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Links

The following list of safety links is by no means comprehensive, but is a great start.

Government Agencies

State of North Carolina

United States

Canada

United Kingdom

International Organizations

Behavior-Based Safety Training

  • Safety Performance Solutions
    "Because human behavior is a contributing cause to most incidents and injuries, safety excellence can only be achieved by addressing the human dimensions of safety. Reducing at-risk behavior and increasing safe behavior requires understanding how such behaviors are motivated by system and cultural influences. Developing and sustaining a supportive safety culture hinges on understanding and applying the principles of behavioral science and person-based psychology to build tools and methods which encourage personal responsibility and interpersonal interaction about safety."

Carpal Tunnel, Repetitive Stress, and Wrist Pain Injuries

  • IMAK Products Corporation
    IMAK makes "ergonomic products that help relieve pain associated with carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist pain, and other repetitive strain injuries." This site includes a Diagnosis Center,.
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Cornell University)
    "Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a common type of cumulative trauma disorder, or repetitive strain injury, that affects office professionals who work at computer keyboards on a daily basis. CTS involves swelling of the tendons that pass through a narrow passageway in the wrist (the carpal tunnel) and control the flexing motion of the fingers. The tendons share this narrow channel with the median nerve, which passes impulses back and forth to the first three fingers and the lower portion of the thumb."
  • Medical Multimedia Group, Inc.
    "Medical Multimedia Group, Inc. specializes in translating complex medical concepts into understandable interactive teaching software and Internet/Intranet development." This site includes online guides to back, shoulder, knee, foot, and ankle problems, as well as cumulative trauma disorders and artificial joint replacement.
  • "Repetitive Stress Injuries & Computer Keyboarding: The Bogus Epidemic" by Brooke E. Smith
    "...before you pay off the next workman's compensation claim by a computer operator, or purchase a wrist rest for your own use while keyboarding, consider that scientific evidence linking computers with carpal tunnel syndrome or any other medical condition is strangely lacking...."
  • Repetitive Stress Injury Information
    This Florida State University Department of Computer Science web page includes links to three other Repetitive Stress Injury web pages.

Educational Courses and Training Programs

  • MSHATrainingonline
    MSHATrainingonline, a service of Vivid Learning Systems, Inc., was developed to provide a new, innovative solution to the complex task of meeting [federal] Mine Safety and Health Administration safety-training requirements. Top mining-industry subject-matter experts were consulted to create a system that provides an effective, engaging MSHA training experience; gives MSHATrainingonline customers “anytime, anywhere” access to training and training records; enhances safety and reduces risk at MSHATrainingonline customers' mine sites; and allows for a high degree of site-specific customization.
     
  • National Safety Management Society
    The NSMS offers online training and a vareity of continuing education courses.
     
  • OverNite Software, Inc Training Series
    OverNite Software’s Safety, Health, and Environmental Training Series includes: Heat Stress, Field Hazard Recognition, Office Hazard Recognition, Back Safety, Ergonomics, Hearing Conservation, Fall Protection, Ladder Safety, Asbestos Awareness, and 35 more courses. The company’s Human Resources Training Series includes: Preventing Workplace Violence, Creating an Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace, Recognizing Substance Abuse in the Workplace, Safe Driving Skills, and 19 more courses. OverNite Software also offers Hazwoper, Security, Chemical and Port Facility Security, Municipal EH&S, and many more series of courses.
     
  • SafetyInfo.Com: Online OSHA Compliance Safety Library
    This site includes more than 6,000 printable/editable safety pages.
     
  • Washington State Department of Labor and Industries' Workplace Safety and Health Section
    The department offers a variety of continuing education courses and workshops.

Ergonomics

  • The Ergonomics Center of North Carolina
    "The Ergonomics Center provides occupational ergonomics consulting, training programs, and cost-effective ergonomic solutions for corporations, facilities, and individuals to support and enhance your company's ergonomics efforts. We provide a full range of consultative and training services tailored to meet your specific ergonomic needs and corporate goals. With extensive experience in ergonomics research, consulting, and training, we understand the challenges of managing ergonomics and minimizing ergonomic risk factors in today's complex industrial and office environments."
  • NIOSH Ergonomics and Musculoskeletal Disorders
    This page contains a "searchable bibliographic database of occupational safety and health publications, documents, grant reports, and journal articles supported in whole or in part by NIOSH [National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health]."
        
  • OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Ergonomics
    "OSHA has a four-pronged comprehensive approach to ergonomics designed to quickly and effectively address musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the workplace.

Mine Safety and Health

  • Mine Safety and Health Network
    "The Mine Safety and Health Network is a web site that is dedicated to making mine safety information readily accessible to mining professionals. Because mine safety in the United States is extensively regulated by the federal government, most of the information available on this site relates to compliance with the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 and enforcement by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)."
     
  • MSHATrainingonline
    MSHATrainingonline, a service of Vivid Learning Systems, Inc., was developed to provide a new, innovative solution to the complex task of meeting [federal] Mine Safety and Health Administration safety-training requirements. Top mining-industry subject-matter experts were consulted to create a system that provides an effective, engaging MSHA training experience; gives MSHATrainingonline customers “anytime, anywhere” access to training and training records; enhances safety and reduces risk at MSHATrainingonline customers' mine sites; and allows for a high degree of site-specific customization.

Occupational Safety and Health Pages

  • Circadian Technologies
    Circadian claims to be the "Leading Authority on Alertness, Performance, Health & Safety in 24-Hour Operations." 
  • OSH.NET
    This comprehensive web site advertises itself as "Your One-Stop Shop for Safety and Health."

Products, Equipment, and Manuals

Safety and Health Links Pages

Safety and Health Organizations

North Carolina Chapters

University Sites

 

 

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