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OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: ocd, ocd symptoms, high risk
ocd symptoms, high risk, embarrassment: OCD is an anxiety related issue, and nothing to be embarrassed or ashamed of. So many people have OCD symptoms, and many wait until they are out of control to seek any kind of help. I hope that you care enough for yourself to swallow your embarrassment, and...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: peeing OCD, full bladder, ritualistic behavior
full bladder, ritualistic behavior, going to the bathroom: Hi Amanda, The ritualistic behavior you are describing is not so out of the ordinary, and you shouldn t feel embarrassed. These behaviors are a release for anxiety. The fact that you begin to lose some control when stress is added to your life is testament...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: URGENT, I NEED HELP. I am loosing my mind. These things happen so much it makes me crazy..., mental health organization, crazy question
mental health organization, crazy question, anxiety disorder: Here are some links for MHMR in your area. It is an organization designed to help people that may not be able to afford help, an people without insurance. Evaluations are made in person, by visual and verbal communication. It can be very relaxed and casual,...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: How much is too much?, double edged sword, talented musician
double edged sword, talented musician, eleven hours: Hi Ami, this is a difficult question. At the same time you are only asking my opinion. When I was at the worst in my illness, I was told to work with what i had. What I had was a counting obsession among other things. I also have been a drummer for the last...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: My girlfriends OCD, ruin relationships, sad truth
ruin relationships, sad truth, ocd: Hi Cory, unfortunately there is no quick fix to OCD. You should try to be as understanding as possible to her, and resist arguing whenever possible. The sad truth is OCD does ruin relationships, and you will need to decide if your relationship with her...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, depressive state, lot of water
depressive state, lot of water, time right: Hello, I cannot tell you how to correct someone. If your son sees his time in the bathroom as too long, and as a problem, he should see his family doctor or therapist for diagnosis and treatment. Be as understanding toward him as possible until you can...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD??, fast food restaurant, sour candies
fast food restaurant, sour candies, step daughter: HI, this doesn t sound overly concerning to me. I think if it were OCD she would show other symptoms. It could be a craving, or diet issue. If it truly worries you, have her see a doctor. It is hard to say what normal is, but there is probably a pretty simple...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: obsessive control disorder, nice day, medications
nice day, medications, marriage: Hi Joseph, I will be gladly to answer your question. I give you the website link where you can get more information and details regard OCD. It is kind of complicated issue. Good news, there are medications and treatments for OCD. Sooner you get her...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: 22 month old behavior, mhmr, family doctor
mhmr, family doctor, freaks: Hi, The characteristics described here would concern me. It can not hurt to have him spend an hour being assessed. Than you would know you are doing all you can. Your concerns are well founded, and reason enough to have him see his family doctor, or local...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: My 3 1/2 year old, mild autism, potty seat
mild autism, potty seat, kaylie: Hi, I am sorry for the delay. I am a father of a 1 yr old daughter. I have OCD myself, and find myself worrying about this same subject. The plain honest answer is a short one. I cant say if its OCD. I can say those symptoms are symptoms of something in my...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: My 3 1/2 year old, doctors, love
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: My 3 1/2 year old, doctors, love, raising your spirited child

