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OSHA Update 6.19.2012

  • New App Challenge involves Discovery Channel’s ‘Myth Busters’OSHA Logo

The Challenge: Utilize government data and create applications for several platforms with the categories of a tool that demonstrates why workplace safety and health are important and/or a tool that helps young people understand workplace right

The Judges: Discovery Chanel’s ‘Myth Busters’ co-hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, Secretary of Education, Secretary of Labor, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, among other high profile safety and technology experts

  •  Per FDA, OSHA and NIOSH: Safer for healthcare workers to use blunt-tip needles

The FDA, OSHA and NOISH encourages workers to use blunt tip suture needles in their recent joint safety communication. By using blunt-tip suture needles, it is possible to reduce the risk of needlestick injuries by 69% and limit exposure to bloodborne pathogens.

  •  New App from OSHA: Heat Safety Tool for the Smart Phone

The newest addition to the heat illness prevention materials is an app for the Smartphone that allows workers and supervisors to calculate their heat index. After calculating the heat index, one can review protective measures for their particular index.

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