Category: Health and Wellness

EHS On Tap E195: Preventing On-the-Job Injuries

On episode 195 of EHS On Tap, Kelly Lynch Feldkamp, founder of ProventionPlus, talks about working with companies to help prevent on-the-job injuries.

NIOSH Bringing ‘Strategic Foresight’ to OSH Community

John Howard, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s (NIOSH) director, called attention to the institute’s efforts to bring strategic foresight to the occupational safety and health (OSH) field in NIOSH’s eNews, released January 3. NIOSH’s Office of Research Integration is trying to help safety and health practitioners look ahead and ask what may […]

EHSDA Shorts: Best of 2023, Part 1

As we near the end of the year, we’re taking a look back at some of our highlights from 2023. For our latest EHSDA Shorts feature, we are sharing some insights from some of our favorite guests this year. Making Safety a Basic Human Right On this episode of EHSDA Shorts, we hear from Dr. […]

NIOSH Director: Workplace Chemicals Can Cause Hearing Loss

Chemicals called ototoxicants or ototoxic chemicals can cause hearing loss, John Howard, MD, director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), wrote in his From the Director’s Desk column in the institute’s December eNews. Substances in the workplace that can cause hearing loss include cancer-treating (antineoplastic) drugs, degreasers, fuels, lead, mercury, pesticides, […]

Back to Basics: Prepare Now for a ‘Tripledemic’ of Respiratory Illnesses

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine how to prepare for a winter’s worth of respiratory illnesses in the workplace. Could you find yourself looking at a “tripledemic” of COVID-19, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in the workplace […]

EHSDA Song of the Week: If I Should Fall From Grace With God

This week, EHS Daily Advisor featured content on dealing with impaired employees in the workplace. Coincidentally, later in the week came the sad news of the death of Irish singer and songwriter Shane MacGowan, who fronted the Pogues and became a cautionary tale of sorts about the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse. Appropriately, the […]

Faces of EHS: Cassie Ford on Hearing Loss Prevention

Cassie Ford received her B.S in Speech Language Pathology at Texas Christian University and her M.A. in Audiology at the University of Iowa. She started her career in public health and then spent several years doing clinical audiology and fitting hearing aids. In 2000, she accepted a position with the company that is now known […]

Back to Basics: Handling Impaired Employees in the Workplace

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine how to handle impaired employees in the workplace. Are your employees showing up for work impaired by drugs and alcohol? Both surveys and drug testing are showing spikes in substance misuse. […]

Faces of EHS: Ashley Moore on Collaborating with Transparency

When Ashley Moore graduated with a Business Management degree in 2018, a career in construction was not even a thought for her. She started with MetroPower, Inc., an electrical contractor serving the greater Southeastern U.S., in an administrative role with no safety experience. Soon after, she became a safety coordinator, where, to this day, she […]

White House Releases Workplace Drug Use, Overdose Guidance

On November 9, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) released employer guidance and resources to address problems posed by workplace substance use and overdoses. Substance use in the workplace is widespread, according to the White House employer guidance. In 2021, 26.9 million Americans aged 18 or older with a substance use […]