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30 Years of Hearing Loss Trends

A new study in the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) examines thirty years of hearing loss trends experienced by workers exposed to noise while at work, across various businesses. The analysis, released by the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, discovered that while progress has been made in lessening the risk of hearing loss within most business sectors, additional efforts are needed within the Mining, Construction, and Social and Health Care Assistance sectors.


Emilcott introduces SHARP in April 2015

As of April 1, 2015, Emilcott will begin offering a new service to small businesses everywhere. These Safety Health and Regulatory Programs, also known as SHARP, are written health and safety plans that will be offered to clients to assist them reach their safety goals and meet regulatory compliance standards. This subscription based health and safety program is flexible, scalable, affordable and will be 100% customized for each and every client.


Fit Testing Gone Mobile

It’s that time of year again, all your employees need their annual fit tests. For many companies this can be a daunting task that involves weeks of scheduling and ultimately pulling employees out of the field, missing valuable work time.


Respirators Can Really Protect your Lungs

The lungs are amazing, so that is why it is important to understand how respirators can really protect your lungs . It surprises most people to learn that the lungs have the largest surface area of any body organ — about 80 times more area than the skin, or about the size of a tennis court!  As we breathe, our lungs are in constant contact with the outside world and that is a lot of contact area. They need to be protected.


NIOSH Publication Suitable for all Industries with Material Handling

This past November, NIOSH released an illustrated guide aimed at preventing musculoskeletal disorders and injuries in the retail industry. The eighteen page guide is specifically directed to preventing material handling injuries in the grocery sector—illustrating and outlining ways and techniques to practice safe lifting and pulling methods to avoid.


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