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  1. OSHA Fact Sheet: Protecting Workers from the Effects of Heat (updated) (PDF) (OSHA)
    >  This fact sheet provides information to employers on measures they should take to prevent worker illnesses and death caused by heat stress.

  2. Oregon OSHA Fact Sheet: Stair Railings for General Industry Workplaces (PDF) (Oregon OSHA)
    >  This fact sheet explains Oregon OSHA rules requiring standard railings at 4 feet above a lower level at general industry workplaces.

  3. Oregon OSHA Public Education Workshops 2014 (PDF) (Oregon OSHA)
    >  Access the schedule for no cost workshops on workplace safety and health provided by Oregon OSHA.

  4. Oregon OSHA Fact Sheet: Motor Vehicle Safety for Employers and Employees (PDF) (Oregon OSHA)
    >  Driving is something that most of us take for granted, but it is also part of doing business at many workplaces. Driving is just as important as any other aspect of workplace safety; it might be the most important part of your safety program if your employees spend most of their workday on the road.

  5. ErgoWeb: Eye Strain, Neck Pain and Monitor Placement (Conventional Wisdom vs Ergonomics Evidence) (ergoweb)
    >  This article provided by ErgoWeb: September 2nd, 2014 Eye Strain, Neck Pain and Monitor Placement (Conventional Wisdom vs Ergonomics Evidence) By Gene Kay, MS CPE

  6. NIOSH Science Blog: Workplace Exposures and the National Action Plan for Infertility (NIOSH)
    >  This Science Blog article, “Workplace Exposures and the National Action Plan for Infertility” (, prepared by Steven Schrader and James Kesner, both of NIOSH.

  7. NIOSH Science Blog: Preventing Skin Cancer (NIOSH)
    >  A recent NIOSH science blog, “Preventing Skin Cancer,” was authored by RADM Boris D. Lushniak, M.D., M.P.H., acting U.S. surgeon general.

  8. OSHA Fact Sheet: Protecting Workers during a Pandemic (PDF) (OSHA)
    >  A pandemic is a global disease outbreak and can be caused by a variety of agents, including influenza and coronaviruses. During a pandemic, transmission can be anticipated in the workplace not only from patients to workers in healthcare settings, but also among co-workers and between members of the general public and workers in other types of workplaces

  9. Prevention Video (v-Tool) | Electrocution/Work Safely with Ladders Near Power Lines (Electrocución/Trabaje de manera segura con escaleras cerca de líneas eléctricas aéreas) (OSHA)
    >  These videos, which are available in English and Spanish, show how quickly contact with overhead power lines can result in the electrocution of a worker. It also shows what employers can do to ensure the work is done more safely.

  10. OR-FACE: Crab Fishing Hazard Alert (PDF) (OR-FACE)
    >  During 2000-2009 70% of commercial fishing deaths off the US West Coast were caused by drowning. Dungeness crab fisheries had the highest number of fatalities with a rate of 310 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers.

  11. Oregon OSHA Fact Sheet Plus: Fall protection trigger heights for general industry (PDF) (Oregon OSHA)
    >  This Fact Sheet, provided by Oregon OSHA, identifies trigger heights and fall protection requirements for general industry.

  12. Globally Harmonized System Pictograms Card (pdf) English (PDF) (Oregon OSHA)
    >  Globally Harmonized System Pictograms Card (pdf) English A two-sided 3.5 x 5 card with simple definitions of the GHS pictorgrams and label requirements

  13. Oregon OSHA: Pictogramas del Sistema Armonizado Globalmente (PDF) (Oregon OSHA)
    >  08/28/14 Pictogramas del Sistema Armonizado Globalmente (pdf) Spanish GHS Pictograms Card

  14. Total Worker Health: Total Worker Health Practitioner Toolkit (NIOSH)
    >  This site serves as a guide for practitioners for creating or expanding organizational cultures of safety, health and well-being. Resources on this site will provide information on how to integrate health protection and health promotion practices, policies and systems.

  15. NIOSH Workplace Safety & Health Topics: Ebola and Other Emerging Infectious Diseases (NIOSH)
    >  Emerging infectious diseases are those whose incidence in humans has increased in the past 2 decades or threaten to increase in the near future.

  16. OSHA/NIOSH: Recommended Practices - Protecting Temporary Workers (PDF) (OSHA)
    >  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health today released Recommended Practices for staffing agencies and host employers to better protect temporary workers from hazards on the job.

  17. NIOSH Science Blog: Preliminary Field Studies on Worker Exposures to Volatile Chemicals during Oil and Gas Extraction Flowback and Production Testing Operations (NIOSH)
    >  This blog describes NIOSH evaluations of worker exposures to specific chemicals during oil and gas extraction flowback and production testing activities.

  18. Global Worker Watch: Worker Fatalities and Catastrophes 2014 (Global Worker Watch)
    >  NOTE: This data set is under construction and includes data strictly mined from Google Alerts, and is largely limited to the English & Spanish language countries. See the Data page to contribute fatalities and catastrophes to the data set.

  19. Frequently Asked Questions about Cell Phones and Your Health (CDC)
    >  Most of us depend on cell phones every day. Some people wonder if cell phones can cause health problems. Here’s what you should know about cell phones and your health.

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