Top Causes of Workplace Deaths and Serious Injuries

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Workplace Accidents Workplace accidents, unfortunately, do happen. Sometimes they are preventable, sometimes not. OSHA keeps regular statistics on the primary causes of deaths and serious injuries. In 2016, 5,190 workers were killed on the job. This is actually down on average – the trend has been down since 1970. Injuries have also dropped over the same period. For the most … Read More

Is Blood Cleanup in Your Job Description?

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Cleaning Up Blood Anyone who grew up watching ER or Grey’s Anatomy might get the impression that doctors and patients alike get covered in spilled (or spurting) blood on any given day. “Real life” Medical professionals—not those who just play doctors on TV—will tell you true stories about treating workplace injury patients, suicides, and victims of violent crime. While they’ll roll their eyes at the … Read More

Auto Buyers & Sellers: Beware the Biohazard Car

Biohazard Cars Biohazard cars aren’t the vehicles that medical waste collectors use to make their rounds. They’re not even the label we assign to our teenager’s junker, filled with Bugles crumbs, junk food wrappers, and gym socks. Cars and RVs in which someone has committed suicide, experienced a serious nosebleed, or have otherwise excreted bodily fluids are candidates for classification … Read More

6 Steps for a Safe, Effective Blood Cleanup at Work

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Blood Cleanup Blood spills at work can be unnerving or even frightening to some individuals, but there is no reason for panic as long as proper cleanup procedures are followed. Having the proper materials available plus knowing how to perform a thorough cleanup will make the process much smoother and less stressful for all involved. Below is more information about … Read More

Those Left Behind: Dealing with a Loved One’s Suicide

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Those Left Behind: Dealing with the Suicide of a Loved One The loss to suicide of a friend or family member is a heart-wrenching experience for those left to pick up the pieces. We all feel grief and shock at the sudden loss of a loved one, but suicide leaves us deeper feelings of ambivalence, anger, even guilt. You’ve probably … Read More

Hazards in the Home: Preventing Falls

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Hazards in the Home: Preventing Falls Many of us grew up seeing Life Alert® television ads in which an elderly woman presses a transmitter on a fob around her neck and cries out, “Help! I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up!” That phrase became a cultural meme long before 4chan, Facebook and Instagram arrived on the scene, but in reality, … Read More

Domestic Violence and Super Bowl Sunday: The Myth That’s Saving Lives

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Domestic Violence and Super Bowl Sunday: The Beneficial Myth How often have you heard that more domestic violence incidents happen on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day of the year? Guess what: It’s not true. Women are not at greater risk of abuse when the Big Game is on, or, as the myth suggests, anytime their partner’s team loses. … Read More

Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea Free of Infectious Diseases

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The Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or KCDC, has developed an Olympic Task Force that’s been in operation since September. The KCDC, which is part of South Korea’s Ministry of Health and Welfare, started this task force in order to prevent and respond to any contagious illnesses that may spread during the 2018 Winter Olympics, which is being … Read More

5 Top Bio Thrillers For Your Bookshelf

Bio Thrillers for your Bookshelf Do you like thrillers? So-called techno-thrillers have become a big thing lately – and a subset of them is the “bio thriller,” which focuses on pathogens. In other words, a plague story – but without zombies (unless scientifically explained, of course). Looking for a story where the world is decimated by superflu? Or where ecoterrorists … Read More