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Do I have an OCD??, nervous habit, life struggle
nervous habit, life struggle, ocd: Hi Jullie, This is a good question, I hope I am of some help. It sounds like you play with your hair out of habit, probably to relax yourself. Lots of people have these nervous type habits. It, in itself, is not a big deal, i would guess. If you never...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Do I have OCD?, adrian monk, high iq
adrian monk, high iq, scary thoughts: Hi Ann, OCD can manifest in many ways. I must advise you to speak to your mom/parents immediately. Perhaps show them your message if you are not comfortable talking to them about this. Leave nothing out, which goes for any test you may take, be very...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: obsessions, mhmr, obsessions
mhmr, obsessions, family doctor: Mark, these obsessions can be treated/relieved with therapy, possibly in conjunction with meds. your family doctor, or local MHMR can help you in getting assessed, and properly treated. It would seem that, if these are the only main concerns you have,...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Compulsive discarding, compulsive hoarding, marriage therapy
compulsive hoarding, marriage therapy, daily basis: Hi Tedd, I think he may not have OCD, it s something else, I suggest to try to attend two sessions of marriage/therapy counseling and see if he can be helped, if therapist feels he needs further treatment or special attention, can refer you to proper professional...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: ocd, mental health disorders, hand writing
mental health disorders, hand writing, letter e: Hi Emily, It is quite possible you have a mild form of OCD, I suggest you to seek a professional help as soon as possible for your treatment. I suggest you to see your family doctor first for a referral to other doctor who is trained and specialized in...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Afraid of bodily fluids being dirty. OCD?, wall carpet, soap and water
wall carpet, soap and water, toilet seats: Hi, Thanks for your question, First off, it is probably safe to say that most people might feel a little dirty if they were in an area that they knew someone used to masturbate in and not clean up after themselves. It would not be unusual...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: additonal questions, lie detector test, additonal questions
lie detector test, additonal questions, running through my mind: Hi Nj, Yes I understand this question. OCD is a disorder that defies logic. The more you think about it, the more confused you become. The key is to not get stuck thinking about your doubts in the first place. This will take discipline and work. I think...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: swallow, local emergency services, obsessive compulsive disorder
local emergency services, obsessive compulsive disorder, life is a struggle: Hi Claudio, Thanks for your question and for your patience in my response. I understand most of your question. . . about the perception of swallowing and how that is bothersome. I don t quite understand however the part about 1: asking nature to allow...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: ..., lie detector test, mental health illness
lie detector test, mental health illness, intrusive thoughts: Hi Nj, Your welcome, i m happy to answer questions as they arise. For your first question: It can be very frustrating to have things happen to you that you don t want. . . like these intrusive thoughts and self doubt. Your not alone in asking this...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: could my daughter have OCD?, cardboard box, sensitive question
cardboard box, sensitive question, jammies: Hello Rebekah, This is a sensitive question. It does seem like she could be fussing, but the things you mentioned are a bit concerning. I would see a doctor to be on the safe side. Early treatment can make all the difference with OCD. I think with these...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: my five year old brother eats hair, comb, old school
comb, old school, habit: Hello, The reasons could be many, its impossible to say. A doctor would be more able to assess him. I suggest seeing a doctor, hopefully they can help you understand what is going on with this. It is usually something that can be addressed if treated correctly....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: ocd in daughter, child psychologist, new toy
child psychologist, new toy, ocd: Hi. It is quite possible she has early signs of OCD in this early stage. I am glad you caught it and I strongly suggest you to take her child psychologist for further evaluation and tests to see if she does have it or not? It is rare young children...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Could I be borderline OCD?, mental health disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder
mental health disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety attack: Hi Meghan, Borderline OCD probably isn t the best way to describe it just because Borderline is used to refer to a completely separate mental health disorder called Borderline Personality Disorder It would probably be better to describe just by...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: four year old ocd, childhood ocd, child psychologist
childhood ocd, child psychologist, mouth washing: Hi Victoria, Yes, what you described does sound like symptoms of OCD. OCD is often characterized by a series of obsessions, (i.e. hairs in mouth, dirt/contamination, hand wet) and subsequent compulsions (i.e. cleaning out mouth, washing/wiping hands...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Is this OCD?, Harm OCD
Harm OCD: Hi Dragan, Thanks for your question. The continual an troubling thoughts that you described are symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Simply put: your obsessions are about causing harm to another man s testicles, and your compulsion is to...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD- Bodily Fluids, ocd symptoms, aids virus
ocd symptoms, aids virus, obsessive thoughts: Hi Sean, Thanks for your question. I m glad your receiving therapy and that you re able to control large parts of your obsessions. I must point something out however. You are asking me to reassure you about the content of your obsession. . . how long...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD and fear of caustic chemicals, caustic chemicals, brain lock
caustic chemicals, brain lock, dangerous chemicals: HI Dave, I understand how you feel about chemicals. I suggest you go to healthy routine instead this dangerous route. I use a natural and safe method to clean out the drains using 1 cup of salt, 2 cups of baking soda, pour both in the drain (any of...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Are these OCD symptoms??, ocd symptoms, anxiety disorder
ocd symptoms, anxiety disorder, gobs: Hi Christina, Thanks so much for your question: Yes, the symptoms you described are symptoms of OCD. Even though the symptoms are not debilitating, they still are becoming annoying and bothersome. It s good your seeking out some help and information...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD_Tolerance of Uncertainty, obsessive compulsive disorder, concrete example
obsessive compulsive disorder, concrete example, compulsions: Hi Peter, Thanks for your question: The intolerance of uncertainty is one of the chief domains of Obsessive Compulsive disorder identified by the OCD work group. Intolerance of uncertainty is categorized as OCD because the uncertainty part of it is the...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: My daughter won't throw anything away., nooks and crannies, random collections
nooks and crannies, random collections, child psychologist: Hi Karen, It does concern me because it could be just plain OCD or just temporarily obsessional problem. I strongly suggest you to take her to her pediatrician for general evaluation and possible a referral to child psychologist or psychiatrist for full...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: hair pulling, free support group, hair strand
free support group, hair strand, skull cap: Hi Melissa, It could lead to serious condition called Trichotillomania (hair pulling condition). May I suggest some simple steps to prevent it to becoming worse. Wear a skull cap, it can be baseball cap, wrap around hair, and cut your hair shorter....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: I'm starting to think that I have OCD..., hamster cage, bad habit
hamster cage, bad habit, homework assignments: Hello Oriana, It is quite possible you may have early OCD outset. It is too early to confirm it, I strongly suggest you to seek professional to get yourself tested and to determine if you have OCD or just plain paranoid or bad habit. I am glad you recognize...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Consultation, stress management training, dual treatment
stress management training, dual treatment, anxiety disorders: Hello. Thank you for your time. You can give your patient citalopram in range of 10 to 80 mg/day (a dose of 60 mg/day is reserved for patients who do not respond to lower doses). You must always monitor a patient taking an SSRI such as citalopram. ...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Do I have OCD?, mild ocd, social anxiety
mild ocd, social anxiety, professional doctor: Hello Lacey, It seems so but could be just a mild OCD or something else. It is good idea to see a professional doctor to make sure it is not a medical condition related. Way you said in the summary, shows me that you may have a mini-social anxiety. ...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Repeater, cognitive behavior therapy, wonderful day
cognitive behavior therapy, wonderful day, repeater: Hi Samantha, I am glad your current meds are helping you some. I suggest you try therapy - CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy)? It may reduce your mental urges and keep you busy doing something that will either reduce or stop you asking excessively questioning....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: repeating things we have confirmed, ocd symptoms, child psychologist
ocd symptoms, child psychologist, small time: Hi Melanie, It appears like he may have early OCD symptoms, but I can t confirm for sure, unless he is being tested by child psychologist. I praise you for being very observant with your son s behavior(s)and take him to professional as soon as possible...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Bodily fluids, long periods of time, public restroom
long periods of time, public restroom, accurate answer: Hello Sean, I understand your concerns. Could my pre-ejac transmit onto the surface of a chair, desk, or any type of furniture and later transmit to other people s clothes? My answer is to your question, it depends how much. If you wear pants, it may...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, fear of germs, obsessive compulsive disorder
fear of germs, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety disorder: Hello, Answer to your question, no it doesn t mean you have OCD. It is logically to wash your hands if you knew it is dirty and of course it contains variety of germs. We normally wash our hands after we go restroom, cleaning the mess, touching stuff...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD Sexual Obsessions, cognitive behavior therapy, sexual obsessions
cognitive behavior therapy, sexual obsessions, horrible thoughts: Hello Cody, I understand how you feel. It is possible you may have mild OCD (thoughts related). I suggest you to seek professional and get yourself tested. If doctor thinks you have it, try therapy called CBT Cognitive Behavior Therapy. It is thought...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Do I psych myself into thinking these things? Am I OCD?, weird things, watching tv
weird things, watching tv, paying attention: Hello Paige, It seems it is not OCD. I suggest you to not watch TV or read book while you are in bed. That is for sleeping. You go bed if you are tired. It may solve problem? If not solved over the time, it could be something else, talk to your family...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Does my five year old have OCD, child psychologist, behavour
child psychologist, behavour, valid concerns: Hello Mary, I think you are having valid concerns about your son s behavior. I am not certain if it is OCD at this early stage, I suggest you to speak with child s pediatrician and possible refer you to other specialist - preferably child psychologist...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Toddler showing signs of OCD ?, neat line, toy cars
neat line, toy cars, bumper to bumper: Hi Beccie, It is really strange and those behaviours are not normal for his age. I suggest you to take him to local counselor or psychologist for early intervention and evaluation. It is better to help him now than later. You have a wonderful day....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Yeast infection is it too bad or is more a psychological thing to feel as sick as the huge list of symptoms?, yeast problem, yest infection
yeast problem, yest infection, yeast infection: Hi Paul, It is not stupid question, I would suggest you to talk with her and go to see professional as soon as possible because she does have OCD and anxiety disorders that interferes her life and yours. It is not normal because I am kind of surprised...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Driving?, adding numbers, perfectionist
adding numbers, perfectionist, gpa: Hi Christine, You are still young and there are no rush for you to start driving. There is no age limit. I know most teenagers complaint and want to drive but they do not understand it is not a pleasure it is a privilege which they can take it away. Please...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: i have ocd, ritualistic behaviors, shower curtains
ritualistic behaviors, shower curtains, glass cups: Hi Scott, First off, I must say, I am not a doctor of any kind. Please refer to my profile. As for the symptoms...I would believe you most likely do have OCD. On the up side, your symptoms do not seem to be anything outside the expected for this condition....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Is this a chronic obsession?, professional counselor, rapid pace
professional counselor, rapid pace, internet searches: Hello Tressa, I understand you how you feel. It could be easily solved by getting rid of it (Internet) for temporarily. If you can t rid of it alltogether, then I suggest you to go see professional counselor or therapist for your chronic obsession. Fear...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Recent mental health problems., state medicaid office, social security disability
state medicaid office, social security disability, social security disability income: Hi James, First of all, it is bad idea to rely on your friend s medications, I strongly suggest you to consult with your doctor to script you some medications right away, there are generics but I am not certain if they do have same types of brands but under...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: hair pulling, chronic liver disease, portal hypertension
chronic liver disease, portal hypertension, hep c: Hi Mike, I am sorry to hear about your health issues and yes it is a good idea to cut your hair short and wear a skull cap, it may reduce urges to pull your hair. I am curious, when you start noticing that you are pulling your hair and how often? I...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: I cant get songs out of my head, earworm, wonderful day
earworm, wonderful day, ocd: Hi. It could be earworm syndrome if you listen to music everyday, if it is OCD - it will interfere with your daily social life. It may pass with time, it might not... it is good idea to get it checked out with your family doctor first then if your doctor...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, ocd, spasm
ocd, spasm, multiple times: Hi. Yes I do believe that you have OCD. My suggestion is to go see child psychologist for therapy sessions which is called CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) it may help you to reduce urges. Talk with your parents about going to therapy? If you aren...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: therapy for OCD, short term memory, obsessive compulsive disorder
short term memory, obsessive compulsive disorder, bald patches: Hi. I do agree with your doctor, that you do indeed have Trichotillomania disorder, it is considered part of OCD. No, therapist will listen to you and find out what the triggers are and how long you have been doing it and why, I am glad you told your...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: I think I may have sexual OCD?, mild ocd, cognitive behavioral therapy
mild ocd, cognitive behavioral therapy, high iq: Hi Ann, I do believe you may have mild OCD and stress. I recommend you to see professional therapist for further evaluation and you may benefit Cognitive Behavioral Therapy GBT. Have you spoke about it with your parents? If so, what did they say?...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Obsession over boyfriend, cognitive behavioral therapy, thoughts in my head
cognitive behavioral therapy, thoughts in my head, gay issues: Hi. It is interesting experience for you. I think it can be controlled and contained with proper therapy and I suggest you try to take CBT cognitive behavioral therapy. Talk with your psychologist again and mention this therapy. Good luck and hope...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, cognitive behavior therapy, response prevention
cognitive behavior therapy, response prevention, horrific story: Hi Mike, To keep it short, answer is yes it is quite possible, may I suggest you to speak with your therapist about this flashbacks. Have you tried thought blocking technique? It is little different from Cognitive Behavior Therapy. You have a nice...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Is it OCD?, spencer store, anxious person
spencer store, anxious person, stupid thought: Hi. I am glad you are trying out these books, they are quite good books. May I suggest trying to find a free support group in your hometown to listen and share with others about issues all of you are facing, you will feel better. It is not the same...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: obsessive compulsive behavior (sexual), obsessive compulsive behavior, memory problems
obsessive compulsive behavior, memory problems, wonderful day: Hi. I am not certain if you actually have OCD related to sexual issue, however I suggest you to seek professional help as soon as possible for your depression which it lead to serious problems which will affect your social life. I think you should see...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD in preschoolers, bedtime routine, child psychologist
bedtime routine, child psychologist, neurologist: Hi. Thank you for follow up information, I still stand by what I suggested you in the first e-mail. I think your child should be seen by child psychologist for further evaluation. It is not normal behavior for 3 years old if it had/has been going on...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Trich and ocd?, mild ocd, scalp hairs
mild ocd, scalp hairs, trichophagia: Hi First of all, I suggest you to stop hypnotherapy and it doesn t help you at all because you haven t improved. I suggest you to seek new therapist and doctor and get tested for OCD and anxiety disorders, it seems to start interfere with your daily...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Normal to be so attached to animals?, great heart, small fish
great heart, small fish, animal lover: Hi. You are fine and it is normal really to do research prior obtaining the animals. You have enough animals for now. Normal people usually have one to five animals in the household, sometimes less. I am animal lover too and I feel that you did a smart...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, cognitive behavior therapy, psychiatrist
cognitive behavior therapy, psychiatrist, nice day: Hi Anne, I know it bothers you a lot, I am glad you did try to ignore it at the work. It shows that you can benefit to have CBT Cognitive Behavior Therapy to help you to contain this obsessional thought into something positive. Try this therapy and...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Why would a 23 year old man never get better?, behavioral modification therapy, obsessive compulsive disorder
behavioral modification therapy, obsessive compulsive disorder, appoitment: I SUGGEST YOU TAKE YOUR SON TO THE NEAREST TEACHING HOSPITAL IN YOUR AREA (ONE THAT HAS A MEDICAL COLLEGE ATTACHED TO IT) AND MAKE AN EFFORT TO SEE THE CHIEF OF INPATIENT PSYCHIATRY AND EXPLAIN THE SITUATION TO HIM OR HER. THE TEACHING COLLEGE WILL HAVE THE...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: 3yr old ocd/autism, behavioral referrals, behavioral modification therapy
behavioral referrals, behavioral modification therapy, developmental pediatrician: I wonder if your pediatrician has referred you to have him seen by a child psychiatrist. With OCD drug therapy which is probably not recommended for a child so young and behavioral modification therapy have been sucessful in breaking people of the obessions...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: 40 YR OLD SON, desyrel, thorazine
desyrel, thorazine, care doctor: You cannot help him and neither can he himself. He calls you twice a day because he has doubt which is the hallmark of OCD. He cannot cope with OCD without drug therapy and also behavioral therapy. Some believe that OCD itself is a form of depression. ...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: 6 yr old daughter OCD about getting dirty, obsessive compulsive behavior, cognitive behavioral psychotherapy
obsessive compulsive behavior, cognitive behavioral psychotherapy, response therapy: Dear Moe, First I must congratulate you in noticing your child has OCD. Many parents are in denial and unfortunately, this leads to the child getting help much later in life or leads the child to develop self-destructive behaviour in order to cope with the...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Abilify and Antipsychotic Drugs, physicians desk reference, drugs in use
physicians desk reference, drugs in use, antipsychotic drugs: Next time you visit the pharmacy ask the pharmacist for the circular that comes with the drug. It is not something the pharmacist prints out by a printer. It is the actual circular included with every prescription drug. It has plenty of information including...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Anxiety or spectrum disorder?, spectrum disorder, interesting research
spectrum disorder, interesting research, neurobiology: Hi, I am pleased to hear you are doing your dissertation on OCD. It is very interesting research. I suggest you to try APA Online Journals and visit website www.apa.org for your research and it will also connect you to other members who are experts...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Very annoying habit I can't break, annoying habit, calcium supplement
annoying habit, calcium supplement, b vitamins: That s a lot of cracking! I bet you sound like a bowl or rice krispies. When you know a bone can crack and make noises, it s tempting to keep doing it. Over and over, overtime it makes the same noise. No harm there, if it doesn t hurt. If it hurts when...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: bad thoughts, bad thoughts, oncoming traffic
bad thoughts, oncoming traffic, compulsions: The thoughts come from outside and are based in doubt. Doubt is the hallmark of OCD. You need to get your primary care physician to refer you to a psychiatrist and get into treatment. The sooner the better. He or she will amke the diagnosis and start you...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: getting better, medication time, miracle cures
medication time, miracle cures, placebo effect: Dear Amad, Medications work differently on every person. What counts is that it does help. Medication aren t miracle cures. Don t expect not to feel sad or not to have an OCD thought ever again in your life. The medication is there to help you manage...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: getting better, diazepam valium, placebo effect
diazepam valium, placebo effect, obsessive thoughts: The zoloft is most likely working and you need to stay on it. If you are having anxiety feelings then your doctor may want you to start on some anti-anxiety meds like alprazolam(Xanax), or Diazepam(Valium). Neither should be taken in anything bu tthe lowest...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: getting better, placebo effect, obsessive thoughts
placebo effect, obsessive thoughts, suicidal thoughts: Hi Amad, I am sorry I am not able to assist you regarding medication question, because I am not a medical doctor. I strongly suggest you to speak to your doctor about issues you are having with Zoloft prescription. You have a wonderful day. Doc Jerr...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: my boyfriend has ocd, hand washers, behavioral modification therapy
hand washers, behavioral modification therapy, obessions: If he has OCD he must be on some meds for it. There is little you can do to stop him from pulling out his hair. And you cannot do much to overcome any other obessions he has. All you can do is to monitor him taking his meds on time and to take them as...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: CBT OR EFT?, emotional freedom technique, psychiatric nurse
emotional freedom technique, psychiatric nurse, no germs: Hi, It is good idea to explore new treatments and who knows it may help you if you try. CBT is difficult treatment which requires focus and thinking skills. I strongly suggest you to keep seeing therapist. It is normal feeling to be anxious or scared...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: CBT, contamination fears, behavioral modification therapy
contamination fears, behavioral modification therapy, pyschologist: Who is your therapist a psychiatrist? If not you need to see one and or get on some medication . I never ever saw a case of OCD ever helped without drug therapy. Unless the thrapist is having you go to a psychologist to develop some behavioral modification...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: CLEANING, liquid soap, germs
liquid soap, germs, ocd: Hi, You can use regular antibacterial liquid soap instead using a normal soap liquid or bar, because it will keep hands clean but it won t kill germs unlike antibacterial soap does. My recommendation is to use DAIL ANTIBACTERIAL LIQUID. It is strongest...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: COLLEGE, cognitive behaviour therapy, fear of germs
cognitive behaviour therapy, fear of germs, hand sanitizer: Dear Nicola, My advice to you is to seek out a health professional specializing in OCD to help you manage your rituals so you can get you through school and life! CBT is very effective for various forms of OCD. There must be resources in your school or your...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Common Tratments for Hoarding, using credit cards, aluminum foil
using credit cards, aluminum foil, therapy approaches: If you mean a person with OCD then they need to be on a medicatio used for treating OCD first. A second person or more must then try to clean the persons home out of absolute useless items if they hoard everything like old juice container, aluminum foil,...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Compulsive lying, compulsive lying, freshman year
compulsive lying, freshman year, 23 years: You have to look at yourself first, and examine the reasons you do this before you can help yourself. You say realize that you are lying. Why do you lie? Do you fear being punished? Do you feel out of control? How do you feel right now? If...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Compulsive problems, edge of insanity, failing college
edge of insanity, failing college, motility disorder: Sounds like you need an anti anxiety drug such as Paxil. My mother suffered from some of the same symptoms you are describing and this drug did very well for her. They may need to try one or two until they find one that works well for you. The main thing is...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: cant get rid of my thoughts, pink elephant, ocd
pink elephant, ocd, one day at a time: Dear Amad, Contact the doctor who prescribed the Zoloft. You should not be alone when you are feeling like this. Even though you say you will not act on your thoughts, you need someone to talk to. Find someone and quickly. You mention feeling a bit more...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: What causes OCD, poor judgement, docotr
poor judgement, docotr, repetitive behaviors: Nothing hints at her having OCD. OCD is a real illness with terrible symptoms. she may show poor judgement but not something pathological. Unless she is into some repetitive behaviors or is constantly cleaning lie the better part of the day or constantly...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: causes, symptoms, and treatments of ocd, health advocacy groups, mental health advocacy
health advocacy groups, mental health advocacy, causes of ocd: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder where a person has recurrent and unwanted ideas or impulses (called obsessions) and an urge or compulsion to do something to relieve the discomfort caused by the obsession. The obsessive thoughts...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: concerning my 11 year old grandson, family strife, eye lashes
family strife, eye lashes, bob hamilton: I suggest you get a referral from his famil physician to have him seen by a psychiatrist just to make sure there is not something more serious at work here. It does not sound like rebellion from puberty. It sounds like a great deal of anger being directed...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: DON'T KNOW WHAT TO BELIEVE, psychiatric nurse, munchausens
psychiatric nurse, munchausens, fake illness: Hi, I believe you have actual case of OCD. Worrying and Contamination (blood, hand washing, over excessively worrying are classics of OCD. It is not same thing as attention seeking. I do not think you have munchausen disorder (attention seeking or...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Dream repeating it self every night, period cycle, partner 25
period cycle, partner 25, sleep 2: Pearl, a recurrent dream in many peoples minds indicates something unfinished in their lives. This is not to say that this is what your dream means. It almost sounds like your cleaning OCD is being played out or rehearsed in the dream. Every person puts...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: how to deal, exact drug, nerologist
exact drug, nerologist, embaressing: You will need to consult with a nerologist or a psychiatrist who should start you on some medication to tone the tics down. The exact drug to use will be up to your doctor. If you need to get a referral from your primary care physician then do so. There...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: depression and ocd, man god, depressed person
man god, depressed person, natural supplement: Amad, many believe that OCD is itself a form of depression. The thoughts of suicide are normal in practically every depressed person. You must remember there are two things that God cannot do. One is God cannot lie. The other is God cannot break a promise....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: I don't know what to to about it, hair parted in the middle, perfectionist
hair parted in the middle, perfectionist, hairspray: Hi, I do not think it is OCD. Perhaps, little bit of perfectionist doing your hair exactly you want. It nothing do with being woman, it does apply to men as well. My suggestion, try to use a strong hairspray or gel to hold your hair in place exact you...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: drooling illusions in child, mild ocd, frozen yogurt
mild ocd, frozen yogurt, embarassment: It does not sound like OCD. If he has no saliva present then I suggest you ask him if he has any irritation in his mouth. Or give him some frozen yogurt or popsiscles and see if he stops eating it to wipe the corners of his mouth. If he does then perhaps...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: eating hair., anxiety and depression, nervous habit
anxiety and depression, nervous habit, pshycologist: Some people pull their hair out it is called tricholomania. Eating the hair is somewhat akin to this. You may have anxiety that you are not recognizing. I would think you need to see a psychiatrist and get started on some anti-anxiety meds like XANAX or...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: eye obsession, cognitive behavioral therapy, single mom
cognitive behavioral therapy, single mom, conditioned response: Dear M Mansfield, Most of the time skin-picking or behaviours such as yours, eye picking, which is in the same spectrum of skin picking disorders, is preceded by a high level of stress which causes a strong urge to perform the compulsions which causes...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Fear of Faeces, paranoid thoughts, wonderful day
paranoid thoughts, wonderful day, germs: Hi, No it is not OCD, it just paranoid thoughts. I strongly suggest you to wear underpants all of times. It does not matter where germs are, they are everywhere, in air, objects, etc. That is why we must wash our hands very often. You have a wonderful...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Feel like a failure, wellbutrin xl, psychiatric nurse
wellbutrin xl, psychiatric nurse, physican: Some people still think that OCD can be handled by talking. I never ever saw a case of bona fide OCD improved by just talking. You need to see a psychiatrist and get on some of the SSRI s known to help people with OCD. The sooner the better. Do not be...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Fetish vs Violence, amature fetish, psychology abstracts
amature fetish, psychology abstracts, gut instinct: As far as linking pornography or fetishes to molestation or rape you will find some suggesting it does but also some suggesting it does not. There are those who say it instead provides a relief for people attracted to it. While other people are pushed to...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: one final question, natural protein, washing my hands
natural protein, washing my hands, website thanks: Hi Francis, Yes, you are correct about that, to ease your concern or worries, just simply apply bleach cleaner against objects, It will assure you everything are clean and safe to touch. You are very welcome to ask me any questions in the nearest future....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: 3yr old ocd/autism, aba therapy, yts
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: 3yr old ocd/autism, aba therapy, yts, psychiatrist

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Very annoying habit I can't break, physical activites, ankles
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Very annoying habit I can't break, physical activites, ankles, cracking

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: bad thoughts, psychiatrist, treatment options
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: bad thoughts, psychiatrist, treatment options, free jesus

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: CBT, pychologist, behavioral modification
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: CBT, pychologist, behavioral modification, drugs

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Compulsive problems, depression anxiety, paxil
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Compulsive problems, depression anxiety, paxil, gerd

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Dream repeating it self every night, sleeping pills, reoccurring dream
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Dream repeating it self every night, sleeping pills, reoccurring dream, intense battles

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: eating hair., hair balls, anu
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: eating hair., hair balls, anu, doctors

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: eye obsession, biting nails, exact problem
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: eye obsession, biting nails, exact problem, ocd

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: My girlfriend had OCD, ocd sufferers, intense anxiety
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: My girlfriend had OCD, ocd sufferers, intense anxiety, stubborness

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Mother and Father, doctors, money
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Mother and Father, doctors, money

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, obsessive compulsive disorder, compulsions
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, obsessive compulsive disorder, compulsions, ocd

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD ?, tiny mark, droid
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD ?, tiny mark, droid, ocd

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, subsets, cleanliness
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, subsets, cleanliness, anxiety

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD + psychosis, hypnogogic, hallucinations
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD + psychosis, hypnogogic, hallucinations, ocd

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD in toddler, bandages, bandage
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD in toddler, bandages, bandage, good thoughts

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Odd symptoms, restless leg syndrome, generalized anxiety disorder
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Odd symptoms, restless leg syndrome, generalized anxiety disorder, adrian monk

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: obessesed with smoking, ocd, compulsion
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: obessesed with smoking, ocd, compulsion, smokers

