Chemicals such as bisphenol A (BPA), formaldehyde, solvents and pesticides have been shown to impact the reproductive health of men and women who are exposed to them at work.
When a disaster strikes, occupational health and safety professionals deployed in healthcare organizations often are what stands between a bad outcome and a good one for victims.
After leaving the Ford Administration, I set out to test in the private sector the ideas that I believed could lead to the creation of great value across any dimension of human activity – great social value, great human value and great economic value.
It goes without saying that a lot of things that you don't want to catch live in a human body. Employees in many occupations, including housekeeping personnel, emergency response team members, and healthcare workers (especially because of needlesticks and other sharps-related injuries) are at risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens. These pathogens include hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV.