Month: October 2021

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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Gender equality in the sight of Federal Constitution

Malaysia’s reservation to Article 9(2) was made on the basis that the article was in contradiction to the Federal Constitution of Malaysia that refers to paternalistic values in granting citizenship. To date, the Malaysian Government has yet to review this reservation to include citizenship through a maternal link. A person can be a Malaysian citizen …

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