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  1. 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).

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Recorded Webinar: Temporary and Contingent Worker Safety and Health Best Practices, Challenges and Solutions (Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences)
    >  This symposium was presented on May 28, 2015 by the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences and the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center. It is available as a free recorded webinar.

  8. EPA Ultraviolet Radiation (UV) Mobile App (EPA)
    >  The Ultraviolet (UV) Index provides a daily and hourly forecast of the UV radiation levels from the sun on a 1 - 11+ scale. Download the free EPA SunWise UV Index app onto your smartphone. Your local Ultraviolet (UV) Index forecast is provided by the National Weather Service.

  9. Oregon Walks (Oregon Walks)
    >  Oregon Walks works to protect the rights and safety of pedestrians.

  10. Oregon Parks and Recreation Department: ATVs (Oregon Parks and Recreation)
    >  The mission of the All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Program is to communicate information regarding off-highway vehicle riding opportunities, laws and rules, and to provide grant funding.

  11. Total Rewards and Employee Well-Being Practices (World at Work)
    >  A Report by WorldatWork,Underwritten by HealthMine March 2015. This report summarizes the results of a December 2014 survey of WorldatWork members.

  12. Federal Mobile Apps Directory (USA Gov)
    >  Government native apps, hybrid apps, responsive sites and mobile websites offer official information and services from the palm of your hand.

  13. Hospital Respiratory Protection Program Toolkit (NIOSH)
    >  This toolkit was developed to assist hospitals in developing and implementing effective respiratory protection programs, with an emphasis on preventing the transmission of aerosol transmissible diseases (ATDs) to healthcare personnel.

  14. NIOSH Training for Nurses on Shift Work and Long Work Hours (NIOSH)
    >  The purpose of this online training program is to educate nurses and their managers about the health and safety risks associated with shift work, long work hours, and related workplace fatigue issues and relay strategies in the workplace and in the nurse’s personal life to reduce these risks.

  15. Overlapping Vulnerabilities: The Occupational Health and Safety of Young Immigrant Workers in Small Construction Firms (NIOSH)
    >  This joint report released by NIOSH and the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) explores how the combination of risk factors may result in overlapping vulnerabilities for workers such as young immigrants in small construction firms and discusses the implications for occupational safety and health professionals.

  16. Tank Hazard Alert (PDF) (OSHA)
    >  The National STEPS network, an OSHA Alliance partner, has issued a hazard alert* to better protect workers conducting storage tank gauging, sampling and fluid transfer activities at oil and well sites.

  17. Fact Sheet: Actions to Improve Chemical Safety and Security (PDF) (OSHA)
    >  The fact sheet updates last year’s report by the working group that was formed as a result of President Obama's Executive Order 13650 in August 2013.

  18. NIOSH Workplace Solutions: Reducing the Risk of Hearing Disorders Among Musicians (PDF) (NIOSH)
    >  NIOSH examines risks associated with music exposure and provides recommendations to protect hearing.

  19. Electric Bicycle Guide (Electric Bicycle Guide)
    >  In this page, I want to put things in perspective. I want you to understand what the electric bicycle can give you and what it can't. The following use-cases are a sample of the many ways that electric bikes are changing the way people are getting around.

  20. NIOSH Science Blog: Higher Nurse-to-Patient Ratio Law Improves Nurse Injury Rates by One-Third (NIOSH)
    >  California is the only state with a law governing minimum nurse-to-patient staffing ratios. The ratios vary depending on the type of hospital service but are in the range of one nurse for every five patients. This blog addresses findings related to this ratio and nurse injury.

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