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: pedophile question??, intrusive thoughts, zoloft
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: pedophile question??, intrusive thoughts, zoloft, fear of spiders

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: sexual behaviors related to OCD, sexual addiction, willpower
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: sexual behaviors related to OCD, sexual addiction, willpower, hes

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: swallowing, natural tendency, heart problems
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: swallowing, natural tendency, heart problems, throat muscles

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: swallowing, mental torture, anxiety
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: swallowing, mental torture, anxiety

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: swallowing, anxiety panic attacks, mounth
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: swallowing, anxiety panic attacks, mounth, grace of god

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Toddler w/questionable behavior, sensory diet, peers
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Toddler w/questionable behavior, sensory diet, peers, own little world

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: I think My Girlfriend is Obsessive compulsive, anxiety disorder, willpower
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: I think My Girlfriend is Obsessive compulsive, anxiety disorder, willpower, germs

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: writing
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: writing

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Is there something wrong? Can I fix it?, having dreams, exact same thing
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Is there something wrong? Can I fix it?, having dreams, exact same thing, culprit

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Zoloft, experience feelings, social anxiety
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Zoloft, experience feelings, social anxiety, ssri

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: feeling disconnected, lengthy response, intrusive thoughts
lengthy response, intrusive thoughts, internet connection: Marcus, I wrote a lengthy response to you and as i tried to send it my internet connection was lost. I will resend it but for now i must get this message to you. If you have additional concerns feel free to contact me direct at bellerophon2@cs.com. I will...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A friend in need, least five years, psychatry
least five years, psychatry, socializer: I WILL ANSWER IN CAPITALS SO YOU WILL EASILY SEE MY ANSWERS. Hi, My name is Angel and i m 21 years old. I have a friend who is 20 who s asking for my help, but more so than that I think needs professional help. ...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: My girlfriend had OCD, persistent depression, trivial issues
persistent depression, trivial issues, parents friends: The short answer is to find another girlfriend. People with OCD think they can handle it. They even believe it can be cured which it cannot. She should be on some medication for it . Many people believe that OCD itself is a form of depression. At the...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: my girlfriend says i'm ocd. your take?, obessive compulsive disorder, relationships and marriage
obessive compulsive disorder, relationships and marriage, books on relationships: OCD is a real illness characterized by uncontrolable impulses to perform rituals such as checking, wahing, hoarding or a combinatio of all three. There are people with Obsessive compulsive personalities which is not the same a Obessive compulsive disorder....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: HELLO, hanging up the phone, compulsions
hanging up the phone, compulsions, ocd: ok,as with everything with O.C.D. you have to keep trying ideas until something works.You never said if your boyfriend knows about your ocd or not but if not,this may be a good time to let him know. That said ,maybe this will work. Tell your boyfriend the...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: HELP, picnic basket, familair
picnic basket, familair, rolaids: depression, malaise, restlessness, and fever yes. For your own peace of mind and because you have OCD I think you should make the co-payment and see your primary care physician rather than let this become an obession which it could turn out to be. Naturally...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: HELP, proof caps, child proof
proof caps, child proof, magic markers: THE HALLMARK OF OCD IS DOUBT . I ASSUME YOU ARE TAKING SOME MEDS FOR OCD. THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO IS TO SEPARATE YOUR MEDICINES FROM YOUR HUSBANDS AS FAR AWAY AS POSSIBLE. PUT YOURS ON THE FIRST FLOOR AND HIS ON THE SECOND FLOOR. IF IT HELPS YOU TO PUT...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Help, self help books, ocd
self help books, ocd, medical doctor: Hi, My advice to seek a different therapist who specialize in Psychotherapy or Psychiatrist (medical doctor) for further evaluation and treatment for OCD. Self-help books may not cure you or make you well. By the way CBT does not always work, there...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: hair pulling, watching tv on the computer, mild ocd
watching tv on the computer, mild ocd, skull cap: Hi Nicole, You may have this disorder called Trichotillomania it is hair pulling and it is considered mild OCD because you do it at certain times not all of time. My only suggestion to end this nasty habit ...is for you to cease and desist pulling...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: hearing conversation in my head, losing grip, psychiatrist
losing grip, psychiatrist, teaching hospital: Yes you need to be concerned. First you need to see your regular doctor and have him or her refer you to a psychiatrist. You must tell the psychiatrist all and he or she will get you started on some medication that will help you. You may be under a lot...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: help please, everyday illnesses, chest xray
everyday illnesses, chest xray, check ups: You may have a lot of stressors in your life that is making you focus on your health. It is highly unlikely that you will die from the minor everyday illnesses you describe. You may benefit from making an appoitment to see a psychologist or psychiatrist...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: hi, middle class background, aboriton
middle class background, aboriton, shou: People get abortions for all the reasons you mentioned and more. Not being married is one of course and the financial costs of being a single parent. How having a child would in their mind stunt their career. Abortion too often is looked upon as a form...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: hoarding, OCD, behavioral modification therapy, dirty clothes
behavioral modification therapy, dirty clothes, hoarding: Sorry for the delay I have just gotten my computer fixed. You seem to be describing one of the more common aspects of OCD. She may not be telling the psychiatrist all that you have observed. The psychiatrist will be unlikely to discuss her issues with you...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: My husband has been depressed..., antidepressant therapy, weight doesn
antidepressant therapy, weight doesn, care physician: Everything you described speaks of anger. His depression to people will die, to people not wanting to be around him. If you have a clergyman you can consult or if you can get him started going to a church where you both feel comfortable then that is where...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Information on OCD, overwhelming anxiety, behavior modification therapy
overwhelming anxiety, behavior modification therapy, obsessive compulsive disorder: OCD STANDS FOR OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER It used tobe called Obsessive compulsive nuerosis but they have gotten away from the word neurosis. It involves repeating acts that are already done repeatedly such as washing ones hands or taking a shower over...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: impulse control, impulse control, social occasions
impulse control, social occasions, good looking women: SRI, THIS IS A FOLLOW UP ANSWER TO YOUR COMMENTS TO ME. I SUGGEST THAT SINCE THESE THOUGHTS JUST SEEM TO COME UP OUT OF NOWHERE THEN PERHAPS IT , SORRY NO IT WILL HELP YOU TO SEE A PSYCHIATRIST WHO MAY TREAT YOU WITH A CLASS OF DRUGS CALLED SSRI S. THEY...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Measuring Stress, lie detector test, google search
lie detector test, google search, emotion detector: If you had access to a polygraph machine and were able to ask people questions you could tell by changes in their blood pressure and the secretion of sweat on their fingers if the question was stressful enough to give a measurement. You can do a google search...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Mental condition ., psyciatrist, light colors
psyciatrist, light colors, anti depressant medication: I suggest you find some activities in which you do work with your hands. Such as working with wood, or cloth or painting anything that requires one to work with their hands also occupies their mind. Always be sure to attend religious services . Spend time...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Mother and Father, anti depressant pills, obsessive compulsive disorder
anti depressant pills, obsessive compulsive disorder, phsychiatrist: I WILL ANSWER IN CAPITALS SO YOU WILL SEE MY ANSWERS I am going through a difficult time right now. My mom left my dad last November when she discovered my dad has passive-agressive disorder…to a tee. Well, my mom herself has ...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: I'm a highschool senior, early childhood educator, bachelors in psychology
early childhood educator, bachelors in psychology, differential psychology: Desiree, wanting to be an actress or dancer is fine but there are so many competitors and very few actaul jobs. Even well known actresses and actors are often not employed. Its ok if you are the best in your field but i think you need to educate yourself...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: medications, adult deficit disorder, passive role
adult deficit disorder, passive role, lexapro: Yes you are. Thats why patients will often be taken off of one med and switched to another. Many of the SSRI s like paxil, prozac, celexa,lexapro, all belong to the same class of drugs but are different. They all have side effects they may bother some...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: medications, xanax alprazolam, behavioral modification therapy
xanax alprazolam, behavioral modification therapy, anxiety medication: It is true that most side effects will go away but not always. Like dry mouth it may not go away. But as your body adjusts to the medication the side effects do become less noticeable. As to the thoughts you are having you really need to call your doctor...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: ?meds, light case, mild case
light case, mild case, luvox: Hi, Yes you may have a light case of OCD. Please discuss your thoughts with you doctor. The best medication for Obssive compulsive disorder are the SSRI s. Prozac-10-20mg once per day 0r Zoloft-50mg once per day Or Luvox-50mg once per day I would...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: might OCD be a possibility?, chair legs, imaginary lines
chair legs, imaginary lines, sexual thoughts: Hi Coriander, Thank you for summary information, it appears to me, you do have borderline OCD, however it may get serious that impairs your lifestyle and work in the future. I don t know how old are you, however I am not going to suggest you to seek a professional...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: NEUROLOGICAL AND SLEEP DISORDERS, mail order pharmacies, canadian mail
mail order pharmacies, canadian mail, us food and drug administration: Giuliano, if these medications are approved by the US food and drug administration you should have no problem securing there in the US. Many US people import their drugs from Canada since the exact same medications are sold in canada at a lower price than...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: need to ask, masked depression, symptoms of depression
masked depression, symptoms of depression, suffering from depression: Jackie, it is possible you are suffering from depression or masked depression. You may not even realize this if you have been feeling like this for a long time. If you are sleeping too much or sleeping too little or awakening earlier than you usually do...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: O.C.D, suicide tendencies, wellbutrin sr
suicide tendencies, wellbutrin sr, suicidal tendencies: If he has OCD is he getting any treatment? If not he needs to be in therapy with a psychiatrist for drug therapy and behavior madification therapy. Many believe OCD is a form of depression. Since many persons with OCD also seem to have depression. If he...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Obesessive hoarding, promblem, angery
promblem, angery, hoarding: The woman is paralized with fear at the thought of loosing her possessions, because they give her a feeling of control, yet it is paradoxical because in the end the objects end up controlling her. Hoarding objects is actually a way of distracting oneself...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Obsesive hoarding, cognitive behavioural therapy, hoarders
cognitive behavioural therapy, hoarders, hoarding: Dear Melissa, Hoarders are used to living in crowded spaces otherwise they wouldn t hoard so much! But there are some who dislike the clutter but the hoarding is too strong of an urge and they put up with it. So having a claustophobic hoarder is not really...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Obsession..., true church, new woman
true church, new woman, occassion: It is possible you are regressing back to an earlier point in your life before you were married. This new woman may remind you of someone in your past that you want to or would wish to rekindle a relationship. The best course for you is to drop her completely...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Obsessive behaviour, strange rituals, strange habit
strange rituals, strange habit, professional counselor: Hi again, I suggest you to seek professional help as soon as possible, don t wait any longer because we have no way knowing if it something serious? Where did she get ideas about killing prior making comments? Could it be from TV? She is way too young...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Obsessive Compulsive, food containers, handwashing
food containers, handwashing, definate: There is some thought that this may be inherited but it is more likely to affect a child in the household who is exposed to the rituals and cleaning, checking or hoarding aspects of OCD. I do not thik it can be said that her son will inherit this (OCD) but...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, behavioral modification therapy, sucess
behavioral modification therapy, sucess, rituals: There are currently a variety of meds being used for OCD. The choice would be up to your doctor. The best sucess seems to be a combination of behavioral modification therapy along with drug therapy. The behavioral modification may involve spending some time...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD??, freak out, google
freak out, google, wallets: Jemma, there are three general categories in which people with OCD fall. There are other characterisitics also. People can be washers, checkers, or hoarders. They can also be people who must strive for perfection and need to have everything in perfect order....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, angry reaction, emotional reactions
angry reaction, emotional reactions, average person: People with OCD may have the same emotions as anyone else only they may be more easily frustrated and more angry than the average person. Or they may have a blunted emotions. You might say something that you would expect an angry reaction and get no reaction....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, high definition tv, reflective tape
high definition tv, reflective tape, lazy boy: I suggest you take himout of the house as often as you can such as trips to the mall , out to eat, out to church , out to a movie, out to any kind of event or just shopping. Each time you return home it will gradually get him used to where you both now live....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: I HAVE OCD, behavioral modification therapy, anafranil
behavioral modification therapy, anafranil, psychiatrist: Have you been on any medication for OCD? If not you need to be. If one med does not help then you need to have your doctor change it to something else. Hardly anyone with OCD finds that the first med works for them. If you need do ask about anafranil which...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, ocd sufferers, going to hell
ocd sufferers, going to hell, bad thoughts: Debra, you sure sound like you have the classic symptoms of OCD. The checking rituals and the fear that something bad will happen to others. Checking and rechecking even though on one level you know something is off or locked but on another level you have...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD?, mild ocd, walking home from school
mild ocd, walking home from school, behavior treatment: Hi Aly, It could be mild OCD or bad habits. I suggest you to seek a professional (medical doctor) who specializes in Mental Health and Disorders. Psychologist is not a medical doctor but that doctor can assist you with questions and if possible with treatment...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, anguish and pain, obsessive compulsive disorder
anguish and pain, obsessive compulsive disorder, letter to a friend: Lisa,I think you need a new psychiatrist for starters. If you live near a teaching hospital try to get an appointment with the chief of inpatient psychiatry there. if he or she cannot see you then ask for some referrals to doctors where you live about the...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, behavioral modification therapy, ocd sufferers
behavioral modification therapy, ocd sufferers, overwhelming anxiety: Anyone cam be happy but many people with OCD think they can handle it on their own. Most cannot as it can change and become crippling. He needs to have a trusted friend take him and go in with him to see a psychiatrists and level with the doctor what kind...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, messy hands, sticky hands
messy hands, sticky hands, gloves: Hi, I am not sure if it is OCD. He is way too young because some children does not like be touched or very picky with certain activities or stuff. My suggestion, he can wear plastic clear gloves to paint with his hand and etc...when he is finished painting,...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, flouxetine, virginia tech incident
flouxetine, virginia tech incident, nuero: NO YOU MUST TELL YOUR DOCTOR AND HAVE HIM START YOU BACK ON FLOUXETINE. IT SEEMS TO WORK FOR YOU AND ITS NOT SOMETHING THAT YOU START OR STOP ON YOUR OWN. YOU NEED TO HAVE AN EXPERT MANAGE YOUR MEDICATION AND REPORT ANY AND ALL PROBLEMS YOU ARE HAVING WITH...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD or something else?, obsessive compulsive disorder, doctor need
obsessive compulsive disorder, doctor need, skin condition: Since it involves your hands and washing I would be hard put to say it is not related to OCD. It seems like a ritual you are performing which is another hallmark of OCD. How often do you wash your hands during the day? Your hands cannot get that dry from...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Do I have an OCD?, behavioral modification therapy, plug sockets
behavioral modification therapy, plug sockets, medication treatment: Lucy, people with OCD fall into some general categories. There are the washers , the checkers , and the hoarders . There are also other less well known groups. A person can have several of these at the same time. You do definately need to see a doctor....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Is this OCD?, behavioral modification therapy, public toilets
behavioral modification therapy, public toilets, college computers: Nami, You really need to make an appointment with a psychiatrist and relate to him or her exactly what you have said here and add whatever else you have been afraid of or are unable to touch. OCD s tend to fall into three broad categories. Washers, checkers,...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD?, simplest thing, compulsive disorder
