Documented cases of occupationally acquired HIV infection among U.S. health care workers have become “rare,” possibly due to underreporting and effective treatment and prevention, according to research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In an effort to better protect temporary workers – who are at an increased risk of work-related injuries and illnesses – OSHA and NIOSH partnered to release a report containing recommended practices for staffing agencies and host employers.
Utility linemen face a variety of on-the-job hazards. From high-voltage contact and confined spaces to working at height and exposure to inclement weather, what’s being done to promote a culture of safety within the industry?
Safety professionals, government agencies and researchers rely on injury and illness data to understand how workers are getting hurt, and to determine where to direct prevention efforts. But is that data accurate?