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  1. NIOSH Science Blog: Higher Nurse-to-Patient Ratio Law Improves Nurse Injury Rates by One-Third (NIOSH)
    >  California is the only state with a law governing minimum nurse-to-patient staffing ratios. The ratios vary depending on the type of hospital service but are in the range of one nurse for every five patients. This blog addresses findings related to this ratio and nurse injury.

  2. The Pump Handle: “Perfect nails, poisoned workers” and where is the law? (The Pump Handle)
    >  This response to the New York Times article on nail salons was published by Cora Roelofs, ScD in this "Water Cooler for the Public Health Crowd" blog.

  3. Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo (PDF) (OSHA)
    >  Administración de Seguridad y Salud Ocupacional¡Es la ley!

  4. Job Safety and Health - It's the Law (poster) (PDF) (OSHA)
    >  This poster, by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, describes legal rights and responsibilities for workers and workplaces.

  5. Lockout/Tagout: Oregon OSHA's guide to controlling hazardous energy (PDF) (Oregon OSHA)
    >  This guide is based on the requirements in Oregon OSHA’s standard for hazardous energy control – Subdivision 2/J,1910.147, which protects employees who could be injured as a result of the unexpected release of hazardous energy.

  6. Hospital Respiratory Protection Program Toolkit (NIOSH)
    >  This toolkit was developed to assist hospitals in developing and implementing effective respiratory protection programs, with an emphasis on preventing the transmission of aerosol transmissible diseases (ATDs) to healthcare personnel.

  7. Cleaning for Asthma-Safer Schools Reduces Asthma Risk, Saves Money (NIOSH)
    >  The NIOSH Science blog addresses preventative strategies to reduce asthma risk in schools, May 21, 2015.

  8. Oregon OSHA Fact Sheet Plus: Compressed Gas Safety (PDF) (Oregon OSHA)
    >  The fact sheet provided by Oregon OSHA has been updated, and includes information on safe handling and use, general industrial requirements and more.

  9. Oregon Office of Emergency Management: Earthquakes (OEM)
    >  Visit this site for access to resources from Oregon Office of Emergency Management related to earthquake response and preparedness, including publications and videos.

  10. Newly Released Comic Book Provides Earthquake Education (PDF) (OEM)
    >  The Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and Dark Horse Comics released a new comic book titled, "Without Warning," Aug. 20, aimed at teaching earthquake preparedness to teenagers. The comic book is the result of collaboration between the Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup (CREW), OEM, and Dark Horse Comics.

  11. 2015 Oregon Wildfires Fact Sheet (PDF) (OEM)
    >  Wildfires cause damage to life and property with extreme impacts to the economy. This year, continuing drought conditions in southern, eastern and central Oregon have led to greater risk of wildfires.

  12. Pain is Not in the Job Description: Dental Hygiene and Ergonomics Video Series (CDPH)
    >  Many dental hygienists work in pain or know others suffering from musculoskeletal disorders, known as MSDs. Dental hygienists and their employers can prevent MSDs by taking simple and practical steps to design or arrange the workplace for safe and efficient work. OHB and its partners created videos on ergonomics by and for dental hygienists.

  13. Fragrances Can Cause or Trigger Work-related Asthma (CDPH)
    >  The Work-Related Asthma Prevention Program (WRAPP) of the California Department of Public Health is releasing new fact sheets on fragrances and work-related asthma for May, Asthma Awareness Month.

  14. NIOSH: Seguridad con las pistolas de clavos (NIOSH)
    >  Las pistolas de clavos son una de las causas principales de lesiones entre los carpinteros que trabajan en viviendas y se estima que son responsables de 37 000 visitas a las salas de emergencia cada año; el 60 % de esas visitas se relacionan con la ocupación.

  15. Oh&S Online: Below the Hook Safety – Oil & Gas Drilling and Well Servicing (OH&S)
    >  This article, by Dave Terry, describes how many incidents in oil and gas drilling can be prevented by installing fail-safe braking systems.

  16. OH&S Online: EEOC Publishes Major Rule on Wellness Incentives (OH&S)
    >  This article, published in OH&S Online describes a notice of proposed rulemaking on wellness incentives by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

  17. US Fire Administration: National Safety Culture Change Initiative (April 2015) (PDF) (FEMA)
    >  The Study of Behavioral Motivation on Reduction of Risk-Taking Behaviors in the Fire and Emergency Service was developed by the International Association of Fire Chiefs through a partnership with the U.S. Fire Administration.

  18. Machine Safeguarding and the Point of Operation (PDF) (Oregon OSHA)
    >  This guide to finding solutions to machine hazards was prepared by Oregon OSHA.

  19. Oregon OSHA Reporting Requirements for Employers (PDF) (Oregon OSHA)
    >  This pocket-sized card outlines the Oregon OSHA reporting requirements for 2016.

  20. Oregon OSHA Program Directive: Inspection and Citation Guidance for Cranes and Derricks in Construction (PDF) (Oregon OSHA)
    >  This program directiveis intended to serve as a standard-specific reference for Oregon OSHA compliance officers regarding the application of Oregon Administrative Rules within Division 3, Subdivision CC.

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