Special Reports

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Retrieved from: American Industrial Hygiene Association
 
In 1995, ISO began efforts to draft an international occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS) standard. That effort failed. Since that time, a number of countries have developed their own OHSMS guidance standards.1 In addition, at the international level, …

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Retrieved from: American Industrial Hygiene Association
 
The proper implementation of legislation can help to reduce the presence of the risk factors associated with musculoskeletal disorders, including work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD), arising from the manual handling of patients and residents. Some of the critical components of legislation …

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Retrieved from: American Industrial Hygiene Association
 
The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) believes that ergonomics is a multidisciplinary science whose primary focus is the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) and their risk factors in the workplace. This is accomplished through the application …

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Retrieved from: American Industrial Hygiene Association
 
The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) is an internationally recognized organization that supports the health and safety of workers. AIHA recognizes there is a very real possibility for a pandemic influenza outbreak throughout the world. After reviewing the evidence-based science, …

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Retrieved from: American Industrial Hygiene Association
 
In the 1960s, chemical fumigation was used as an adjunct to environmental cleaning of hospital isolation rooms and other critical areas. Over time, this approach lost favor due to questions of efficacy. Following the 2001 anthrax bioterrorism attack, there was …

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Retrieved from: America Industrial Hygiene Association
 
AIHA believes information should be made available to help answer some of these questions. To assist employers and employees in developing guidelines or otherwise addressing ergonomics concerns, the AIHA Ergonomics Committee provides the following information about ergonomics.

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The Texas Hazard Communication Act (THCA), Revised 1993, Chapter 502 of the Health and Safety Code (HSC), requires public employers to provide information to employees regarding hazardous chemicals they may be exposed to in the workplace. The Public Employer Community Righ-tto-Know Act, Chapter 506 of …

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The Hazard Communication Program is based on the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200). It covers all University of Florida employees, students, and non-employee affiliates who work with chemicals in non-laboratory settings. Laboratory use of chemicals is specifically excluded from the HCP but is …

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Retrieved from: Occupational Safety & Health Administration
OSHA Instruction DIS 0-0.8, Whistleblower Investigations Manual, dated January 10, 2002, provides guidance for investigating complaints of discrimination under fourteen “whistleblower” statutes. Since January 2002 OSHA has been delegated responsibility for two additional whistleblower statutes, each containing various differences …

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Retrieved from: Occupational Safety & Health Administration
This Notice announces a new OSHA Directives Tool, which will be made available on the OSHA Intranet, ‘Directives Tools’ web page. It will provide a filing and records management aid for use by national and field offices. The OSHA …

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