health and safety

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Femmes, santé et travail

Retour sur le colloque Etui de mars 2015L’Institut syndical européen (Etui, European Trade Union Institute) organisait un colloque international, le premier en son genre, en mars 2015 sur le thème « Femmes, santé et  travail : partager connaissances et expériences pour améliorer les conditions de travail des femmes et renforcer l’égalité ». Étaient au programme … Continue reading »

Workplace Medical Mystery Solved: An Unknown Exposure Leaves a Child with High Amounts of Lead in her Blood

The local health department conducted a lead risk assessment of Michelle and Ted’s house that turned up some interesting findings. While their home was built before 1978—when lead-containing paint was banned by the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission—no lead-based paint was found in the house. The homes that were demolished to make way for the … Continue reading »

Workplace Medical Mystery: Unknown Exposure Leaves Child with High Blood Lead Levels

  It was just a routine well child exam. A simple blood test showed 13 micrograms per deciliter (µg/dL) of lead in two-year-old Sarah’s blood; 8 µg/dL more than the 5 µg/dL the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)recommends as a reference level for determining if a child’s blood lead level is much … Continue reading »

Workplace Suicide

  The research literature on occupation and suicide has consistently identified several occupations at high risk for suicide: farmers, medical doctors, law enforcement officers, and soldiers. However, there are few studies examining suicides that occur in U.S. workplaces. Recently published research from NIOSH, examined suicides occurring in U.S. workplaces between 2003 and 2010 and compared workplace … Continue reading »

UPDATE: Reports of Worker Fatalities during Manual Tank Gauging and Sampling in the Oil and Gas Extraction Industry

  On May 19th, 2014, NIOSH posted a Science blog titled “Reports of Worker Fatalities during Flowback Operations”. This blog post provided information that NIOSH received from several sources indicating that acute exposures to hydrocarbon gas and vapors likely played a role in the deaths of at least four workers in the oil and gas … Continue reading »

L'EU-OSHA propose une base de données en ligne gratuite des publications en matière de SST

Vous êtes intéressé par les ressources d’information sur la sécurité et la santé au travail? Cette collection de publications va des rapports de recherches approfondis aux «e-facts» d’actualité, conçus pour être utilisés sur le lieu de travail. Tous ces documents peuvent être téléchargés gratuitement. Dans la bibliothèque, vous pouvez effectuer une recherche par langue, par sujet … Continue reading »

High Prevalence of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome among Poultry Workers

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) of the upper extremities among poultry processing employees are well documented (Lipscomb et al. 2008; Cartwright et al. 2012). The combination of highly repetitive tasks, forceful movements and working in cold temperatures can increase risk for MSDs such as carpal tunnel syndrome, a disabling medical condition affecting the hands and wrists. In … Continue reading »

Reflections on the state of workers' compensation and occupational health & safety in the United States and Canada

When an article similar to this one was published in Canada, it reflected primarily knowledge derived from firsthand experience in several provinces and territories, and empirical research in Ontario and British Columbia. Since that article was published in 2013, this new article reflects my research on recent publications in the United States on Workers’ Compensation. … Continue reading »

Tobacco in the Workplace

  More than half a century has passed since the first Surgeon General’s Report on the health consequences of smoking. Over that 50-year period, cigarette smoking in the U.S. has declined by more than 50% among all U.S. adults. However, tobacco use continues to be the most frequent cause of preventable death and is responsible … Continue reading »

The Silica/Asphalt Milling Machine Partnership – All Good Things Need Not Come to an End

A recent ceremony at World of Asphalt 2015 celebrated the success of the Silica/Asphalt Milling Machine Partnership’s accomplishments to develop and validate engineering controls for silica dust in asphalt milling operations. The partnership between government, industry, labor was coordinated by the National Asphalt Pavement Association over the past decade to design, test, and implement engineering … Continue reading »

Problématiques émergentes en santé au travail

Le 28e congrès de la Société d’hygiène et de médecine du travail dans les armées et industries d’armement (SHMTAIA) s’est déroulé le 16 et 17 octobre 2014 à Poitiers, sous le haut patronage du ministre de la Défense. Les problématiques émergentes en santé au travail ont été abordées sur des thèmes allant du risque organisationnel … Continue reading »

Violence in Healthcare

  In the healthcare setting, workplace violence may occur in many forms including: an active shooter, a disruptive patient, or as ongoing incivility from a colleague. The most commonly reported form of violence in healthcare is from the disruptive patient or patient’s family member. In 2013, healthcare workers reported an estimated 9,200 workplace violence incidents … Continue reading »

A Story of Impact….

  It starts with an agency wanting to better protect its workers from hearing loss. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a non-regulatory federal agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce that conducts measurement research, develops technological standards and performs other important functions. NIST was upgrading the hearing conservation program for its … Continue reading »

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