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  1. Oregon OSHA Fact Sheet Plus: Oxy-Fuel Gas Cylinder Storage (PDF) (Oregon OSHA)
    >  This fact sheet provides tips to safely use and store gas cylinders necessary for welding, brazing and other types of cutting.

  2. Oregon OSHA Face Sheet Plus: Oxygen and Fuel-Gas Welding and Cutting (PDF) (Oregon OSHA)
    >  This fact sheet, provided by Oregon OSHA, provides tips to safely weld and cut using oxygen and fuel gas.

  3. Safe practices when working around hazardous agricultural chemicals - mobile version (Oregon OSHA)
    >  Helps workers understand how to reduce the dangers from pesticides.

  4. Prácticas de Seguridad Cuando se Trabaja con Químicos Agrícolas Peligrosos - versión para teléfono celular (Oregon OSHA)
    >  Ayuda a los trabajadores entender como reducir los peligros de los pesticidas.

  5. NIOSH Total Worker Health Webinar Series: Sedentary Work: Implications and Interventions for Worker Safety and Health (CDC)
    >  This archived webinar was recorded on Monday, July 13, 2015.

  6. Emphasize employee well-being as much as productivity, says study June 24, 2015 by Jeff Dodge (Physorg)
    >  Workplaces that value employees' safety and well-being as much as company productivity yield the greatest rewards, according to a study done by researchers at Colorado State University and the Colorado School of Public Health.

  7. What Happens at Work Doesn’t Always Stay at Work; Lead Exposure from an E-Scrap Recycling Facility Can Transfer to the Home (NIOSH)
    >  Recycling of used electronics (E-scrap) is an emerging area of concern as a source of occupational exposures among workers and a source of take-home exposures.

  8. Today’s Heroin Epidemic (CDC)
    >  Heroin use has increased across the US among men and women, most age groups, and all income levels.

  9. Confined Spaces in Construction - New OSHA Regulation webpage (OSHA)
    >  This federal OSHA standard will be effective on August 3, 2015.

  10. OSHA's Heat Prevention Campaign: video (OSHA)
    >  OSHA's new video reminds employers and workers of the importance of acclimatization, recognizing common symptoms, and following best practices to prevent heat illness

  11. Campaña de OSHA para prevenir las enfermedades a causa del calor en trabajadores (OSHA)
    >  Campaña de OSHA para prevenir las enfermedades a causa del calor en trabajadores - video

  12. The Application of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s “Suffer or Permit” Standard in the Identification of Employees Who Are Misclassified as Independent Contractors. (PDF) (DOL)
    >  Department of Labor Adminstration's Interpretation - issued by David Weil on July 15, 2015.

  13. QuickStats: Percentage of Currently Employed Adults Who Had Paid Sick Leave,* by Industry† — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2009–2013§ (CDC)
    >  During 2009–2013, approximately 60% of employed men and women had paid sick leave at their main job. For both men (90%) and women (88%), paid sick leave was most common in the public administration sector and least common in the agriculture, forestry, and fishing sector (24% for men and 22% for women).

  14. Public Health is for Everyone: An inclusive planning toolkit for public health professionals (CDC)
    >  Introducing Public Health Is for Everyone, a one-stop living collection of resources and best practices on health and disability to ensure public health efforts reach people living with a disability.

  15. Identifying Health and Safety Concerns in Southeast Asian Immigrant Nail Salon Workers (Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences)
    >  The objective of the study was to gather information about the hazards in nail salons along with safety practices and health concerns of nail salon workers within Portland, OR nail salon workers. This study was a pilot study funded by the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences (previously CROET).

  16. Community-based Agriculture (CBA): Safety Guidelines for Youth Working in Gardens (Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation)
    >  Community-based agriculture differs from community-supported agriculture (CSA) by emphasizing consumer participation, civic duty, and smaller scale production. This booklet represents select safety guidelines specific to gardening.

  17. OSHA Podemos Ayudar (OSHA)
    >  Usted tiene el derecho a un sitio de trabajo seguro. La Ley de Seguridad y Salud Ocupacionales de 1970 (OSH Act) fue promulgada para prevenir la muerte, lesiones o enfermedades de trabajadores en sus sitios de trabajo

  18. Protegiendo a los trabajadores temporales (OSHA)
    >  Empleadores deben tratar a sus trabajadores temporales como tratan a los trabajadores permanentes. Agencias reclutadoras y empleadores comparten el control sobre el empleado, y así ambos son responsables para la seguridad y salud del empleado. Es esencial que ambos empleadores cumplan con todos los requisitos pertinentes de la OSHA.

  19. NIOSH Science Blog: Addressing the Hazards of Temporary Employment (NIOSH)
    >  This blog addresses findings and discussions related to temporary workers from a joint session of the NORA Manufacturing Sector and Services Sector Councils.

  20. Documentary: A Day's Work (A Day's Work)
    >  This documentary tells the story of 21-year-old Day Davis who died on the job as a temporary worker, and issues related to workplace safety and health within the temporary staffing workforce.

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