Diploma in Occupational Safety & Health

Occupational Health Experts Offer Guidelines to Prevent Workplace Illness and Injury

‘The focus on identifying measures that occur before worker’s health is harmed is critical to safeguarding worker health,’ said AIHA CEO Lawrence D. Sloan. The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) released new guidelines this month for generating health measurements in the workplace to assist avoid illness and injury. In a statement, AIHA CEO Lawrence D. …

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Safety Tips for Oil and Gas Hazards

A look at the variety of safety issues in the industry and suggestions on how to mitigate them. Extraction of oil and gas can be hazardous employment. According to data from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, there were 161 fatalities and hundreds of incidents between 2015 and 2017. Identifying all potential dangers …

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New Workplace Mental Health Ally Certificate Aims to Destigmatize Mental Health

“We want all employees to realize their full potential—to be well both physically and mentally,’ said Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., CEO, SHRM. Many businesses have improved or created new mental health initiatives to assist employees in dealing with the pandemic. It became clear as a result that many people still find it difficult to talk …

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Safety at every rung

Training workers on using ladders is a must Seth Patterson discovered a common thread across more than 350 NIOSH ladder fatality reports: insufficient training. “Most of these incidents might have been avoided if the companies provided effective ladder training,” said Patterson, an environmental, health, and safety engineer with Lockheed Martin. According to Mike Kassman, director …

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Federal Contractor Vaccine Guidance Issued

Guidance does not apply to all contractors or right away to those it does. President Biden’s Executive Order requiring private firms with more than 100 employees to have all of their staff vaccinated is making its way through the bureaucracy before being approved as an Emergency Temporary Standard by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration …

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What to know about leukemia and COVID-19 vaccinations

Leukemia is a bone marrow and blood malignancy that affects the immune cells in the blood. This can make people more vulnerable to infections and raise questions regarding COVID-19 vaccines. Vaccination against COVID-19 is recommended for persons with leukemia because the risks of COVID-19 considerably outweigh the risks of vaccinations. Leukemia refers to malignancies of …

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AstraZeneca COVID vaccine safe for breastfeeding women, health experts say, after official advice causes confusion

Sophie Hill scheduled an appointment to see her GP after government health advice changed recently, advising persons under 40 living in COVID-19 epidemic areas like Sydney to seriously consider taking the AstraZeneca vaccination. The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for breastfeeding mothers in Australia, although many are ineligible in places where Pfizer only offers it …

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For businesses, NYC indoor vaccine mandate means safety — and headaches

The mandate improves safety, but poses “operational and economic challenges.” The indoor vaccine mandate in New York Jurisdiction went into force on Tuesday, making it the first major U.S. city to demand proof of COVID-19 inoculation to dine or drink inside bars and restaurants. According to the city, the new regulation covers practically every public …

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Texas State lays out COVID-19 health, safety protocols ahead of fall semester start

KXAN reports from SAN MARCOS, Texas. As another semester begins without an end in sight to the COVID-19 pandemic, administrators at Texas State University discussed coursework, campus life, and health precautions. A virtual press conference was held Thursday morning by many university administrators to discuss their plans for the fall semester. The University of Texas …

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COVID Booster Shots Are Coming. Here’s What You Need To Know

COVID-19 booster doses will be available in the United States starting in September, according to health experts. According to a plan proposed Wednesday, all people in the United States who received a two-dose vaccine would be entitled for a free second dosage of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine eight months after receiving the first. The …

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