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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Mobile Crane Inspection Checklist (PDF) (WorkSafe Online - Workers' Compensation Board of BC)
    >  his checklist is primarily used by prevention officers to inspect mobile cranes, but employers may find it a useful reference tool. It provides specific Occupational Health and Safety Regulation references for each aspect of safe crane set-up and operation.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. City of Portland PBOT: Portland Bike Maps and Trip Planning (City of Portland, Oregon)
    >  Find the best routes to get around Portland actively - low traffic streets, intersections with traffic signals, bike shops, and more.

  15. Addiction Guide (Addiction Guide)
    >  Addiction Guide is your reliable source on addiction and the dangers of illicit substances. We cover how drugs and alcohol affect the body, how to identify the signs and symptoms of abuse, and where to seek effective treatment.

  16. Stretch & Flex App (Fortis Construction)
    >  The seven-minute progressive modules demonstrate and announce the proper, pain-free way to elongate and prepare muscles to handle the exposures of the job site, plant or workstation. Free app developed by Fortis Construction.

  17. Work-Family Conflict, Family-Supportive Supervisor Behaviors (FSSB), and Sleep Outcomes (NIH)
    >  This study, performed by Tori L. Crain, Leslie B. Hammer, and Orfeu M. Buxton, evaluated the relationships among work-family conflict, FSSB, and sleep outcomes within the COR framework.

  18. OSHA Final Rule Issued to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses (OSHA)
    >  The new rule, which takes effect Jan. 1, 2017, requires certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness data that they are already required to record on their onsite OSHA Injury and Illness forms.

  19. Oregon OSHA Hazard Alert: Filbert harvesting equipment (PDF) (Oregon OSHA)
    >  At harvest time, workers often try to clear debris from the hopper while the augers are still turning. However, their clothing can get caught and wrap around the augers. Workers have died because they are crushed and cannot breathe.

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