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  1. November 2014 Symposium: Healthy Workplace Solutions - recorded webinar (Occupational Health Sciences)
    >  Freely access the recorded webinar from the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Science Fall Symposium on Healthy Workplace Solutions.

  2. Oregon Healthiest State (Oregon Healthiest State)
    >  Oregon Healthiest State is a privately led, publicly supported partnership that engages and inspires Oregonians to create and sustain healthy environments to support healthy lifestyles.

  3. AIHA Thought Leaders: Careers in Industrial Hygiene (AIHA)
    >  Zack Mansdorf likens careers in industrial hygiene to sustainability.

  4. Work-family Conflict, Sleep, and the Heart (NIOSH)
    >  This NIOSH Science Blog, written by Orfeu Buxton and Henrik Jacobsen, addresses work family conflicts for health care workers.

  5. The Toolbox: Agricultural Tools, Equipment, Machinery & Buildings for Farmers and Ranchers with Physical Disabilities (AgrAbility)
    >  The Toolbox: Agricultural Tools, Equipment, Machinery & Buildings for Farmers and Ranchers with Physical Disabilities is a resource that contains assistive technology solutions for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities.

  6. Ergonomics in the Classroom: Position for Learning (PDF) (Ga Tech)
    >  Promoting full inclusion in educational environments often includes knocking down simple physical barriers by building up everyone's skills and knowledge of the principles of ergonomics and understanding of assistive technology solutions.

  7. Accommodation and Compliance Series: Ergonomics in the Workplace: A Resource Guide (DOL)
    >  The benefits of implementing an ergonomics program apply to all workers, but ergonomics can be particularly important when accommodating employees with disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) mandates that employers accommodate employees with disabilities, which may include individuals with MSDs.

  8. Free Ergonomics E-Book: Special Populations and Human Factors (Matheson)
    >  Download our free 13-page e-book to learn to identify the critical human attributes of the "extra-ordinary" populations and how to accommodate them by using ergonomics. Be advised that this download requires registration.

  9. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society: Extra-Ordinary Ergonomics: How to Accommodate Small and Big Persons, The Disabled and Elderly, Expectant Mothers, and Children (HFES)
    >  Underscoring the need for extraordinary ergonomics, the book illustrates various approaches to measuring the characteristics, capabilities, and limitations of those who differ from the norm. Be advised that there is a cost should you decide to order this publication.

  10. Crowd Management Safety Guidelines for Retailers (OSHA)
    >  OSHA has prepared these guidelines to help employers and store owners avoid injuries during the holiday shopping season, or other events where large crowds may gather. Crowd management planning should begin in advance of events that are likely to draw large crowds, and crowd management, pre-event setup, and emergency situation management should be part of event planning. OSHA recommends that employers planning a large shopping event adopt a plan that includes the following elements.

  11. Intervening for Work Stress: Work-life Stress and Total Worker Health Approaches (NIOSH)
    >  The NIOSH Office for Total Worker HealthTM recently launched a series of posts discussing total worker health (TWH) issues on the NIOSH Science Blog. As part of this series, we will summarize select TWH webinars and allow those who couldn’t participate in the original broadcast an opportunity to correspond with the presenters. Below you will find our first webinar summary.

  12. Healthy Cleaning and Asthma-Safer Schools: A How to Guide (PDF) (CDPH)
    >  This guide helps school districts transition to asthma-safer products and practices. Any time the Guide uses the term “asthma-safer,” it refers to products and methods that help prevent asthma or asthma symptoms.

  13. Vision Ergonomics (TWBVI)
    >  Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired offers tips to consider when optimizing a low vision student’s visual performance in classroom settings.

  14. Ergonomics: Special Populations (ASU)
    >  Ergonomic tips for persons in wheelchairs and for people with disabilities.

  15. Beauty and the Beast: Unmasking the impacts of toxic chemicals on salon workers (PDF) (WVE)
    >  This report will highlight the results of decades of research on the beauty care workforce, demonstrating the disproportionate incidence of cancers, neurological diseases, immune diseases, birth defects, reproductive disorders, skin diseases, asthma, and breathing problems in this population.

  16. Fall Protection Resource for New Home Construction (CPWR)
    >  This website catalogs fall protection equipment for residential construction. Equipment is classified by the type of fall protection or the phase of construction

  17. Enfermedad del Ébola (Enfermedad del virus del Ébola) (CDC)
    >  Enfermedad del Ébola (Enfermedad del virus del Ébola)- Centros para el Control y la Prevencion de Enfermedades.

  18. Infographic: Is it Flu or Ebola? (PDF) (CDC)
    >  This infographic visually points out both differences and likeliness of acquiring flu versus Ebola.

  19. NIOSH Science Blog: Occupational Exposures at Electronic Scrap Recycling Facilities (NIOSH)
    >  To better document the hazards, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has completed exposure evaluations at several electronics recycling facilities and conducted a survey of electronics recycling facilities across the United States.

  20. NIOSH Workplace Safety and Health Topics: Green Tobacco Sickness (NIOSH)
    >  Green tobacco sickness (GTS) is a type of nicotine poisoning that occurs while handling tobacco plants. Workers are at especially high risk for developing this illness when their clothing becomes saturated from tobacco that is wet from rain or morning dew, or perspiration.

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