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The Polar Vortex: Workers’ Warned to Prepare for Exposure to Cold Temperatures

Workers' Compensation

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Weather forecasters have warned that the Eastern US will be subject of a major climate change over the next few days. Workers and employers have been cautioned to prepare for severe occupational exposures to below-freezing temperatures for weeks ahead.


NIOSH Alerts Home Healthcare Workers About Latex Allergies

Workers' Compensation

Jon 8760

NIOSH (The National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety) has published a booklet to educate Home Healthcare Workers about preventing latex allergies. Latex products are made from natural rubber, and sensitivity can develop after repeated exposure. Limiting exposure to latex can help prevent allergic reactions for both home healthcare workers and their clients.