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  1. OR-FACE: Crab Fishing Hazard Alert (PDF) (OR-FACE)
    >  During 2000-2009 70% of commercial fishing deaths off the US West Coast were caused by drowning. Dungeness crab fisheries had the highest number of fatalities with a rate of 310 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers.

  2. Oregon OSHA Fact Sheet Plus: Fall protection trigger heights for general industry (PDF) (Oregon OSHA)
    >  This Fact Sheet, provided by Oregon OSHA, identifies trigger heights and fall protection requirements for general industry.

  3. Globally Harmonized System Pictograms Card (pdf) English (PDF) (Oregon OSHA)
    >  Globally Harmonized System Pictograms Card (pdf) English A two-sided 3.5 x 5 card with simple definitions of the GHS pictorgrams and label requirements

  4. Oregon OSHA: Pictogramas del Sistema Armonizado Globalmente (PDF) (Oregon OSHA)
    >  08/28/14 Pictogramas del Sistema Armonizado Globalmente (pdf) Spanish GHS Pictograms Card

  5. Total Worker Health: Total Worker Health Practitioner Toolkit (NIOSH)
    >  This site serves as a guide for practitioners for creating or expanding organizational cultures of safety, health and well-being. Resources on this site will provide information on how to integrate health protection and health promotion practices, policies and systems.

  6. NIOSH Workplace Safety & Health Topics: Ebola and Other Emerging Infectious Diseases (NIOSH)
    >  Emerging infectious diseases are those whose incidence in humans has increased in the past 2 decades or threaten to increase in the near future.

  7. OSHA/NIOSH: Recommended Practices - Protecting Temporary Workers (PDF) (OSHA)
    >  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health today released Recommended Practices for staffing agencies and host employers to better protect temporary workers from hazards on the job.

  8. NIOSH Science Blog: Preliminary Field Studies on Worker Exposures to Volatile Chemicals during Oil and Gas Extraction Flowback and Production Testing Operations (NIOSH)
    >  This blog describes NIOSH evaluations of worker exposures to specific chemicals during oil and gas extraction flowback and production testing activities.

  9. Global Worker Watch: Worker Fatalities and Catastrophes 2014 (Global Worker Watch)
    >  NOTE: This data set is under construction and includes data strictly mined from Google Alerts, and is largely limited to the English & Spanish language countries. See the Data page to contribute fatalities and catastrophes to the data set.

  10. Frequently Asked Questions about Cell Phones and Your Health (CDC)
    >  Most of us depend on cell phones every day. Some people wonder if cell phones can cause health problems. Here’s what you should know about cell phones and your health.

  11. Quick Sleep Tips for Truck Drivers (NIOSH)
    >  Driving a truck is a very demanding job. Lack of sleep makes it more difficult to meet the demands of the job and increases your risk for drowsy driving and vehicle crashes. This could mean the difference between stopping with a vehicle just in front of your bumper, or with it in your seat.

  12. Healthy Fish Choices (UIC)
    >  The EPA-funded course is now out of the pilot stage and available at a minimal cost. Healthy Fish Choices provides practitioners with the research-based knowledge needed to authoritatively advise patients and offers guidance on how to smoothly and efficiently incorporate fish-consumption questions and advice into our practices.

  13. Infographic: Top Reasons to Create a New Pathway for a Safer and Healthier Workforce (PDF) (NIOSH)
    >  From NIOSH's Total Worker Health Program: Infographic: Top Reasons to Create a New Pathway for a Safer and Healthier Workforce.

  14. WorkSafe BC: Safe Work Practices for Custodians (WorkSafe Online - Workers' Compensation Board of BC)
    >  Safe Work Practices for Custodians is a new interactive web book that can be opened in the browser of any computer or mobile device.

  15. OSHA Hazard Bulletin: Tree Care Work: Falls and Falling Object Hazards (PDF) (OSHA)
    >  There are many serious hazards in tree care work. This Hazard Bulletin focuses on the hazards from falls and falling objects which can result in serious injuries or death.

  16. Live to be Salty (NIOSH)
    >  When you live to be an old salt, you’ve heard it all. “If you fall in you’ll die of hypothermia anyway.” “PFDs get tangled in lines and nets and pull you in.” “PFDs restrict my movement.” Awww, whale whiz. Modern PFDs are designed to stay out of your way and keep you alive. Wearing a PFD will extend your survival time in the water and give your crew a fair shot at fishing you out of the drink. So stop spewin’ crap and start wearin’ your PFD.

  17. OSHA Topic Page: Demolition: Construction in Reverse, with Additional Hazards. (OSHA)
    >  Demolition is the dismantling, razing, destroying or wrecking of any building or structure or any part thereof. Demolition work involves many of the hazards associated with construction. However, demolition involves additional hazards due to unknown factors which makes demolition work particularly dangerous.

  18. Infographic: Protect Your Workers from Heat (NIOSH)
    >  This infographic on heat provided by NIOSH.

  19. NIOSH Science Blog: Adjusting to Work in the Heat: Why Acclimatization Matters (NIOSH)
    >  Acclimatization is important in keeping your workforce safe and well as temperatures rise. This natural adaptation to the heat takes time, and from a management perspective, it may require careful planning.

  20. NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluation Highlights Importance of Preventing Heat-Related Illness (NIOSH)
    >  A recently released Health Hazard Evaluation Report from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is raising awareness of the risks of working in extreme heat. The report, which is based on an evaluation of heat stress at a national park, provides recommendations that can be applied to other worksites where extreme heat may be a factor.

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