Additional Resources

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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Dec 12, 2018
Safe+Sound: Safety Walk-Arounds for Managers

https://www.osha.gov/safeandsound/docs/SHP_Safety-Walk-Arounds-for-Managers.pdf

This fact sheet provides guidance to help managers and business owners conduct safety walkarounds to identify hazards in the workplace and communicate with workers about hazards in their jobs.

Source: OSHA

Nov 07, 2018
OSHA Publications: eBooks

https://www.osha.gov/pls/publications/publication.athruz?pType=Types&pID=10412

Many publications by federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration are now available for no cost downloads as eBooks.

Source: OSHA

Nov 06, 2018
OSHA Occupational Chemical Database

https://www.osha.gov/chemicaldata/

This chemical inventory is OSHA's one-stop shop for occupational chemical information. It compiles information from several government agencies and organizations, including information on: Chemical identification and physical properties; Exposure limits; Sampling information, and Additional resources.

Source: OSHA

Oct 29, 2018
Workers Using Prescription Opioids and/or Benzodiazepines Can Face Safety and Health Risks

https://blogs.cdc.gov/niosh-science-blog/2018/10/26/worker-opioid-use/

The opioid crisis that faces the nation has a great impact on workers and NIOSH has a comprehensive program to address opioids in workers. One issue of concern is workers who use prescription opioids and/or benzodiazepines for medically appropriate reasons.

Source: NIOSH

Oct 29, 2018
Health Risk Calculator - Center for Health, Work & Environment

http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/PublicHealth/research/centers/CHWE/Community/Pages/Health-Risk-Calculator.aspx

Prioritizing worker health, safety, and well-being is good for employees and their employers. Our research has found that when employees' health improves, workers' compensation costs go down. Find out how much your organization could save by investing in worker health and safety.

Source: CHWE

Oct 26, 2018
Using Naloxone to Reverse Opioid Overdose in the Workplace: Information for Employers and Workers

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2019-101/

Naloxone is a very effective drug for reversing opioid overdoses. NIOSH developed this information to help employers and workers understand the risk of opioid overdose and help them decide if they should establish a workplace naloxone availability and use program.

Source: NIOSH

Oct 26, 2018
NIOSH Worker Health Charts

https://wwwn.cdc.gov/Niosh-whc/

Using worker health information gathered by NIOSH and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, here you can create your own charts to assess current rates, distribution, and trends in workplace injuries, illnesses and deaths.

Source: NIOSH

Sep 27, 2018
Podcast Series: “What’s Work Got to Do With It?”

https://soundcloud.com/occhealthsci

This podcast series will dig into some of the science behind the biological impact of our environment, how conditions like work hours, occupational stress, and workplace safety can affect our health and what we can do to prevent negative consequences and promote well-being.

Source: OccHealthSci

Sep 27, 2018
Construction workers are uniquely at risk for heroin overdoses, study finds

http://www2.philly.com/philly/health/addiction/construction-workers-at-risk-for-heroin-opioid-overdoses-cdc-20180824.html

This article discusses unique substance use and abuse within the construction industry.

Source: The Inquirer

Aug 16, 2018
Synthetic cannabinoids: What are they? What are their effects?

https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/hsb/chemicals/sc/default.html

Synthetic cannabinoids (“synthetic marijuana,” “Spice,” “K2”) are various manmade chemicals that some people may use as an alternative to marijuana. These seemingly innocent little packages of “fake weed” can cause serious side effects that are very different from those of marijuana.

Source: CDC