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!

Celebrate Safety with N95 Day

Celebrate Safety with N95 Day

Today marks the National Institutes of Occupational Safety and Health’s (NIOSH) 4th annual N95 Day, usually held on September 5. The focus this year, according to NIOSH, is to “equip you with the necessary tools to provide and/or practice proper respiratory protection when the use of N95 filtering facepiece respirators is necessary.” Respirators are crucial […]

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Oh, My Aching Back (Wrist, Shoulder, and Everything Else)

Oh, My Aching Back (Wrist, Shoulder, and Everything Else)

Merriam-Webster defines ergonomics as “a science that deals with designing and arranging things so that people can use them easily and safely.” It is a fairly simple description of a fairly complicated issue. All work involves some movement, even if the task is sedentary. Common examples in the workplace include material handling (lifting, pulling, pushing), […]

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World Hepatitis Day Calls Attention to Serious Health Threat

World Hepatitis Day Calls Attention to Serious Health Threat

In 2010, the World Health Organization (WHO) made July 28th one of four official disease-specific world health days to be recognized each year. World Hepatitis Day was created to increase awareness and understanding of viral hepatitis and the diseases that it causes. The theme for this year’s World Hepatitis Day is “Prevent hepatitis. Act now”. Hepatitis […]

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