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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Oregon OSHA Fact Sheet Plus: All-Terrain Vehicles (PDF) (Oregon OSHA)
    >  You may know that most work-related injuries involving all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) happen in the agriculture, forestry, and fishing sectors. But nearly half of all work-related ATV injuries over the past five years happened in other industries. Read this fact sheet to find out what you should know about using an ATV on the job.

  7. New Video Training: Young workers, old school (SAIF)
    >  This resource is a 11 minute video summary of key things employers and supervisors should know about how to keep young workers safe on the job, including a few opportunities for employers to stop and reflect on specific ways to apply the information. This resource could also be used by employers during safety meetings or with new employees.

  8. 10 Steps to Developing a Culture of Health for Hospitals and Health System Employers (PDF) (Truven Health Analytics)
    >  This white paper offers a framework for population health management in the hospital setting and outlines 10 best practices for implementing a successful initiative. It also provides a foundation for understanding how these concepts could apply to the broader development of an Accountable Care Organization (ACO).

  9. Green Jobs, New Risks? New and Emerging Risks to Occupational Health and Safety in the Electricity Sector (European Agency for Safety and Health at Work)
    >  This report describes a workshop, based on the EU-OSHA Foresight project, held in Brussels on 20 March 2014 for the European Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee (SSDC) Electricity.

  10. OSHA Quick Card: Chain Saw Safety (OSHA)
    >  Operating a chain saw is inherently hazardous. Potential injuries can be minimized by using proper personal protective equipment and safe operating procedures.

  11. ACOEM Practice Guidelines: Opioids and Safety-Sensitive Work (JOEM)
    >  These ACOEM Practice Guidelines on Opiods and Safety-Sensitve Work are published in the Journal of of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

  12. La Costura y Procedimientos Relacionados - Ergonomics (OSHA)
    >  Este eTool* proporciona a las soluciones ejemplares de la ergonomía específicas a la costura. Seleccione la Ergonomía para las soluciones generales.

  13. Sewing and Related Procedures - Ergonomics (OSHA)
    >  Sewing-related injuries have been documented in the areas of sewing stations, performing fine work or scissor work, and material handling, among others. This eTool* provides example ergonomics solutions specific to sewing.

  14. MMWR Express By Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    >  MMWR Express provides fast access to the blue summary boxes in MMWR's Weekly Report.

  15. Guide to an Integrated Practices Program for Supporting a Return to Work and Promoting Job Retention (PDF) (IRSST)
    >  This practical guide was designed to help develop a process for assisting and supporting the return to work of employees who have been absent from work for mental health reasons

  16. OSHA's Hazard Identification Training Tool (OSHA)
    >  OSHA's Hazard Identification Training Tool is an interactive, online, game-based training tool for small business owners, workers and others interested in learning the core concepts of hazard identification.

  17. Workplace Solutions: Preventing Worker Injuries and Deaths from Backing Construction Vehicles and Equipment at Roadway Construction Worksites (PDF) (NIOSH)
    >  NIOSH recommends that specific procedures and controls be in place at roadway construction worksites to help prevent injuries and deaths from backing construction vehicles and equipment.

  18. Safe Patient Handling: Preventing Musculokeletal Disorders in Nursing Homes (PDF) (OSHA)
    >  Healthcare workers experience some of the highest rates of non-fatal occupational injuries and illnesses of any industry sector. Learn how to protect nursing home workers.

  19. Workplace Solutions to Get People Moving (June 2014) (PDF) (OHSU)
    >  This tip sheet was created by the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences summarizing recommendations and tips shared during its June 2014 symposium.

  20. Worksite Walkability (CDC)
    >  Using CDC's Walkability Audit from this site can help you assess the safety or attractiveness of the walking routes at your worksite. The audit helps you map out the most commonly used walking routes, and helps you identify the most common safety hazards and inconveniences that can keep employees from walking at work.

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