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First aid kit requirements

What OSHA and the ANSI/ISEA standard say should be in your workplace kit
Although OSHA's Medical Services and First Aid Standard states that "adequate first aid supplies shall be readily available," the agency doesn't provide a list of required items. Safety+Health reached out to several experts with questions to help workplaces get in compliance.
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Workers and opioids: A snapshot

Recent data shows the impact of opioids on the workforce
Using recent data and analysis from NIOSH, the Workers Compensation Research Institute and other organizations, Safety+Health presents an infographic showing the impact of the opioid crisis on the workplace.
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Training daze?

Experts discuss ways to keep training fresh, relevant
How much do employers spend on training? What types do they use? The results of the Safety+Health 2019 Training Survey are in. Plus, experts share strategies for increasing trainee engagement.
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5 elements of forklift safety

Operators balance numerous practices to perform work safely

OSHA estimates that more than 90,000 injuries involving forklifts occur every year. Safety+Health spoke with experts about best practices for keeping forklift operators – and the people who work near them – safe on the job.


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Bad vibrations

What workers at risk of whole-body and arm-hand vibration should know
For millions of workers, the effects of sustained on-the-job exposure to vibration – whether hand-arm or whole-body – may lead to various health problems.
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Shift worker health and safety

Experts say collaboration and innovation key to stemming risks
Shift work is a way of life for nearly 15 million Americans, spurring numerous studies that link the practice to health problems and chronic conditions. “It’s really important to recognize these risks, and we need to understand them and we need to treat them,” a leading researcher says.
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The ROI of safety

What to consider when analyzing the economic benefits of safety
"When improving safety for the merit of just having a safer workplace is not enough, it's often a very powerful argument with leadership to help explain the cost of safety by showing the economic benefits of safety," one expert says. The challenge: lack of a universal formula.
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OSHA’s 'Top 10' most-cited violations

Which violation is making its first appearance on OSHA’s annual list of most-cited violations? Safety+Health presents the data on OSHA’s “Top 10” for fiscal year 2018. Also: An exclusive Q&A with Patrick Kapust, deputy director of the agency’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs.
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