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  1. Enfermedad del Ébola (Enfermedad del virus del Ébola) (CDC)
    >  Enfermedad del Ébola (Enfermedad del virus del Ébola)- Centros para el Control y la Prevencion de Enfermedades.

  2. Infographic: Is it Flu or Ebola? (PDF) (CDC)
    >  This infographic visually points out both differences and likeliness of acquiring flu versus Ebola.

  3. NIOSH Science Blog: Occupational Exposures at Electronic Scrap Recycling Facilities (NIOSH)
    >  To better document the hazards, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has completed exposure evaluations at several electronics recycling facilities and conducted a survey of electronics recycling facilities across the United States.

  4. NIOSH Workplace Safety and Health Topics: Green Tobacco Sickness (NIOSH)
    >  Green tobacco sickness (GTS) is a type of nicotine poisoning that occurs while handling tobacco plants. Workers are at especially high risk for developing this illness when their clothing becomes saturated from tobacco that is wet from rain or morning dew, or perspiration.

  5. OSHA: Protecting Temporary Workers (OSHA)
    >  To ensure that there is a clear understanding of each employer's role in protecting employees, OSHA recommends that the temporary staffing agency and the host employer set out their respective responsibilities for compliance with applicable OSHA standards in their contract.

  6. OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Ebola (OSHA)
    >  This web page provides information about Ebola viruses and EHF for workers and employers.

  7. Center for Young Worker Safety and Health: Online Training (Center for Young Worker Safety and Health)
    >  Welcome to our online training portal. Our online courses can be access from anywhere in the world, and best of all they are free. All you need to complete these training sessions is internet access and speakers to listen to the lectures. We currently offer seven different training modules.

  8. O[yes] 2015 Video Contest (O[yes])
    >  Oregon high school students and educators are encouraged to visit the Oregon Young Employee Safety website to learn about the 2015 video contest.

  9. OHS: NTSB: Prohibit Hands-Free Phone Use by Commercial Drivers (OH&S)
    >  This Oct 23, 2014 OH&S article addresses why NTSB prohibits hands-free phone use by commercial driver.

  10. AIHA Cautions Against Indoor Use of Electronic Cigarettes (AIHA)
    >  he American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) has described the potential exposures and health risks associated with the use of electronic cigarettes in a new report. The report reviewed current scientific information and evaluated the effects of chemicals used in e-cigarettes and emitted from them.

  11. Oregon OSHA – Adopted Changes to Confined Spaces Standard for General Industry and Construction (PDF) (Oregon OSHA)
    >  Oregon OSHA in consultation with stakeholders, developed a rule proposal to amend our current general industry/construction standard OAR 437-002-0146 Confined Spaces, to clarify certain areas of concern in the state-initiated rule adopted in 2012. These amendments were proposed in July with one hearing held in August 2014.

  12. Promising and Best Practices in Total Worker Health: Workshop Summary (2014) (IOM)
    >  n May 2014, with support from NIOSH, the Institute of Medicine organized a workshop on Total Worker Health. Rather than a review of published literature, this workshop sought input from a wide variety of on-the-ground stakeholders regarding their experiences with integrating occupational safety and health protection with health promotion in the workplace. Promising and Best Practices in Total Worker Health is the summary of the discussions and presentations of the event. Download the PDF at no cost.

  13. OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Apparel and Footwear Industry (OSHA)
    >  The following references discuss issues of exposure for employees who participate in a variety of activities involved with making finished apparel and footwear, including sewing, cutting, gluing, and stitching.

  14. Occupational Fatalities in Oregon 2012 Annual Report (PDF) (OR-FACE)
    >  OR-FACE is supported by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (grant #2U60OH008472) through the Oregon Health Authority.

  15. Oregon FACE Toolbox Talk Guides (OR-FACE)
    >  These toolbox talk guides have been created to address hazards that have led to fatalities in Oregon in construction and logging.

  16. The Lancet Ebola Resource Center (Lancet)
    >  Free access to all ebola resources from the Lancet Family of Journals.

  17. NIOSH Total Worker HealthTM Webinar Series, “Intervening for Work Stress: Work-life Stress and Total Worker Health Approaches” (NIOSH)
    >  The recording of the webinar is now available online. Please be aware that there was some technical difficulty in the beginning of the presentation. However, all original slides are available for download at the above link to the recording, and are posted as links within the meeting during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

  18. Detailed Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Checklist for Ebola Preparedness (PDF) (CDC)
    >  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), in addition to other federal, state, and local partners, aim to increase understanding of Ebola and encourage U.S.-based EMS agencies and systems to prepare for managing patients with Ebola and other infectious diseases.

  19. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Ebola topic page (CDC)
    >  This general topic page addresses many public and human health issues related to the Ebola virus and outbreak.

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