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  1. Safety Sweep: An Employer's Guide to Preventing Injuries to Room Attendants in BC Accommodations (go2HR)
    >  This guide outlines key prevention strategies for room attendant managers and supervisors who work in hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, and other hospitality facilities that offer overnight accommodations.

  2. CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response (CDC)
    >  NOTE: the preparedness resources on this website are too numerous to list on one page. For more resources on specific topics, see the list of specific types of emergencies below.

  3. Ergonomics, Mobile Devices and the Workplace of the Future (Ergonomics Plus)
    >  ollowing are simple ergonomic adjustments you can make for a variety of digital devices and work environments along with a few great videos we found that were created by physical therapist Steve Meagher of SiteSolutions.

  4. WorkSafe BC resources for Motion Picture Industry (WorkSafe Online - Workers' Compensation Board of BC)
    >  Here you'll find WorkSafe BC's links to health and safety information and resources for motion pictures.

  5. Home Care (WorkSafe Online - Workers' Compensation Board of BC)
    >  Providing home care can present additional health and safety challenges, as most homes were never intended or designed to be workplaces. The three most common causes of work-related injuries are overexertion; slips, trips, and falls; and motor vehicle incidents. Home care workers may also be exposed to infectious diseases and violent behaviour.

  6. Safe Patient Handling Programs: Effectiveness and Cost Savings (PDF) (OSHA)
    >  This document gives administrators a business case for investing in safe patient handling programs, policies, and equipment, based on real-life findings from hospitals across the United States that have successfully implemented these programs.

  7. Placing Workplace Wellness in Proper Context: Value Beyond Money (CDC)
    >  This essay published in CDC's Preventing Chronic Disease by Nicolaas P. Pronk, PhD, MA, discusses worksite wellness programs, ROI, and standardization of programs.

  8. SAIF Corporation Strengthen and Lengthen Poster (PDF) (SAIF)
    >  Less than 10 minutes is all it takes to begin improving muscle tone, building strength, and reducing your risk of injury. Print out this poster and try these simple exercises on your next work break.

  9. WorkSafe BC: Combustible Dust (WorkSafe Online - Workers' Compensation Board of BC)
    >  Industry sectors that typically generate combustible dust, such as bakeries, metal foundries, and sawmill operations, need to recognize and control these risks in order to prevent a devastating workplace incident.

  10. Oregon OSHA: Equipo para la cosecha de avellanas (PDF) (Oregon OSHA)
    >  Las hojas de alerta de peligro proveen información acerca de materiales, prácticas, o equipos peligrosos.

  11. NIOSH Science Blog: Protecting Young Workers in Retail Jobs (NIOSH)
    >  This NIOSH Science Blog shares data related to young worker injuries in the retail industry, and shares ideas for injury prevention.

  12. Improving Workers Health Across the Globe: Advancing the global plan of action for workers' health (PDF) (CDC)
    >  This booklet celebrates the first 25 years of the Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres for Occupational Health. The pages that follow offer examples of what the centers and nongovernmental organizations can achieve by working together.

  13. Seat Belt Use Among Adult Workers — 21 States, 2013 (CDC)
    >  This analysis provides, for the first time, seat belt use estimates among a wide variety of occupational groups in 21 U.S. states.

  14. Start the Conversation Activities (Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences)
    >  The Start the Conversation activities, developed and/or adapted from CDC/NIOSH's Talking Safety, were made to educate young workers about work and non-work factors that can impact safety on and off the job. These activities are designed to be led by supervisors at staff meetings or training sessions. Each activity is about 10-20 minutes long.

  15. Welding Safety: The Essential Guide (R-Tech Welding)
    >  This free safety guide, prepared by R-Tech Welding, includes the very best welding safety resources from around the web.

  16. WorkSafe BC Topic Page: Cranes (PDF) (WorkSafe Online - Workers' Compensation Board of BC)
    >  Cranes are among the largest pieces of equipment used on a worksite. See the following resources and links for information on working safely with and around cranes.

  17. CSHS Best Practice Guide for Occupational Health and Safety in Sustainability Reports (PDF) (CSHS)
    >  This document was developed by the Center for Safety and Health Sustainability and their Advisory Council. CSHS has launched an initiative to standardize OHS reporting.

  18. National Officer Safety Group (U.S. Dept. of Justice, Office of Justice Programs)
    >  The National Officer Safety and Wellness (OSW) Group brings together representatives from law enforcement, federal agencies, and the research community to address the significantly high number of officer gunfire fatalities and to improve officer safety and wellness.

  19. NIOSH Total Worker Health® At-A-Glance (PDF) (NIOSH)
    >  The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Total Worker Health® (TWH) Program focuses on advancing the safety, health, and well- being of workers by increas- ing the number of work environments that adopt evidence-based TWH approaches.

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