occupational prevention Articles

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Legionella Prevention

    Legionella Pneumophila Legionella has been identified as a major problem in multioccupancy buildings such as hotels, hospitals, hostels, schools, military establishments, nursing homes and office blocks. Worldwide thousands of people become seriously ill or die through infection by this potentially deadly disease. The costs if a buildings water system becomes infected can be substantial not only ...

  • A study of the implementation process of an intervention to prevent work-related skin problems in wet-work occupations

    Objectives: The objective of the present implementation study is to document how an intervention to reduce work-related skin problems by means of implementing an evidence-based skin protection programme in six gut-cleaning departments in swine slaughterhouses was understood, accepted and carried out. The association between the degree of implementation and the reduction of work-related skin ...


    By Springer

  • Mold Prevention Training

    Mold –It’s All About Water! How is mold controlled on a construction project? By controlling water intrusion – that’s the answer! Mold has been around for a long time, and has always been a challenge on construction projects. However, with new construction materials being even more mold susceptible, and record-breaking lawsuits for exposure to mold growing, it is now more important than ever ...

  • US developments in the regulation of chemicals, pesticides and occupational safety

    The US Environmental Protection Agency released the 2006 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data back in February. The TRI, created under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA), requires certain facilities to report annually on their chemical releases and other waste management activities to EPA and the states. In addition, the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 (PPA) ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 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

  • Beat the Heat: Occupational Exposure to Heat and Hot Environments

    With summer underway, now is the perfect time for organizations to examine their policies and procedures regarding employee heat exposure, especially in light of the recently published document from NIOSH titled, “Occupational Exposure to Heat and Hot Environments”, Publication Number 2016-106. What is the ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • 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

  • Occupational hygiene at a drum composting plant in Hyvinkää, Finland

    Refuse disposal and treatment must be safe for employees. Organic dust of waste origin, perhaps containing microbes, may be harmful to health. Microbes, especially fungi but also thermophilic Actinomycetes bacteria, may cause allergy and asthma (Terho et al. 1993; Madigan et al. 1997). Usually fungi cause hypersensitivity (Madigan et al. 1997) and the most common syndrome is allergic rhinitis ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Asbestos Awareness: Preventing a Hazardous Workplace

    Many on-the-job hazards are obvious... leaking machinery... dangerous chemicals... slippery floors. However, other hazards aren't so obvious. There may be no visible signals that they are present at all. That's why Asbestos is often known as 'the silent killer.' While you often can't see, taste or smell it..., prolonged periods of exposure to Asbestos can cause lung disease, cancer... even death. ...


  • Case study - New N2O monitor for occupational health and safety

    The new Geotech G200 range of N2O analysers measures N2O at 0-1000ppm or at 0-100 percent with accuracy, speed and ease-of-use.  With options for CO2, O2 and CO, the G200 range can assist anaesthetists and ...


    By Geotech

  • 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  ...

  • 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 ...

  • IAQ investigators often overlook Bacteria as the Root Cause of Occupant Complaints

    Untitled Document Many investigators have been dealing with mold issues the last few years and may have been overlooking bacteria as the underlying microbial problem. Bacteria ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Controlling Mold Growth in Buildings Prevention and Control Strategies

      In background quantities, molds can be found everywhere-in air, water, our homes, our clothing and even on our pets. They are present in such small numbers that they don"t trigger reactions in humans, except in ultra-sensitive individuals. But, when molds find the right combination of ...

  • Industrial Estates Industry - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

  • Prevent hospital acquired infections during construction projects

    The issue of hospital acquired infections is a serious problem. According to several sources, three to four million hospital-acquired infections occur annually, with up to 80,000 fatalities. The costs of these infections are estimated to be between $4 billion and $5 billion per year (Air-Treatment Systems for Controlling Hospital acquired Infections, HPAC Engineering, April 2, 2008).Healthcare ...

  • Linking OII and RMP data: does everyday safety prevent catastrophic loss?

    We link the risk management programme (RMP) database of accident histories collected by the US Environmental Protection Agency for the period 1996-2000 under section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act Amendments and OSHA reported occupational illnesses and injuries (OII) for the same period. We explore various statistical associations between OIIs and RMP-reported accidents. If we think of OIIs as ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Preventing Workplace Violence for Health Care & Social Service Workers

    Workplace violence affects health care and social service workers. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) defines workplace violence as “violent acts (including physical assaults and threats of assaults) directed toward persons at work or on duty.”4 This includes terrorism as illustrated by the terrorist acts of September 11, 2001 that resulted in the deaths of 2,886 ...

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