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  1. Opioid Use in Pregnancy Linked to Birth Defects (Medscape)
    >  Opioid use just before conception or in early pregnancy has been associated with an increased risk for birth defects, including hypoplastic left heart syndrome, one of the most critical heart defects.

  2. Indoor Tanning Is Not Safe (CDC)
    >  Using a tanning bed, booth, or sunlamp to get tan is called indoor tanning. Indoor tanning can cause skin cancers including melanoma (the deadliest type of skin cancer), basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma.

  3. Total Worker HealthTM: Worksheet to Help You Get Started on Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation (PDF) (NIOSH)
    >  This worksheet was adapted from The Whole Worker: Guidelines for Integrating OccupationalzHealth and Safety with Workplace Wellness Programs by Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’Compensation in the California Department of Industrial Relations

  4. Managing Nanomaterials in the Workplace (European Agency for Safety and Health at Work)
    >  This topic page, provided by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, provides access to basic information and current recommendations for employers to protect employees from adverse effects of nanomaterials.

  5. Oregon OSHA Fact Sheet Plus: Powder-actuated tools (PDF) (Oregon OSHA)
    >  Powder-actuated tools , also called direct fasteners and explosive actuated fastening tools, use a small, controlled explosion to drive a nail, stud, or other specialized fastener into a solid base material such as steel, concrete, or masonry.

  6. Preventing Worker Fatigue Among Ebola Healthcare Workers and Responders (PDF) (NIOSH)
    >  These guideslines, provided by The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, address potential fatigue issues affecting healthcare workers and responders involved with cases related to Ebola in the United States.

  7. Fighting Heart Disease and Stroke in the Workplace (PDF) (CDC)
    >  There are opportunities for bringing the epidemic of heart disease and stroke under control by tackling the problem in the workplace, where 139 million Americans spend about a third of any given day.

  8. Communicating Uncertainty — Ebola, Public Health, and the Scientific Process (NEJM)
    >  This article by Lisa Rosenbaum, MD, appears in the January 2015 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

  9. E-guide launched for managing stress and psychosocial risks in your workplace (European Agency for Safety and Health at Work)
    >  A free e-guide to managing stress and psychosocial risks at work has been launched by EU-OSHA. It is available online or can be downloaded for offline use.

  10. Infographic: Workforce Stress Survey - The Employer/Employee Disconnect (Towers Watson)
    >  ??This infographic depicts insights from the Towers Watson/National Business Group on Health 2013/2014 Staying@Work Survey™.

  11. Is Your Hardhat Enough? Safety and Injury on Construction Sites (The Lipsig Firm)
    >  This blog and infographic are provided by The Lipsig Firm.

  12. WorkSafe BC: Dementia: Understanding Risks and Preventing Violence (WorkSafe Online - Workers' Compensation Board of BC)
    >  Dementia: Understanding risks and preventing violence is an interactive web book based on the print publication (PDF 957 KB) of the same name, including video clips from our series Working with Dementia: Safe Work Practices for Caregivers. These products are provided by WorkSafe BC.

  13. Ergonomic Solutions for Retailers: Prevention of Material Handling Injuries in the Grocery Sector (PDF) (NIOSH)
    >  This booklet was designed for retailers and safety experts to illustrate the use of mechanical assist devices for reducing manual materials handling (MMH) injuries in retail grocery work.

  14. Are you in an unhealthy office relationship? (PDF) (Washington Post)
    >  This infographic, provided by the Washington Post, illustrates how if you spend more waking hours in your office building than with your significant other, you and your workspace had better be a good match.

  15. Gripe - Un juego de herramientas para empleadores de cuidado a largo plazo (CDC)
    >  Este juego de herramientas integral incluye una cantidad de recursos que tienen como objetivo ayudar a los centros de cuidado a largo plazo, las agencias o los propietarios y administradores corporativos a brindar a su fuerza laboral acceso a vacunas contra la influenza y además ayudan a los empleadores de los trabajadores del área del cuidado a largo plazo a comprender porqué es importante que sus empleados se vacunen contra la influenza.

  16. A Toolkit for Long-Term Care Employers: Increasing Influenza Vaccination among Healthcare Personnel in Long-term Care Settings (CDC)
    >  Within this comprehensive toolkit are a number of resources intended to help long-term care facility, agency, or corporation owners and administrators provide access to influenza vaccination for their workforce and to help any employer of workers in long-term care understand the importance of influenza vaccination for their employees.

  17. OSHA Computer Workstation Checklists (OSHA)
    >  This checklist can help you create a safe and comfortable computer workstation. You can also use it in conjunction with the purchasing guide checklist.

  18. Deaf to the Danger: Warehouse Scenario (WorkSafe Online - Workers' Compensation Board of BC)
    >  Earbuds are not part of the job. They isolate you from your work environment and workplace hazards. This video demonstrates the dangers associated with wearing earbuds on the job in a warehouse. (1 min 23 s)

  19. Irish Farmers Journal Farm Safety Infographic (Irish Farmers Journal )
    >  The Irish Farmers Journal regularly highlights the dangers involved in farming life and how to try to reduce accidents and fatalities. We have created this infographic addressing farm hazards in the US.

  20. Office Fires Infographic (EKU Online)
    >  For more information on office fires and how to prevent them, check out the infographic created by Eastern Kentucky University’s Online Bachelor’s Degree in Safety program.

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