simplest thing, compulsive disorder, glass of water: I am sure that you are not a faliure as a mother, you are intuitive and caring and very focused on getting your son better which is great! I will write you more tommorow, I am at work! ok , I care so please know that I am here to help! Layl...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, prozac 20mg, obsessive disorder
prozac 20mg, obsessive disorder, intrusive thoughts: Yes. Intrusive thoughts, that cannot be controlled, is a part of OCD. If Seroxat is not working for you anymore, I might suggest you try talking with your doctor and see about switching to another antidepressant, such as Prozac 20mg (Fluctin in Germany...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD???, calcium absorbtion, calcium supplement
calcium absorbtion, calcium supplement, b vitamins: LOL, your description is cute, so I have to laugh. He sounds like a very organized toddler. I guess it would be too quick to assume he has OCD, unless it runs in the family, ie, you or the father has OCD, or any of your family members. But Yes, everything...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, countless books, compulsions
countless books, compulsions, ssris: Hi, It sounds like you have tried your very best, not all treatments will work, only a few will. My suggestion to see a new medical doctor and new treatment that will work for you. I am impressed to hear that you are a student of psychology, it is very...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Do I have OCD?, act classes, scrabbles
act classes, scrabbles, annoying questions: Hi, Yes, yes, yes. This is classic OCD. When you feel, stupid and feel like you are going to forget things all the time. Its very draining. IF YOU WANT TO LET GO OF THIS AND GET BETTER, TAKE CONTROL OF THE SITUATION AND GO TO THE DOCTOR NOW. If you...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, stressful situations, measuring cup
stressful situations, measuring cup, family physician: Lucy, sorry for the delay. Certain elements certainly sound like OCD. You need to see your primary care of family physician and get him or her to get you in to see a psychiatrist to make an evaluation. Its faster and easier if they do it rather than yourself....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, overwhelming anxiety, type personality
overwhelming anxiety, type personality, followup question: Adam its doubtful to say you had OCD and then grew out of it. You may have some traits but that is not the disorder. There is an OCD type personality but that is not unusual. If you are prone to develop OCD high stressors can make it arise in a person....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD or something else?, obsessive compulsive disorder, having a shower
obsessive compulsive disorder, having a shower, doct: It may just be an idiosynchsy (spelled wrong) that you have. Unless you have to perform a ritual every time your hands get wet then it may not be related. There may be something in your past long forgotten that has to do with getting your hands wet perhaps...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, perfectionist personality, dear esther
perfectionist personality, dear esther, meticulous person: Dear Esther, Sorry to hear you are having a hard time. I can t diagnose you as I am not a medical doctor and that is stated in my introduction. To answer your question about how come nobody ever diagnosed you or had you tested for OCD....have you spoken...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD??, weird thoughts, intrusive thoughts
weird thoughts, intrusive thoughts, freshman year: Yes you are right, OCD can have flares. Good times and pretty nasty times, where your mind feels out of control. There is always a sinking feeling that you might laps back into a dark depression where you obsess about disturbing thoughts. What causes...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: do i have OCD, degree in psychology, anxious feeling
degree in psychology, anxious feeling, unwanted thoughts: Hello Frank, I believe you do not have OCD, more likely unwanted obsessional image thought in your head. You must got it somewhere, pictures or videos you saw by accident (for example. book, computer Internet, videotape etc.) My question are you single?...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, stomach ache, lamp cords
stomach ache, lamp cords, light cords: Pam, You do not need to tell your kids not to do something as they alreadsy know that he is bothered by this and they probably feel it is just as odd as you do. He cannot help the things he is doing and he cannot help the things he is asking you and your...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, prozac 20mg, ocd symptoms
prozac 20mg, ocd symptoms, zoloft 50mg: Hi, Manzar, research shows no benefit of homopatic medicines in treating OCD symptoms. I would suggest that you seek the medical attention of an MD, and get prescribed prozac 20mg, or Luvox 50mg, or Zoloft 50mg. Any of these drugs are do well for OCD....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD?, psychotherapy sessions, anxiety disorder
psychotherapy sessions, anxiety disorder, losing my mind: Hi Jessica, It seems to me, it could be just anxiety disorder, mild obsessional habit, not really have do with OCD. You stated it will go and then come back, OCD do not go away at it s own. If it persists for more than 6 months, consult with psychologist...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, anxiety attack, lucky shirt
anxiety attack, lucky shirt, appoitment: He is combing superstition with may very well be a case of OCD. I suggest you go with him to see his primary care provider and have the primary care provider get him an appoitment to see a psychiatrist to make the diagosis. Having a great deal of anxiety...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD ?, successful business man, ball point pen
successful business man, ball point pen, window shutter: WAYNE, I WILL ANSWER IN CAPITALS SO YOU WILL EASILY SEE MY ANSWERS. I feel very stupid asking this, but I can t believe I am the only person alive with this mental quirk. I am 67 years old and a very successful business man and entrepreneur, having...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, church youth groups, personality problem
church youth groups, personality problem, riduculous: Mark, he may just have a personality problem. Or he may have a personality disorder that is superimposed on the diagnosis OCD. People with OCD cannot tolerate anything that they have to have set in their own mind. If anyone upsets that or disturbs it it...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Could I have OCD?, internet romance, sick to my stomach
internet romance, sick to my stomach, light switch: Heather, I wil answer in CAPITALS SO YOU WILL SEE MY ANSWERS EASILY. I m 18 and I m married. My husband is 25 and I was 16 when we met. (17 when I got married.) Since I ve been with him I keep checking up on him to see if he is cheating on me. WELL DOING...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, bad birthday, committing suicide
bad birthday, committing suicide, behavior therapy: Hi Michael, I strongly suggest you to not committing suicide due to the fact you can t deal with OCD disorder. It shows that you reality can t accept it as way of your life. If psychotherapy is not working, you need to seek a medical doctor who can...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, health advocacy groups, mental health advocacy
health advocacy groups, mental health advocacy, mental health professionals: I believe both are equal, however most of time boys tends to have OCD than girls. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder where a person has recurrent and unwanted ideas or impulses (called obsessions) and an urge or compulsion to do...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD without anxiety, t effect, ocd
t effect, ocd, care physician: Amy, it sounds as if you can benefit from seeing your primary care physician and asking for a referral to see a psychiatrist to let him or her decide if you have OCD. That your habits are making you late is an indication of the fact that this is interfering...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD & Eating, macaroni and cheese, power struggle
macaroni and cheese, power struggle, toddler son: Well ,in my opinion, It may be OCD or it could be something else.My son ,who is now 11,was the same way.The basic fact is ,if you have a child that is refusing to eat just because they are having a power struggle with you then taking the food away does work.BUT...if...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD and a fear of corrosive chemicals., chrome faucets, corrosive acids
chrome faucets, corrosive acids, lime deposits: Todd, i think you may need to be at least one SSRI. There are some with minimal side effects. Such as Wellbutrin SR or Anafranil. You need to stop asking chemistry people about this as it is growing into an obession. You might talk to your doctor about...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD H/C, whole 9 yards, avoidance behaviors
whole 9 yards, avoidance behaviors, cognitive behaviorial therapy: Every adult has adhd in this age thats not new. If you really had add it would have been present since childhood. The goal of the drug companies is to have every doctor prescibe straterra to everyone so they can make plenty on it. Everyone is distracted...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD help, mental health specialist, professional mental health
mental health specialist, professional mental health, behavior disorders: Hi Jordan, At the most of times, online tests aren t accurate as stated because in fact, each case and individual s compulsives are different that doesn t mean you indeed have OCD. Tests online are just give you the general ideas and suggestions about...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD medications, management hope, psychology class
management hope, psychology class, psychological disorders: Be happy to! I can tell you the ones I know about from personal experience. They can offer behavior therapy that can help people with OCD react differently to certain things that may trigger their symptoms.Also,my son was also tried on buspar,an anti-depressant...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD and natural medicine, wellbutrin xl, natural supplements
wellbutrin xl, natural supplements, natural medicine: Natural supplements and vitamins are going to be without any value in treating OCD. There are plenty of other medications that can be used to ttreat OCD withgout the side effects you have experienced. You may need to try Celexa, Anafranil, wellbutrin or...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Is this OCD or just normal things?, brain chemistry, psychiatric nurse
brain chemistry, psychiatric nurse, apperantly: Hi Nicola, I dont mean to be harsh, but something is wrong with your brain chemistry, because your behaviour is ABNORMAL. Bottom line... you need help... in the form of medicaiton. Forget the CBT its a waste of time, apperantly in your case. Are you...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD with paper ripping at 15, nervous habit, there some sort
nervous habit, there some sort, habbit: Dear Brittanee, It s probably a nervous habit....if it drives you crazy, you should treat the issue just the same as with any behaviour that is bothering you. If it causes you discomfort of any kind, then it should be dealt with. Regards, Jennife...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD + psychosis, psychological diagnosis, sarah dear
psychological diagnosis, sarah dear, mild depression: Dear Sarah, Hallucination is not common with OCD. You should be evaluated by a psychiatrist and also your regular doctor, to see if you may have something else medical going on, such as exposure to poisons or toxins in your environment. It is important...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD query, behavioral modification therapy, intrusive thoughts
behavioral modification therapy, intrusive thoughts, ssri: Having intrusive thoughts that come from nowhere and are unwelcome and having to compulsively touch something a certain way (as you say you have to touch the object with both hands) sure sounds like OCD to me. OCD can get worse and begin to shift to other...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD question, fear of contamination, nasty habit
fear of contamination, nasty habit, obsessive thoughts: Hi, I got a good news for you. You do not have OCD. You was raised in the same household and you are close with your mother and been through together for many years, it does not MEAN you have OCD. It may be just a nasty habit because you been there and...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD question, obessions, compulsions
obessions, compulsions, obsessions: There are a group of disorders that are loosely classified as obessions. If ytou have obessions and have to do something to relive the anxiety in some way to lower the level of anxiety it means its a compulsion like having to wah several times or shower for...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD - Semen, winter seasons, doorknobs
winter seasons, doorknobs, masturbates: Yes, it still can be transferred eventually because it is bactericidal, If your hands are wet, it is more likely transferred to the objects or other persons. It applies the same concept with FLU, COLDS, etc. That is why I strongly advise you to wash your...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD - Semen, swift reply, irrational fear
swift reply, irrational fear, masturbated: Sounds like you are afaraid of being comtaminated with semen, you and objects. If your still thinking about it, it has been several days, I would ventrue to say that is OCD. You are obsessing over something and cant get it out of your head. You can go...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD and Sexual relationship, sexual thoughts, thougths
sexual thoughts, thougths, sexual desire: Mac, the first thing you must do is to see a psychiatrist ( a Medical Doctor who has done a residency in psychiatry). You need to get started on some medications that are clearly known to be helpful with controlling your symptoms of OCD. Homeopathic are...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD Symptoms, doctor of psychiatry, ocd symptoms
doctor of psychiatry, ocd symptoms, care doctor: I SUPPOSE ITS POSSIBLE YOU MAY HAVE ADD BUT I SUGGEST YOU SEE YOUR PRIMARY CARE DOCTOR AND ASK HIM TO MAKE A REFERRAL FOR YOU SEE A DOCTOR OF PSYCHIATRY. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO GIVE THE PRIMARY CARE DOCTOR ALL THE DETAILS . YOU CAN JUST SAY YOU HAVE BEEN FEELING...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD and spectrum disorders, spectrum disorder, spectrum disorders
spectrum disorder, spectrum disorders, professional treatments: Great! I am glad you are on medication, CBT therapy should help you more to control your impulsive with picking your nose. My suggestion try to take your favorite candy such as a small mint in your mouth, it should help ease your anxiety. Good luck! Smile...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD Treatment, search area, psychotherapy
search area, psychotherapy, further research: Hi, It depends on how serious OCD. There are different types of OCD. I advise you to seek a professional help, the doctor will decide what is the best course of treatment for OCD. 1. Psychotherapy (2-4 x a month) 2. Medications (1-2 x a day) ...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD in toddler, peditrician, mosquito bites
peditrician, mosquito bites, new bite: First, I would try to see the inpatient chief of psychiatry at the closest teaching hospital near you. A teaching hospital is one with a medical college attached to it. You may need the help of your peditrician to try to get an appointment. Do this for...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Do I have OCD?, high school psychology, mental breakdowns
high school psychology, mental breakdowns, ocd sufferers: I will anser in capitals so you will see my answer, Hi, I m Ashley and I m an 18 year old girl from a small town in Ohio. I don t know much about OCD, only that my mom has a mild version of it and from what I have witnessed through her and what I have...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Ocd, funny thoughts, b vitamins
funny thoughts, b vitamins, person act: Hi, John You ask can a normal person act in obsessive or compulsive ways, and have funny thoughts. Yes of course there is a continuum. A lot of people will say that these behaviors exhibit a personality. Funny thoughts, wether it be quirky, or idiosyncrasies...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Odd symptoms, generalized anxiety disorder, nose twitches
generalized anxiety disorder, nose twitches, vocal tics: It does not sound at all like OCD. You do not seem to have overwheming anxiety to carry out rituals or have the checker, washer, or hoarding type of OCD. I do not think you have OCD , but you may wish to have your psychiatrist make that determination. The...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: obessesed with smoking, twenty cigarettes, nicotine addiction
twenty cigarettes, nicotine addiction, passive smoker: Smoking is not an OCD issue its an addiction. Your therapist should have you see your primary care physician and get you on the patch or something else to get you off nicotine. Incidentally if i recall Wellbutrin SR is also marketed under another name as...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: obsessive disorder, obsesive compulsive disorders, drugs in use
obsesive compulsive disorders, drugs in use, seroxat 20: Kristina , people are obsessed about many things but may not feel a compulsion to do some act to alleviate the anxiety they feel. The spectrum of obsesive compulsive disorders can include anything. Ask yourself what do I do with the item? Are you collecting...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Does obsessive thoughts are all false, ocd sufferers, obsessive thoughts
ocd sufferers, obsessive thoughts, manzar: Dear Manzar, Yes obsessive thoughts are false, and they don t make any sense. If they did, it would not be OCD. Your fear of losing your emotions is just another fear I ve seen from OCD sufferers. Any thought can become an obsession if it scares us enough!...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: ocd?, behavoir, smokers
behavoir, smokers, gamblers: Yes indeed. Look at the compulsive drinkers, smokers, gamblers. They do not fit the category of having OCD but they compulsively gamble away all their money and others and drink to excess or spend to excess or smoke to excess or eat too much food to excess....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: do i have ocd, tiniest things, antidepressant drugs
tiniest things, antidepressant drugs, heart problem: Jessica, I cannot say for certain that you have OCD , but an MD medical doctor or psychiatry will make the diagnosis. You need to see a psychiatrist without delay and tell him or her exatly what you have written here. There are many good proven treatments...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: ocd, magna cum laude, psychaitrist
magna cum laude, psychaitrist, hand washer: First off who says she has OCD? Noone can predict what a persons chance of sucess of employment will be. She sounds very diligent but is she on any medication. Even mild OCD can turn into severe OCD given enough stress on a person. If she is not now seeing...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: ocd, mental health specialist, care doctor
mental health specialist, care doctor, mild case: Dear Deborah, There are medications available for OCD but I can t recommend any. This is something that has to be discussed with your doctor. Your general practitioner might be able to prescribe it if he or she knows about OCD but if your doctor prefers...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: ocd and adhd, attention deficit disorder, severe depression
attention deficit disorder, severe depression, few church: kathy, Anafranil is a good drug for OCD .Its too bad you had problems with side effects.I do not know of any connection between adhd and OCD. Every adult today suffers from attention deficit disorder. But its because of the age we live in not because we...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: ocd IN FAMILIES, social anxiety disorder, anxiety problems
social anxiety disorder, anxiety problems, ocd: Hi, I do not think he has OCD but some type of mental issue maybe social anxiety disorder? I am not certain at this point without seeing him personally. My only advice is take him to see a psychiatrist to rule out any issues or concerns. You have a...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: ocd plz help, electroshock therapy, behavioral modification therapy
electroshock therapy, behavioral modification therapy, beta blocker: Sam, if the prozac is not helping or if you are not comfortable with the doctor you are seeing then you need to change doctors. As far as treating OCD goes, there are a number of other antidepressant meds that can be prescribed other than the two you have...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: does ocd thoughts are false ?, sense thoughts, obsessive thoughts
