Health & Safety Programs

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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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

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

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

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

Aug 16, 2018
Prácticas recomendadas para programas de seguridad y salud

https://www.osha.gov/shpguidelines/

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.

Source: OSHA

Aug 16, 2018
Safe and Sound: Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs

https://www.osha.gov/shpguidelines/

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.

Source: OSHA