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 […]
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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!
Are your employees safe and healthy? How much of an impact can you have on your employees’ overall health?
Are your employees at risk for noise-induced hearing loss due to high levels of noise in the workplace? You need to monitor noise levels to be sure.
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 […]
Under the last regulatory flexibility agenda signed by Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has retained rulemakings to expand the communication tower standard and establish standards for infectious disease exposures and the prevention of workplace violence in health care and social assistance (86 FR 16920).
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 […]
You probably have a sense that handling your company’s workers’ compensation claims is related to managing your company’s compliance with federal or state occupational safety and health laws and regulations. However, there are differences.
Are you about to be hit with a wave of employee complaints or concerns about protections from workplace COVID-19 exposures?
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 […]