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  1. Health Impacts Safety! Safety & Wellness Meeting Guides (Occupational Health Sciences)
    >  These meeting guides, created by the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, OHSU and the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center, are designed to be used by facilitators of safety and wellness committee meetings.

  2. Take Charge of your Safety in and around your Patrol Vehicle (NIOSH)
    >  There are five simple things you can do to take control of your safety inside and outside of the patrol car.

  3. NIOSH Science Blog: Occupational Exposures to New Drycleaning Solvents (NIOSH)
    >  This blog discusses the use of newer solvents in drycleaning, and current exposure assessments.

  4. CCOHS Working in a Sitting Position (CCOHS)
    >  The topic page provided by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, addresses the consequences and solutions of jobs involving sitting.

  5. Opportunities for Employers To Create a Safer and Healthier Workforce (NIOSH)
    >  An emerging body of evidence recognizes that separate approaches are not as effective as integrated approaches that consider worker safety, health, and well-being at work and beyond the workplace.

  6. A workplace intervention improves sleep: results from the randomized controlled Work, Family, and Health Study (National Sleep Foundation)
    >  This study by The Work, Family, and Health Network Study was publishedin the journal Sleep Health, the Journal of the National Sleep Foundation.

  7. 2014 National Symposium on Corrections Worker Health (PDF) (OHSU)
    >  he Summary Report for the 2014 National Symposium on Corrections Worker Health is now available online. The Symposium was held on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at Portland State University, Portland, Oregon.

  8. Caregiver Stress (Alzheimer's Association)
    >  It can be overwhelming to take care of a loved one with Alzheimer's or other dementia, but too much stress can be harmful to both of you. Read on to learn symptoms and ways to avoid burnout.

  9. Mapping The Most Stressful Places In Life To Figure Out How Stress Is Killing Us (Fast Company)
    >  A new wearable device aims to pinpoint exactly when and where our stress is ruining our lives.

  10. We are the scientists of OHSU: Meet Steven Shea (OHSU)
    >  His lab is unearthing the biological basis of circadian rhythms and sleep disorders to better understand their effects on human disease. Learn more about Dr. Shea’s research at

  11. NIOSH Web Page: Engineering Controls (NIOSH)
    >  This new directory page links to NIOSH webpages, projects, programs, tools, and resources related to engineering controls created to improve workplace health and safety.

  12. NFPA: First Responder Protective Clothing and Equipment Lessons Learned from Ebola Patient Response (NFPA)
    >  The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) journal recently interviewed Bill Haskell of NIOSH regarding the planned revisions to NFPA 1999, Protective Clothing for Emergency Medical Operations.

  13. OSHA/NIOSH Hazard Alert: Worker Exposure to Silica during Countertop Manufacturing, Finishing and Installation (PDF) (NIOSH)
    >  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) have identified exposure to silica as a health hazard to workers involved in manufacturing, finishing and installing natural and manufactured stone countertop products, both in fabrication shops and during in-home finishing/installation.

  14. Creada y patrocinada por CPWR - Centro de investigacion en la Industria de la Construccion. (NIOSH)
    >  eLCOSH es una biblioteca electrónica de información sobre salud y seguridad ocupacional relacionada a la industria de la construcción. La información incluida abarca desde informes sobre seguridad y materiales de capacitación a requisitos gubernamentales, artículos e informes de investigación.

  15. Are Flight Attendants at Higher Risk for Miscarriage? (NIOSH)
    >  Working during normal sleep hours, high physical job demands and exposure to cosmic radiation may put pregnant flight attendants at higher risk for miscarriage, according to research published January 5 online ahead of print in the journal Epidemiology.

  16. Online Training Helps Protect Nurses and Other Healthcare Workers from Workplace Violence (NIOSH)
    >  Many new and experienced healthcare workers are not formally trained in workplace violence prevention strategies. This course was developed mainly as a resource for nurses and other healthcare professionals who are required to complete continuing education units to maintain their licenses, but the training can benefit anyone employed in the healthcare industry.

  17. Precautionary Measures Lacking for High Level Disinfectants: Results of a Survey of Healthcare Workers Who Disinfect Medical and Dental Devices (NIOSH)
    >  Findings from a survey conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) show that precautionary measures to minimize worker exposure to high-level disinfectants (HLDs) are not always used.

  18. CDC Foundation Healthy Workforce Infographic (CDC Foundation)
    >  No matter the size of your business, promoting safe and healthy practices can increase profitability and productivity.

  19. Oregon OSHA Pesticide Emphasis Program Annual Report - 2014 (PDF) (Oregon OSHA)
    >  Oregon OSHA and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 10 Pesticides and Toxics Unit, collaborate on pesticide safety issues. This report is the annual review of the pesticide emphasis program for federal fiscal year 2014 (FY2014).

  20. Bullying in the Workplace (CCOHS)
    >  Bullying is usually seen as acts or verbal comments that could 'mentally' hurt or isolate a person in the workplace.

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