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Apr 22, 2019
Fighting Stress in the Law Enforcement Community

http://www.corrections.com/news/article/50323-fighting-stress-in-the-law-enforcement-community

This article summarizes research related to stress, and the impact of stress on police and corrections officers, written by Jim Dawson & National Institute for Justice and published: 04/22/2019.

Source: Corrections.com

Apr 09, 2019
CPI's Top Ten De-Escalation Tips

https://www.crisisprevention.com/Blog/October-2017/CPI-s-Top-10-De-Escalation-Tips-Revisited

In this post, you’ll find links to each of these tips in case you’d like to bookmark them for future reference. Each post discusses an individual de-escalation tip, shares relevant Crisis Prevention Institute resources that can deepen your understanding of the tip, and includes a handy visual aid that you can feel free to share.

Source: CPI

Apr 08, 2019
The Joint Commission Quick Safety" De - escalation in health care

https://www.jointcommission.org/assets/1/23/QS_Deescalation_1_28_18_FINAL.pdf

The purpose of this Quick Safety is to present some de-escalation models1 and interventions for managing aggressive and agitated patients in the ED and inpatient settings. There are many different de-escalation techniques; this Quick Safety is intended to guide health care professionals to resources for more information and training.

Source: Joint Commission

Mar 21, 2019
Reducing the risk of propane explosions in food trucks

https://www.worksafebc.com/en/resources/health-safety/hazard-alerts/reducing-risk-propane-explosions-in-food-trucks-ws-2018-11?lang=en

Explosions in food trucks can occur when propane leaks from equipment or a fuel tank, builds up inside a truck, and ignites. This bulletin discusses how explosion hazards can develop and how food truck owners and operators can reduce the risks.

Source: WorkSafe BC

Mar 21, 2019
Health and Safety for Craft Breweries and Distilleries

https://www.worksafebc.com/en/resources/health-safety/books-guides/health-safety-craft-breweries-distilleries-bk164?lang=en

This guide, created by WorkSafe BC, contains health and safety information for the craft brewing and distilling industry. It contains information to help identify and eliminate hazards faced by workers.

Source: WorkSafe BC

Mar 15, 2019
National Recommendations for Depicting Suicide

https://theactionalliance.org/messaging/entertainment-messaging/national-recommendations

The Action Alliance, in collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Entertainment Industries Council developed the National Recommendations for Depicting Suicide which aim to help members of the entertainment industry - content creators, scriptwriters, producers - tell more balanced and authentic stories involving suicide and suicide prevention.

Source: National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention

Feb 27, 2019
Notes from the Field: Lead and Cadmium Exposure in Electronic Recyclers — Two States, 2015 and 2017

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/68/wr/mm6807a4.htm?s_cid=mm6807a4_w

n 2012, CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) became aware of the potential for occupational and take-home exposures to lead and cadmium in the electronics recycling industry and contacted electronics industry stakeholders to discuss these exposures and provide information about NIOSH’s ability to investigate workplace hazards. This CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) addresses measured exposures in electronic recyclers.

Source: CDC

Feb 26, 2019
Teachers Union Report Warns Of 'Crisis' From Disruptive Student Behavior

https://www.opb.org/news/article/oregon-disruptive-student-behavior-schools-teachers-union-reports/

A new report from the Oregon Education Association comes from outreach to 2,000 teachers over nearly a year, aiming to press the case to lawmakers that addressing childhood trauma — and its dramatic effects on public school classrooms — should be a top priority for additional investment and policy changes. This article includes a link to the OEA document.

Source: OPB

Feb 21, 2019
MMWR: Suicide Rates by Major Occupational Group — 17 States, 2012 and 2015

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/67/wr/mm6745a1.htm?s_cid=mm6745a1_w

This Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) provided by the Centers for Disease Control illustrates that "“In both 2012 and 2015, the largest percentage of male suicides (15%–16% of decedents) occurred among those in the Construction and Extraction group (SOC 47) (Table 2)."

Source: CDC

Jan 22, 2019
SASH (School Action for Safety and Health): Preventing injuries from student behaviors

http://lohp.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/SASH_Factsheet_2017_v4.pdf

Tip Sheet for preventing injuries from student behaviors provided by LOHP.

Source: LOHP