Tag Archives: NIOSH

Preventing work related vehicle crashes

I have been sadly amazed at the number of motor vehicle crashes I’ve read about in the newspaper recently.  While I don’t know the cause of all of them, at least one crash with multiple fatalities was linked to distracted … Continue reading

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No prolonged standing or sitting

NIOSH recently posted in their science blog that prolonged standing is not healthy–it can lead to musculoskeletal disorders and other health problems.  There have been prior studies saying that sitting for long periods is bad for you.  It sounds like … Continue reading

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Women in Science: NIOSH series

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) published a series of short (under 5 minutes) videos on women at NIOSH.  As NIOSH writes in their blog: The Women in Science video series spotlights a few of NIOSH’s many … Continue reading

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Ladder Safety: There’s an App for That

NIOSH, the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, recently released a mobile device application for straight ladder safety (not step ladders).  The app includes a measuring device to ensure the angle is correct (not too steep or shallow), keys … Continue reading

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OSHA Challenge being judged by Myth Busters

OSHA and the Department of Labor are looking for help in building tools to educate the public about workplace hazards and safety at work.  The panel of judges is an interesting and diverse group– Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis Secretary … Continue reading

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Safety Initiative on Automotive Repair

There are numerous hazards in both mechanical and collision repair.  The National Institute on Occupational Health and Safety, NIOSH, has developed partnerships with the industry to research and reduce hazards in vehicle repair and industry and has put together a … Continue reading

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A Shortage of Safety Professionals?

Janet and I will both admit that we never said when growing up that we wanted to be safety professionals. We both found our ways to this career. In a time when businesses were cutting staff (and maybe still are), … Continue reading

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Safety Through Design

It makes perfect sense:  incorporate safety when designing equipment and facilities, rather than trying to correct for safety later.   The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) have adopted a new standard that addresses … Continue reading

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NIOSH Center for Motor Vehicle Safety

Motor vehicle accidents are consistently a leading cause of death among workers in the United State. The National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health established the Center for Motor Vehicle Safety “to coordinate and promote research to guide prevention of … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: Get a Flu Shot

Whether we want it to or not, the flu shows up every year, peaking in January or February.  According to a recent NIOSH publication, the CDC estimates there are over 23,600 deaths associated with seasonal flu every year. Develop a … Continue reading

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