A screening test for early signs of carpal tunnel syndrome among new workers prior to job placement does not help prevent the disorder, according to a NIOSH-funded study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri.
Occupation, lack of paid sick leave, and multiple psychosocial factors are related to workers’ own perceived low health status, according to a study by researchers at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
Who is looking out for workers in nonstandard work arrangements? As the prevalence of nonstandard work arrangements (such as temporary agency, contract, and “gig” arrangements) rises, so do concerns about workplace safety and health among this workforce. A recent article, “Nonstandard work arrangements and worker health and safety” published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine describes the major standard and nonstandard work arrangements and the potential managerial, legal, and health and safety challenges associated with nonstandard arrangements.
Free e-book includes strategies for reducing the risk of occupational skin disorders
April 27, 2016
Deb Group, the world’s leading away-from-home skin care company, released an e-book today titled, “Does my Workplace Need Gloves, Hand Cream or Both?” which discusses strategies for reducing the risk of occupational skin disorders (OSDs).
Fire training officer lands in hospital with a distressing lung x-ray
December 1, 2015
Bob, an experienced firefighter and trainer started to experience chest pain, shortness of breath, and a cough with blood following a firefighter training that he set up and led. At the emergency room, the doctor ruled out a blood clot in his lungs. However, an x-ray did show Bob had small nodules in his lungs.