All articles related to "occupational health":

Blockchain-based survey will help monitor worker welfare

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is part of a new collaboration to develop a system for monitoring worker health and safety using blockchain technology. Blockchain is a technology that allows people to quickly and securely share…

Health and safety in the dry cleaning industry

Dry cleaning is an industry that dates back to the 1600s—when turpentine was used to clean fabrics. But now it's an industry in transition amid growing demand for dry cleaning solvents that are less harmful to humans and…

Report links welding fumes with risk of cancer

More priority needs to be given to protecting the world’s estimated 111 million welders and other workers from exposure to potentially toxic welding fumes, according to David Christiani, Elkan Blout Professor of Environmental Genetics at Harvard T.H. Chan…

Firefighting puts strain on the heart

Firefighters appear to be at increased risk of heart attack from the stress, heat, and other physical demands of the job, according to a new study by University of Edinburgh researchers. The study and an accompanying editorial were…

Firefighters’ workplace cancer risk explored

Researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute are taking a new approach to studying cancer risk among firefighters. They have partnered with the Boston Fire Department to conduct a novel exposure assessment…

What’s good for employee health is good for the company

When a company puts a priority on employee wellness and contributing to health in the community and environment, it may benefit by having lower healthcare costs, improved worker retention, reduced absenteeism, fewer workplace injuries, and even a healthier…