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CDC Climate Change and Occupational Safety and Health

Climate change is any significant variation in temperature, precipitation, wind, or other type of weather that lasts for decades or longer. These changes have the potential to affect human health in several direct and indirect ways. The challenge is to research and characterize how these climate events may influence worker health and safety and to establish plans for mitigating, responding to, and adapting to current and anticipated health impacts. Although considerable research and planning with regard to climate change has dealt with public health and the environment, little of it has focused on the impact climate change will have on workers. Read More


Practical introduction on types of floods, public warnings, worker safety, and health hazards. Read More

Emergency Management Guide for Business & Industry

The first page of an online step-by-step approach to emergency planning, response, and recovery for companies of all sizes. The PDF version is out-of-date, but the online version is current. Read More

Outline of the Basic Environment Plan

This is the third Basic Environment Plan of Japan. The theme of the plan is “integrated improvements of the environment, economy, and society.” The plan develops long-term goals and will be assessed by quantitative targets and indicators for management. The plan calls for a clear public information campaign. Read More

Lessons from PPP2000: Living with Earth's Extremes-Report from the PPP2000 Working Group to the Office of Science and Technology Policy Subcommittee on Natural Disaster Reduction

This book is a series of reports summarizing discussions and recommendations from a series of forums about strategies to deal with natural disaster. The focus is on changing human behavior and development in order to coexist with natural phenomena rather than trying to control natural phenomena. Read More

Food Defense and Emergency Response

Guidelines and checklists for maintaining the safety of the nation’s food supply and dealing with natural disasters and terrorism emergencies. Read More

The Family and Medical Leave Act: AFSCME's Comprehensive Guide

After more than 11 years since passage of the Family and Medical Leave Act, questions still arise from affiliates about workers’ rights under FMLA and management’s implementation of the law. The AFSCME Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act: Questions & Answers, remains the most requested publication of the International’s Women’s Rights Department. Also, over time, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and some courts have clarified FMLA requirements. Read More

Facts at Your Fingertips: Health and Safety

AFSCME manual on worker safety and health laws, regulations, issues, and compliance. Read More

OSHA Laws & Standards

AFSCME members are protected by a variety of safety and health laws, most of which follow standards issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Read More

Keys to Healthy Computing: A Health and Safety Handbook

The Information Age has certainly arrived. Tremendous energy and creativity have been unleashed to find new applications for computers. Unfortunately, much less attention has been paid to the effects these machines are having on those who work with computers. Read More


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