Safety at the CORE

A landmark high-rise on a hill at the California State University-East Bay campus and visible from the East Bay flatlands was demolished eight years ago. Now a new landmark at … Read More »

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The Total Worker Health Controversy

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) is dropping its effort to create a national consensus standard based on the “Total Worker Health” concept. Instead, it will issue a technical … Read More »

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FDA Recommendation on Respirator Reuse

The surge in the nation’s respirator supply has prompted the federal Food and Drug Administration to recommend that healthcare facilities “transition” away from reusing the ubiquitous N95 filtering facepiece respirators … Read More »

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Cal/OSHA: Options on Respirators

Less than two weeks after assertions by employer representatives about having to shut down outdoor worksites because of the lack of respirators, and with large portions of the state shrouded … Read More »

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Teen Safety a Continuing Issue

A seven-year study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) finds that while overall employee injury and illness (I&I) rates have decreased, they are up to 2.3 … Read More »

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Construction Workers: Risky Behavior

A comprehensive study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) suggests that several risky health behaviors among construction workers in the United States are more prevalent than … Read More »

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Respirator Shortage About to Ease?

Gov. Gavin Newsom says a China-based manufacturer is expected to receive N95 respirator certification from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). But as of deadline approval has … Read More »

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