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Occupational Health

Recruiting the next generation of occupational safety and health workers

November 07, 2013 - Posted by Katherine Kirkland

In 2011, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) released a report assessing the nation’s need for occupational safety and health services. The report found the “future national demand for occupational safety and health services will significantly outstrip the number of professionals with the necessary training, education and experience to provide such services.”

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Topics: occupational health, employee health, occupational safety, absenteeism, utilities

Fireworks and oil

July 05, 2012 - Posted by Dr. Scott Harris

Last night, being the fourth of July, was about watching fireworks. In my county, the drought has forced a burn-ban that precluded any legal displays, so our shows were all in high-definition from the air-conditioned comfort of the living room. I have to admit it was pretty nice on a 65-inch plasma. No crowds and plenty of hamburgers. One of the displays telecast live from above reminded me of what I was doing exactly two years ago that night.

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Topics: training, occupational health, workplace safety, healthcare, loss control, utilities, risk management