Environmental and Occupational Health

Environmental and Occupational Health features news, studies and emerging developments relating to health.

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An OSH standard for the world

ISO 45001 to be published in 2016

Whether you call it “Workers’ Memorial Day” or “World Day for Safety and Health at Work,” today’s focus is the same: improving conditions for workers so that injuries and illnesses are prevented and lives are saved.


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World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2015

Building a culture of prevention on occupational safety and health

International Labour Organization (ILO) Director-General Guy Ryder: The news is punctuated periodically by intense coverage of dramatic, heartbreaking stories that capture global attention: health workers infected while caring for patients with deadly diseases, trapped miners who may or may not resurface, factory building collapses, plane crashes, explosions of oil rigs and nuclear accidents.


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On Workers’ Memorial Day, National Safety Council urges employers to address workplace illnesses

More than 50,000 workers estimated to die each year from occupational illnesses

This Workers’ Memorial Day, observed April 28, the National Safety Council is calling on employers to better understand and identify the risks associated with occupational illnesses. Workplace-related illnesses are estimated to result in 53,000 deaths and 427,000 nonfatal illnesses each yeari compared to workplace-related injuries, which are estimated to result in almost 4,000 deaths and 4.8 million injuries requiring medical attention annuallyii.


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Top OSH researchers recognized by NIOSH

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has recognized several NIOSH researchers and partners for their significant contributions to the field of occupational safety and health over the past year.


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EVENTS

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Gas Detectors: The most common mistakes people make when using atmospheric monitors

Contact: Adam Thomas
Learn the most common mistakes people make when using atmospheric monitors. Join Bob Henderson from GFG Instrumentation for this educational webinar. Read More

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Realizing ROI from Your Gas Detection Program

6/26/14
Online!
Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand This presentation will cover why a safe workplace equates to good business, why keeping workers truly safe from hazardous gases requires a complete gas detection program, and how your investment can ensure an ROI to your overall business.

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RISK-BASED SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM: Key Components for Applying Risk Tools to EHS Efforts

4/14/15
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Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand Join us for this webinar as we discuss how you can make effective use of risk analysis and risk management technology to guide efforts within your organization. We will distinguish between risk analysis and risk management; and identify some of the software tools that will help proactively identify, document, mitigate, and prevent high-risk events. You will learn how to improve compliance, reduce risk, and cut costs in your organization using these automated tools.

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The Safety Selfie: It’s time to take a “snap shot” of your safety program and contemplate what others see

4/21/15
Online!
Contact: Adam Thomas
We all know perception is reality and that people perceive things differently. As a safety manager, your perception of your safety program almost certainly differs from that of your workers and your managers. We will use our “Safety Selfies” to expose weaknesses, real and perceived, and to talk about how best to make improvements. Read More

Industry

Guidelines for Laboratory Design: Health and Safety Considerations

5/4/15
Harvard School of Public Health
651 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA
United States
This applied program explores the needs of diverse stakeholders to ensure laboratories are safe, free of hazards, ergonomically sound, and environmentally friendly.

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Why all gas detector dockings stations are not the same

5/20/15
Online!
Contact: Adam Thomas
Docking stations have become an integral part of most gas detection programs, but are all docking stations the same? The simple answer is no. In this webinar, we will discuss the capabilities required of your docking station in order to achieve an effective gas detection program that ensures worker safety... Read More

DOCUMENTS AND FILES

Determination of Mercury in Water

Water is the most abundant compound on the Earth’s surface, covering 71% of its surface area.[1] It is a vital component for all known forms of life and is the aquatic habitat for thousands of species of microalgae, fish and shellfish.[2]

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Scenes from the World of Safety

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

4/21/15 2:00 pm EDT

The Safety Selfie: It’s time to take a “snap shot” of your safety program and contemplate what others see

We all know perception is reality and that people perceive things differently. As a safety manager, your perception of your safety program almost certainly differs from that of your workers and your managers. We will use our “Safety Selfies” to expose weaknesses, real and perceived, and to talk about how best to make improvements.

ISHN Magazine

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2015 May

In this month's issue of ISHN, check out articles about heat protection, radiation in the workplace, and welding fumes

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