political scene for safety told me that the failure of the current administration’s OSHA to issue an injury and illness prevention plan standard (or I2P2) was an historic lost opportunity for OSH professionals and ASSE members.
According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research, "Smart Textile Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2015 - 2023," the smart textile market was valued at US $700 million in 2014, which is expected to reach US $7,730.0 million by 2023, growing at a rate of 30.8% from 2015 to 2023.
Approximately thirty leading European researchers, trade unionists and representatives of associations gathered this week for a seminar organised jointly by the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI), the Belgian association Santé & Solidarité, and the Free University of Brussels (ULB).
Shawn Roll, an assistant professor at the USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, focuses primarily on research for the prevention, rehabilitation and assessment of musculoskeletal disorders like carpal tunnel syndrome.
Although the effects of sleepiness and fatigue has been extensively researched, the multi-layered, complex construct of fatigue has resulted in much of the research, particularly field-based studies, being confounded to some extent due to the many endogenous and exogenous variables that “interplay” simultaneously.