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Knowledge at Work - UL Workplace Health & Safety

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Protecting employees and the next generation from toxic exposures

October 16, 2013 - Posted by VeronicaTinney

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.

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Topics: training, wellness, occupational health, industrial, employee health, illness prevention, HAZMAT, GHS

Mixed signals on healthcare disaster preparedness

January 15, 2013 - Posted by Karen O'Hara

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.

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Topics: training, healthcare, employee health, hospital, loss control, risk management, employees, human resources

A healthcare leader's keys to success: Creating value through safety

November 28, 2012 - Posted by PaulONeill

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.

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Topics: training, Featured, healthcare, employee health, hospital

Dangers of bloodborne pathogen exposure

January 24, 2012 - Posted by Dr. Scott Harris

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.

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Topics: training, wellness, occupational health, OSHA, healthcare, employee health, illness prevention, hospital