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View Resource A Safety & Health Practitioner's Guide to Skin Protection

A guide to skin protection for wet cement workers, with printable pull-outs that include a worker safety pamphlet and a symptoms questionnaire.

http://www.elcosh.org/docs/d0400/d000458/d000458.html
View Resource AFSCME Fact Sheet: Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tag out)

Fact sheet on lockout/tagout procedures, giving OSHA requirements, definitions and identifications, and explanations of training levels and requirements.

http://www.afscme.org/health/faq-lock.htm
View Resource AFSCME Health & Safety Fact Sheet: Confined Spaces

A confined space is an area that: * has limited openings for entry and exit, * has poor natural ventilation that can pose serious risks, and * is not designed for continuous...

http://www.afscme.org/issues/1358.cfm
View Resource AFSCME Health & Safety Fact Sheet: AIDS/HIV

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, or AIDS, is a disease caused by infection with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). The virus destroys the immune system leaving people with AIDS unable to...

http://www.afscme.org/issues/1365.cfm
View Resource AFSCME Health & Safety Fact Sheet: Asbestos

AFSCME has played a major role in shaping federal asbestos laws to protect maintenance, custodial, and other building service workers and occupants. These laws give workers the right to know if the...

http://www.afscme.org/issues/1364.cfm
View Resource AFSCME Health & Safety Fact Sheet: Asphalt

Asphalt is a dark brown or black substance derived from crude oil. It may be a solid, a semi-solid, or a liquid and is a strong adhesive. Other names for asphalt include road tar, road binder,...

http://www.afscme.org/issues/1363.cfm
View Resource AFSCME Health & Safety Fact Sheet: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), also known as median neuritis, is a painful condition of the hands and wrists. It is caused by pressure on the median nerve, which runs from the shoulder down the arm to...

http://www.afscme.org/issues/1360.cfm
View Resource AFSCME Health & Safety Fact Sheet: Cytotoxic Drugs (Anti-neoplastics)

Cytotoxic drugs (CDs), also known as antineoplastics, are used to treat cancer. These same anti-cancer agents also have toxic effects on healthy cells, and thus pose a health risk to those employees...

http://www.afscme.org/issues/1354.cfm
View Resource AFSCME Health & Safety Fact Sheet: Diesel Exhaust

Diesel engines are used by an increasing number of automobiles, generators, light-duty and heavy-duty vehicles, and railroad locomotives. When diesel fuel burns in an engine, the resulting exhaust is...

http://www.afscme.org/issues/1352.cfm
View Resource AFSCME Health & Safety Fact Sheet: Emergency Evacuation Checklist

It is essential that occupants can quickly and safely evacuate the workplace in the event of an emergency. Workers should be involved in developing and updating the emergency plan. It is important to...

http://www.afscme.org/issues/1348.cfm
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