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Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences Featured Resources provide the latest information on workplace safety, health and well-being. Additional information can be filtered by topic in the supporting navigation to the left of the article content.

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Aug 16, 2018
A Movement for Safer Nail Salons


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


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


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


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

May 29, 2018
What Wildland Fire Fighters Need to Know about Rhabdomyolysis


Rhabdomyolysis (often called rhabdo) is the breakdown of damaged muscle tissue that releases proteins and electrolytes into the blood. These things can damage the heart and kidneys, result in permanent disability, and can even be fatal! Rhabdomyolysis can be caused by exertion and becoming overheated.

Source: NIOSH

May 16, 2018
The Mysterious Long-Term Effects of Inhaling Smoke from Forest Fires


For residents of Seeley Lake, Montana where the geography is maximally suited to retain smoke, impacts of wildfire smoke inhalation is a serious concern. While the short-term health impacts are alarming, they are, at least, easily studied. On the other hand, physicians know almost nothing about the chronic and long-term effects of such events.

Source: P/S

May 16, 2018
Work-Related Asthma Prevention Program


Access material from California Department of Public Health on work-related asthma including worker fact sheets and booklets in various languages.

Source: CDPH

Apr 30, 2018
Oregon OSHA Labor Housing Inspection Checklist


This checklist, developed by Oregon OSHA, is intended as an aid and not as a substitute for full compliance with OAR 437-004-1120.

Source: Oregon OSHA

Apr 30, 2018
Oregon OSHA Fact Sheet: Fall protection in construction: requirements for competent persons


A competent person for fall protection is someone who can identify existing and predictable fall hazards in the workplace and has the authority to take prompt measures to eliminate them. This fact sheet explains requirements and proper practice.

Source: Oregon OSHA

Apr 30, 2018
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)-Fatal Falls Overboard in Commercial Fishing — United States, 2000–2016


During 2000–2016, 204 commercial fishermen died from unintentional falls overboard. Fifty-nine percent of falls were not witnessed, and 89.3% of these victims were not found. This data is described and prevention strategies shared.

Source: CDC