miércoles, 21 de agosto de 2019

Volume 5, Issue 2, August 2019 | NIOSH Research Rounds | CDC

Volume 5, Issue 2, August 2019 | NIOSH Research Rounds | CDC

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Inside NIOSH:
Occupational Exposure Banding Assesses Chemical Hazards

The gold standard for assessing and controlling work-related chemical exposure is the occupational exposure limit, or OEL. While more than 85,000 chemicals are commercially available, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, only about 1,000 chemicals have an authoritative OEL. As new chemicals are developed and introduced into commerce, the number of chemicals without OELs increases.

Outside NIOSH:
Workers’ Compensation Records Identify Risk for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Workers who produce clothing, process food, or perform administrative work had the highest rates of work-related carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) in California, according to NIOSH-funded research published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR.

Verbal Abuse of Home Care Aides Common Problem

The number of home care aides is rapidly growing, expecting to account for 1.2 million new U.S. jobs by 2026. These workers support clients with self-care and mobility in their homes and can face physical and verbal abuse because of the isolated nature of their work and limited support. Such violence can lead to depression, physical burnout, and high job turnover.

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