sense thoughts, obsessive thoughts, thk: The thoughts you are having make no sense at all. These thoughts come from outside and are not something you want or desire. The thoughts can be brought underr control with the medications we talked about earlier. But you must keep taking the medications...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: ocd, professional mental health, welfare office
professional mental health, welfare office, group support: Hi, Yes, there are few options you can consider. 1. Go to a local welfare office, apply free medicaid health insurance, it will pay doctors and treatments for free or a low co-payments. 2. As for medication, you need to seek a professional mental...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: your opinion, behavioral modification therapy, new antidepressant
behavioral modification therapy, new antidepressant, ocd: Antonio, you really should have yourself dianosed by a psychiatrist. A good psychiatrist would be able to tell you in one visit what you have . Your friends may or may not be correct. If you do have OCD then he would prescribe a drug for you but it may...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Please Help, wonderful day, semen
wonderful day, semen, psychologist: Hi Sam, It is no problem and you are very welcome. I think it may be OCD related but I am not 100% certain because I think it may be just Paranoid behavior, and if you want to be sure, you can consult with psychologist who is familiar in field of OCD and...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Please help..I'm confused, zest soap, masked depression
zest soap, masked depression, diagnosing depression: He could be suffering from depression. He could just have burnt out and cares nothing about his appearance. If so then he has lost interest in most other areas of his life as well. When people do not wear clean clothes or bathe or shave they could be suffering...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Plz help.Is it OCD??, medical doctor, lexapro
medical doctor, lexapro, kisses: HI Danielle, I think you are over protective with mother. Are you only the child? How long you have been having this problem? I believe it is not classic OCD. You seem to worry over her too much more like assuring yourself she is being unsecure without...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Possible OCD?, closet doors, bedsheet
closet doors, bedsheet, car door: Hi, Thank you for your time to write this e-mail asking my help. My advice is to RELAX. I believe you do not have OCD based on your summary information. I think you should still see psychologist for further evaluation to be on the safe side and rule...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Possible OCD, paranoid disorders, google
paranoid disorders, google, hypochondria: It is quite possible but I can t say without seeing her in therapy. It is advisable to have her be seen psychiatrist for further evaluation for possibility OCD or Mania paranoid. It looks like she is obsessive about diseases what if and if I have it...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Prozac for OCD, prozac 40 mg, ocd symptoms
prozac 40 mg, ocd symptoms, anxiety and depression: Dear Paula, First I must say that you are fortunate to have found a medication that almost totally alleviated all of your OCD symptoms. Don t feel bad for thinking you didn t need medication and stopped, most people have done that and unfortunately, in some...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Prozac for OCD, prozac 40 mg, ocd symptoms
prozac 40 mg, ocd symptoms, lifelong condition: OCD is not something that you get better from . You do not et bettewr from diabetes or heart disease or many other illnesses. Of course stopping medication without consulting your doctor is never appropriate. If the prozac was working for you and continues...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Psychiatry/Hypnosis - WW II captives, google search, home public library
google search, home public library, physical manifestations: Eric, I do not know specific books you can look for but I also know that hypnosis can make a burn appear on a persons skin if they are hypnotizable which not all persons are. An actual burn on their skin can appear if they are given the suggsetion that their...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: pedophile question??, aids tests, intrusive thoughts
aids tests, intrusive thoughts, horrible act: Mike, Sorry for my late response. Intrusive thoughts are common with OCD. It goes along with the doubting if you did something or did not do something. Are you taking anything for anxiety along with the Lexapro? If not you may want to ask your doctor if...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: a person who cannot throw away anything, stacks and stacks, professional psychotherapist
stacks and stacks, professional psychotherapist, plastic containers: OCDers fall into a few categories. There are washers, checkers, and hoarders. Hoarders cannot part with anything. They keep things that almost everyone woulkd toss out like wrappers, old jars, used plastic containers, they have too much of everything. ...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: personality disorder, personality disorder, small favors
personality disorder, small favors, daughter age: There is always hope. She needs to be seen by a psychiatrist firstly. She obviously needs some people to support her but not to do things for her or allow themselves to be used. The people who help her need to help by talking or listening not by givng money,...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: problem with hair, seventeen years, ocd
seventeen years, ocd, perfectionist: Hi Kenny, I do not believe it is OCD nor you have it, maybe some sort of minor anxiety or you being a perfectionist with way you look yourself in the mirror at times. Sometimes wearing a cap or hat, it may help you? You said that when it grows and you...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: pulling out eyelashes, pulling out eyelashes, bad habit
pulling out eyelashes, bad habit, thearpy: Hi, It appears to me it is not OCD. It is normal thing for young women to do that but it is not that common. At least you recognize it that you do that, with OCD they will not admit it that is a problem. I believe in your case, it is a bad habit of yours...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: pulling hair, impulse control disorder, impulse control disorders
impulse control disorder, impulse control disorders, noticeable hair loss: Hi April, Trichotillomania, a hair-pulling disorder, involves an irresistible urge to pull out hair. This behavior occurs to the point of noticeable hair loss. The most common areas for hair pulling are the scalp, eyelashes and eyebrows, but may involve...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: pulling out hair, hair alot, pulling out hair
hair alot, pulling out hair, weird habits: Hi Erin, I am glad your urges aren t that bad yet. My suggestion for you to cease and desist pulling your hair by wearing DA-RAG SKULL CAP (cap/tie off) that common spanish and black people wears over the hair. It will cover your entire hair, it should...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: RN W/ severe germiphobia, severe anxiety, food containers
severe anxiety, food containers, papertowels: Hi Alexis, Yes, based on your information you do have mild or severe OCD. You do need to seek a professional help as soon as possible because it may interfere with your daily routines at work and home. First step is you admit that you do have this problem....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: re reading and watching, development delay, brain development
development delay, brain development, asperger: Peggie, I am sorry about confusion. It may be related but I am not certain at this point. Asperger s is related to autism, brain development delay. (Learning Disorder) but he must be in high functional which it means he has ability to learn and change....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: recalling problem, brain problems, heat stroke
brain problems, heat stroke, lung problem: The one thing that I see is your metion of drug use whether for body building or for other reasons. Any drug can cause you to have a problem. All drugs are going to affect your brain or nervous system. I would stop all use of drugs immediately. Secondly...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Semen Transfer, breathing air, teen guys
breathing air, teen guys, sexual activity: Probably not. After a half hour it would most likely be dried up and the chance of it making anyone pregnant is highly unlikely. Naturally one should wash their hands before meals and if one is going to masturbate themselves they should wash their hands...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Silver Eye, germs and bacteria, soft feathers
germs and bacteria, soft feathers, silver eye: This is Certainly a creative obsession. I would try to resist popping birds into your mouth, because they have a lot of germs and bacteria on them. You could get sick. You can only help yourself be normal. If you want to get treated for OCD, or talk...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Silver Eye, soft feathers, silver eye
soft feathers, silver eye, strange behavior: Hi Molly, I believe it is really strange, maybe not OCD because you have strong urge to do one specific thing (Silver eye birds) only. It could be simple problem, my suggestion to see a psychologist and see what this psychologist thinks of this strange...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Sleep Habits, sleeping habits, logical reason
sleeping habits, logical reason, nice day: Hi, No, it is not obsessive compulsive. For example, I only go sleep I lay down on my stomach, I can not and will not go sleep if I sleep in any other way. It doesn t mean I have OCD. Maybe we are uncomfortable when we sleep in certain ways. It is...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: schezophrania, doctor of psychiatry, horrible condition
doctor of psychiatry, horrible condition, marrige: I can only assume she is being treated by a doctor. He or she probably has her on medications to control her symptoms. If not then she needs to be seen by a doctor of psychiatry. The family members need to keep an eye on her at all times and give her the...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: sexual behaviors related to OCD, sexual intercourse, nut house
sexual intercourse, nut house, sexual behaviors: Belinda I WILL ANSWER IN CAPITALS SO YOU WILL SEE MY ANSWERS EASILY The person I am asking about is now 38 yrs. old. When I last knew him he was 33 yrs. old. We were together for thirteen years. While we were together he masturbated frequently...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: son with OCD, consistent discipline, development delay
consistent discipline, development delay, pervasive development: I m honestly not sure.Ocd can take on many forms and I suppose stealing could be included in this spectrum. It sounds to me though as if something else may be going on along with the ocd,so you may want to take him and have him evaluated. His pediatrician...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: swallowing, throat diseases, unfounded fears
throat diseases, unfounded fears, salivia: Hi, I do not believe you do have OCD because you can control your own without doctor s help. My suggestion is very simple, just grab a pack of gum or candy mint to control your unfounded fears and it may help you to gain control with your swallowing but...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: swallowing, salivia, low self esteem
salivia, low self esteem, picking your nose: Ok, this is kind of personal for me because when I was in high school I had the same problem,believe it or not. I would always worry about people hearing me swallow when I was taking a test. I can t diagnose ,I can only give my opinion since I am not a doc....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: swallowing, personal bias, answer mark
personal bias, answer mark, stupid thought: Mark, Hi, you say I started to obsess about a stupid thought and you have had this thought you cant get rid of for two years. This means you are obsessing. And you realize it. This sounds very much like OCD. Please, you should be fine once you get...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: swallowing, low self esteem, stupid thought
low self esteem, stupid thought, wonderful day: Hi Mark, I do not think you have OCD, maybe possible anxiety issue. I suggest you to see psychologist for further evaluation and tips to overcome your swallowing issue . I believe it can be resolved easily with some type of professional help. Good...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: swallowing, cognitive behaviour therapy, pink elephant
cognitive behaviour therapy, pink elephant, stupid thought: Dear Mark, First I must say that being focused on a body fonction such as swallowing is not unusual in OCD. Some people focus on blinking their eyes, others on their breathing, there are all kinds. The fact that you are so concerned about not doing it...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: swallowing, actors and singers, anxiety problems
actors and singers, anxiety problems, beta blocker: I would suggest you take smaller bites of food to cure this problem. If you gulp down large pieces of food naturally it will make a sound. You should also learn to drink with your meals as you eat. You may be having anxiety problems and perhaps need to take...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: sweaty palms, signs of nervousness, axiety
signs of nervousness, axiety, sweaty palms: Hi. I don t think you have OCD, you may have which is called SOCIAL AXIETY and PANIC AXIETY DISORDERS from traumatic experiences. Hands sweating are signs of nervousness and over worrying about what would happen to you if you go out alone or with someone...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: symptoms of ocd and ataraxia, word peace, washing hands
word peace, washing hands, odd number: Hi Samantha, I think Ataraxia means in greek word - peace of mind, feel worry - free and no stress. Ocd symptoms are many depending how serious it is. Washing hands, worrying about germs, counting backwards or forward repeative, touching things...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Teen obsessed with gravity and sliding, polyester sheet, science fiction television
polyester sheet, science fiction television, camping tent: Hi Penny, Wow, it is interesting behavior, in my opinion it does appear he have mild case of OCD about something but I do not feel it is a mental health issue at this present time. For health reason, he should sleep flat to support his neck and back....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Toddler w/questionable behavior, giant mess, tearing paper
giant mess, tearing paper, questionable behavior: First off she has discovered the sense of different substances and how they differ and feel. To stop her from tearing things apart I would just quietly go through the house and take away everything made of paper and tearable plastic like shopping bags and...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: is there such a thingas ronmantic..., perception changes, olove
perception changes, olove, sigmund freud: IM CERTAIN THERE IS ROMANTIC LOVE. SOME BELEIVE WE ARE LOOKING FOR THE ONE PERSON WE CANNOT POSSIBLY HAVE LIKE OUR PARENT OF THE OPPOSITE SEX. SO WE LOOK FOR SOMEONE WHO RESEMBLES THEM OR A FAVORITE FEMALE PERSON IN OUR EARLY LIFE. IM SURE THERE ARE PEOPLE...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: I think My Girlfriend is Obsessive compulsive, kind doctor, regarding this problem
kind doctor, regarding this problem, bathroom sink: Hi, I need some more information before I can assist you. How long ago you do think she had OCD? What did it made you think she may have it? Ever did she see any kind doctor in regarding this problem? Thank you for your time to give me more info. ...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Do you think she has OCD, compulsive personality disorder, obsessive compulsive personality
compulsive personality disorder, obsessive compulsive personality, obsessive compulsive personality disorder: Dear JR, I am so sorry this question was not anwered more promptly. I have just received a noticification about a pending question...for some reason it did not get through to me. I m sorry you re going through a rough time in your first year of marriage....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: I think I have OCD, nook and cranny, depression symptoms
nook and cranny, depression symptoms, welps: Sounds like you need to be re-medicated.Although you have taken meds. it sometimes takes a couple of tries to find one that works correctly,or just right. My son is on Paxil and it seems to work very well.Talk to your doctor and get re-medicated .It sounds...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: the thoughts just dont go away, part time job, bad thoughts
part time job, bad thoughts, martial art: Yes it will help you in getting rid of these thoughts but it will need time to work. You may also need something for anxiety like Xanax (alprazolam). You also should be knocking yourself out by running or jogging or exercising each day and early in the day...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: trichotillomania, cognitive behavior therapy, trichotillomania
cognitive behavior therapy, trichotillomania, ballcap: Hi Danielle, I am sorry to hear you are suffering with trichotillomania and it is helpful to have medication, however it may help or may not. Have you tried with Cognitive Behavior Therapy to reduce your implusivity with pulling your hair? If medication...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: unsure, extreme paranoia, nasty men
extreme paranoia, nasty men, sexual content: Lisa,You do not know for sure if these people are really rapists or not you are projecting your thoughts onto them. Perhaps at some point in your life you may have been raped or molested as a child and now you are unable to remember it. Our ideas and opinions...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: unsure, cognitive behavior therapy, extreme paranoia
cognitive behavior therapy, extreme paranoia, nasty men: Hi Annie, It seems to me, you may have anxiety disorder and paranoia thoughts of events. It is not OCD. It is generalized mania disorder. You may benefit by seeking professional help with psychologist or psychiatrist. You may benefit what s called...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Wife coping with OCD, behavioral modification therapy, month old baby
behavioral modification therapy, month old baby, irrational fear: Yes she may need a medication change or at the very least behavioral modification therapy. For example she may need to be exposed to these types of items at first just looking at pictures until she can handle that. Pctures of insulation then seing it from...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: writing, added stress, compulsions
added stress, compulsions, new doctor: Yes, you are right. You are creating more work for yourself. What medications are you currently taking? It appears that they arent really working for your OCD. I would recommend you meet with a new doctor, and start on a low dose of an SSRI, such as...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Is there something wrong? Can I fix it?, spelling words, check numbers
spelling words, check numbers, long sentence: Sarah at your age you need to take charge of your life and to look out for your own interests. You need to see a psychiatrist not a psychologist. If you need a referral from your primary care physician or gyn doctor to see a psychiatrist. The psychiatrist...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Not sure what to do, local hospital, psychologist
local hospital, psychologist, cbt: Hi, If you feel you do not need to continue therapy, that is fine. It is good idea to see psychologist because this specialist is trained in testing, evaluating, set up plan unlike therapist can not do these of stuff. That is why you have been sent...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Zoloft, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, serotonin reuptake inhibitor
selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, serotonin reuptake inhibitor, minimal effect: Zoloft is often prescribed for OCD and or depression. I have not heard of it being prescribed for anxiety. I would imagine for anxiety the person would be put on Xanax or Valium. I am not in a position to recommend any antidepressant over another as they...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: zoloft and suicidal thoughts, suicidal thoughts, desipramine
suicidal thoughts, desipramine, anafranil: Yes its true but i thought you already had suicida; thoughts before you took zoloft. You need to call your doctor and let him know. He may advise you to stop taking the zoloft and switch you to a different antidepressant. All of these are similar but not...

