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View Resource AFSCME Health & Safety Fact Sheet: Respirators

Federal law requires that engineering controls rather than respirators be used to solve air contamination problems. Nevertheless, respirators too often are used as a permanent solution. Some people...

http://www.afscme.org/issues/1318.cfm
View Resource AFSCME Health & Safety Fact Sheet: Public Employee OSHA Laws

The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) became federal law over thirty years ago and created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA. The law was passed to guarantee...

http://www.afscme.org/issues/1319.cfm
View Resource AFSCME Health & Safety Fact Sheet: Preventing Back Injuries in Health Care

Back injuries are the most common job-related health problem among health care workers and include: * low back pain, * herniated discs, a condition in which the discs in the spinal column...

http://www.afscme.org/issues/1320.cfm
View Resource AFSCME Health & Safety Fact Sheet: Right to Know Laws

For many AFSCME members, exposure to serious health hazards is all in a day's work. On-thejob exposure to chemicals, such as solvents, paints, disinfectants, fumes, dusts, sewer chemicals, cutting...

http://www.afscme.org/issues/1317.cfm
View Resource AFSCME Health & Safety Fact Sheet: Scabies

Scabies is a communicable disease of the skin that is caused by a tiny bug called a mite. The mites dig into the skin and lay their eggs. The mites can burrow beneath the skin surface in 2 ½ ...

http://www.afscme.org/issues/1316.cfm
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