Safety Environmental & Health Consultant
Manager, EHS – Programs & Communications – Universal Orlando Resort
SAFETY AREA MANAGER
December 9 & 10 Workshop: Pathways to Prevention: Total Worker Health®—What’s Work Got to Do With It?
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are sponsoring a workshop called Pathways to Prevention: Total Worker Health®—What’s Work Got to Do With It? on December 9–10, 2015, at NIH, in Bethesda, Maryland.
Total Worker Health (TWH) means policies, programs, and practices that integrate protection from work-related safety and health hazards with efforts to promote health and prevent disease for the advancement of worker well-being.
There are over 145 million workers in the United States today and most spend at least 50% of their active time at the workplace. Despite improvements in occupational safety and health over the last several decades, workers continue to suffer work-related illnesses, injuries, and deaths.
Total Worker Health builds upon a foundation of protecting workers by supporting a universal understanding of the numerous factors that influence safety and health. With the landscape of the workforce and the workplace varying widely (e.g., workplace culture, organization of work, working conditions, size of the employer), there is a need for tailored, comprehensive interventions. An integrated approach would address the overall influences that the nature and conditions of the work itself (e.g., stress levels, work schedules, trip or fall hazards) have on worker health and well-being. During the 1½ -day workshop, invited experts will discuss the body of evidence and attendees will have opportunities to provide comments during open discussion periods.Read more
AgriSafe Network Webinar Presentation Thursday, December 10, 2015 12:00pm – 1:00pm CST Ergonomics: Slips, Trips and Falls Prevention ________________________________________
Presenter: Charlotte Halverson, BSN, COHN-S, COHC Occupational Health Nurse, AgriSafe Network
Summary: The Ergonomics programs are intended for workers and managers in production agriculture. Participants will be able to identify hazards in the work area to include housekeeping policies, PPE, hazard identification, and fall prevention. They can be designed to be audience specific
Objectives: At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will:Be able to identify hazards in the work area Be able to identify actions that can be integrated to prevent slips, trips, and falls Have the opportunity to begin an action plan to diminish or eliminate workplace hazards that could result in injury Know where to find resources to help in eliminating fall hazards Know the resources to find the OSHA standards pertaining to slip, trip, and fall inciden
For more information:
Contact: Kristina Dealecio Phone: 866-312-3002 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: http://www.agrisafe.org/ The AgriSafe Network,a non-profit national membership organization, represents health professionals & educators who are concerned about the health & safety of farm families.Read more
The International Society for Agriculture Safety and Health is pleased to announce the 2016 ISASH Conference Call for Abstracts and Program Presentations.
The theme for 2016 is “Call to Post: Winning the Race for Agricultural Safety and Health”. Abstracts are accepted in the following categories:Oral presentations Panel/Roundtable Presentations Educational Displays Program Posters Research Posters
The 2016 ISASH Conference will be held:
June 26 – June 30, 2016 Hilton Lexington/Downtown Lexington, KY
The call for abstracts is available at www.isash.org. Updates have been made to the categories of presentations available. The call now has 3 (three) different submission forms, each of which specifically corresponds to a specific presentation(s) requested. As well, separate deadlines have been set for abstract submissions.
The direct link for the call instructions and deadlines is found at: http://isash.org/call-for-abstracts-and-program-presentations/
For more information, contact:
Chip Petrea, PhD, ISASH Secretary Principal Research Specialist, Ag Safety and Health University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Dept. of Ag & Bio Engineering 1304 West Pennsylvania Ave – 338 AESB Urbana, IL 61801 Phone: 217-333-5035 E-Mail: repetrea@illinois.Read more
Attached is a letter from Kurt A. Petermeyer, Regional Administrator, dated October 2, 2015. Also atached is an important document that provides pertinent information on food slicers hazards.
The State of Florida, Department of Financial Services, Division of Workers’ Compensation offers Free Seminars and Webinars for Florida employers regarding Workers’ Compensation and Workplace Safety.
The State of Florida, Department of Financial Services, Division of Workers’ Compensation offers Free Seminars and Webinars for Florida employers regarding Workers’ Compensation and Workplace Safety. In addition, the Division of Workers’ Compensation has partnered with OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and the University of South Florida’s “Safety Florida Consultation Program” to bring valuable safety information to Florida employers.
Free Seminars are held in various locations around the state. Please see the attached Flyer and Registration forms for the events scheduled from November 2015 through June 2016.
Free Webinars are also available to Florida employers. The Webinars contain the same information as the classroom settings and are held monthly via your computer and telephone.
CEUs Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available to contractors licensed by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation: Construction Industry Licensing Board; Electrical Contractors Licensing Board; and the Board of Accountancy