Occupational 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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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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COVID-19: Should vaccination be compulsory in health and care?

Few people in the health and long-term care industries would argue with the goal of vaccinating as many of their coworkers as possible to protect vulnerable patients from COVID-19. However, there are still significant disagreements about whether or not vaccination should be mandatory for non-medically exempt employees. To shield vulnerable patients from COVID-19, few people …

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Guidelines on Indoor ventilation to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19)

What steps you may take to increase ventilation. The way you maintain or improve ventilation will be determined by the structure. Natural systems such as vents, windows, and chimneys are used to ventilate buildings, as are mechanical systems such as extractor fans or air conditioning, or a combination of the two. Reduce the amount of …

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Covid-19 Delta variant and why ensuring good ventilation helps to deal with it

The Delta variant has been connected to a COVID-19 recurrence in Nepal, Southeast Asia, and elsewhere, but its expansion in the UK has provided scientists with a clear picture of the harm it poses. Delta appears to be roughly 60% more transmissible than the already highly infectious Alpha form (also known as B.1.1.7) discovered in …

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CPR/AED Awareness: Every Second Counts

The American Red Cross emphasises that in cardiac arrest, every second counts, and that people may save lives by understanding how to give CPR and utilise an automated external defibrillator (AED). Cardiac arrest happens when the heart suddenly stops beating or beats inefficiently, preventing blood from reaching the brain and other important organs. More than …

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Covid-19 mental toll on Malaysians

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on in Malaysia, mental health issues are wreaking havoc across the country. Social isolation, economic uncertainty, and the death of loved ones, as in most of the world, have become key drivers of anxiety, despair, stress, and other issues. Since the beginning of the year, 89.4 percent, or 109,806, of …

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Combustible Dust & OSHA Inspection

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has placed an emphasis on combustible dust hazards in recent years—and for good reason. Combustible dust has resulted in numerous deadly incidents over the years. While no OSHA standard directly addresses combustible dust, this has not hindered OSHA inspections and enforcement actions. In the absence of specific guidance, …

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How to Keep Employees Safe in 2021? Precautions against the pandemic are step one in the workplace.

It’s 2021, and we are still in the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic. As more and more businesses reopen and some companies transition from remote to on-site workplaces, it’s natural for many people to feel concern about encountering the coronavirus at work. As such, COVID-19 safe practices for the workplace are probably here to stay, …

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Traumatic Brain Injuries: Prevention Measures Every Employer Should Take to Protect Workers

According to the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA), each year, more than 2.87 million Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) accidents result in emergency department visits, hospitalizations and deaths. The BIAA leads the nation in observing Brain Injury Awareness Month in March, which seeks to bring attention to the prevention of TBIs and promotes strategies to …

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