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  1. A Guide to Worksite Wellness and Safety in the Child Care Setting (PDF) (Northern Kentucky Health Department)
    >  his guide uses the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Total Worker Health® framework with a focus on the child care setting. It combines assessment, training and education on both the personal safety and health promotion aspects of the child care environment and workforce.

  2. Oregon Associations of Hospitals and Health Systems: Zika virus response tools (OAHHS)
    >  OAHHS summarizes current knowledge for hospitals and health systems about the Zika virus.

  3. Zika virus resources (ENA)
    >  Zika virus disease may not become a huge epidemic in the U.S., but as emergency nurses, it is imperative to understand the current infectious disease landscape, participate in timely information-sharing, and become familiar with the tools to contain and combat EIDs.

  4. Zika virus infections and Zika fever: Commonly asked questions (PAHO)
    >  This fact sheet addresses questions related to the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and more related to the Zika virus.

  5. Zika Virus (CDC)
    >  Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes)

  6. New NIOSH Study Supports the OSHA Annual Fit Testing Requirements for Filtering Facepiece Respirators (NIOSH)
    >  Results of a recently completed NIOSH study confirm the necessity of the current Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) respirator fit testing requirement, both annually and when physical changes have occurred.

  7. CDC Business Pulse: Workplace safety and health (CDC)
    >  In this issue of Business Pulse, learn how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) helps U.S. employers address worker safety and health, and explore actions businesses of all sizes can take to keep workers safe and healthy while improving business productivity and financial performance.

  8. Hairdressing: Ensure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety (PDF) (Hairdressing Training)
    >  This chapter on safety and health precautions for hairdressers comes from an online book from

  9. E-Facts: Safe Maintenance: Working with contractors and subcontractors (PDF) (European Agency for Safety and Health at Work)
    >  Depending on the work environment and activity performed, maintenance workers are exposed to a variety of hazards and risk factors. Some of these risk factors affect the health of workers mainly in the long term, while others are the cause of work accidents.

  10. Occupational Health and Safety in the Wind Energy Sector (European Agency for Safety and Health at Work)
    >  This review considers the OSH issues in the wind energy sector, both onshore and offshore, within the EU Member States. The activities associated with wind energy — from the design and manufacturing of wind turbine parts, through the transport, installation and maintenance, to emergency rescue and waste treatment — are explored.

  11. Health Care Spanish (Health Care Spanish)
    >  We believe that language barriers shouldn’t prevent the delivery of quality care to patients. That's why we are on a mission to compile and translate useful spanish phrases for healthcare workers.

  12. Sudden Deaths Among Oil and Gas Extraction Workers Resulting from Oxygen Deficiency and Inhalation of Hydrocarbon Gases and Vapors — United States, January 2010–March 2015 (CDC)
    >  During January 2010–March 2015, at least nine deaths of oil and gas workers occurred in the United States, with exposure to HGVs a confirmed or suspected factor. Oil and gas extraction is a high-risk industry, with overall occupational fatality rates seven times the national average.

  13. Green Chemistry at the University of Oregon (UO)
    >  Welcome to the University of Oregon's Green Chemistry website. In the links that follow there is information about our green chemistry curriculum, research programs, database of educational materials, workshop on incorporating green chemistry into the undergraduate curriculum and our textbook on Greener Organic Chemistry.

  14. Green Chemistry: A How-to Guide for OHS Professionals (AIHA)
    >  “Green” means more than just the environment: it means safer for people, too, and that includes workers. Below are tips, examples, and resources for successfully integrating with green chemistry initiatives in your workplace.

  15. ASSE Academic Standards and Resources (ASSE)
    >  ASSE is committed to developing the profession and advancing the professionalism of its members by promoting ABET program accreditation for OSH (and alongside AIHA, EHS programs) through ABET’s Applied Science Accreditation Commissio

  16. Diagnosis of Tuberculosis in Three Zoo Elephants and a Human Contact — Oregon, 2013 (CDC)
    >  In 2013, public health officials in Multnomah County, Oregon, started an investigation of a tuberculosis (TB) outbreak among elephants and humans at a local zoo. The investigation ultimately identified three bull elephants with active TB and 118 human contacts of the elephants. Ninety-six (81%) contacts were evaluated, and seven close contacts were found to have latent TB infection.

  17. EPA's Environmental Education Center (EPA)
    >  EPA's National Service Center for Environmental Publications offers materials grouped by grade range ? all are free of charge. Publications include activity books, lesson plans, posters, and more.

  18. Oregon Bike and Pedestrian Mode Plan (ODOT)
    >  The Oregon Department of Transportation has released the Draft Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan and Executive Summary for public review.

  19. Evaluating Local Exhaust Ventilation Systems for Use in Nail Salons: Final Report (King County Hazardous Waste Management Program)
    >  The goal of this study was to evaluate four local exhaust ventilation (LEV) systems to determine their effectiveness at eliminating acetone vapor and dust from the breathing zone of nail salon technicians and their clients.

  20. La Nota Newsletter: El Departmento Trabajo de los Estados Unidos (DOL)
    >  Boletín Mensual del Departamento de Trabajo DOL's Spanish-Language Newsletter.

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