Environmental and Occupational Health

NFPA seeks comments to help protect first responders from Ebola virus

Comments sought for proposed amendment to NFPA 1999: Standard on Protective Clothing for Emergency Medical Operations

To help protect emergency first responders from exposure to the Ebola virus, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is seeking comments to a Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) to NFPA 1999, Standard on Protective Clothing for Emergency Medical Operations.


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Prolonged standing at work

The National Retail Federation forecasts that retailers and merchants will hire between 730,000 and 790,000 seasonal workers this holiday season. Many of these workers, such as sales associates and cashiers, have little, if any, opportunity to sit during their work shift.


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What works best to prevent stress among healthcare workers?

Changing the organization or educating staff?

Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) professionals have to make many decisions on a daily basis. These decisions can involve risk assessment methods, preventive workplace measures, workers’ health surveillance or even rehabilitation or return-to-work practices.


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Chronic low-back pain research standards announced by NIH task force

Better research may help address health issue that affects millions

Recommended standards for clinical low-back pain research hold promise for more consistently designed research and, in the long term, better treatment solutions to support those living with chronic low-back pain. The recommendations from the National Institutes of Health Task Force on Research Standards for Chronic Low-Back Pain were published in several leading back pain journals.


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Guide to controlling asthma at work

Unlike at home, you may have less control at work over your exposure to certain irritants and allergens that can be harmful if inhaled and can cause asthma symptoms (coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath). Here are four steps to prevent asthma symptoms at work.


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Returning to work after an injury

After a person experiences an injury and has taken time off work to recover, he or she will need to go through a transition period when first returning to work. Transitional work is a step in the recovery process when a person is able to complete some job tasks but is not yet at full capacity.


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BCSP welcomes new Officers and Board Members for 2015

BCSP is excited to announce the 2015 Board Officers, who will begin their terms in January: Ms. Cece Weldon, CSP, CHST, STS becomes the Board President, with Mr. Bruce Guiliani, CSP, CET as Vice President. Mr. Jack Dobson, Jr., CSP will retain the position of Treasurer and Dr. Lon Ferguson, CSP will become Past President. Also, we are privileged to have Mr. Richard Pollock, CSP join the organization as a Board Member in 2015.


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Recommitting to safety on National Miners Day

The following was posted on Saturday, Dec.  6: One hundred seven years ago today in Monongah, West Virginia, 362 coal miners – many of them teenage boys — went to work and never came home. That morning, an explosion ripped through two connected mines.


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Sights, signs & symbols from the National Safety Congress & Expo held in San Diego, CA, September 15-18

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Changes to NFPA 70E® – What You Need to Know

NFPA ® for Electrical Safety in the Workplace is revised every three years, providing the most up-to-date requirements for safe work practices to reduce exposure to electrical hazards. This program analyzes several significant changes in 70E ® and is designed to clarify the reasoning behind the changes, and assist in determining how the changes impact employees and employers.

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