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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 27, 2019
Smoke-Ready Toolbox for Wildfires

https://www.epa.gov/smoke-ready-toolbox-wildfires

This website, provided by the USEPA provides resources for workers and the public related to risks related to wildfires, including smoke.

Source: EPA

Aug 22, 2019
NIOSH Resources related to the Opioid Crisis

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/opioids/resources.html

This webpage, provided by NIOSH, lists resources including tools for workplaces, research on workplaces, and general resources addressing opioid usage.

Source: NIOSH

Jul 15, 2019
The NIOSH Occupational Exposure Banding Process for Chemical Risk Management

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2019-132/pdfs/2019-132.pdf?id=10.26616/NIOSHPUB2019132

Occupational exposure banding, also known as hazard banding or health hazard banding, is a systematic process that uses qualitative and quantitative hazard information on selected health-effect endpoints to identify potential exposure ranges or categories. Overall, this document provides the background, rationale, and instructions for the occupational exposure banding process and gives guidance for risk managers to identify control levels for chemicals without authoritative OELs.

Source: NIOSH

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

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