Best Practices

How to cope with an “age-gifted” workforce

July 24, 2012

While some employers view the aging U.S. workforce with concern, others take a more positive approach and have implemented policies and practices that support a more competitive, sustainable and safer workforce, regardless of its overall age.

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NIOSH ag, forestry and fishing research gets a high grade from review panel

July 9, 2012

An expert panel has awarded NIOSH’s research program to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths in the Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing Sector the highest rating – a five on a scale of 1-5 – based on its relevance.

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The new heart of hazcom

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July 3, 2012
For most workplaces, the heart of Hazcom has been the compilation of material safety data sheets (SDS) housed in 3-ring binders and made available to employees.

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Is it safe for pregnant workers?

You can help to reasonably reduce hazards
June 6, 2012
The EEOC received 53,865 charges alleging pregnancy discrimination over the past ten fiscal years — more than a 35% increase in charges from the previous ten years.

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An “unborn child’s” health and safety

Do you accept the responsibility?
May 3, 2012
OSHA’s modified hazard communication standard (HCS) mandates a highly controversial and divisive issue that was not addressed in the preamble.

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Dealing with the ultimate failure

After a worker’s death, don’t haunt yourself with “what if’s”
April 2, 2012
A death in the workplace is the ultimate failure of any safety and health program.

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Wisdom obtained through body of knowledge and specialization

March 1, 2012
Wisdom is an appreciation of how, why and when to apply knowledge.

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Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals pose challenges

Many EDCs are harmful at low doses and safe at high doses.
February 2, 2012
In December 2011, EU REACH listed Octylphenol among its candidate list for Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC).

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How to assess reproductive risks

New standards will revolutionize best practices
January 4, 2012
In 1991, the U.S. Supreme Court in UAW v. Johnson Controls established that employers have the obligation to fully inform a woman of workplace risks to pregnancy.

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Who “owns” EHS risk management?

New standards will revolutionize best practices
December 5, 2011
ANSI/ASSE Z690.2-2011 (Risk Management – Principles and Guidelines) and its companion standards, Vocabulary for Risk Management and Risk Assessment Techniques, were approved earlier this year.


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