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New slideshow promotes I2P2

March 18, 2013

OSHA has published a new slide presentation on the value of injury and illness prevention programs — a proactive process to help employers find and fix workplace hazards before workers are hurt.


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Study: Workplace health programs can cut health costs – by a lot

But savings will take time
January 9, 2013

Workplace health promotion programs have the potential to reduce average worker health costs by 18 percent — and even more for older workers, reports a study in the January Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).


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USPS cited in heat-related death of letter carrier

December 19, 2012

OSHA has cited the U.S. Postal Service Truman Station in Independence, Mo., with a willful violation for failing to protect employees working in excessive heat. OSHA initiated an inspection in July after a mail carrier developed heat-related illness symptoms, collapsed while working his route and was taken to the hospital where he died as a result of his exposure to excessive heat.


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OSHA’s Michaels looks back on a long, hot summer

October 10, 2012

Reflecting on a summer that saw a record number of heat-related weather emergencies across the country, OSHA chief Dr. David Michaels said there’s no way of knowing how many workers are alive and well right now because their employers took steps to reduce the risk of heat-related illness.


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Interactive map shows heat-related deaths across U.S.

October 8, 2012

Although temperatures have turned frosty in many parts of the U.S., OSHA is not letting up on its effort to raise awareness about the risks of heat illness for outdoor workers.


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Heat still a factor for outdoor workers

August 17, 2012

On the heels of the hottest month in US history, OSHA continues to promote its smart phone-friendly Heat Safety Tool mobile app, which provides vital safety info on heat-related illness prevention.


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How NOT to spread germs at work

July 13, 2012

It’s easy to avoid spreading germs throughout your workplace – yet many people inadvertently do it, nonetheless, due to a variety of reasons.


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Safety pros are “raising the flag of recognition”

June 18, 2012
The American Society of Safety Engineers’ outgoing President Terrie S. Norris, CSP, ARM, CPSI, of Long Beach, CA, a member of ASSE and the safety and health profession for more than 20 years, told the Safety 2012 crowd in Denver that more must be done when it comes to preventing work injuries and illnesses.


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Prepare for summer with a mobile app from OSHA

June 4, 2012

OSHA is making available a mobile application designed to keep outdoor workers safe during summer heat.


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Pesticide poisoning much higher among female farmworkers

May 31, 2012

Female farmworkers in the U.S. get acute pesticide-related illnesses and injuries at twice the rate of male farmworkers, according to researchers from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).


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