Industry-Specific Exposures

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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Jul 18, 2017
Window Cleaning Field Safety Guide

The mobile-friendly guide offers best practices on identifying and avoiding fall, chemical, electrical and other hazards workers face on the job.

Source: IWCA

Jan 22, 2017
Worker Alert: Diacetyl and Substitutes

Diacetyl is a chemical used to add flavor and aroma to food and other products. Workers who breathe diacetyl on the job have become disabled or have died from severe lung disease. Some diacetyl substitutes may also cause harm.*

Source: OSHA

Jan 22, 2017
OR-OSHA's Control of Hazardous Energy Topic Page

Access English and Spanish resources from Oregon OSHA related to control of hazardous energy (lock out).

Source: Oregon OSHA

Nov 01, 2016
Fatalities associated with hot work on oilfield tanks, tankers, and related equipment

A new hazard alert explains how to prevent fatalities associated with hot work on oilfield tanks, tankers, and related equipment.

Source: Steps Network

Sep 01, 2015
Occupational Safety for the Death Care Industry

This publication was developed with the Oregon Mortuary and Cemetery Board to emphasize industry hazards, provide recommendations and highlight related Oregon OSHA standards.

Source: Oregon OSHA

Oct 01, 2014
OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Apparel and Footwear Industry

The following references discuss issues of exposure for employees who participate in a variety of activities involved with making finished apparel and footwear, including sewing, cutting, gluing, and stitching.

Source: OSHA

Mar 01, 2008
Oregon OSHA Hazard Alert: Diacetyl and Flavorings

Oregon OSHA is issuing this Safety and Health Hazard Alert to inform employees and employers in the food processing and flavoring-manufacturing industries of possible respiratory hazards posed by diacetyl, a chemical used in artificial flavorings.

Source: Oregon OSHA

Dec 01, 2005
OR-OSHA Hazard Alert - Carbon monoxide poisoning from an internal combusion engine

This information applies to any device that produces carbon monoxide. Examples are heaters, generators, sprayers, pressure washers, drywall equipment, forklifts, and anything else with an internal combustion engine or that burns a petroleum fuel, gas, wood or coal.

Source: Oregon OSHA