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Ell, Kathleen; Oh, Hyunsung; Wu, Shinyi – Research on Social Work Practice, 2016
Objective: Safety net care systems are experiencing unprecedented change from the "Affordable Care Act," Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) uptake, health information technology application, and growing of mental health care integration within primary care. This article provides a review of previous and current efforts in which social…
Descriptors: Social Work, Intervention, Patients, Federal Legislation
Flowers, Walter M. – Research and Curriculum Unit, 2009
As the world economy continues to evolve, businesses and industries must adopt new practices and processes in order to survive. Quality and cost control, work teams and participatory management, and an infusion of technology are transforming the way people work and do business. Employees are now expected to read, write, and communicate…
Descriptors: Productivity, Occupational Safety and Health, Compliance (Legal), Organizational Effectiveness
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Carnevale, Anthony; Smith, Nicole – Community College Journal, 2013
As health care providers, patients, and employers adjust to the changes related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which promises to extend medical coverage to thirty million previously uninsured Americans, community colleges are gearing up to keep pace with rising economic and societal demands for medical and allied health…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Allied Health Personnel, Labor Force Development, Federal Legislation
Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Washington, DC. – 1976
The primary concern of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) is to provide a safe and healthful workplace for every working man and woman in the nation. One way to help reduce the number of injuries and illnesses in the workplace is by training workers to be more aware of the job safety and health hazards and to teach them the methods of…
Descriptors: Employees, Health Education, Inservice Education, Labor Education
Swartz, Carl – 1981
Accidents to office workers add up to 40,000 injuries and more than 200 deaths a year, amounting to expenses from medical assistance and loss of productivity of $100 million. Leading types of accidents are falling caused by slipping on slick or wet floors, tripping over file drawers, slipping on debris on stairs, injuries from poor lighting,…
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Accidents, Guidelines, Injuries
National Commission on Working Women, Washington, DC. – 1988
The first part of this document is a fact sheet that provides information on health hazards faced by employed women. It covers the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), job-related diseases suffered by workers in female-dominated occupations, employer responsibilities under OSHA, and the lack of statistical reporting on job-related disease.…
Descriptors: Adults, Cosmetology, Employed Women, Hazardous Materials
International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades, Washington, DC. – 1979
Designed for paint and allied trade workers, this manual/reference guide contains information and guidelines for (1) workers in general occupational health hazards, (2) hazards particular to each trade group, (3) control of occupational hazards, (4) worker rights and responsibilities, (5) how to call in outside help, and (6) Occupational Safety…
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Accidents, Building Trades, Guidelines
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Science Teacher, 1974
Presents implications of the Occupational Safety and Health Act for science teachers both as workers and as they encourage, in students, the development of positive safety attitudes for future occupations. (PEB)
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Safety, Safety Education, Science Education
Johnson, Cheryl P.; Levering, Steve – School Business Affairs, 2009
School districts are held accountable not only for the monies that contribute to the education system but also for mitigating any issues that threaten student learning. Some school districts are fortunate to have professional risk managers on staff who can identify and control the many risks that are unique to school systems. Most schools,…
Descriptors: Risk Management, School Districts, School Business Officials, Teamwork
Kossek, Ellen Ernst; Leana, Carrie; MacDermid, Shelley; Pitt-Catsouphes, Marcie; Raskin, Patricia; Secret, Mary; Shulkin, Sandee; Sweet, Stephen – Sloan Work and Family Research Network, 2006
Public policy affects the experiences of workers and their families, both directly and indirectly. For example, employment-focused statutes such as the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Employment Retirement and Income Security Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act establish frameworks for…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Labor Standards, Federal Legislation, Curriculum Guides
Sandoz, Charles J. – 1993
This paper documents an approach to meeting the training requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and the "reasonable accommodation" requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for individuals with developmental disabilities. It describes a training program used with three adult workers with mild mental…
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Adults, Civil Rights Legislation, Coding
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Flynn, Christopher; Heitzmann, Dennis – Counseling Psychologist, 2008
While college campuses are relatively safe environments, the promise of safety and security on campus was shattered by a single gunman on April 16, 2007. Seung-Hui Cho, a senior at Virginia Tech, shot 49 students and faculty, killing 32, before killing himself. The authors are psychologists and directors of university counseling centers; they…
Descriptors: Prevention, Psychologists, Mental Disorders, Mental Health Workers
Isaacs, Julia B.; Vericker, Tracy; Macomber, Jennifer; Kent, Adam – Urban Institute (NJ1), 2009
To advance the economic and social health of the country, the federal government directs resources to children--the country's future workers, parents, and voters. This helps ensure the well-being of children and helps them develop their potential and future contributions to our common welfare. Federal resources are used to promote the health and…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Expenditures, Financial Support, Tax Credits
Sandoz, Jeff – 2003
A pictograph and icon-driven training program has been specifically designed for educators who are responsible for teaching the developmentally disabled regarding the safe use of hazardous chemicals. In alignment with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it offers "reasonable accommodation" by those who educate and train this special…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Accident Prevention, Adult Literacy, Assistive Technology
Massachusetts Career Development Inst., Springfield. – 1998
This booklet is one of six texts from a workplace literacy curriculum designed to assist learners in facing the increased demands of the workplace. It is a short guide to workplace health and safety issues, laws, and regulations, especially in Massachusetts. Topics covered include the following: (1) safety issues--workplace ergonomics, the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Development, Employer Employee Relationship, Health Education
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