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 30, 2019
The Threat of Violence Remains All Too Real for Fast-Food Workers

http://www.grubstreet.com/2019/08/fast-food-workers-violence-report.html

This article summarizes findings shared by the nonprofit National Employment Law Project, in a report released earlier this year titled “Behind the Arches: How McDonald’s Fails to Protect Workers From Workplace Violence.

Source: Grub Street

Aug 26, 2019
Waking up to the risks of workplace fatigue

https://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/articles/18760-waking-up-to-the-risks-of-workplace-fatigue

This article, from the National Safety Council's Safety + Health online magazine, shares more than 1 in 10 injuries on the job may be linked to insufficient sleep, experts say. Learn more about risks of fatigue and tips for getting more sleep.

Source: Safety + Health

Jul 23, 2019
Sleep and Dopamine

https://www.sleepline.com/sleep-and-dopamine/

It has been found that dopamine also helps in sleep regulation, as it promotes wakefulness, contrary to melatonin which makes us feel sleepy. This resource describes the role of dopamine as related to sleep, and including tips to sleep better.

Source: Sleepline

Jul 23, 2019
Epigenetics and Sleep

https://www.sleepline.com/sleep-epigenetics/

Epigenetics, a new, sometimes called ‘revolutionary’ discipline, helps us describe how our body changes through the years and under the influence of many internal and external factors, as well as our own choices. Here we talk about how our body changes under the influence of sleep or the lack thereof.

Source: Sleepline

Jul 17, 2019
Workplace Aggression: Tips for Education and Schools

https://www.ohsu.edu/oregon-institute-occupational-health-sciences/workplace-aggression-tips-education-and-schools

In response to our 2019 Spring Symposium, we determined a need to consolidate and curate resources addressing workplace aggression that might be specific to and most useful for those working in education and schools. While this page doesn't completely capture everything available on the topic, it does provide important basic resources.

Source: OccHealthSci

Jul 11, 2019
Dampness and Mold Assessment Tool General Buildings

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2019-115/pdfs/2019-115.pdf

NIOSH developed this tool to help assess areas of dampness in buildings and to help prioritize remediation of problems areas, and as a way to attempt to prevent the development of mold.

Source: NIOSH

Jul 11, 2019
Dampness and Mold Assessment Tool School Buildings

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2019-114/pdfs/2019-114-508.pdf?id=10.26616/NIOSHPUB2019114

NIOSH developed this tool to help assess areas of dampness in buildings and to help prioritize remediation of problems areas, and as a way to attempt to prevent the development of mold.

Source: NIOSH

Jun 26, 2019
Making an Evidence-Based Case for Urgent Action to Address Clinician Burnout

https://www.ajmc.com/journals/ajac/2019/2019-vol7-n2/making-an-evidencebased-case-for-urgent-action-to-address-clinician-burnout

Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP addresses how clinician burnout is currently a public health epidemic that is threatening the quality and safety of healthcare, as published in the June 2019 edition of the American Journal for Accountable Care. Solutions for action by healthcare systems are offered.

Source: AJMC

Jun 26, 2019
Workplace Violence Risk Assessment Toolkit for School Boards

https://www.pshsa.ca/workplace-violence-education-2/

Based on these consultation efforts, PSHSA has developed a Workplace Violence Risk Assessment Toolkit for the Education Sector (School Boards). This resource was created to protect education workers from workplace violence, prevent injuries and consequences resulting from acts of violence, and meet legal responsibilities for ensuring healthy and safe workplaces.

Source: PSHSA.ca

Jun 26, 2019
Bullying, harassment greatest workplace hazard of our generation

https://www.cos-mag.com/safety-leadership-culture/columns/bullying-harassment-greatest-workplace-hazard-of-our-generation/

This article addresses the rise and impact of bullying and harassment in the workplace, and the importance of safety professionals involvement in establishing prevention programs and practices.

Source: The Safety Standard