Heat exposure - whether from the sun, an oven, or machinery - can be a contributing factor to employee injuries or illnesses across a range of industries.
Different strategies on how to prevent work-related heat illnesses and stay safe are available.
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1 out of 5 workers are exposed to secondhand smoke on the job. In efforts to promote the safety of others, designated smoke areas need to be more accessible.
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The acceptance of the use of drones to perform some of the most dangerous tasks that workers continuously risk their lives executing is increasing at a rapid rate.
As technology develops, workers are beginning to have to perform these hazardous jobs less and less. Such jobs include those in confined spaces, tank inspections and towers, and the replacement of faulty parts in small tunnels.
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OSHA has created a webpage aimed at helping employers use leading indicators - tracking workplace conditions and events to prevent injuries and illnesses before they occur - to improve their safety and health programs.
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Every two hours, a young child is treated in the emergency room after ingesting or coming in contact with personal care products, according to recent reports.
Poisonings and chemical burns from nail, hair and skin care products were the most common products that led to the most visits. With this information, it's important to remember that children watch their parents use these items on a daily basis. After use, secure these products in a safe place immediately to avoid preventable accidents.
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