Workplace Safety Issues

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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Sep 04, 2018
OSHA Legionelosis (enfermedad de los legionarios y la fiebre de Pontiac)

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/legionnairesdisease/index.html

Enfermedad de los legionarios y la fiebre de Pontiac se conocen colectivamente como legionelosis, una enfermedad causada por Legionella bacterias.

Source: OSHA

Sep 04, 2018
OSHA Safety and Health Topic: Legionellosis (Legionnaires' Disease and Pontiac Fever)

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/legionnairesdisease/index.html

Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac Fever are collectively known as Legionellosis, a disease caused by Legionella bacteria. This topic page provides information on the disease and how to prevent its occurrence in the workplace.

Source: OSHA

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

Jul 26, 2018
Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Respiratory Protection Handbook

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2018-166/default.html

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) establish performance and design standards for respiratory protective devices (RPDs) to protect against chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) hazards and toxic industrial chemicals. This is the most recent document (July 2018).

Source: NIOSH

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

Jun 25, 2018
Oregon OSHA Sample Heat Illness Prevention Program

https://osha.oregon.gov/OSHAPubs/pubform/heat-sample-program.pdf

The purpose of this Heat illness sample program is to to provide organizations with recommendations to enact to protect employees from the hazards of hot working environments.

Source: Oregon OSHA

May 16, 2018
Deaths from Falls Among Persons Aged ≥65 Years — United States, 2007–2016

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/67/wr/mm6718a1.htm

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) illustrates how the rate of deaths from falls among persons aged ≥65 years increased 31% from 2007 to 2016, increasing in 30 states and the District of Columbia, and among men and women. As the U.S. population aged ≥65 years increases, health care providers can address the rising number of deaths from falls in this age group by asking about fall occurrences, assessing gait and balance, reviewing medications, and prescribing interventions such as strength and balance exercises or physical therapy.

Source: CDC

May 16, 2018
Work-Related Asthma Prevention Program

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CCDPHP/DEODC/OHB/WRAPP/Pages/Workers.aspx

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: Heat illness - sample program

http://osha.oregon.gov/OSHAPubs/pubform/heat-sample-program.pdf

This revised sample program assists Oregon employers develop their own program to protect employees from heat-related illness.

Source: Oregon OSHA

Mar 30, 2018
Preventing Hearing Loss Caused by Chemical (Ototoxicity) and Noise Exposure

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2018-124/pdfs/2018-124.pdf

Research demonstrates exposure to certain chemicals, called ototoxicants, may cause hearing loss or balance problems, regardless of noise exposure. This document addresses hazards and controls related to this issue.

Source: NIOSH