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  1. Very interesting.

  2. Great post with a personal story to put things in context.

  3. Hi Dede,

    Good article with helpful links to other training resources.It is nice to see the good work that you are doing,

    Thank you! Karen

  4. Great topic – and a way in which Oregon continues to lead in health care innovation. Fingers crossed that this experiment works as it should!

  5. the topic was so good and thanks for sharing this to us.

  6. Thanks for your feedback, Lorie. We appreciate Laura’s sharing of her story. I too had a recent non-injury crash. This is a good reminder for all of us to be present and pay attention as we make our way to, from and through work, whether we are walking, riding or driving.

  7. Dede, thank you for sharing. I was also involved in a biking accident coming down the hill. I was getting off of a bus and opened the door without looking. A biker crashed into my backpack and went flying off of his bike. He sustained some bad bruising, a laceration on his head, and some abraisons. I learned to look before getting off the bus!

  8. Fantastic work! More organizations should establish young employee safety groups. Young employees may be new to an industry or may have a different learning style than their older peers. It is good that there are programs to assist the young workforce in safety training to give them a solid foundation in workplace safety that they can build over time.

  9. Workplace safety isn’t just for manufacturers, warehouses, and construction. Employees in multiple disciplines face safety issues on the job. It will be very interesting to see what the results of the study are. Hopefully they can help other industries implement similar safety training programs.

  10. I think an excellent initiative, they need a lot of care

  11. Making personal connections to safety training is a good way to engage the audience and to make sure that they remember what is being taught. Safety requires buy-in from the entire group, and so by including experiences and anecdotes, you can better get your message across.

  12. Couldn’t agree with the premise of this more. Many of my female friends that are pregnant say it’s very hard to control the cravings for things that aren’t necessarily healthy.

  13. One thing I’ve learned is that we have a industrial hygiene department that ensures we work in a safe environment and help one another be safe, not only this week but throughout the year..

  14. It is great to see programs like PUSH teaching the younger working generation about occupational health and safety. It sounds as though your workshops were a success and this may be something to look into for employers and employees across the nation. Thank you for sharing.

  15. I agree with Michael, the only thing I would say is I think it runs deeper than just obesity. Glucose feeds cancer cells, we live in a country where 35% of the people around us will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. The diet is always ignored in the cancer discussion.

  16. It is great to see so many resources for “Health Problems Related to Shift Work.” Our constantly on the go culture has made many employees worked while sleep-deprived and fatigued. This can be a risk on the job, results in lowered productivity levels, and can cause major health problems in the long run.

  17. Workplace safety isn’t all just about physical safeguards. We need to incorporate mental health into the idea of a safe workplace. Having options for employees to deal with their stress whether it being having dedicated break/relaxation areas or better channels of communication to discuss stress, organizations need to work to ensure that their workers are both physically and mentally safe on the job.

  18. It is interesting to see how organizations are utilizing the power of social media for safety communications. This is especially important for our young workforce who is habitually plugged into social profiles. Creating safety messaging that can be promoted across social channels helps connect with the younger workforce who, as it may be their first job, need to be able to fully understand the importance of safety training and communication.

  19. I hate aggression at work!

  20. “Seemingly minor forms of workplace aggression really can matter.” Employers should establish clear chains of communication between employees and their superiors and encourage an open conversation regarding workplace stresses and any aggression or workplace violence. Being aware of a situation helps to identify the problem right away as well as identify a solution.

  21. Its a best step taken by CROET to spread the awareness of safety into workers by creating events.

  22. The new rules are really worthy to follow. They will reduce the risks potentially and will help the people handle the chemical products more safely. With adequate information on the chemical label, being displayed along with hazard and warning signs, it will be much easier to understand the meaning of the warnings more easily. Also, with the introduction of new rules, there is a need of trained professionals to design the labels more carefully and appropriately.

  23. Wellness initiatives are great for encouraging health for the long term. However, many employees force themselves to work while battling an illness. This is bad for two reasons. The sick individuals risk infecting others, and they aren’t as focused which can be a safety hazard on the job. Employers should encourage employees to take a day off to recover, in addition to promoting health and wellness programs.

  24. Hi there,

    I just read an article on food and productivity that you posted a while back on your blog: http://www.ohsu.edu/blogs/croet/2012/09/15/oregon-healthy-workforce-partners-luncheon/

    I thought you might be interested in a workplace wellness infographic we just published, it’s titled ‘Does the food we eat affect our productivity?’, check it out: http://complianceandsafety.com/blog/workplace-wellness-does-the-food-we-eat-affect-our-productivity/

    If you like it, feel free to publish it on your site.

