Health and Safety Education/Resources

Below we have links to websites that we have found to be great resources for health and safety. If you have other information, articles, or resources that you have found to be informative and would like to share them, please email us at OHAweek@yahoo.com and we will add it to the list.

News

World day for safety and health at work: Occupational safety and health management system: a tool for continual improvement. Did you know that each day, an average of 5,000 people die as a result of work-related accidents or diseases, totalling more than 2.2 million work-related deaths a year, according to the International Labour Organisation… (Apr 29)

Brazilian Hair Straightening: A straightening process that is supposed to make your hair more beautiful and require less maintenance is a craze that has hit Hollywood and local salons. How safe is this product? Featuring the Occupational Health Clinic Network’s Dr. George Freidman-Jimenez on the potential adverse health effects of formaldehyde in hair straightening products… (Apr 18, 2011)

Senate Introduces Safe Chemical Act of 2011. “The average American has more than 200 industrial chemicals in their body, including dozens linked to cancer and other health problems. The shocking truth is that the current law does not require tests to ensure chemicals used in everyday household products are safe…” (Apr 15, 2011)

Thousands of Workers Run for Occupational Safety in Vietnam (Apr 11, 2011)

Washington Government Announces Workers’ Compensation Changes Will Save State $720 million. “Gov. Chris Gregoire today announced two major proposals to support economic growth by saving businesses $300 million on their 2011 unemployment taxes and saving the state’s workers’ compensation system $720 million over the next four years…” (Jan 11, 2011)

Resources
BLS: Compensation and Working Conditions
Beyond Bad Tipping: Workplace Hazards of Food and Beverage Workers
OSHA, NIOSH Highlight Safe Practices for Handling Hazardous Drugs
Workers Rate Safety Most Important Workplace Issue
World Malaria Day 2011: Achieving Progress and Impact

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