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Nov 26, 2018
Mental Health & Suicide Prevention: SafeBuild Alliance Resources

http://www.safebuildalliance.com/resources/mental-health-suicide-prevention

SafeBuild Alliance has completed an Oregon OSHA training grant designed to educate construction workers on mental health and suicide prevention. Funded at the end of 2017, this grant was awarded to provide information to construction workers and their families about how to get help and how to intervene.

Source: SafeBuild Alliance

Nov 26, 2018
“Do No Harm” — Healthcare Workers and Aggressive Patient Behavior

https://viewpoint.libertymutualgroup.com/article/no-harm-healthcare-workers-aggressive-patient-behavior/?extcmp=social_twitter_nov18

While 20% of all workplace injuries happen to healthcare professionals, healthcare workers suffer 50% of assaults. Of assaults on healthcare workers, 80% of violent incidents resulted from interacting with a patient.

Source: Liberty Mutual

Nov 26, 2018
Construction FACE Database

https://www.cpwr.com/research/construction-face-database

The Construction FACE Database (CFD) is a database in Excel created by CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training to facilitate use of the information provided by the NIOSH Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Reports. The CFD variables categorize information on decedents, their employers, type of injury, environment, safety equipment, safety programs, training, recommendations, and other factors surrounding the injury occurrence.

Source: CPWR

Oct 26, 2018
Survey Finds Widespread 'Moral Distress' Among Veterinarians

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/10/17/657823225/survey-finds-widespread-moral-distress-among-veterinarians

This article by National Public Radio reports about a new study on veterinarians and mental health that say vet school should include more training on how to cope with the moral distress vets face when asked by pet owners to do things that are against their medical judgment.

Source: NPR

Sep 27, 2018
Construction workers are uniquely at risk for heroin overdoses, study finds

http://www2.philly.com/philly/health/addiction/construction-workers-at-risk-for-heroin-opioid-overdoses-cdc-20180824.html

This article discusses unique substance use and abuse within the construction industry.

Source: The Inquirer

Sep 25, 2018
CPH-NEW Continuing Education: Ergonomics in Healthcare

https://www.uml.edu/Research/CPH-NEW/nurse-education/ergonomics/default.aspx

The Ergonomics in Healthcare program consists of six learning modules, each between 9-28 minutes in length, plus case studies, videos, and reference materials. This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing at 244 CMR 5.00 for 5 contact hours.

Source: CPH-NEW

Aug 16, 2018
A Movement for Safer Nail Salons

https://www.usnews.com/news/healthiest-communities/articles/2018-08-15/healthy-nail-salon-programs-seek-to-protect-workers-customers?src=usn_tw

Advocates are pushing nail salons to use safer products and for more transparency about the chemicals within them.

Source: USNews

Aug 13, 2018
Workplace Safety Initiative - Workplace Violence Prevention Toolkit

https://www.oahhs.org/safety

Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS) convened the Workplace Safety Initiative (WSI) to address workplace violence faced by healthcare workers. The WPV pilot project with these pilot hospitals directly informed the materials in this comprehensive toolkit.

Source: OAHHS

Jun 25, 2018
Older Drivers in the Workplace: How Employers and Workers Can Prevent Crashes

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2016-116/pdfs/2016-116.pdf

This fact sheet gives employers and workers information on age-related physical and mental changes that may affect older workers’ driving.

Source: NIOSH

May 29, 2018
OSHA Examining Fatal Shipyard Accidents Videos

https://www.osha.gov/video/shipyard_accidents/index.html

OSHA has many resources that address hazards within the maritime industry, including this series of 16 videos that examines shipyard fatalities and shows how similar incidents can be prevented.

Source: OSHA