Eighty-four percent of sharps injuries—injuries from a needle or sharp object—occur among healthcare workers, according to a recent analysis from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). These can expose workers to bloodborne pathogens such as human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and other infectious diseases. This disturbing statistic leads us to […]
Category: Injuries and Illness
Modern safety management goes beyond covering traditional workplace accidents to now being equally concerned with illnesses caused on and even off the job. This section will explain what you need to know to avoid both injuries and illnesses, and to track your progress in reaching this goal.
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Most sharps injuries—84 percent—occur among healthcare workers, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) confirmed in a recently released analysis. Injuries from a needle or other sharp objects can expose workers to bloodborne pathogens (BBP), such as human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and other infectious diseases, NIOSH said in the September […]
Every workplace should have a contingency plan for medical emergencies. Even workplaces with just a handful of employees could be susceptible to emergencies, and having a plan for what to do when those emergencies happen can help people stay calm and sometimes save lives. When developing a necessary and effective contingency plan for medical emergencies, […]
Before lifting an object, assess your ability to handle the object. Here’s what you need to know about proper lifting technique.
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 prevent back injuries in the workplace. Many industries, ranging from nursing and construction to manufacturing and office work, can place significant demands on your back. Back pain can make […]
On episode 168 of EHS On Tap, Taryn Toic, Hygiene Team Lead at Aura Health and Safety, talks about mitigating workplace safety risks.
On episode 165 of EHS On Tap, Dr. Nathan Charlton, emergency medicine physician at the University of Virginia, talks about being prepared for workplace medical emergencies.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced June 22 that Dollar Tree Inc. is facing $294,668 in new OSHA fines following the agency’s inspection of a Coventry, Rhode Island, store. In response to a complaint, inspectors found store employees were exposed to slip and trip hazards created by haphazardly stacked boxes that were falling […]
On this week’s episode of EHSDA Shorts, we hear from Trevor Bronson, Corporate Strategy Associate & Senior Product Marketing Manager at Intelex, about how organizations can reduce fatalities.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has an ongoing National Emphasis Program (NEP) of enforcement and outreach to address amputation hazards across several manufacturing industries. Is your facility a target for OSHA’s enforcement? Industries targeted by the NEP include fabricated metal products, food, furniture and related products, machinery, nonmetallic mineral products, paper, plastics and […]