Safety and OSHA News

New study reveals top 3 industries for hearing loss

A new study by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revealed the top three industries where occupational hearing loss is the most common – along with some other interesting findings.  [Read more…]

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What OSHA has to say about Ebola

OSHA says a collection of its existing standards apply to keeping employees who may come in contact with the Ebola virus safe.  [Read more…]

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Nurse contracts Ebola in U.S.: Lack of CDC guidance on worker safety?

At first, it appeared a federal official had blamed the worker in the case of a nurse who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in the U.S. But following a public outcry about his initial statement, the head of the CDC now says he didn’t mean to blame the nurse and that his agency has to review its guidance to hospitals on Ebola. [Read more…]

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Top 5 states for painkiller prescriptions

The increase in overdoses from prescription painkillers has been called a national epidemic. New information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows it’s more of a problem in some areas of the country than in others.  [Read more…]

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Top 10 occupations prone to obesity

Studies have shown overweight workers are more likely to be injured. With that in mind, take a look at the results of one state’s survey to determine which occupations are most likely to have obese workers. [Read more…]

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Prescription painkiller overdoses skyrocket for women

Men are still more likely to die of a prescription painkiller overdose than women. But women are catching up. Why is that? And what does that have to do with workplace safety? [Read more…]

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33,000 injured each year while using the toilet

Imagine this: You’re being treated in a hospital emergency room. The medical professional attending to you tries to make ER small talk by asking, “How’d this happen?” And you answer … [Read more…]

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New study confirms theories on older workers and injuries

Yep, there are differences in the injuries suffered by older workers compared to their younger counterparts. But it’s not all bad news for veteran workers.  [Read more…]

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Should all workplaces be smoke-free?

As part of a public health initiative, the federal government is calling on all states to enact laws that prohibit smoking in all indoor business areas to protect workers’ health. [Read more…]

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It’s official: Swine flu is a pandemic

The World Health Organization has declared a swine flu pandemic, the first global flu epidemic in 41 years. [Read more…]

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