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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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

Sep 27, 2018
Keeping young workers safe behind the wheel

https://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/articles/17413-keeping-young-workers-safe-behind-the-wheel

Safety and Health Magazine shares tips offered by NIOSH for keeping young drivers safe on the job.

Source: Safety+Health

Sep 25, 2018
Pool Chemical Safety from CA Dept Public Health

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

Chemicals used to clean and disinfect pools can be hazardous. Common problems include eye damage, difficulty breathing such as from asthma, and skin burns. Resources on this page can help workers, employers, and pool operators prevent pool injuries and illnesses.

Source: CPHA

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