Occidental College: how can i get scholarship?, scholarship applicants, award certificate
scholarship applicants, award certificate, best of luck: Dear Yuko: Thanks for the question. I haven t been a student at Occidental for quite a while now. But it seems to me that the best way to make yourself stand out is to simply tell them what it is that you think makes you unique and special. What can...

Occult: Smudging, Smudging, Florida water
Smudging, Florida water, smudge sticks: Hi Benny, You should smudge your house before you move in. It ll be a lot easier without furniture in the way, and you don t worry about the old tenants vibes in your stuff. If you re worried about negativity currently in your belongings, you can have...

Occult: occult practices, New Age Religion, Wicca
New Age Religion, Wicca, Paganism: Hi Grace! I m glad you have found a spiritual home of your own! To answer your question, no. There is no danger in learning to read Tarot. People also used to have the same fear about playing with regular playing cards. But I m pretty...

Occult: I have a few questions on wicca!, reading list, Wicca
reading list, Wicca, beginner: First let me say that starting your Wiccan research with Crowley, is sort of like starting first graders with War and Peace. They might be able to understand the words being said, but they won t understand the context or ideas presented. Second, evil spirits...

Occult: URGENT I NEED RESPONCE QUICK, true demonic possession, exorcisim
true demonic possession, exorcisim, change counsel: I m sorry but it is not possible to preform a true exorcisim over the Internet. It is possible to pray for them and hopefully help them but, if it were demons that would change nothing, Holy Water, the Host and other tools are used in person to effect change....

Occult: curse, Curse, Hex
Curse, Hex, spells: Hi Leticia, This just sounds like a guilty conscience to me. If you only dabbled you wouldn t have developed the skills it takes to truly curse someone, especially without tools. What many people don t realize is that magick takes a LOT of work,...

Occult: Cleansing, Tarot, smudging
Tarot, smudging, smudge: If you break off a tiny tip of one of the leaves you should smell a sharp herbal smell. If you don t smell ANYTHING it s too old and should be composted or thrown away. Pyramid collection charges WAY too much for things, try www.abaxion.com or www.azuregreen.com...

Occult: Sage, white sage, smudge stick
white sage, smudge stick, google: Hi Sarah! I m sorry you didn t attain the desired result from your smudge stick. There are many ways to use sage, and if you google smudging, you ll come up with lots of information. If you really desire to get rid of it, you can compost it, you can throw...

Occult: tarot card readings, tarot card readings, capable readers
tarot card readings, capable readers, delaware: Hi Ana, Yes I do provide paid readings in person, in Maryland and Delaware. If you re not local to those areas I m sure there are capable readers in your area. If you re looking for reputable readers, you can look worldwide on witchvox.com under the right...

Occult: Liquid Smudging, True blood witches, suggested reading
True blood witches, suggested reading, The secret Circle: The fresh will work, it will just take a little longer before the scent will permeate. use the orange zest only, the white pulp will give an off scent. soak the cloves in alcohol too. then blend them together. two days in the alcohol should give you sufficient...

Occult: O.B.E
Out of the body experiences (OOBE) often happen during meditation, or people have reported them during surgery. Some can be spontaneous, which means that they weren t planned. Are you familiar with Eckankar? This is the ancient science of soul travel....

Occult: Psionics, occult practice, traditional sense
occult practice, traditional sense, telekinesis: Derrick, Psionics is not a part of the occult in the traditional sense of the word. The word Occult is often misunderstood. It simply means hidden . In that way it is only hidden because it isn t a common practice. Hope that clears things up for you!...

Occult: Tarot, Tarot, major arcana
Tarot, major arcana, tarot blogs: Hi Simona! Tarot is an intensely personal pursuit. While many start with the Rider Waite and most beginner tarot books use it for illustrative purposes, it s not the end all, be all. Once you have the basics down, branching out into whatever tarot deck...

Occult: Spirit/Ghost Boxes?
Sorry, I am not familiar with Ghost Boxes. They sound to me like trumpets that were used--or may still be used--at séances. The trumpets were allegedly a means of communication, or a way by which spirits spoke. Spirits spoke through things as trumpets,...

Occult: Theosophy
Theosophy s idea of afterlife was keyed to reincarnation and karma. It is defined in books as THE SECRET DOCTRINE and THE OCEAN OF THEOSOPHY. That I recall, Madame Blavatsky was involved in Spiritualism, but I don t think that that is endorsed in Theosophy...

Occult: Conjured spirits
I doubt these people are sincere. One should not mess with things like conjuring spirits. People are curious about such things, but they are dangerous. Usually, there are proper rituals to go through and means of protection. I don t know what they are...

Occupational Health & Safety: IR rate, Incident rate, OSHA recordable
Incident rate, OSHA recordable, injury: Thanks for the question...most places I ve worked have used a strive-toward-zero approach and its been effective. Because the IR is derived from a formula that Joe the plumber may not understand, to massage it further into a statistic may not give you what...

Occupational Health & Safety: Co2 Emmissions, CO, carbon monoxide
CO, carbon monoxide: Thanks for the question, Dennis...Carbon monoxide (CO)is the by-product of a combustion process, and is considered the silent killer Please do not ignore the alarm. If your forklifts are being charged, I will assume they are electric. The big concern...

Occupational Health & Safety: EMR and IMR, compensation insurance carrier, osha recordkeeping
compensation insurance carrier, osha recordkeeping, voluntary protection program: http://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/new-osha300form1-1-04.pdf This will link you directly to the OSHA forms which fully explain how to calculate IR; but the answer to your question is x 200,000 I have to apologize, and correct myself. You may not have...

Occupational Health & Safety: asbestos ceiling tiles?, asbestos, school
asbestos, school: Good question, Drew...Let me preface by stating that I am not the expert s expert in asbestos. There are professionals who are certified in the field, and may be able to give you a better answer. It s kind of like asking how many cigarettes can you smoke...

Occupational Health & Safety: CO poisoning, carbon monoxide, CO
carbon monoxide, CO: Sounds like a very unfortunate situation, that I hope your daughter gets rectified soon! Further, I would notify both the utility company and the landlord to request further action. I would also have CO detectors installed in living areas of the residence....

Occupational Health & Safety: EMR, EMR, experience modification rating
EMR, experience modification rating, injury data: Thanks for the question, EMR is calculated by using the last three year s worth of injury data (not including the current year), compared to the industry average. Therefore, the number reflects the company s history over time. Greater than 1 is worse than...

Occupational Health & Safety: industrial safety precautions, osha general duty clause, pedestrian pathway
osha general duty clause, pedestrian pathway, dcsp: OSHA s powered industrial truck (PIT) standard 29CFR 1910.178 may not provide you clear guidance on this one... You may want to look at the attached link to the OSHA e-Tool on PIT. Clearly, the responsibility for safety lies both the with drivers and with...

Occupational Health & Safety: lead content, lead paint
lead paint: Thanks for the question...the simple answer is go to the hardware store and purchase a lead test kit. They can be found in the same areas as home radon test kits. It s a simple swab that changes color if lead is present. I will caution that this requires...

Occupational Health & Safety: OSHA regs, masonry wall construction, osha construction standards
masonry wall construction, osha construction standards, perimeter fence: Let me preface that I am not a construction regulations expert, but I did a search of the OSHA Construction Standards (29CFR1926) and found requirements for fencing or barricades specific to the trenching, open pits (i.e. fall protection issues) but none necessarily...

Occupational Health & Safety: No running water in workplace, osha, sanitation
osha, sanitation: Thanks for the question...it sounds like your employer is not fully informed of the OSHA Workplace Sanitation Standard, 29 CFR 1910.141 Here s a link (http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=STANDARDS&p_id=9790) The standard is easy...

Occupational Health & Safety: Ladder Safety, ladder, safety
ladder, safety: A few ideas come to mind...one is to assign second person to foot the ladder. Also, look at whether the ladder can be tied off anywhere. Since your doing a lot of work at heights, I would also consider looking at a scissor lift or other type of manlift....

Occupational Health & Safety: asbestos exposure inhalation risk, asbestos
asbestos: This is a difficult question to answer. I will attempt to answer this as best I can, but please understand that I am not an asbestos expert. Many states have training certification programs for the safe handling and removal of asbestos and asbestos containing...

Occupational Health & Safety: new career, safety, career development
safety, career development: I can partially answer your question. There are many educational opportunities out there, it is really up to you to decide what fits your career plan the best. If you have no S&H experience, I would guess that a post-graduate course is not suitable. You...

Occupational Health & Safety: air quality, mold, mildew
mold, mildew, OSHA: In some circumstances, the things you might do at home could work, Lysol(c) spray, etc. However, when dealing with such a large volume of material, that may be impractical. I hadn t heard about kitty litter. The best way to remove mold is to remove the...

Occupational Health & Safety: safety stats, OSHA record keeping, recordability
OSHA record keeping, recordability: The answers to your questions can be found in detail at the following OSHA link... http://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/index.html MEDICAL AID CASE- By this, I will assume you mean a medical treatment case By definition, medical treatment is any treatment...

Occupational Health & Safety: Change in Management Procedure, OSHA PSM, management of change
OSHA PSM, management of change: I m not sure I understand the question, but in the US, we have a similar term, called Management of Change under the US Occupational Health and Safety Administration s Process Safety Management rule. Management of Change-The work site employer must establish...

Occupational Health & Safety: OSHA standard for pre-duty rest, OSHA, rest breaks
OSHA, rest breaks: Thanks for the question...at this time, I am not aware of an OSHA requirement for rest breaks. There are federal regulations for drivers subject to Federal Motor Carrier standards, but my guess is that doesn t apply here. The attached link, to an OSHA interpretation...

Occupational Health & Safety: confusion, OSHA
OSHA: My expertise is in the application of health and safety principles, not international certifications, but I will do my best to help... In the US- OSHA is a government agency under the US Dept of Labor that enforces the rules of worker safety, NIOSH does the...

Occupational Health & Safety: confusion, noise, safety certification
noise, safety certification, industrial hygiene: Thanks for the questions, I will attempt to answer them as best as I can... Typically, the certifying organizations in the U.S. require some for of education or experience for you to sit for an examination. More information can be obtained from www.ABIH.org...

Occupational Health & Safety: Leading Indicator Index, incident frequency, direct correlation
incident frequency, direct correlation, corporate face: This is a very involved question... My suggestion is to pose it to a safety forum, such as the listserve run by University of Vermont SAFETY@list.uvm.edu Archives of list discussions can be found at http://list.uvm.edu/archives/safety.html There...

Occupational Health & Safety: workplace requirement for running water, OSHA, workplace sanitation
OSHA, workplace sanitation: The OSHA Workplace Sanitation Standard, 29 CFR 1910.141 addressed your concerns... Here s a link (http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=STANDARDS&p_id=9790) The standard is easy to read, so without recreating it here, the highlights...

Occupational Health & Safety: keeping Chromium Trioxide/Mercuric Chloride in the basement in HDPE, chronic health effects, chromium trioxide
chronic health effects, chromium trioxide, health side effects: Unfortunately, there s no good answer to your question...just because you didn t experience symptoms from short term (acute) exposure provides us no basis for the long term (chronic) health effects. ( Much like- how many cigarettes can you smoke before you...

Occupational Health & Safety: Fall protection for non roofers on roof with parapet walls., parapet walls, parapet wall
parapet walls, parapet wall, roof slope: Good morning Bill .. Happy Thanksgiving.. I have some questions that I need to get answered from you. 1. You mentioned a flat sloped roof .. .what is the angle of the roof slope? Is it a low flat slope, or a deeper grade of angle? If it s a steeper...

Occupational Health & Safety: second response phase, emergency action plan, response phase
emergency action plan, response phase, emergency thanks: Joel, It s hard to say. The second phase would be dependent upon what kind of emergency, the incident commander, and the exact nature of the emergency action plan. I am not aware of a precise phase universally accepted, although there could be something...

Occupational Health & Safety: second response, second response, recovery
second response, recovery: Joel, You got it right...second responders are the clean up crews, demolition and construction workers who restore an incident scene to normal and safe. Consider it part of the recovery efforts after an incident. The biggest example of this is the World...

Occupational Health & Safety: chipped paint, paint
paint: Typically, concerns with paint chips have more to do with lead. There is a tremendous amount of information on the web about that topic. I can t fully answer your questions without knowing more, such as the concentration or percentage of Alum. Hydrox in...

Occupational Health & Safety: hep C exposure, hepatitis, bloodborne
hepatitis, bloodborne: I will assume that you are talking about an exposure that occurred during the course of your work. If that is the case, depending on what country and state you are in, this should be treated as work-related and/or followed as a worker s compensation case....

Occupational Health & Safety: State OSHA regulations, state osha, osha regulations
state osha, osha regulations, loading docks: Good afternoon Scott.. #1. Oscillating Fan. The OSHA regulation here is 1910.107(d)(4). Is the fan in the office, or offices in the warehouse? If the fan is in offices, there should be no issue, I would think. If it s in the warehouse offices, there...

Occupational Health & Safety: Asbestos exposure from cutting holes into walls, for wall plates, asbestos, safety
asbestos, safety: I m no expert in asbestos, but will comment as best as I can. There s no good way to determine the asbestos concentration of a building material without testing at a lab. To the best of my knowledge, plaster and drywall aren t high on the list of things that...

Occupational Health & Safety: health and safety, osha requirement, workplace requirements
osha requirement, workplace requirements, place policies: Joel ... I m not quite sure what the question here is, but I ll attempt to answer it for you. I feel the question is asking how do I know that the efforts that I am enforcing is effective Well... In my situation, if I am applying an OSHA requirement...

Occupational Health & Safety: Accident value, working in saudi arabia, manors
working in saudi arabia, manors, job: Majid, A commuting accident is simply an accident that happens when you are on the job. For example, if you must travel in a company vehicle and you get involved in a collision, that would be a commuting accident. I hope that helps. Follow up if you need...

Occupational Health & Safety: Asbestos in garage?, asbestos
asbestos: Before I answer your question, you should ask yourself- what was the wall made of? If it was drywall/wallboard, then it was a very low likelihood of being Asbestos Containing Material (ACM). Same for plaster and lathe. If you don t know/aren t sure, the...

Occupational Health & Safety: tar paper, felt, safety
felt, safety, exposure: There is always the potential, since Tar Paper or felt paper is asphalt or oil impregnated felt cloth. My recommendation is to acquire a copy of the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) from the tar paper/felt paper manufacturer or supplier. Near the front...

Occupational Health & Safety: Verbal Abuse, osha act, human resources department
osha act, human resources department, witness statements: OK ... Let me see if I understand this. The restaurant manager is basically verbally abusive to restaurant employees in front of customers. One, this is unprofessional as a manager, two, if reported this to corporate, I want to make sure that I have...

