Health & Safety Topics

Health & Safety Overview and Resources

AFL-CIO: Death on the Job
NIOSH: Health Hazard Evaluation Program
OSHA: How to Plan for Workplace Emergencies and Evacuations

Ergonomics and Material Handling

NIOSH: Ergonomic Guidelines for Manual Material Handling
Selikoff Center/Mount Sinai: Office Ergonomics
NIOSH: Elements of Ergonomics Programs

Health and Wellness

Partnership for Prevention: Healthy Workforce 2010 - An Essential Health Promotion Sourcebook for Employers, Large and Small
Partnership for Prevention: Investing in A Tobacco-Free Future
World Health Organization (WHO): Workplace Health Promotion
TWU Factsheet: Stress
CDC: Moving into Action: Promoting Heart-Healthy and Stroke-Free Communities

Workplace Violence

TWU Factsheet: Workplace Violence
OSHA Factsheet: Workplace Violence

Noise and Hearing Loss

OSHA: Hearing Conservation
AFSCME Factsheet: Hazards of Noise
NIOSH: Preventing Occupational Hearing Loss - A Practical Guide
NIOSH Factsheet: Hearing Test

Whistleblower Rights

OSHA: Employee Workplace Rights
OSHA Factsheet: Whistleblower Protection for Employees in the Aviation Industry
OSHA Factsheet: Whistleblower Protection for Railroad Employees
OSHA Factsheet: Whistleblower Protection for Employees of Public Transportation Agencies
OSHA Factsheet: Your Rights as a Whistleblower
GAO Report 2009: Whistleblower Protection

Heat and Cold Stress

TWU Factsheet: Protecting Workers in Cold Environments
OSHA Factsheet: The Cold Stress Equation
AFSCME Factsheet: Heat

TWU Factsheets

TWU Factsheet: The Origin and Fallacies of Behavior Based Safety
TWU Factsheet: Eye Protection in the Workplace
TWU Factsheet: Health and Safety Committees: Getting Started
TWU Factsheet: MSDS: How to Read a Material Safety Data Sheet
TWU Factsheet: Worksite Inspections

Air Quality and Breathing Problems

Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) Factsheet: Asthma
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Factsheet: Ventilations and Air quality in offices
NIOSH HHE: Evaluation of Indoor Air Quality at the San Antonio Reservations Center
OSHA: A Brief Guide to Mold in the Workplace
EPA: Building Air Quality: A Guide for Building Owners and Facility Managers
OSHA: Preventing Mold-Related Problems in the Indoor Workplace
EPA: An Office Building Occupant's Guide to Indoor Air Quality

Pandemic Flu

TWU Guidelines for Virus Control Among Local Unions’ Staff
OSHA: Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for an Influenza Pandemic
OSHA Quick Card: How to Protect Yourself in the Workplace during a Pandemic
AFL-CIO Factsheet: Basic Facts about Pandemic Flu
AFL-CIO Factsheet: Protecting Workers During a Pandemic
AFL-CIO Factsheet: What the Unions Can Do
DHS_Aviation Pandemic Guideline
DHS_Mass Transit Pandemic Guideline
DHS_Railroad Pandemic Guideline

Imminent Danger: The Life & Death Struggle for Safe Jobs and Safety Awareness - A Safety Manual for TWU Officers, Staff Representatives and Shop Stewards