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  1. Strengthening Jobsite Safety Climate by Using and Improving Leading Indicators (CPWR)
    >  We listened and have recently developed 8 worksheets compiled into a booklet (also available individually below) titled Strengthening Jobsite Safety Climate by Using and Improving Leading Indicators.

  2. Reducing Risks to Women Linked to Shift Work, Long Work Hours, and Related Workplace Sleep and Fatigue Issues (Liebert Publishers)
    >  Claire Caruso, PhD, RN, FAAN of NIOSH recently released a new article in the September 2015 issue of the Journal of Women’s Health discussing the impacts of shift and long work hours on health and safety risks, particularly for women workers.

  3. Using Total Worker Health™ Concepts to Enhance Workplace Tobacco Prevention and Control (NIOSH)
    >  Worksite health promotion programs designed to improve worker health, such as those that help workers stop or reduce tobacco use, have traditionally focused on individual factors and not taken work-related exposures and hazards into account

  4. WorkSafeBC: Safety Inspections Workbook (WorkSafe Online - Workers' Compensation Board of BC)
    >  A reference guide and workbook for workplace safety inspections.

  5. WorkSafeBC: Every move matters for truckers (PDF) (WorkSafe Online - Workers' Compensation Board of BC)
    >  A new truck driver ergonomics video identifies ways drivers can reduce the risk of back injury often caused by sitting for long periods

  6. Alaska goes full year without fishing fatality for first time (Alaska Journal of Commerce)
    >  Last week, the U.S. Coast Guard reported to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council that for the first time in known history, no one died on the job while commercial fishing in Alaska during the last federal fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30.

  7. OSH Answer Fact Sheets: Working in Cold Environments (CCOHS)
    >  A cold environment challenges the worker in three ways: by air temperature, air movement (wind speed), and humidity (wetness). In order to work safely, these challenges have to be counterbalanced by proper insulation (layered protective clothing), by physical activity and by controlled exposure to cold (work/rest schedule)

  8. OSHA Cold Stress Guide (OSHA)
    >  Anyone working in a cold environment may be at risk of cold stress. Some workers may be required to work outdoors in cold environments and for extended periods, for example, snow cleanup crews, sanitation workers, police officers and emergency response and recovery personnel, like firefighters, and emergency medical technicians.

  9. Employees who work in moderately cold work conditions may face health and safety problems (NIOSH)
    >  n a new report, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) outlines recommendations to improve thermal comfort of employees who work in moderately cold environments such as food preparation workers who may spend 8 hours or more in refrigerated rooms.

  10. NIOSH looks at Precautionary Practices of Respiratory Care Practitioners who Administer Aerosolized Medications (NIOSH)
    >  A recent article from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) found that safe handling of aerosolized medications is not always universally practiced in healthcare settings, placing workers, co-workers and even family members at risk.

  11. NIOSH Safety Firefighter Advisory: Translucent Corrugated Roof Panels May Contribute to Increased Fall Risk during Roof Operations (PDF) (NIOSH)
    >  The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommends that all fire departments immediately take actions to reduce the risk of fire fighters being injured or killed while operating on roofs that contain translucent corrugated roof panels.

  12. Oregon OSHA Adopted Changes: Oregon Rules for Firefighters In General Industry (PDF) (Oregon OSHA)
    >  Oregon OSHA proposed amendments to OAR 437 - 002 - 0182 Oregon Rules for Firefighters, in April 2015. Five public hearings were held during May and June with many attendees giving testimony. We also received written comments during the comment period that closed on June 19, 2015

  13. Guidance on Becoming a "Greener " Nail Salon (PDF) (CA DTSC)
    >  A green nail salon is an emerging business model that respects workers, customers,owners and the community. “Green” is a catch phrase for being environmentally aware, but also responsive to emerging science and business sustainability.

  14. Kaiser: Thrive at work - Why workforce health matters (Kaiser Permanente)
    >  Thrive at work offers infographics and toolkits to help create a healthier workforce.

  15. Buy Quiet Infographics (CDC)
    >  NIOSH and CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training, have created a series of infographics that drive home the danger of noise-induced hearing loss in the construction industry.

  16. Improving the Health, Safety and Well-being of Young Adults - Infographic (IOM)
    >  This infographic was the result of a 2013 IOM and National Research Council workshop to bring together more than 250 researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and young adults.

  17. Workplaces that work: Flexible Work Arrangements (HR Council Canada)
    >  This resource describes the variety of flexible work schedules, benefits to employer and employee, and suggestions for getting started.

  18. Dissemination Planning Tool (AHRQ)
    >  This tool was developed to help researchers evaluate their research and develop appropriate dissemination plans, if the research is determined to have "real world" impact.

  19. Oregon OSHA Fact Sheet Plus: Fall protection trigger heights for the construction industry (PDF) (Oregon OSHA)
    >  Oregon OSHA is proposing to change the trigger height in the general fall protection rule in construction from 10 feet to 6 feet – effective Jan. 1, 2017.

  20. Navigating the Translation and Dissemination of PHSSR Findings: A Decision Guide for Researchers (RWJ Foundation)
    >  This toolkit for researchers provides important information on how to effectively translate and disseminate PHSSR research.

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