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NSC Releases Workplace Safe Driving Kit

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:05:00 +0000

National Safety Council’s downloadable, free online kit provides resources to employers to educate employees about the dangers of the road.

The number one cause of workplace deaths is motor vehicle crashes. The National Safety Council (NSC) has launched a new online safety kit aimed at creating safer roadways for workers.

The Safe Driving Kit, sponsored by Wheels Inc., features multimedia resources and engaging material that address the key contributors to car crashes including distraction, alcohol, other drugs, fatigue and seatbelt use.

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Dementia: A Public Health Concern with Personal, Occupational Consequences

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:28:00 +0000

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As a public health concern projected to gain momentum in the coming decades, Alzheimer’s disease presents substantial consequences not only for individuals and families, but also within the larger American workforce

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Hearing Protection: From Apps to Earplugs

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:47:00 +0000

Prevention of noise exposure and the use of personal protective equipment are vital to protecting workers from this workplace hazard, particularly in Europe, where noise is considered a Category III risk.

Even a low level of noise can be hazardous to the human ear and noise exposure can have serious health consequences, ranging from hearing loss and tinnitus to hypertension, ischemic heart disease, annoyance and sleep disturbance. Earplugs and other devices can reduce and even eliminate noise exposure, and there are now apps to measure the noise level and obtain recommendations on appropriate hearing protection.

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CDC: More than 100 Million U.S. Adults Have Diabetes

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:44:00 +0000

The prevalence of diagnosed diabetes greatly varies by region, race and age, according to a new report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.

While the rate of new diabetes cases is steady, a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that a third of adults in the United States currently are living with diabetes or prediabetes.

The National Diabetes Statistics Report found that as of 2015 30.3 million Americans are living with diagnosed diabetes and another 84.1 million have prediabetes, a condition that if left untreated leads to diabetes within five years.

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Associated Builders and Contractors Names Stephen Wiltshire Safety Director

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:49:00 +0000

Stephen M. Wiltshire, newly-appointed safety director of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), brings 37 years of experience to the organization.

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has tapped Stephen M. Wiltshire to lead its safety initiatives.

Wiltshire, a veteran construction safety expert, will provide direction for programs that support the achievement of ABC’s strategic safety goals including the Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP).

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