Health Matters


Sedentary Work and the Effects at the Workplace

U.S. workplaces have become increasingly sedentary, with resulting negative health effects. Through its Total Worker Health® Program, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommends an integrated approach to addressing sedentary work environments. An integrated approach is one that protects workers from work-related injury and illness and helps them advance their overall health and well-being, on and off the job. Read the full article…


Study Shows Rise in Sharps Injuries, Body Fluid Exposures

Houston, TX – Despite an increase in sharps injuries and exposure to blood and bodily fluids, many health care workers are not wearing appropriate personal protective equipment, recent data from the International Safety Center shows. Researchers analyzed 2015 surveillance data from hospitals that participate voluntarily in ISC’s Exposure Prevention Information Network – a system that tracks occupational exposures Read the full article…