Occupational Health & Safety: Experience Modification Rating, experience modification, current rate
experience modification, current rate: Sean, The EMR is usually determined annually based upon your record of safety. I think that for the most part, you are stuck with your EMR until years end when it is redetermined. The best way to reduce your EMR is to promote safety and have an established...

Occupational Health & Safety: Accident Investigation, OSHA recordkeeping
OSHA recordkeeping: Sorry, this question is a little vague. In the US, we have workers compensation rules which vary from state to state which define what is work-related in order to determine if a worker s treatment should be paid for, and any lost wages compensated. Under...

Occupational Health & Safety: LED exposure dangerous?, coherent light sources, cappels
coherent light sources, cappels, delicate structures: While this is not my area if expertise, I can offer the product of my brief research. I found many technical articles online, but this one seemed to offer the best layman s explanation. http://www.cappels.org/dproj/LED%20Warning/Danger_of_Eye_Danger.html...

Occupational Health & Safety: Accident investigation., root cause analysis, investigation
root cause analysis, investigation: I ve typically used some for of root cause analysis to identify the contributing factors that led to an incident ( I am assuming you are asking about a health & safety incident investigation) There are several commercially available courses, such as TapRoot...

Occupational Health & Safety: water off for repairs, osha, potable water
osha, potable water, sanitation: I will answer this question to the best of my ability. You will have to continue to check with your local authorities and perhaps the state Dept of Education about water for the kids...As for the workers, OSHA s 29CFR 1910.141 on worker sanitation may apply...

Occupational Health & Safety: Fence barriers, fall protection, fence
fall protection, fence: I believe what you are proposing would be a de minimis violation under the OSHA construction standard (29CFR1926.501) based on the published letter of interpretation found at the attached link. http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=INTERPRETATIONS&p_id=24802...

Occupational Health & Safety: help, electrical failure, electromechanical system
electrical failure, electromechanical system, clothes store: I am not well versed on security for clothing stores, but I will try to answer your question. OSHA s Requirement is that the exit door is not locked from the inside to get out ... However, since the door automatically opens in the case of an electrical failure,...

Occupational Health & Safety: cfl bulb, cfl, mercury
cfl, mercury: I empathize with you situation...Here are some documented precautions that should be followed in the event of a broken CFL bulb, based on the recommendation of the US Environmental Protection Agency... http://www.epa.gov/cfl/ And from Health Canada... ...

Occupational Health & Safety: Construction laws and regulations regarding the health and safety at work, Construction Safety, abroad
Construction Safety, abroad: Livison, There are many differences but it really depends on the country. The four most prominently regulated countries for safety are United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and America. Other countries, especially developing countries, are not as focused on...

Occupational Health & Safety: Silica inhalation, Silica, kitty litter
Silica, kitty litter, dust: Silica has very real known health effects. The CDC info you ve found raises no surprise, since most health effect data we know about chemicals is based on workplace exposure. So can silica cause a health condition? Based on what we know from workplace exposures,...

Occupational Health & Safety: Independent Contractor Incident Investigation and Recordkeeping, Pam, recordkeeping
Pam, recordkeeping: Your statements are all correct, but my question for you is, all recordkeeping issues aside, why not investigate? My belief is that everyone can learn from a good investigation. You do not specify, but US process safety management rules also require logging...

Occupational Health & Safety: Drinking water and refrigeration, osha website, osha regulation
osha website, osha regulation, water coolers: Rona, This is something that most safety professionals advocate for, especially for outdoor workers. If the company was employee conscious regarding heat related issues with workers, they would have a cooling area for the workers, water coolers, gatorade,...

Occupational Health & Safety: help
Antonio, OSHA can and does issue monetary citations to employers for violations pertaining to safety hazards. They do not penalize employees, although under paragraph 5(b) of the OSHA Act, the agency may...but that is a complicated matter altogether and...

Occupational Health & Safety: back injuries at workplace, dbi sala, personal protective equipment
dbi sala, personal protective equipment, safety equiptment: Ian, I would recommend that you first patent your idea prior to just selling your idea. Patents protect your idea from those who might otherwise take the idea without due compensation. After you apply for your patent, you receive patent pending status....

Occupational Health & Safety: General Health & Safety, safety, health
safety, health, industrial hygiene: Frank, 1. It is necessary to know a great deal of material from private institutions, hospitals, etc. One must be familiar with regulatory standards codified by OSHA and to which such standards apply. A great starting point would be to delve into the OSHA...

Occupational Health & Safety: Wearing of Vest
Hi Norman, This is a rather tricky one since OSHA pretty much incorporates by reference the standards on wearing high visibility vests. The 1926 standards on construction require the use of personal protective equipment according to 1926.28(a). However,...

Occupational Health & Safety: question, osha, safety
osha, safety, construction: I can answer only in terms of US policy. This is a rather challenging question because US OSHA rules don t typically segregate by SIC code, however some SIC codes are excempt from some rules (recordkeeping for instance) If you are engaged in the construction...

Occupational Health & Safety: Safety.
Hi Sam, Thanks for your question. Safety is all about evaluating the hazards and risks of the job and type of work your company actually does. There is no real good way to just find a blank template or boiler plate model to address the needs of your company....

Occupational Health & Safety: UAE low for workers right to know
I am sorry, but I am not sure what your question is exactly. Are you inquiring about the United Arab Emirates having few regulations on hazard communication--the right to know standards? Please let me know and I ll respond. Thanks. Markus Wesaw, M.A., CSP...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: 1910.1030 re Protective Equipment, needlestick injuries, osha programs
needlestick injuries, osha programs, latex gloves: Gordon, Here is some info that will help justify my response to you. YES to all your questions, for those state employees that work in a state that has a State run OSHA enforcement program, they are covered under OSHA and would be covered under 29CFR1910.1030...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: #2 fuel oil fumes, cause health problems, material safety data
cause health problems, material safety data, material safety data sheet: Diana, #2 fuel oil smoke is nothing to be playing around with. The Material Safety Data Sheet for #2 Fuel Oil can be found at http://www.dixiegas.com/files/msds/fuel_oil.pdf The MSDS states the following about the contents of your smoke ... HAZARDOUS...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Fiberglass and cancer, permissible exposure levels, fiberglass insulation
permissible exposure levels, fiberglass insulation, level exposure: Jen, I myself would not be concerned about this. BUT PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE RESPONSE. If there was continual high level exposure, then that might be another matter. What makes the difference is the concentration of the exposure and the length of time...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Fiberglass and cancer, fiberglass insulation, tiny fibers
fiberglass insulation, tiny fibers, congratulations on your pregnancy: Jennifer, The new fiberglass insulation will not allow any significant amount of fiberglass to escape. The hazard of fiberglass comes from the fact that it can form tiny fibers that irritate the lung. New fiberglass is less likely to form tiny fibers...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Fuel oil odor, ppm tlv, threshold limit value
ppm tlv, threshold limit value, local health department: Thank you for the question. The maximum allowable TLV for fuel oil is 15 ppm. TLV stands for threshold limit value and ppm stands for part per million. Basically you can safely be exposed to the TLV of 15 ppm or less for an 8 hour period and suffer no health...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Ladder safety, ladder safety, extension ladder
ladder safety, extension ladder, pros cons: Good question. What do you feel more comfortable doing? There are pros & cons for either way. My preference, which is what I tell my guys, is to hold it from the outside, while the worer clinmbs it and ties the ladder off to prevent it from falling. ...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Water Catchment Systems, water catchment systems, garden soils
water catchment systems, garden soils, tomato peppers: I am afraid there are way too many variables involved to give any specific predictions about what might happen to future levels of lead in the soil, Gail. Since lead tends to bind to soil components, I suspect that levels will increase over time, but the...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Appropriate limits on pounds to be lifted by employee, ada regulations, wymer
ada regulations, wymer, prospective employee: Hi Dr. Wymer, Thanks for writing. OSHA does not impose regulations on height, age or weight of an employee regarding ergonomics. Legally, an employer must state the physical job demands in the interview process, so a prospective employee can weed him/herself...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: bathrooms, breaks, water and agreement, osha guidelines, osha standards
osha guidelines, osha standards, bathroom breaks: Subject: Bathrooms, breaks, water and agreement. Question: Hello Mike, today my mother shared with me that her place of employment held a meeting to inform it s employees of some new policies to go into effect immediately. She reported the following:...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Fiberglass Dust Safety Risks, pop rivits, fiberglass dust
pop rivits, fiberglass dust, squarefoot: Hi Todd, Are these condos in which people live? If yes, then I would recommend you tell the proposed new tenant that he needs to go find a garage to go build his machines in. Fiberglass dust is carcinogenic and epoxy fumes are also harmful. You could look...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Fiberglass Dust Safety Risks, insulation manufacturers, fiberglass dust
Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Fiberglass Dust Safety Risks, insulation manufacturers, fiberglass dust, dust mask

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Inhalation of Blown Insulation, hotel car, extra money
Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Inhalation of Blown Insulation, hotel car, extra money, screw

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: food and drinks in workarea with hazmat, toilet room, food and beverages
toilet room, food and beverages, 29cfr1910: It is hard to find. 29CFR 1910.141 (g) Consumption of food and beverages on the premises—(1) Application. This paragraph shall apply only where employees are permitted to consume food or beverages, or both, on the premises. (2) Eating and drinking...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: health and safety report, luck mike, frequency rate
luck mike, frequency rate, safety report: Sonia, I would be glad too. Look at your 100 or 200 log and find your injuries in each category. Look at your work hours for the time period you are reporting. Eliminate weekends, closed hours, holidays, and off time. Find your (factor) this is the...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Inhalation of Blown Insulation, master bedroom closet, blown insulation
master bedroom closet, blown insulation, tall ladder: Subject: Inhalation of Blown Insulation Question: Mike, I have a unique situation that no one seems to have ever heard of before. I live in a new home, I moved into it on July 31st 2008. My dilemma is this.. I went to turn on my heat on Friday morning...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: mold, mold remediation, remediation industry
mold remediation, remediation industry, time scott: Scott, I doubt that mold survives treatment with strong bleach, which is part of the mrthod that I have used. That being said, I don t take any chances. First, I physically remove as much mold as possible. Second, I treat with strong bleach. Third, I...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: portable ladder, ladder, osha
ladder, osha, short period: Thank you for the question. OSHA requires the ladder be tied off when in use. When my crewa are setting up a ladder to use, one person is required to hold it while it is being secured at te top at the beginning of the usage, and then when they are through...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: reflective vests...necessary??, reflective safety vest, road construction projects
reflective safety vest, road construction projects, reflective vests: Thank you for the question. The reflective vests are required when working around heavy equipment or on road construction projects. There has been a trend the last 7 years for large general contractors to require all workers to wear reflective vests on...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Severity Rates, national safety council, osha recordable
national safety council, osha recordable, incident rate: Subject: Severity Rates Question: What is the OSHA practice for severity and frequency rates in case of Fatality/Total Disablement. The mandays for these are taken as 180 days max or as per ansi. Pl clarify Answer: Please excuse that some sarcasm may...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: slip and fall, personal injury attorney, osha web
personal injury attorney, osha web, wooden steps: Thank you for the follow up. Again, my recommendation is that you contact a personal injury attorney (Louisiana has an over-abundance) and let them pursue it. From what you have told me here, it appears you have a good case. THe owner should know better. ...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: storing areosol cans, chain link fencing, aerosol cans
chain link fencing, aerosol cans, fire alarm system: Pat, The exact procedure depends on your locale ordinances, which are based on one of three different national standards. However, I can give you some general guidelines that should comply with all three standards. If you have a separate flammable liquids...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Canvas buckets, osha website, plastic paint
osha website, plastic paint, lifting tools: Thank you for the question. I have searched the OSHA website and can find NO references to canvas buckets listed. However, when lifting tools and materials to an upper level, I recommend using a canvas bucket in good shape as the plastic paint style bucket...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: High Voltage Barrier, driven generator sets, gas turbine engine
driven generator sets, gas turbine engine, added precaution: Todd, Ideally, the load banks would be located in a separate room that is restricted to authorized personnel. The general rule for high-energy electrical equipment is that workers should keep away from it. Since an arc flash can cause serious injury...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Multiple Chemical Allergy and Extremely Low Frequency Radiation, osha office, chemical allergies
osha office, chemical allergies, osha regulations: Mary, You should contact your local OSHA office to ask this question. There are provisions under OSHA that require an employer to investigate a safety report, whether OSHA has existing regulations or not. In addition, OSHA can take action under the...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Is the use of hard hats mandatory?, osha requirements, hard hats
osha requirements, hard hats, hardhats: Thank you for the question. Hardhats are mandatory for protection from overhead hazards as per 29CFR1926.100(a). In a lot of cases, the employer can and does require hardhat usage 100% of the time on construction sites whether or not there are actually...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Fall Protection, civil engineering department, osha requirements
civil engineering department, osha requirements, pound person: Not likely. I m sure there is no middle railing for one reason. Also, it s not just the wire that one needs to consider. How is the wire fastened at the ends? The bolts, clips, hooks, whatever they used -- also has to be capable of bearing the 200 pound...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Pushing/pulling limits using pallet jack
Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Pushing/pulling limits using pallet jack

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Hospital wall standards, life safety code, wall hangings
life safety code, wall hangings, nfpa 101: Hi Tina, I m sorry it took me so long to see that you had written. I took a mini-vacation from my e-mail! There are no regulations against wall-hangings in hospitals. Most hospitals these days have the nurses mini-desks hanging on the walls -- the desks...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: MOD Rate, workers compensation claims, dollar losses
workers compensation claims, dollar losses, recordable injury: Subject: MOD Rate Question: What exactly does MOD rate stand for? My understanding is that my company s MOD rate is calculated using the amount of money spent AND reserved for treatment of o recordable injury. This reporting period we have a good year...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Office space requirements, osha requirement, room hope
osha requirement, room hope, perkinson: Dear Randy, I know that over the past years that cubicle size has been shrinking. I m not aware of any OSHA requirement but you might want to check with the local fire department as they do have requirements on the number of individuals that can be safely...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Pushing/pulling limits using pallet jack, pallet jack, friction force
pallet jack, friction force, mechanical aids: Subject: Pushing/pulling limits using pallet jack Question: I have a friend who delivers heavy pallets by the use of a pallet jack. He must push the pallets on to a hydraulic lift gate on his truck, lower the load and then push/pull it to a designated...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Removal and demolishing of mobile home, quality control processes, colorado department of public health
quality control processes, colorado department of public health, insulation samples: First, if I were you, I would take insulation samples of about a cubic inch and have a local lab test it. Put it in a ziploc bag. The cost should be nominal. Or...... you might have a local asbestos company come and take some samples. Then if they are negative,...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: stucco in a spray can, material safety data, material safety data sheet
material safety data, material safety data sheet, safety data sheet: Subject: Stucco in a spray can Question: Can stucco in a spray can (nozzle on top like a can of whip cream) cause an asthma attack because of the strong fumes? Answer: Cathy – the short answer is yes there is such a potential. Where it gets complicated...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: What time is included in hours worked when calulating the OSHA rate?, lunch breaks, lunch hours
lunch breaks, lunch hours, incident rate: Subject: What time is included in hours worked when calculating the OSHA rate? Question: Does hours worked include lunch & breaks when figuring the OSHA rate? Answer: Stephanie – Technically, no this time should not count. From a practical stand point...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: cement, cement plant, cement industry
cement plant, cement industry, personal protective equipment: Subject: Cement Question: I am going to begin working in a cement plant in New Mexico. I have read a lot about industrial safety but I have never worked in this kind of industry. I am not sure what is more convenient for me: to read about general safety...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: cement, cement plant, safety orientation
cement plant, safety orientation, will find tons: Thank you for the question. THe short answer is both. You are on the right track. A good general knowledge of industrial safety is a must for your industry. But, you also need specific cement plant operations safety. I expect the plant will have a site...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: General Duty Clause, health program management, oregon osha
Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: General Duty Clause, health program management, oregon osha, safety compliance

