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Managing risks from skin exposure at work - HSG262

Managing risks from skin exposure at work - HSG262 | Health hazards | Scoop.it
Addressing the reality that many working materials can directly affect or even pass through the skin to cause disease.
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OSHA Expects to Complete Silica Rule in February 2016

OSHA Expects to Complete Silica Rule in February 2016 | Health hazards | Scoop.it
The final rule has been in development for more than 15 years. It would halve the current limit for general industry.
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New fact sheet: Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity

Fact sheet - the scientific evidence does not establish that EHS symptoms are caused by exposure to low-level electromagnetic fields.
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Steel bar pierces worker’s skull

Steel bar pierces worker’s skull | Health hazards | Scoop.it
A company has been fined $120,000 after a worker’s skull was pierced with a steel bar. The 18-year-old worker was operating an excavator on a demolition job in August 2013 when the incident occurred.
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Brisbane City Council

Brisbane City Council | Health hazards | Scoop.it
Need inspiration on managing work health and safety in your workplace? Watch Brisbane City Council’s film https://t.co/4wKuMsC1jC
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Compendium of WHS and workers’ compensation statistics 7th edition

Compendium of WHS and workers’ compensation statistics 7th edition | Health hazards | Scoop.it
The latest Compendium
of WHS and workers' compensation statistics has been released
with data to June 2015.
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Safety alert: Falling objects

Safety alert: Falling objects | Health hazards | Scoop.it
This alert is to highlight the importance of managing the risk to health and safety of falling objects.
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2001-0279-3163.pdf

HHE Program investigators evaluated three air sampling methods used to measure employees’ exposures during abrasive blasting operations at a shipyard. All three methods overloaded the air sample filters.
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Julie's film - Losing breath

Julie's film - Losing breath | Health hazards | Scoop.it
Losing breath tells the tragic story of Adam Sager who died with mesothelioma (an asbestos related disease) at the age of 25.
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Guidance for managing the risks of diesel exhaust

Guidance for managing the risks of diesel exhaust | Health hazards | Scoop.it
Safe Work Australia has developed a guide and information sheet on managing the risks of diesel exhaust exposure in the workplace.
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FIFO workers fear antidepressants stigma (AAP)

FIFO workers fear antidepressants stigma (AAP) | Health hazards | Scoop.it
A union survey has found many fly-in fly-out workers don't seek help for mental health issues for fear it will dent their job prospects.
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2010-0156-3196.pdf

The HHE Program evaluated dermal exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in fire fighters.
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Five Victorian farmers dead in four weeks sparking concern

Five Victorian farmers dead in four weeks sparking concern | Health hazards | Scoop.it

Farms are dangerous workplaces with five Victorian farmers dead in four weeks and WorkSafe is on alert.

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Staying mentally healthy at work

Staying mentally healthy at work | Health hazards | Scoop.it
Together, employers and employees can identify and take action to remove elements that cause stress
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EMR Literature Survey: August 2015

This month's feature article - study finds that exposure to radiofrequency fields from a mobile phone base station does not affect cognitive performance and physiological function. Read a summary of the article and commentary by ARPANSA.
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December 8—IWH plenary: Stealth ergonomics--Incorporating MSD prevention into organizational goals

December 8—IWH plenary: Stealth ergonomics--Incorporating MSD prevention into organizational goals | Health hazards | Scoop.it
http://www.iwh.on.ca/plenaries/

Could musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) prevention be recognized as more than a health and safety issue, but a quality and performance issue as well? Dr.
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2012-0211-3197.pdf

The HHE Program evaluated concerns about job stress and work-related health at a telephone call center.
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New publication in the Radiation Protection Series

New publication in the Radiation Protection Series | Health hazards | Scoop.it
Guide for Radiation Protection of the Environment (RPS G-1)
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2010-0114-3168.pdf

The Health Hazard Evaluation Program evaluated ergonomic concerns and musculoskeletal disorders at three eyeglass manufacturing facilities.
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2011-0131-3221.pdf

Finding awkward postures, repetitive motion, and job stress among airline catering employees, HHE Program investigators recommended redesigning workstations, employee rotation, and increasing teamwork and social support.
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Health Hazard Evaluation Report Press Release

The NIOSH Press Office has issued a press release summarizing an HHE Program final report where we evaluated musculoskeletal disorders and traumatic injuries among employees at a poultry processing plant.
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FIFO workers leaving depression untreated 'for fear of drug tests'

FIFO workers leaving depression untreated 'for fear of drug tests' | Health hazards | Scoop.it
Mine workers suffering from depression are leaving their condition untreated out of fear of losing their jobs, according to one of Australia's biggest construction unions.
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RR1017 – Literature review : Understanding how to improve the management of exposure to wood dust amongst construction sub-contractors and manufacturing SMEs

Available evidence was reviewed to develop a better understanding of how to improve the management of wood dust exposure in small and medium-sized construction and manufacturing enterprises (SMEs).
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Watch our newest video NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluations: Sampling for Exposures.

We just released a short video showing how employees help in our evaluations by wearing pumps to measure noise and sample the air for contaminants in their workplace.
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