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Long-haul Truck Driver Health Survey Results

  The most recent issue of CDC Vital Signs highlights a few of the safety risks faced by truck drivers. Truck drivers also face health risks that can affect their livelihood. Limited illness and injury data for long-haul truck drivers prompted the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to conduct the National Survey of … Continue reading »

WorkSafeBC Review and Action Plan Implementation Status Report Update

WorkSafeBC has fully implemented 23 recommendations of the WorkSafeBC Review and Action Plan, which was prepared by WorkSafeBC special adviser Gordon Macatee in July 2014. In addition, eight more recommendations are in progress and are on track to be completed as scheduled. Source: http://www.worksafebc.com/news_room/news_releases/2015/new_15_02_25.asp IRSST for occupational heath and safety

Occupational Exposures to New Drycleaning Solvents

Drycleaning There are about 36,000 commercial drycleaning shops in the United States. Most are owner-operated small businesses with fewer than 10 employees. In addition, some drycleaning shops may be owned and staffed by individuals with limited English language skills and/or may be marginally profitable– factors that may create additional barriers for the owner-operator to maintain a … Continue reading »

L'état de la France et du travail dans les 25 prochaines années selon le CESE

Quel sera le monde du travail à l’horizon 2030 ? Le Conseil économique social et environnemental (CESE) dresse, dans son rapport annuel de l’état de la France en 2014, quatre scénarios de futurs possibles du travail. Focus prospectif du travail de demain.Les quatre scénarios illustrant ces futurs possibles ont été élaborés par la délégation à … Continue reading »

Big challenges for small organizations

Steve Horvath and CCOHS management visit with delegates from KOSHA. To me, CCOHS’ value is reaffirmed when other national health and safety organizations access our information and recognize that our expertise on prevention issues can make a positive impact on their own challenges. That happened last week when delegates from the Korean Occupational Health and … Continue reading »

Corporate Leaders of Tomorrow: Inspiring Confidence

Steve Horvath joins the judging panel at the Inter-Collegiate Business Competition (I.C.B.C.). Last week I was honoured to represent professional industry experts as a judge in the oldest and most prestigious undergraduate business case competition, the Inter-Collegiate Business Competition (I.C.B.C.) hosted by Queen’s University School of Business. This competition has become a global forum for … Continue reading »

Making a Difference: End of Year Reflections

From time to time, I think it’s a healthy exercise for our own spiritual and mental well-being to take a brief pause to reflect and get our bearings. It’s this time of year when we crave the indulgence of some quiet moments to look inward and assess whether we are on the right path for … Continue reading »

Celebrating the Past and Looking Forward: OHCOW Marks its 25th Anniversary

Recently, I had the honour of celebrating the Occupational Health Clinics of Ontario Workers (OHCOW) 25th anniversary at their event Celebrating the Past and Looking Forward. Our organizations have had a long-standing history of collaborating and sharing information and resources with the common goal to help Ontario workers stay safe on the job. I truly … Continue reading »

A New Generation in Health and Safety

One of the most meaningful events organized at the triennial World Congress on Health and Safety was the establishment of the first International Youth Congress. It was my honour to be involved with such a valuable initiative and to have the opportunity to introduce these young participants to the World Congress at the symposium I … Continue reading »

Protecting Workers from Ebola: Eight Knowledge Generation Priorities

  On November 3, the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council of the National Academies convened a workshop of distinguished representatives from the public and private sectors.   The participants were asked to suggest priorities for research that will “provide public health officials, healthcare providers, and the general public with the most up-to-date information … Continue reading »

Spooky Safety

Were you wondering how the NIOSH Science Blog was going to tie in to Halloween? After all, if we have something to say about National Doughnut Day, there has to be a connection to Halloween, right? For us, the problem was picking which horrifying hazard to highlight. Well, we aren’t going to talk about the … Continue reading »

Keeping the Momentum Going for Total Worker Health

Earlier this month NIOSH hosted the  1st International Symposium to Advance Total Worker HealthTM together with 17 other partners. The symposium was a tremendous success. The over 350 attendees were able to learn from the perspectives of over 100 presenters from within the United States and other countries representing nonprofit, private, government, and academic institutions, … Continue reading »

Drive Safely Work Week 2014

The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) is calling on leaders of companies and organizations to emphasize road safety for all employees—not just those who drive company vehicles— as a core component of the organization’s safety culture. NIOSH supports this call to action. This year, the theme of Drive Safely Work Week (DSWW), NETS’s … Continue reading »

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