Environmental health

Chemicals

In the workplace, many employees can potentially be exposed to chemicals. That means that when addressing possible exposures, you should implement engineering controls first, and administrative controls and use of personal protective equipment second.

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Ergonomics

Ergonomics is the science of fitting workplace conditions and job demands to the capabilities of the employees. Effective ergonomic programs reduce injuries and increase worker productivity.

Computer workstation ergonomic tool

Recent updates

  • OSHA has a new guide for ergonomics in foundries.
  • Stability balls are the latest fad in office chairs. A recent study found that there are no benefits when using these chairs, and they should not be used as an alternative office chair.
  • Ergonomics controls for construction work are often difficult to identify. NIOSH has some simple solutions (pdf).
  • Cal/OSHA's Easy Ergonomics manual (pdf) provides basic information on implementating an ergonomics program and tools to identify ergonomic risk factors.

 

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Evaluate your work stations and implement basic changes to address risk factors that may be causing back injuries and other cumulative trauma disorders.

 

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Noise

Because noise-induced hearing loss is one of the most common occupational injuries, one mark of an effective loss control program is the ability to control noise exposure. Use our resources to sharpen your program.

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Environmental Health & Safety newsletters

These newsletter offer guidance on how to recognize, evaluate and control environmental health concerns in the workplace.

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