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Podcast Series: “What’s Work Got to Do With It?”
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.
Construction workers are uniquely at risk for heroin overdoses, study finds
This article discusses unique substance use and abuse within the construction industry.
Source: The Inquirer
Synthetic cannabinoids: What are they? What are their effects?
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.
Prácticas recomendadas para programas de seguridad y salud
OSHA ha actualizado recientemente la Guía para los programas de seguridad y salud que lanzado por primera vez hace 30 años, para reflejar los cambios en la economía, los lugares de trabajo, y la evolución de las cuestiones de seguridad y salud. Los métodos recomendados presentan un enfoque paso a paso para la implementación de un programa de seguridad y salud, construido alrededor de siete elementos básicos que componen un programa exitoso.
Safe and Sound: Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs
OSHA has recently updated the Guidelines for Safety and Health Programs it first released 30 years ago, to reflect changes in the economy, workplaces, and evolving safety and health issues. The Recommended Practices present a step-by-step approach to implementing a safety and health program, built around seven core elements that make up a successful program.
NIOSH Workplace Safety & Health Topics: Opioids
The effects of opioid use and misuse are not isolated to work or home environments, and the potential for addiction may be preceded by injuries that happen in the workplace, with the consequences affecting both an individual’s working life as well as their home life.
Workplace Incident Cost Calculator
This calculator, developed by WorkSafe BC, uses sample incident and injury scenarios to show why a safe workplace is good business.
Source: WorkSafe BC
Oregon Workers’ Compensation Claims Characteristics Calendar Year 2016
The Workers’ Compensation Division received notification of 20,461 accepted disabling claims in 2016. This fact sheet breaks down industries and causes.
Recommended Practices for Anti-Retaliation Programs
This set of recommendations is intended to assist employers in creating workplaces that are free of retaliation, including retaliation against employees who engage in activity protected under the 22 whistleblower laws that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) enforces.
Safe + Sound: Better Safety Conversations
Every day, safety conversations take place between executives and managers, between safety professionals and workers, and—most importantly—between front-line supervisors and the workers who report to them. This document shares tips for safety conversations.