Infectious Diseases


News & Articles

  • Americans See Steepest Decline in Life Expectancy Since WWII

    In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard discusses a new partnership between NIOSH and ASA to protect temporary workers, new data on the latest decline in life expectancy and research that shows heat-related injuries might be significantly underreported.

  • DOL Asks for Funding to Mass Hire OSHA Investigators

    In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard talks about OSHA's latest revision to the National Emphasis Program for COVID-19, DOL's attempt to increase funding to hire OSHA investigators and the CDC's latest data on drug overdoses.

  • The Post-Pandemic Reframing of Workplace Safety

    Looking into the future, employers must reframe how they think about workplace safety, health and wellness. In this episode, editor Sydny Shepard and Blackline Safety Chief Revenue Officer Sean Stinson discuss the issues on the forefront and how companies can mitigate them.

  • The 2020 Impact on Worker Safety

    While there seems to be a light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, we may see the impact of the pandemic on worker safety for months, or years, to come. In this episode, editor Sydny Shepard dives into the physical and mental effects of the pandemic on workers.

  • OSHA Considerations for Employers in Year Two of the COVID-19 Pandemic

    All employers should review and implement the all-industries guidance, and healthcare employers should take steps now to implement the ETS.

  • OSHA to Host Virtual Workers Memorial Day on April 28

    The virtual event, streaming on YouTube, will honor working people who lost their lives on the job.


Whitepapers

  • Flu Checklist: Preparedness for the Seasonal Virus

    In the United States, there is a flu season that begins every fall and ends every spring. The type of flu people get during this season is called seasonal flu.

  • Pandemic Influenza

    Public health experts warn pandemic influenza poses a significant risk to the United States and the world—only its timing, severity, and exact strain remain uncertain. International, Federal, State, local, and tribal government agencies are diligently planning for the public health response to this potential pandemic. The disease could be severe and could affect our critical infrastructure and our nation’s economic and social security. It is important that you take action.

  • Safety Doesn’t Cost: It Pays

    According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), since 1970, 75,000 lives have been saved and millions of injuries and illnesses have been prevented through effective occupational safety and health management systems.1 But you don’t need a statistician to know that safety is good for business.


Videos

  • WHO: Zika Virus Questions and Answers

    What is Zika virus? What are the symptoms? Should I avoid traveling? How can I protect myself and my family from Zika virus? This 2016 WHO video features Erika Garcia, a Pandemic & Epidemic Diseases epidemiologist with WHO, answering questions about the Zika virus.

  • Zika Virus

    Rear Admiral Stephen Pachuta, the Medical Officer of the U.S. Marine Corps, delivers a public service announcement in this 2016 video about the Zika virus. The PSA is intended to introduce Department of Defense personnel to the Zika Virus, its threats, and precautions that can be taken against it.

  • WHO: Survivors in Limbo

    Sierra Leone has more than 2,000 known Ebola survivors, who have been celebrated as heroes all over the country. But once back in the community, they face the harsh reality of stigmatization. As a young boy and orphan, Sherrie Bangura used to live with his uncle, until he was discharged from the Ebola treatment center and he found that he wasn't welcome back in his own home. Inspired by strength and courage, he and a few other survivors have created "the Rescue Team," an association of Ebola survivors. The association already has more than 90 survivors from Port Loko district alone, the majority of whom are young adults.