Through seven carefully selected articles, the guest editors and authors demonstrate the range of NIOSH activities helping to enhance understanding and reduce the effects of workplace noise and chemical exposures that cause hearing loss.
The report evaluated findings from several academic databases, as well as two case studies, to specifically assess the use of worker monitoring technologies, ranging from fall detection devices and proximity sensors to mobile apps and panic alarms, in remote settings.
Many companies are unaware of the vital role job descriptions play and are not managing them with the necessary care. Thankfully, controlling the process is possible when you adopt a few best practices for job descriptions.
In 1998, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report, 413 workers were struck and killed by vehicles. That was “the highest number in the 7-year period that the fatality census has been compiled.”1 Without a standard in place, the numbers were steadily rising.
Studies show employees will not wear eye protection unless it is comfortable, fits properly, or functions well. Lens color can impact employee protection and performance levels and provide a better choice.
Heat stress occurs when employees are exposed to high heat and high humidity environments, indoors or outdoors. Though preventable, heat stress signs and symptoms can go unrecognized until the full exposure to the heat presents itself.