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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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

Jun 26, 2019
Recorded webinar: Workplace Aggression June 7, 2019

https://www.ohsu.edu/oregon-institute-occupational-health-sciences/workplace-aggression-0

This full-day symposium on "Best Practices to Prevent, Identify, and Safely Mitigate Aggressive Behavior and Violence" occurred on Friday, June 7, 2019 from 9 AM - 4 PM as sponsored by the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences and Oregon Healthy Workforce Center; Co-sponsor: Continuing Education Program, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington. This site provides access to handouts and recorded webinars.

Source: OccHealthSci

Jun 26, 2019
Preventing Work Stressors : a Unicorn or the Elephant in the Room?

https://medium.com/@healthyworknow/preventing-work-stressors-a-unicorn-or-the-elephant-in-the-room-d8ae34a4ebfd

This Medium article by by Marnie Dobson Zimmerman, PhD, addresses the concerns, impacts and initiatives related to workplace stress and burnout.

Source: Medium

Jun 26, 2019
Healthy Work Campaign: Healthy Work Survey for Individuals

https://healthywork.org/individuals/healthy-work-survey-individuals/

We recommend individuals use the StressAssess – personal edition, a survey designed by experts in Canada to assess sources of stress at work (work stressors). When you complete this survey, StressAssess will provide you with a free, online report suggesting solutions based on the specific challenges and stressors you face at work.

Source: Healthy Work Campaign

May 28, 2019
Napo Hazard Hunter: Identification of risks and hazards

https://www.napofilm.net/en/using-napo/napo-for-teachers/napo-s-hazard-hunter/lesson-one-identification-risks-and-hazards#node-35

This toolkit, created by the maker of Napo films and including an interactive video, engages children in a series of fun activities to help them identify and explain safety and health risks and hazards both at school and at home. I

Source: Napo