Occupational Health

Knowledge at Work highlights important occupational health & safety topics and occupational health issues in this category. Experts across the industry cover health hazards in the workplace, occupational health standards, occupational health risk, industry news, and more!

Industrial Hygiene Worksite Analysis Crucial for Health

Industrial Hygiene Worksite Analysis Crucial for Health

Every day, millions of people work in environments with hazards that can cause illness or, even worse, death. Many of these hazards—which can include a range of issues like chemical vapors, extreme temperatures, and poor ergonomic design–might not cause immediate adverse health effects but can cause life-altering problems over time. Furthermore, many workers are not […]

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Get to Know Your Respiratory PPE and Stay Healthy

Get to Know Your Respiratory PPE and Stay Healthy

Respirators are crucial pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE), necessary whenever airborne particulate matter might be inhaled into the lungs. Across a variety of industries—healthcare, construction, manufacturing, emergency response—respirators are used to keep workers safe. There are two basic types of respirators. The first type removes contaminants out of the air. These include particulate respirators […]

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Weathering the Winter: More Than Just Surviving the Cold

Weathering the Winter: More Than Just Surviving the Cold

Workers face a variety of cold weather hazards, including cold stress and its physical consequences. But cold stress is not the only hazard that workers face during the winter months. Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, winter driving, shoveling snow, working at heights while clearing snow, and walking safely on snow and ice are all additional concerns […]

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Start the New Year with Employee Wellness

Start the New Year with Employee Wellness

What’s your New Year’s resolution for 2016? Lose weight? Quit smoking? Get healthier? You might have some help from your employer, depending on your workplace wellness program. Employee wellness programs have become an important tool for many companies interested in improving their employees’ health. It’s good for the employees—improved health, better job satisfaction, and sometimes […]

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