How many needless US Covid-19 deaths were caused by delays in responding? Most of them. – #COVID-19

Trucks used as temporary morgues for people who died of Covid-19 outside the New York City Chief Medical Examiner's office. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images More than 120,000 Americans have now perished from Covid-19, surpassing the total number of U.S. dead during World War I. Had American leaders taken the decisive, early measures that several other … Continue reading How many needless US Covid-19 deaths were caused by delays in responding? Most of them. – #COVID-19

“Free Respiratory Training Protection for Healthcare Workers is Available” #Healthcare

A short, self-paced online program preparing healthcare workers to use respiratory protection is available from AAOHN and satisfies the annual Federal OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard's (1910.134 CFR) training requirements. Designed by experts from AAOHN, AOHP and ANA with a NIOSH grant, this online training program prepares you and your staff for respiratory protection in the … Continue reading “Free Respiratory Training Protection for Healthcare Workers is Available” #Healthcare

“OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard To Add Two Additional Fit-Testing Protocols”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Syj_zeNtLGI OSHA Trade Release U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration Office of Communications Washington, D.C. http://www.osha.gov For Immediate Release   October 6, 2016 Contact: Office of Communications Phone: 202-693-1999 OSHA proposes to amend respiratory protection standard to add two additional fit-testing protocols WASHINGTON - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued … Continue reading “OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard To Add Two Additional Fit-Testing Protocols”

“FDA Issues Final Rule On Safety And Effectiveness Of Antibacterial Soaps”

Rule removes triclosan and triclocarban from over-the-counter antibacterial hand and body washes The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued a final rule establishing that over-the-counter (OTC) consumer antiseptic wash products containing certain active ingredients can no longer be marketed. Companies will no longer be able to market antibacterial washes with these ingredients because manufacturers … Continue reading “FDA Issues Final Rule On Safety And Effectiveness Of Antibacterial Soaps”

“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”

“Download OSHA’s New 2016 HAZCOM – SDS Guidance Manual Here”

Download OSHA's New 2016 HAZCOM - SDS Guidance Manual in PDF format here: https://lnkd.in/bxmuBaz Hazard Communication Safety Data Sheets The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) requires chemical manufacturers, distributors, or importers to provide Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) (formerly known as Material Safety Data Sheets or MSDSs) to communicate the hazards of hazardous chemical products. As of … Continue reading “Download OSHA’s New 2016 HAZCOM – SDS Guidance Manual Here”

“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”

Health Care Workers Lack Hazardous Chemicals Training According To NIOSH

"Safeguarding health care workers from potential occupational hazards is an essential part of providing good jobs for these dedicated men and women, and furthering high-quality patient care," NIOSH Director Dr. John Howard said. Health care workers who routinely come in contact with hazardous chemicals lack training and awareness of employer procedures to adequately protect themselves … Continue reading Health Care Workers Lack Hazardous Chemicals Training According To NIOSH

Safety Comic of the Day – February 9, 2014

Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Workplace Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) affect the muscles, nerves and tendons. Work related MSDs (including those of the neck, upper extremities and low back) are one of the leading causes of lost workday injury and illness. Workers in many different industries and occupations can be exposed to risk factors at … Continue reading Safety Comic of the Day – February 9, 2014

OSHA – “Worker Safety In Hospitals”

A Lot Has Changed Since 1979!! Did you know that a hospital is one of the most hazardous places to work? In 2011, U.S. hospitals recorded 253,700 work-related injuries and illnesses, a rate of 6.8 work-related injuries and illnesses for every 100 full-time employees. This is almost twice the rate for private industry as a … Continue reading OSHA – “Worker Safety In Hospitals”