occupational health Articles

  • The business case: good occupational safety and health is good business

    Studies, research and numerous real-life examples show that good occupational safety and health (OSH) management practices, in addition to protecting workers’ health, can have significant benefits in terms of productivity and cost-effectiveness. Good OSH is also key to helping companies retain older workers. ...

  • Transforming Health & Safety

    What got us to where we are today will not get us to where we want to be tomorrow. Decades of awareness building, training, and record keeping on Occupational Health and Safety – spearheaded by private and public enterprises and prodded along by governments – have got us to where we are today. These efforts have moved us incrementally along a path over the past four decades from ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Occupational and non-occupational health risks: can double standards be justified?

    This essay considers the fact that health and safety standards allow for higher exposures in employees than the general public. The distinction between exposure and risk is proposed as a key determinant for the relevance of arguments put forward to support such double standards. The justification of 'double standards', for public and occupational (risk) exposure, is linked to two separate types ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Vapor Intrusion Issues Risk Occupants’ Health

    Vapor intrusion occurs when a gaseous substance migrates into a building.  For example, volatile organic compounds and other gases can migrate from contaminated soils and groundwater through cracks in foundations or sewer lines and enter a building.  Vapor intrusion can create an indoor environment that damages structural materials and puts building occupants’ health at ...


    By Ultraviolet Devices, Inc.

  • Environmental and Occupational Health Response to SARS, Taiwan, 2003

    Industrial hygiene specialists from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) visited hospitals and medical centers throughout Taiwan. They assisted with designing and evaluating ventilation modifications for infection control, developed guidelines for converting hospital rooms into SARS patient isolation rooms, prepared designs for the rapid conversion of a vacated ...


    By E-CO

  • Is job insecurity a risk factor in occupational health and safety?

    The main aim of the present study was to examine how job insecurity influences job satisfaction as well as on-the-job risk behaviour. An additional aim was to analyse how risk perception affects the associations between job insecurity, job dissatisfaction and behaviour. The results of the study are based on a self-completion questionnaire survey carried out among employees experiencing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Occupational safety and health in the wind energy sector

    As the European Union power sector continues its move away from oil, coal and nuclear fuels,wind energy has experienced tremendous growth over the past decade and this is expected to continue. The wind energy sector is relatively young with turbine technology constantly progressing and this creates an ongoing responsibility to ensure workers that conduct tasks such as installations, ...

  • NVQ Level 5 in Occupational Health & Safety Practice

    Watch and learn with SHEilds explanatory video If you’re considering taking a Level 5 City & Guilds NVQ but don’t know what to expect or where to begin don’t worry, SHEilds has you covered. To make things easier for our students – current and prospective – we’ve collected all the key information in the video below, giving ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Occupational Skin Exposure

    The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reports that occupational skin disease is the second most common type of occupational disease, indicating that employee education regarding skin protection is needed. In an occupational setting, employees have the potential to absorb both liquids and gases through their skin.  Skin exposure can occur through direct contact ...


    By MSDS Binders Inc.

  • 7 Steps for Integrating Your EHS Culture After an Acquisition

    In today’s global marketplace, many companies are seizing opportunities to expand their businesses’ footprint through new partnerships, mergers and acquisitions. But as these companies work to bring their new assets or partnerships into the company fold, many aren’t prepared to integrate their environment, health and safety (EHS) programs. In our experience, EHS programs are ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Canarina DISPER software · Occupational safety and health · commands 19

    Black background.- The Black background command allows you to have a black background colour in your screen. White background.- The White background command allows you to have a white background colour in your screen. ...

  • ISHM Allows Employers to Post Occupational Safety & Health Positions

    The Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM) offers employers the ability to efficiently find highly qualified applicants for open positions. Yuma, AZ, December 10th, 2012 For employers looking to fill health and safety positions, the Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM) certification is the only accredited certification that focuses ...

  • Human biomonitoring to define occupational exposure and health risks in waste incinerator plants

    A contribution to the research on the relationship between exposure to ambient pollutants and diseases comes from human biomonitoring data collection and interpretation. The 21 biomonitoring studies reviewed are mainly aimed at providing either information on exposure amongst worker subgroups, serving as a reference, or information on the relationship between exposure and toxicity. Attention was ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Occupational health and safety - right to know Vs right to understand

    On the heels of yet another federal investigation attributing chemical-related deaths and injuries to defective hazard communications systems in the workplace, few would question that a public health crisis is afoot. More than 30 million American workers are exposed each day to hazardous chemicals at the workplace, with upwards of a halfmillion chemicals being stored and used in today's ...

  • OSHwiki article in the spotlight: Ergonomics and occupational safety and health (OSH)

    The European Month of Ergonomics gets started on 1 October. It is organised by the Federation of the European Ergonomics Societies (FEES), an official campaign partner of EU-OSHA’s Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress campaign. The aim is to promote collaboration between ergonomists and occupational health and safety experts. An  ...

  • E-fact 78 - Involving young workers in occupational safety and health

    Involving young workers in occupational safety and health (OSH) is a powerful tool to help strengthen workplace safety culture and performance. Getting young people to buy in to the safety culture of a workplace involves engaging them in OSH; empowering them; and giving them a voice that is heard. This E-fact advises how. ...

  • Explore the Role of Occupational Health Services in Hostile & Remote Locations

    Occupational Health Management in hostile and remote locations is an important component of safeguarding the health & safety of the human assets and ever more apparent now as the world is witnessing dramatic security events. However, employee health and wellbeing often tends to be overlooked – therefore it is quintessential to understand, what role OHS plays in elevating employee health ...


    By Fleming Gulf FZE

  • The Auditory & Non-Auditory Effects of Noise Pollution:An Occupational Health Study

    1. Introduction: The present study was planned as a prospective, longitudinal and panel-type of a study with the documentation of the health effects of noise exposure as its primary objective. Noise as a health hazard has been studied extensively in the last decade and a substantial amount of dose-response information on NIHL and its risk factors has been documented. However most of these studies ...


  • Asbestos in Dusts Can Pose Health and Safety Issues for Building Occupants

    Asbestos was used heavily in many building materials in the United States up until the mid-1980s.  According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Asbestos fibers may be released into the air by the disturbance of asbestos-containing material during product use, demolition work, building or home maintenance, repair, and remodeling.” The EPA goes on to report, ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Risk management programme for occupational safety and health in surface mining operations

    This paper describes a systematic risk analysis process for occupational safety and health (OSH). A concept of technological risk management and risk assessment is applied. A review of published risk management and assessment applications for various industries is presented and a generalised approach to risk management for OSH in surface mining is proposed. The approach consists of six phases. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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