Program has benefits even for participants who don't lose weight
November 11, 2016
Employees who participate in a workplace weight management program—even those without significant weight loss—have reduced health care costs and improved quality of life (QOL), reports a study in the November Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently released its 2016 list of hazardous drugs in healthcare settings, updating the list to include 34 added drugs. Healthcare workers who prepare or give hazardous drugs to patients, such as those used for cancer therapy, as well as support staff may face individual health risks when exposed to these drugs.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized a rule to improve the nation’s hazardous waste regulations to protect public health and the environment. The updated Hazardous Waste Import and Export Regulations streamline the hazardous waste export and import process, implement mandatory electronic reporting for international shipments and electronically linking export information.
In an effort to reduce the more than 2,600 workplace amputations that take place in the U.S. each year, OSHA is directing its attention toward manufacturing operations in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas workplaces.
Public health experts outline steps to better health for Americans
November 9, 2016
Nearly 12,000 public health experts who gathered in Denver recently for the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) annual meeting faced – and explored – a daunting task: improving the health of Americans.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Center for Motor Vehicle Safety is observing Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, hosted by the National Sleep Foundation. The campaign is designed to reduce the number of fatigue-related crashes and to save lives.