Health & 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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Feb 27, 2018
Illicit Drug Exposure: Tools for responders

These resources are found below, along with additional health and safety resources related to occupational exposure to synthetic opioids and the hazards associated with clandestine meth labs.

Source: NIH

Feb 06, 2017
Fentanyl: Preventing Occupational Exposure to Emergency Responders

Fentanyl and its analogs pose a potential hazard to law enforcement, public health workers, and first responders who could unknowingly come into contact with these drugs in their different forms.

Source: NIOSH

Jan 28, 2017
Traumatic Incident Stress

NIOSH recommends that all workers involved in response activities help themselves and their coworkers and reduce the risk of experiencing stress associated with a traumatic incident by utilizing simple methods to recognize, monitor, and maintain health on-site and following such experiences.

Source: NIOSH

Jan 28, 2017
Evacuation & Shelter-in-Place

This web page provides workers and employers guidance on planning for safe evacuations and shelter-in-place procedures during emergencies that may affect their workplace.

Source: OSHA

Jan 28, 2017
OSHA Safety and Health Topic: Emergency Preparedness and Response

These Emergency Preparedness and Response pages provide information on how to prepare and train for emergencies and the hazards to be aware of when an emergency occurs. The pages provide information for employers and workers across industries.

Source: OSHA

Mar 01, 2014
Expecting the Unexpected: What to consider in planning for workplace emergencies

his guide asks you to think about potential emergencies where you work – events that could affect you, your employees, your customers, or the public – and helps you plan for them now.

Source: Oregon OSHA

Apr 01, 2010
Preventing Exposures to Bloodborne Pathogens among Paramedics

Patient care puts paramedics at risk of exposure to blood. These exposures carry the risk of infection from bloodborne pathogens such as hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes AIDS.

Source: NIOSH

Jun 01, 2009
National Response Team: Guidance for Managing Worker Fatigue During Disaster Operations

This Technical Assistance Document addresses worker fatigue during large-scale disaster operations, and is intended to serve as a hands-on manual to assist organizations address fatigue issues among disaster workers.

Source: NIOSH

Oct 01, 2006
NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Chlorine

This NIOSH Topic page provides links to information including NIOSH Pocket Guide, International Chemical Safety Cards, Documentation of Immediately Danger to LIfe and Health concentrations and more.

Source: NIOSH

Oct 01, 2005
NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Ammonia

The NPG is intended as a source of general industrial hygiene information on several hundred chemicals/classes for workers, employers, and occupational health professionals.

Source: NIOSH