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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Mar 18, 2019
NIOSH Science Blog: Exploring Individual and Organizational Stress-reducing Interventions across Industries

https://blogs.cdc.gov/niosh-science-blog/2019/02/05/stress-interventions/

This Blog summarizes stress interventions delivered in the workplace and that were presented at the 2nd International Symposium to Advance Total Worker Health® in 2018.

Source: NIOSH

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 26, 2019
OSH Answers Fact Sheets: Violence in the Workplace - Warning Signs

https://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/psychosocial/violence_warning_signs.html

Most people think of violence as a physical assault. However, workplace violence is a much broader problem. It is any act in which a person is abused, threatened, intimidated or assaulted in his or her employment. This easy-to-read, question-and-answer fact sheets provided by the Canadian Centre for Occupatonal Health and Safety addresses warning signs related to workplace violence.

Source: CCOHS

Jan 28, 2019
Healthy Work Campaign

https://healthywork.org/

Healthy work minimizes harmful work stressors (sources of stress at work) that take a toll on the health and productivity of working people. This website offers resources supporting the creation and support of healthy work.

Source: Healthy Work Campaign

Jan 25, 2019
Recorded webinar: Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response for the Workplace: From awareness to action

https://www.ohsu.edu/xd/research/centers-institutes/oregon-institute-occupational-health-sciences/outreach/Emergency-Awareness-to-Action.cfm

This symposium was provided by OccHealthSci on Nov. 30, 2019 and approaches emergency management, disaster planning, and business continuity through a refreshing lens: psychology. Why is it that some organizations thrive, while others fail, when threatened with uncertainty? See the webinar recording here.

Source: OccHealthSci

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

Jan 02, 2019
Young Workers Project: Work - Related Injuries to Teens in Massachusetts, 2011 - 2015

https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2018/09/26/2018_surveillance_update_final.pdf

This Injury Surveillance Update was prepared by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Young Workers: Injury Surveillance and Prevention Project and supported by cooperative agreement # 5U60OH008490 from CDC NIOSH and published in September 2018.

Source: MA Dept PH

Jan 02, 2019
Injured Massachusetts teen workers lacked health and safety training: report

https://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/articles/17909-injured-massachusetts-teen-workers-lacked-health-and-safety-training-report#.XCzV9-eSJZw.twitter

This article by S+H Magazine reports that half of the teen workers in Massachusetts who were injured on the job between 2011 and 2015 said they did not receive health and safety training from their employers, according to a Massachusetts Department of Public Health annual report on teen worker safety.

Source: Safety + Health

Nov 26, 2018
As Melatonin Use Rises, So Do Safety Concerns

https://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/news/20181112/as-melatonin-use-rises-so-do-safety-concerns?linkId=59979343

As usage of melatonin has increased, new concerns have arisen about using it inappropriately and possibly unsafely.

Source: WebMD

Nov 26, 2018
“Do No Harm” — Healthcare Workers and Aggressive Patient Behavior

https://viewpoint.libertymutualgroup.com/article/no-harm-healthcare-workers-aggressive-patient-behavior/?extcmp=social_twitter_nov18

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