    Thanks a lot,

    Matthew Pelletier
    Director of Public Relations
    C&S Safety Training Videos

  25. With young workers, employers need to take extra time to train them, and to monitor them. It may be their first job ever, so not only are younger workers developing their skills, they need some extra TLC to make sure that they are working safely and effectively. Better training will add to both the young employee’s success and the success of the organization overall.

  26. I have put together a free collection of GHS resources available for download at this URL (http://www.ghskit.com/).

    Included resources:
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    OSHA Final Rule
    GHS Poster
    GHS Label Kit
    GHS Training Certificate
    GHS Hazard Pictogram Pocket Ref. Card
    GHS PowerPoint Presentation
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  27. A great example of training specific to the younger work force. Younger employees sometimes need a little additional training on the job, and job safety instruction, as it may be their first time having a job. Congratulations to the city of Portland for being so proactive.

  28. Thanks author for your nice blog and great discussed about green investment .

  29. This would be a great help for those civil contractors like me. Aside from managing the work flow and overseeing the progress of many building and construction projects, civil contractors are also tasked to make sure health and safety procedures are well complied at all corners of the worksite.

  30. It is great to see that the harm of this hair smoothing product is getting exposure. This will definitely help to prevent a large number of health risks and problems. We provide quality healthcare products so we know the importance of health protection.

  31. It’s a good post.

  32. Sarah-Jane from Riskology Consulting is a great resource for information on occupational health and safety.

  33. I work for NIOSH, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, headquartered in Atlanta — a city long known for its tough traffic and car-centered culture. To make even car commutes better, we sited parking on our main campus a “healthy” distance from most of our workplace offices. Now, even workers who drive to work, can “enjoy” 10-15 minutes of walking to and from the workplace each day. We also encourage “bike trains” where a group of 5-10 bikers gather in their neighborhood (or a convenient commuter lot) and then travel by bike together as a group the last 5-10 miles to work. They’re more visible in traffic and therefore safer. They also enjoy more camaraderie and have greaer shared accountability for showing up day for the bike train! Of course we also encourge car-pooling, shared ride van use and public transit use–all associated with less stressful commutes. We work with local non-profits and regional transportation groups to incentivize healthier, greener options.

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  39. The study was very helpful for the fishing industry related people. The study produced reasonable solution for the possible dangers in this field of job.

  40. Wow Jonathon, I can’t believe they still have that terrible chemical around our Nation’s children. I knew someone who died of mesothelioma (the cancer from asbestos). I was reading that site and found another astounding article–about how asbestos is still a huge global business because developing countries still import and use it in construction! Fred, your link was also very helpful, especially the recent info about genetic relativity to mesothelioma!

  41. Hi Jonathan,

    Molds can be a real problem, as you know, given your experience with allergies. Fortunately, the majority of health problems associated with mold exposure are non-life threatening and can be dealt with through prevention of conditions that allow indoor mold growth, or remediation of the mold problem, and allergy medications when indicated.

    On the subject of asbestos, you can find a lot of really good information about asbestos at our health and safety website, http://www.croetweb.com. Asbestos in schools and other public places can be dealt with effectively so that the risk of exposure is minimized.

    Fred Berman
    Director, CROET Toxicology Information Center

  42. Mold is such a scary thing. I have a terrible allergy to it, and I am constantly having respiratory issues. Another thing I have been worried about in school is asbestos exposure. I read here that they are finding asbestos in school labs. It is really terrifying for me.

  43. Thanks for the feedback! Yes, we struggle with too much text, so thanks for the reminder to pay attention to that. We currently have a minimum requirement of one photo per blog, but we’ll try to up that in future blogs. We appreciate your submitting a comment.

  44. I was curious if you ever thought of changing the structure of your site? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only having 1 or 2 images. Maybe you could space it out better?

  45. thank you

  46. Well done!

  47. A little history shared with us by Sandy Grossman, the original creator of CROETweb, CROETweb was actually started in about 1996 and preceded Google, as she used Altavista, Lycos, Webcrawler, Magellan and Yahoo.

  48. very good post, i actually love this web site, keep on it

  49. to promote health and prevent disease and disability nice initiative introduced.thanks

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