Occupational Safety

Lifting safety guide from Vivid Learning Systems

April 2, 2014

You might want to stop and think before you try to haul that crate of tools to the truck or carry another box of computer paper downstairs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than one million workers suffer back injuries each year.  The biggest culprit?  Heavy lifting.


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Toolbox Talk: Eye Safety

April 2, 2014

EYE INJURIES: some facts . . .About 1 ,000 work-related eye injuries occur each day. CONSTRUCTION HAS THE HIGHEST RATE! Every day, more than 120 construction workers are disabled and forced to miss work because of an eye injury. The alternative . . .


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Serious injuries and fatalities haunt the oil and gas industry

April 1, 2014
The world currently is in the midst of an oil and gas exploration and production (extraction) boom as demand for energy soars, especially in nations developing their industrial might such as China, Russia and Brazil.


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Commitment to go beyond – the 20th World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

March 28, 2014

I've spent several days in Dresden, Germany assisting DGUV (German Social Accident Insurance) organize the Symposium on Education and Learning for the XXth World Congress on Safety and Health at Work (to be held August 24-27, Frankfurt, Germany.)


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Workplace changes can increase productivity, but…

March 27, 2014

Want to improve productivity by motivating workers, or maybe improving the look of their workzone? A new study showed some "small but significant" effects on work-related outcomes -- but with a twist.


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Having fun with a serious subject

March 27, 2014

One of the best ways to make your point is by using humor. As you know, you will more likely listen to a creative and fun airline safety announcement than the same old tired message. For years, I have been sharing the message that people need to use the handrail whenever they are using the stairs.


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AIHA recognizes 43 new OEHS professionals as Distinguished Fellows

Honorees will be recognized at the 2014 AIHce in San Antonio
March 26, 2014

The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) has added 43 new distinguished Fellows, recognized for their significant contributions to the field of industrial hygiene, to its list.  The Fellow classification is limited to no more than five percent of the AIHA membership.


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MIG welding safety tips

March 26, 2014

This is not a comprehensive guide. There are many ways in which welding can damage your health. The main points are:


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Health experts to study effect of marijuana on workplace health and safety

Goal: to help workplaces get ready for impact of increasing use
March 25, 2014

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) and the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) have announced plans to collaborate in a study of workplace health and safety issues associated with worker impairment from the use of marijuana and other drugs.


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Ten ways to prevent eye injuries at work

March 24, 2014

Nearly one million Americans have lost some degree of their sight due to an eye injury. More than 700,000 Americans injure their eyes at work each year. Luckily, 90% of all workplace eye injuries can be avoided by using proper safety eyewear.


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