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‘Your health is priceless’: NIOSH publishes pamphlet


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Washington — “Many times, workplaces are not safe. It is not fair, and it is against the law,” NIOSH says in a new pamphlet encouraging workers to know their rights. 

The pamphlet offers strategies workers can use to help protect themselves from potential on-the-job hazards. Among them:

  • Follow all safety rules at work. Talk with someone if you don’t feel safe.
  • Ask questions about work-related risks.
  • Enroll in a safety and health training course.
  • Wear the personal protective equipment provided by your employer and ask for protection if needed.
  • Talk with co-workers about workplace risks and team up to keep everyone safe.
  • Join co-workers to talk with a supervisor(s) about safety risks. Suggest solutions.
  • Take note of any risks or hazards you observe at work, and the date when you notice one.

The pamphlet includes a list of organizations that can help with workplace safety. “Getting help may be difficult, but you are not alone,” it states.

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