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CDC updates COVID-19 disinfecting, social distancing guidance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated disinfecting and social distancing guidance in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. [Read more…]

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Bookmark this: Online resources for coronavirus updates

Since novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is new to humans, information on how to handle the situation in workplaces keeps evolving. So the best thing to do is to keep up with the experts via the Internet. [Read more…]

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Coronavirus outbreak causing N95 respirator shortage

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns supplies of N95 respirators can become depleted during pandemics. Signs are here that, due to the coronavirus, this may already be the case. [Read more…]

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CDC offers more guidance for employers on coronavirus

Because the coronavirus outbreak is continuing to grow and evolve, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released guidance for businesses and employers to help reduce workplace exposures. [Read more…]

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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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