Which Mask Works Best? We Filmed People Coughing And Sneezing To Find Out #FaceMasks #COVID19 #FaceMaskEffectiveness #UNSW

"A high-speed camera captures how different types of face masks work." Which mask works best? To visualize droplets and aerosols, the University of New South Wales researchers used an LED lighting system & a high-speed camera, filming people coughing and sneezing in different scenarios — using no mask, 2 different types of cloth masks, and … Continue reading Which Mask Works Best? We Filmed People Coughing And Sneezing To Find Out #FaceMasks #COVID19 #FaceMaskEffectiveness #UNSW

“OSHA Issues Special Zika Guidance to Employers”

Highlights NEW Zika Virus Protection for Outdoor Workers. OSHA QuickCard™ (Publication 3880), (2016). Also available in Spanish. NEW Interim Guidance for Protecting Workers from Occupational Exposure to Zika Virus. OSHA-NIOSH Fact Sheet (Publication 3855), (2016). The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued “interim guidance” to provide employers and workers information and advice on preventing … Continue reading “OSHA Issues Special Zika Guidance to Employers”

“Ebola” – What You Need To Know”

This web page provides information about Ebola viruses and EHF for workers and employers. The web page includes sections on: Background, including the origins of Ebola virus and EHF Hazard recognition Medical information Standards for protecting workers from Ebola virus Control and prevention of EHF Additional resources Quick Facts: Ebola virus and EHF Currently, Ebola … Continue reading “Ebola” – What You Need To Know”

“App of the Day” – WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders)

WISER for iOS 3.1.1 Released & Important Ebola Resources‏ Download WISER for iOS here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wiser-for-ios/id375185381?mt=8

Get WISQARS Mobile: Injury Data Information Anywhere, Anytime

CDC’s Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) gives you fatal and nonfatal injury data in the United States, and now our WISQARS Mobile Application gives you fatal injury data on-the-go. WISQARS Mobile spotlights four preventable public health problems—motor vehicle-related injuries, prescription drug overdoses, traumatic brain injuries and violence against children and youth. It … Continue reading Get WISQARS Mobile: Injury Data Information Anywhere, Anytime

OSHA Crystalline Silica Rulemaking Proposal

Inhalation of very small (respirable) crystalline silica particles puts workers at risk for silicosis, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and kidney disease. OSHA recently released a proposed rule to protect workers exposed to respirable crystalline silica. What is Crystalline Silica? Respirable crystalline silica – very small particles at least 100 times smaller than … Continue reading OSHA Crystalline Silica Rulemaking Proposal

Health & Safety Lapses In Lab Tied To Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

Investigators found “serious health and safety deficiencies” at the compound pharmaceutical lab tied to the fungal meningitis outbreak, according to a preliminary report released Monday. Tacky mats used to trap dirt and other contaminants from workers’ shoes prior to entering a clean room “were visibly soiled with assorted debris,” according to the report from Massachusetts’ … Continue reading Health & Safety Lapses In Lab Tied To Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

Fatal Exposure to Methylene Chloride Among Bathtub Refinishers — United States, 2000–2011

February 24, 2012 / 61(07);119-122 In 2010, the Michigan Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation program conducted an investigation into the death of a bathtub refinisher who used a methylene chloride–based paint stripping product marketed for use in aircraft maintenance. The program identified two earlier, similar deaths in Michigan. Program staff members notified CDC's National Institute … Continue reading Fatal Exposure to Methylene Chloride Among Bathtub Refinishers — United States, 2000–2011

13 Methylene Chloride Related Deaths Linked To Bathtub Refinishing

The Michigan Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation program, which is 1 of 9 state Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation programs funded by NIOSH, began an investigation in 2010 to determine the cause of death of a bathtub refinisher, linked to methylene chloride-based paint stripper. The man who died used this stripping product, which was originally … Continue reading 13 Methylene Chloride Related Deaths Linked To Bathtub Refinishing

A New Job Hazard – “Unemployment Is Killing People”

By Jeffrey Kaye The Public Record Aug 18th, 2011   When considering the effects of unemployment, and the desultory, really uncaring response of the current Democratic administration, as well as Republicans in Congress, to the human devastation of joblessness, it is important to consider the terrible emotional and psychological effects of such unemployment. Such effects … Continue reading A New Job Hazard – “Unemployment Is Killing People”