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Reducing the risk of propane explosions in food trucks
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
Health and Safety for Craft Breweries and Distilleries
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
National Recommendations for Depicting Suicide
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.
Notes from the Field: Lead and Cadmium Exposure in Electronic Recyclers — Two States, 2015 and 2017
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.
Teachers Union Report Warns Of 'Crisis' From Disruptive Student Behavior
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.
MMWR: Suicide Rates by Major Occupational Group — 17 States, 2012 and 2015
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)."
SASH (School Action for Safety and Health): Preventing injuries from student behaviors
Tip Sheet for preventing injuries from student behaviors provided by LOHP.
Mental Health & Suicide Prevention: SafeBuild Alliance Resources
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
“Do No Harm” — Healthcare Workers and Aggressive Patient Behavior
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
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.