Tag: health and safety

Well-Being Questionnaire

NIOSH Releases Free Worker Well-Being Questionnaire

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) released a Worker Well-Being Questionnaire (WellBQ) designed to measure worker well-being. The freely available survey instrument is intended to help employers, policymakers, wellness practitioners and researchers, and workers themselves understand workers’ well-being and target interventions to improve it. The questionnaire can be completed in approximately 15 […]

psychosocial healthcare mental health worker health

5 Ideas to Get Your Total Worker Health Program Rolling

Is your workers’ poor health undermining your safety program? Is chronic stress creating problems with distraction and lack of focus? Is your wellness program working together with your safety program to try to manage worker health issues? Maybe it should be!

Microlearning, health and safety

Why EHS Training Needs to Pivot to Microlearning

Environment, health, and safety (EHS) training can be a long and sometimes exhausting process, and it also needs to be precise. After all, workers’ health and even their lives could be in the hands of trainees in the future. But scaling up training can have a negative impact on employees’ productivity, so it’s time to […]

OSHA and MSHA, mining safety PPE

OSHA and MSHA: Do You Know the Difference?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (known as OSHA and MSHA, respectively) are two federal agencies with similar missions of regulating and enforcing workplace safety in the United States. But that doesn’t mean that the relationship between the two entities should be viewed with a “to-may-to, to-mah-to” level […]

Histoplasmosis Fungal Infection

NIOSH Looks to Raise Awareness of Fungal Infection Histoplasmosis in Workers

The diagnosis of histoplasmosis, a fungal infection of the lungs, often can be delayed due to a lack of awareness of the condition, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) said in its January 2021 newsletter on recent research developments. Workers in agriculture and construction are at higher risk for histoplasmosis, which is […]