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.
Occupational Health Safety Network
The Occupational Health Safety Network (OHSN) is a free, innovative, web-based injury and exposure monitoring system created for healthcare facilities. This secure system enables participating facilities to analyze worker injury and exposure data that they already collect.
OSHA HealthCare Wide Hazards Module – Tuberculosis
This OSHA eTools is a "stand-alone", interactive, addressing tuberculosis hazards in hospitals.
WorkSafe BC: Controlling Exposure - Protecting Workers from Infectious Disease
This book, provided by WorkSafe BC, describes common infectious diseases and how they are spread and explains how to protect workers from exposure to infectious diseases.
Source: WorkSafe BC
NIOSH Safety and Topic: Tuberculosis
Transmission of tuberculosis (TB) is a risk in healthcare and other congregate settings where many people share the same space for extended periods of time. Prisons, jails, homeless and social assistance shelters, and emergency shelters are examples of congregate spaces where the spread of TB often occurs.
A Toolkit for Long-Term Care Employers: Increasing Influenza Vaccination among Healthcare Personnel in Long-term Care Settings
This toolkit includes resources to help long-term care facility, agency, or corporation owners and administrators provide influenza vaccinations for their workforce.
Hospital Respiratory Protection Program Toolkit
This toolkit was developed to assist hospitals in developing and implementing effective respiratory protection programs, with an emphasis on preventing the transmission of aerosol transmissible diseases (ATDs) to healthcare personnel.
CDC Guidance for Evaluating Health-Care Personnel for Hepatitis B Virus Protection and for Administering Postexposure Management
This report contains CDC guidance that augments the 2011 recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for evaluating hepatitis B protection among health-care personnel (HCP) and administering post-exposure prophylaxis.
OSHA Hospital eTool: MRSA
This electronic aid provides information (see Disclaimer) to help stop the spread of MRSA among employees and others working in healthcare and other industries.