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  1. Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma (EPR-3) (NIH)
    >  The EPR 3 Guidelines on Asthma was developed by an expert panel commissioned by the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) Coordinating Committee (CC), coordinated by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health.

  2. Leaf Blower Noise! What Noise? (
    >  This website data related to the noise created by leaf blowers, and advocates the use of quieter devices and appropriate hearing protection.

  3. Fundamentals of Total Worker Health ® Approaches: Essential Elements for Advancing Worker Safety, Health, and Wel (PDF) (NIOSH)
    >  The Essential Elements document identified 20 guiding principles for organizations seeking to develop integrated and comprehensive work-based safety and health solutions.

  4. Metal Industry Guidelines for Safe Work (PDF) (ACC New Zealand)
    >  This booklet has been put together by members of the metals industry to give guidance on safe practices for both large and small workshops.

  5. Metal Working Fluids: OSH Answers fact sheets (CCOHS)
    >  This easy-to-read, question-and-answer fact sheet, provided by CCOHS, addresses tips and facts related to metal working fluids.

  6. OSHA Fact Sheet: Controlling Hexavalent Chromium Exposures during Electroplating (PDF) (OSHA)
    >  Electroplating is a metal finishing process in which an object is covered with a metal coating. Workers performing electroplating are exposed to hexavalent chromium [Cr(VI)] which can cause severe health effects including lung cancer.

  7. Typical Lockout Tagout Procedures (Creative Safety Supply)
    >  This article provides tips and info addressing: What Is Lockout Tagout? Types of Hazardous Energy Creating Machine-Specific Procedures Common Lockout Tagout Procedure Steps, and more.

  8. Aircrew Safety and Health (NIOSH)
    >  Aircrew job hazards have changed over the years, from cigarette smoke on flights to heightened safety concerns as a result of 9/11. Here you can learn more about common crewmember concerns, and what you can do to keep yourself safe and healthy.

  9. What to Do if a Mercury Thermometer Breaks (California Poison Control System)
    >  This site discusses how to safely clean up a broken mercury-containing thermometer, and lists thermometer alternatives.

  10. Final rule details procedures for rail, transit whistleblower retaliation complaints (Safety + Health)
    >  Five years after issuing an interim rule, OSHA has published a final rule regarding how to handle retaliation complaints from railroad workers and public transit workers who engage in whistleblower activities.

  11. OSHA Fact Sheet: Filing Whistleblower Complaints under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21 st Century Act (MAP-21) (PDF) (OSHA)
    >  MAP-21 protects workers of automobile manufacturers, part suppliers and car dealerships who have been fired or otherwise retaliated against for providing information about motor vehicle defects or violations of motor vehicle safety standards.

  12. Workplace Violence in Healthcare: Understanding the Challenge (PDF) (OSHA)
    >  Healthcare workers are at an increased risk for workplace violence. From 2002 to 2013, incidents of serious workplace violence (those requiring days off for the injured worker to recuperate) were four times more common in healthcare than in private industry on average.

  13. Emergency Preparedness: Preparing hospitals for disasters (CHA)
    >  The CHA Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) was established with funding provided by the federal hospital preparedness grant program, but may include relevant information for other locations.

  14. The Joint Commission: Environment of Care (The Joint Commission)
    >  The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. This certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality and commitment to meeting certain performance standards.

  15. Isocyanates in the workplace: Exposure, effects and control (Safety + Health)
    >  The health effects of isocyanate exposure include occupational asthma; skin irritation (dermatitis); irritation to the mucous membranes, eyes, nose and throat; gastrointestinal irritation; chemical bronchitis; and pneumonitis.

  16. Safety in isocyanate paint spraying (PDF) (HSE)
    >  This leaflet is mainly aimed at owners, managers and supervisors of vehicle bodyshops to outline the risks and precautions to take when using isocyanate paints in motor vehicle repair.

  17. Ticks and Tick Bites (NPIC)
    >  Learn about Tick Bite Prevention, Diseases Transmitted by Ticks, Biology of Ticks, and Controlling Ticks.

  18. Mayo Clinic Disease Infections and Diseases: Lyme Disease (
    >  This website provides information on lyme disease symptoms, causes, risk factors, complications, prevention and more.

  19. Logging Safety Brief (AOL)
    >  Associated Oregon Loggers, has put together safety information for loggers, particularly specific to Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.

  20. Lead: Tips, Sources (CDC)
    >  Learn about lead in drinking water and current topics from the Centers for Disease Control.

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