Environmental Health and Safety in Schools: An Overview
Our nation’s schools are experiencing an environmental health crisis. Every day over 53 million children and six million adults in elementary and secondary schools are exposed to environmental hazards that harm their health, and oftentimes, their education. Unfortunately, despit
How Can We Improve Occupational Health & Safety in Manufacturing?
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has had a marked impact on workplace safety since its formation in 1971. In cooperation with employers, advocates, health and safety experts and other partners, OSHA has helped reduce the rate of workplace fatalities and work-re
Dangers in the Office: Your Chair
Your seat can do long-term musculoskeletal damage if not set up and sat in properly. An easy way to prevent injury, is to use a chair with adjustable seat back and arm rests and an adjustable height. While sitting in the chair, OSHA advises that your thighs should be parallel to the g
Temporary Heat Safety
However, as a result of poor selection and careless use of portable heaters, injuries and damaging fires occur every year. If improperly used, temporary heating equipment can lead to burns, fires, explosion, carbon monoxide poisoning, and the creation of oxygen deficient atmospheres.
Dangers of Glutaraldehyde
Glutaraldehyde is widely used as a disinfectant for a variety of heat-sensitive instruments, such as endoscopes, bronchoscopes, and dialysis equipment. Health care employees may be exposed to glutaraldehyde in its uses as a hardener in x-ray development and as a tissue fixative in hi
Preventing Work-Related Eye Injuries
How common are work-related eye injuries? 2000 eye injuries occur every day at work in the US. Construction workers have one of the highest eye injury rates. Particles of dust, metal, wood, slag, drywall, cement etc. are the most common source of eye injury to carpenters. Even “minor”
How to Avoid Lifting Injuries
Lifting Safely – Prepare Each day in some form or fashion you do lifting in this facility and at home. Lifting safely is one the most important things you can do to protect your back throughout your lifetime. Lifting Is a Major Cause of Job-Related Back Injury Lifting too much,
Health Problems Caused by Welding Fumes
Ten percent of all manufacturing jobs in America are welding related. 700,000 workers employed in the United States have been exposed to dangerous welding fumes. In welding fumes alone there are seventeen different chemicals or agents that can directly affect a person’s daily life o