Health Hazards

Workers Shoveling SnowHealth Hazards

How to Prevent Cold Stress at Work, Inside or Outside

Guidance on the best ways to prevent cold stress injuries and illnesses at work and recommendations for the best clothing to wear in cold environments.

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Man Coughing into ElbowHealth Hazards

Cover Your Cough: Stop the Spread of Germs at Work

Cover your mouth, wash your hands with soap, and throw your tissues away. These simple steps help protect everyone at work from germs that make us sick.

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Worker Shaking HandsHealth Hazards

Addressing Personal Hygiene as a Workplace Safety Issue

Personal hygiene should not interfere with anyone's ability to complete their job as effectively, and safely, as expected.

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Man at Home, Upset by Drug and Alcohol ConsumptionHealth Hazards

Substance Abuse Can Affect Job Safety and Performance

Work tasks may require alertness, concentration, and accurate reflexes. Impairment due to drug and alcohol use can affect job attendance and performance.

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Worker Using Portable Grinder to Cut Stone, Creating Dust in the AirHealth Hazards

Reduce Exposure to Silica Dust to Ensure the Safety of Workers

An exposure control plan must be part of the safety program for any organization that has employees that could potentially be exposed to silica dust.

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Warehouse worker that has back pain from lifting heavy boxes.Health Hazards

Back Injury Prevention Tips and Techniques for All Workers

Apply these safety tips and techniques when your job requires lifting and carrying, to prevent potential discomfort, aggravation, strains, sprains and injury.

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Cell phone antennas on a roof top.Health Hazards

RF Radiation Exposure Hazards for Outdoor Workers

Workers may be exposed to RF radiation if they work near RF-generating antennas, which can be hazardous if precautions aren't taken.

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Outdoor Construction Worker, Working in the SunHealth Hazards

Prevent Heat With Water, Rest and Shade to Stay Safe

Make sure everyone on the team understands the best ways to prevent heat stress and has the opportunity to drink water and take breaks in the shade.

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First Responder Providing First AidHealth Hazards

When Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens is a Risk at Work

Any employee on clean-up duty or administering first aid has the opportunity to be exposed to bloodborne pathogens on the job. Understand the risks.

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Man Lifting a BoxHealth Hazards

Proper Lifting Techniques at Work Help You Avoid Back Injury

No awkward twisting, don't lift over your head, don't handle objects incorrectly, use proper technique, keep it close... let's focus proper lifting.

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MesotheliomaHealth Hazards

Mesothelioma Facts, Risks and Prevention Guidance

It can take years for a person exposed to asbestos to develop symptoms of mesothelioma. Once the disease sets in, it can spread, and there's no cure.

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Worker Drinking Bottled WaterHealth Hazards

Dehydration Isn't Just a Health Hazard in the Summer

Dehydration can become serious for any worker, no matter the time of year or work environment, if enough fluids are not consumed throughout the work day.

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Woman blowing her nose into a hankerchiefHealth Hazards

Take Seasonal Flu Seriously: Don't Work Through It, Get Rest

Employees should get their flu shot annually to help protect themselves against this illness and also to prevent unexpected lost time from work.

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Construction worker sitting down because his back hurts.Health Hazards

Avoid Back Injuries With These Workplace Safety Tips

Don't put yourself in a position where you bend over...and you can't get back up. Follow these workplace safety tips to protect your back.

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Person in Cold WeatherHealth Hazards

Recognize the Symptoms of Cold Stress, It Could Save a Life

Do you know how to recognize the symptoms of frost bite and hypothermia and what to do if you see those dangerous signs in yourself or your co-worker?

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A worker sitting at a desk, wearing a face mask, near an x-ray machine.Health Hazards

Why Implementing a Radiation Protection Program is Important

While everyone is exposed to natural background radiation, workers may also be exposed to ionizing radiation in workplaces with radiation sources.

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Carbon MonoxideHealth Hazards

When Carbon Monoxide Can Be a Real Threat to Workers

Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas that is colorless, odorless, and tasteless. Make sure your crew knows what to do to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.

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Person viewing medical records on an electronic tablet.Health Hazards

Employee Access to Their Own Medical and Exposure Records

Employees who have exposure to toxic substances or harmful physical agents at their work site have a right to view their medical and exposure records.

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Two workers wearing gloves and holding cleaning tools standing side by side as they prepare to start cleaning.Health Hazards

Using Cleaning Chemicals at Work: Health Risks and Safety Tips

Employees who use cleaning chemicals on the job must be trained to understand the health risks and safety precautions to follow at work.

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Busy Schedule Can Be High StressHealth Hazards

How to Add Stress Prevention Into Your Safety Program

If your employees are facing high stress situations, then you need to incorporate stress prevention and management into your safety training program.

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Lead Hazard Warning TapeHealth Hazards

Lead is Still a Workplace Health Hazard for Many Workers

The workplace may offer the greatest potential for lead exposure. More than 1.5 million workers are potentially exposed to lead as a result of their jobs.

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Construction Worker Having a Stressful DayHealth Hazards

Learn How to Recognize the Common Causes of Job Stress

Challenging work doesn't have to be stressful work. There are many causes of job stress that workers and employers should be able to recognize.

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Hazardous Chemical in a Work EnvironmentHealth Hazards

Hazard Communication Awareness and Workers' Right to Know

The goal of the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) standard is to ensure that workers know about chemical hazards at work and how to protect themselves.

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Warehouse Worker SneezingHealth Hazards

Is It a Cold or the Flu? Signs and Symptoms of Both

Learn more about the signs and symptoms of seasonal flu, why the flu is different than a cold, and the best way to prevent seasonal flu every year.

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Proper Chemical Safety TipsHealth Hazards

Educate Staff on the Best Practices for Chemical Safety

Following these tips can reduce safety risks for employees who work with or around chemicals. Free infographic you can share with your organization.

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Outdoor construction worker drinking water from a water bottle.Health Hazards

From Cramps to Stroke, Recognize Heat Stress Symptoms

Sometimes just taking a break and drinking more water is not enough. Learn how to recognize the deadly symptoms of heat-related illnesses.

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Danger sign that says Asbestos Removal in ProgressHealth Hazards

Asbestos is Still a Job Hazard and Your Workers Need to Know

There are more than just physical hazards on construction sites. Most workers have heard of asbestos but may not understand why it should be a concern.

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A bag of dry cement with a small shovel in it.Health Hazards

Health Hazards of Working With Cement in Construction Projects

Workers using cement should know the health hazards, understand the risks, and follow safe working procedures necessary to limit harmful exposure.

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A digital tablet that has the word Benzene displayed.Health Hazards

Benzene Health Hazards and Workplace Exposure Limits

A basic overview of benzene safety awareness including health hazards, exposure limits, PPE requirements, fire protection and first aid procedures.

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Person receiving a flu vaccine shot.Health Hazards

Prevention is Better Than Cure When It Comes to the Flu

The more employees are educated on the best ways to prevent the flu and stay healthy during the winter, the more productive everyone will be on the job.

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