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: OSHA: Fall Protection on Portable Ladders, 29 cfr 1910, 29 cfr 1926
Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: OSHA: Fall Protection on Portable Ladders, 29 cfr 1910, 29 cfr 1926, federal osha

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: General Duty Clause, political appointees, employment thanks
political appointees, employment thanks, duty clause: Subject: General Duty Clause Question: I have been told that OSHA has never cited anyone on the General Duty Clause Section 5(b). I know that Section 5(a) (1) of the General Duty Clause is cited often. My question is this; (if it is true that OSHA has never...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Does Industry First ladder safety device meet OSHA requirements, osha requirements, osha standards
osha requirements, osha standards, ladder safety: Thank you for this question. From what I see from the company s website advertisements, I do believe they meet the OSHA requirements. I cannot endorse a specific company s product, but I like what I see, and I will recommend to all my contractors that they...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: OSHA: Fall Protection on Portable Ladders, federal osha, construction regulations
federal osha, construction regulations, ladders: Subject: OSHA: Fall Protection on Portable Ladders Question: I was wondering if Federal OSHA requires fall protection for workers when they are work on portable ladders. The place that I am working at now falls under OSHA s general industry regulations...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Portable Ladder safety device and OSHA standards, ladder safety, osha standards
ladder safety, osha standards, type 1a: Subject: Portable Ladder safety device and OSHA standards Question: Can you please review the following two products and advise me whether they would meet the requirements of OSHA Standards 1926.1053(a)(1)(ii), 1926.1053(b)(8). 1. Safe T Climb ladder...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Recordable Injury Rate, incident rate, rir
incident rate, rir, michael brown: Subject: Recordable Incident Rate Question: I read the question on how to get the formula rate when figuring out the RIR. Is this correct? 1 incident rate X 200,000 divided by 19,000(hours) =0.01 Carol Answer: No. The Recordable Incident Rate...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Air temp in Office, air quality problems, frequent headaches
air quality problems, frequent headaches, air contaminants: Subject: Air temp in Office Question: My office (10x12) has a duct that pours out alternating hot/cold air. The temp at my desk swings from 69 deg to 80 deg and back every 15 to 20 minutes (been like this for months!). In addition to constant discomfort,...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: animal feces and urine at the work place, workers compensation claims, occasional accidents
workers compensation claims, occasional accidents, animal feces: Given the circumstances I would contact a good attorney. An inspector could take the position that you are in part responsible for the situation. Don t expect this to be resolved easily - it may have gone on far too long. Michael Brown, CSP Retire...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: bleach concentrations in the laboratory, sodium hydrochloride, mild irritant
sodium hydrochloride, mild irritant, cytology laboratory: Hi James, There is no specific OSHA or EPA regulation that addresses air concentrations of calcium or sodium hydrochloride (bleach). The amount of calcium hydrochloride (most widely used) in air concentrations is in the 200 ppb (parts per billion) range...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: contamination?, asbestos fibers, basement windows
asbestos fibers, basement windows, car brake: Leah, Asbestos Abatement contractors use the plastic as a containment barrier and the plastic should be taped down and sealed if they are in the middle of working on the abatement. If they haven t started yet, then maybe the printed plastic is there...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: About copy machine, fedex kinko, annie annie
fedex kinko, annie annie, radiation emission: Annie, I don t know much about the radiatin emission from copiers. You could check the manufacturers web site. There is zome ozone emitted by copiers and laser printers. Make sure that the room has adequate ventilation, say 6 turn-overs per hour. ...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Air temp in Office, duty clause, temperature requirements
Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Air temp in Office, duty clause, temperature requirements, osha

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: certifications, csp certification, american society of safety engineers
csp certification, american society of safety engineers, professional designation: Subject: certifications Question: Hello, I am considering a change in careers and am thinking about pursuing some certifications in the safety field. Could you please tell me the difference between a CSP and a licensed safety professional? I ve looking...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Drinking water from bathroom or mop sink, mop sink, open containers
mop sink, open containers, toilet room: Subject: Drinking water from bathroom or mop sink. Question: I saw that someone else had a similar question and saw your response regarding as long as it is safe from the tap it is fine. That being said can you please explain this portion of that section...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: certifications, bcsp, member dues
Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: certifications, bcsp, member dues, safety community

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Drinking water from bathroom or mop sink, slush drink, household member
Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Drinking water from bathroom or mop sink, slush drink, household member, tap water

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: first aid kit locations, best practices guide, first aid kit
best practices guide, first aid kit, osha requirements: Subject: First-Aid Kit Locations Question: In my workplace they lock the first-aid kit in a room where only two people have the key and you have to walk around to find them to open this room. Is this legal? Answer: Short response, locking away the...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: One Recordable Injury or Two?, osha recordkeeping, recordable injury
osha recordkeeping, recordable injury, setting blocks: Subject: One Recordable Injury or Two? Question: An employee at my company was injured while unloading a sheet of glass off of a truck. While setting it down the employee missed the setting blocks and hit the corner of the glass sheet on the concrete floor...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: RIR/AFR, osha recordable injuries, national safety council
osha recordable injuries, national safety council, apples and oranges: Question: Mr. Brown - What is the differentiation between Recordable Injury Rate and Accident Frequency Rate ? Are they looking at the same data, are rates calculated the same (# x 200,000/hrs)? RIR looks at recordable & AFR looks at lost time? Answer:...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: roofing, rope pulley, reroof
rope pulley, reroof, safe lifting: Thank you for the question. My apologies for the delay in answering as I have been ill. There are no written regulations to my knowledge. However, it is safer to place them on the roof using booms.It is never safe to carry anything while climbing a ladder....

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Drinking Water, drinking fountains, water question
drinking fountains, water question, break room: Subject: Drinking Water Question: My work recently enacted an instore policy prohibiting its associates from drinking bottled water while at their work stations. They told us that we can go to the public drinking fountains or use one of our two 15 min breaks...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: drinking water, fed agency, eating utensils
fed agency, eating utensils, safety manager: Question: Our employer (a Fed. agency) has been supplying bottled water for several years since our facility was tested for lead (and I accidently found out the results). This week they stopped buying the bottled water and at the present time, we don t even...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: drinking water and water fountains, assembly line work, drinking fountains
assembly line work, drinking fountains, water fountains: Question: Is there a requirement for the amount of water fountains per person, for light industrial assembly line work. It is a non air conditioned bldg. We are located in WPB, FL and it is hot. The employees feel one fountain is not enough and don t want...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: drinking water and water fountains, drinking fountains, public buildings
Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: drinking water and water fountains, drinking fountains, public buildings, occupant

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Bachelor or Master's in Occupational Health?, bachelor of science degree, safety profession
bachelor of science degree, safety profession, occupational health and safety: Subject: Bachelor or Master s in Occupational Health? Question: Dear Michael, Thank you so much for your informative answer. How would you compare a Master s degree to a post graduate diploma in OHS? There seems to be a lot of post graduate degrees in the...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Chromium Catalyst Exposure, safety protocols, personel
safety protocols, personel, catalyst: Subject: Chromium Catalyst Exposure Question: I work at a plastic refinery where there was a severe chromium catalyst leak that released anywhere from 100lbs. to 200lbs. of catalyst into the air, from what some operators have confirmed. However, plant...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: engin oil odor, workers compensation insurance, certified industrial hygienist
workers compensation insurance, certified industrial hygienist, material safety data: Subject: Engine Oil Odor Question: Is it a hazard to work in a shop which has a strong engine oil based odor? My friend does not believe it is - I disagree. Who is right? Thank you – Marianne Answer: I apologize but I cannot answer this question. There...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Flame Arresters, flame arrester, flame arresters
flame arrester, flame arresters, process safety management: Joe, Every flame arrester is different. You should ask the manufacturer these questions. I don t know of any regulation or standard. However, the OSHA Process Safety Management regulations would be a good guide. Check out this web page: http://www.elmactechnologies.com/flamearresters/installmaintenance.html...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: infection control cross contamination, cross contamination, us dept of agriculture
cross contamination, us dept of agriculture, dietary manager: Hi David, I was just made aware that I had a question pending. I m so sorry for the delay! May I refer you to the US Dept. of Agriculture on the use of hair nets. Another organization you may find helpful as they are heavy-duty lobbyists for food safety...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: OSHA Incident Rate, osha recordables, incident rates
osha recordables, incident rates, incident rate: Don, Again, thank ou for the questions. Since you have a lot of concerns about incident rates and OSHA, I highly recommend you visit OSHA s website at www.osha.gov They have a wealth of informaion, and should be able to give you the specifics for...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: water fountain in workplace, water fountains, hazardous chemicals
water fountains, hazardous chemicals, water fountain: Question: Hi Mike, we have 2 water fountains in the production floor where chemicals are used for water treatment. Is it safe to drink water from water fountain in such work environment? Answer: It should be safe as long as chemicals used in the production...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Should he have worn gloves?, private outpatient facility, worn gloves
private outpatient facility, worn gloves, healthcare issues: Hi Megan, Do I think he should have worn gloves? Yes. Should his hands be clean? Yes. Did he put you at risk? Probably not. Your concern certainly warrants a telephone call and/or letter to the director of the facility. I wouldn t hesitate to do...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Arsenic in drinking water and vegetables, west bengal india, arsenic contamination
west bengal india, arsenic contamination, arsenic in drinking water: Hi Yasser, I m sorry that this has to be a concern for you. You can order arsenic water testing kits online from several different vendors and they are inexpensive ranging from $15.00 and up. Unfortunately, removing arsenic from water would not be something...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Arsenic in drinking water and vegetables, west bengal india, arsenic contamination
west bengal india, arsenic contamination, arsenic in drinking water: The only way to do arsenic at home is to purchase test kits. These are available from many companies, but two examples are given. You would need to check availability in your area. There are no simple home tests. http://www.acustrip.com/specs/specs481396.html...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Asbestos Shingles, asbestos shingles, asbestos abatement
asbestos shingles, asbestos abatement, asbestos dust: Cyn, Well, I m sure a CT Scan wouldn t ever hurt.....but I doubt it will be deemed medically necessary. When I worked in the asbestos testing lab, I was monitored yearly and a general health check was performed. You might contact an occupational testing...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: bat in attic at place of employment, compensation insurance carrier, bat feces
compensation insurance carrier, bat feces, public health office: Question: I am an employee of a dental office where we have a lot of bats and bat feces in the attic. What kind of health hazard is this to me and who should we contact to get the problem resolved. My employer has contacted the landlord about this and he...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: chlorine pool tablets/ safety hazards, chlorine pool, chlorine tablet
chlorine pool, chlorine tablet, chlorine tablets: Thomas, There aren t an OSHA regulations that require safeguards in these two situations. However, it sounds like your workplace would benefit from improved ventilation in the enclosed room. Chlorine tablets have an irritating odor that dissipates with...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Feces and urine in construction clean-up, drip torch, ammonia smell
drip torch, ammonia smell, personal protective equipment: Subject: Feces and urine in construction clean-up Question: I recently went to bid on a job on a bank foreclosure and when I opened the lock box and entered the residence I was confronted with a horrible scene there is feces and garbage piled in the house...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: chlorine pool tablets/ safety hazards, ladder safety, respiratory protection
Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: chlorine pool tablets/ safety hazards, ladder safety, respiratory protection, work environment

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: incident rates, claim management, emr
Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: incident rates, claim management, emr, driving safety

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Pandemic Flu Plan for Residential Substance Abuse Tx Center, pandemic influenza plan, pandemic influenza planning
Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Pandemic Flu Plan for Residential Substance Abuse Tx Center, pandemic influenza plan, pandemic influenza planning, local health department

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: first aid kits, first aid kit, osha website
first aid kit, osha website, first aid kits: My apologies for the delay in answering - I have had some medical issues to attend to. There are some lists on the OSHA website (www.osha.gov), and several first aid kit manufacturers have lists that come with their kits. I recommend you visit the OSHA...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Galvanized metal hazards, zinc silicate, zinc salts
zinc silicate, zinc salts, gas kiln: Carol, Galvanized metal contain mostly zinc metal over steel. Glazes can contain zinc salts such as zinc oxide or zinc silicate. The zinc salts will not vaporize as easily as zinc metal at kiln temperatures. The zinc metal vapors and fumes are...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Glass Dust from Sanding, showcase displays, fibrous glass
showcase displays, fibrous glass, niosh pocket guide: Subject: Glass Dust from Sanding Question: The company that I work for has a division that cuts, bevels, and polishes glass for department store showcase displays and tables. A concern was brought up about one of the processes where they have an employee...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: hard hats, residential construction projects, hard hats
residential construction projects, hard hats, having computer: Thank you for the question.For example, are there employers working below the roofers? Are electricians working below the guys installing the rafters? Is there a possibility of something falling from above that can hit someone below? If the answer is yes,...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: incident rates, construction trade association, experience modification rate
construction trade association, experience modification rate, hazard industries: Subject: Incident Rates Question: There are many clients that have established a maximum EMR. That said in construction what is an acceptable threshold on the recordable incident rate? Answer: Most likely you will not like or accept my answer but here...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Pandemic Flu Plan for Residential Substance Abuse Tx Center, pandemic flu, pandemic flu plan
pandemic flu, pandemic flu plan, county health department: Hi Nancy, Boy, what a crummy neighbor you have in that hospital! I m just shocked! N95 s have to be fit tested. It is part of the standard. It s as simple as that. Do you have other residential rehab facilities in your locale with whom you share...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Safety issues cleaning dog kennel, osha regulations, kennel cough
osha regulations, kennel cough, industrial hygiene: Subject: Safety issues cleaning dog kennel Question: My daughter works in a dog kennel which she has spent the last two weeks disinfecting due to an epidemic of kennel cough. The owner has the employees use bleach followed by vinegar. From what I just...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: safety incident cost awareness, national safety council, workers compensation claims
national safety council, workers compensation claims, accident costs: Subject: Safety Incident Cost Awareness Question: How do I make employees aware of the financial cost of the safety incidents that occur at our company. Answer: There are several methods to do this. I prefer a simple, basic approach. I assume that...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: attic work on hot days, globe thermometer, stress position
globe thermometer, stress position, stress issues: Thank you for the question. I apologize for the delay in answering as I have been traveling. It is all about heat stress. OSHA General Industry standards address heat stress issues. Basically, there has to be a work / rest periods depending on the WBGT...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: eutector 157 flux, sweet taste in my mouth, sinus congestion
sweet taste in my mouth, sinus congestion, dry mouth and throat: Hi Marlene, If I were you I would do two things very quickly. #1. Report this to your supervisor as an illness due to your job. #2. Asked to be seen by your company Physician. Once that is done, request an MSDS sheet for the flux. Read it carefully,...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Garbage Hazards, cat feces, garbage juice
cat feces, garbage juice, diesel mechanic: Subject: Garbage Hazards Question: Thanks again for the recommendations. Prior to receiving your response, my husband did in fact speak to his supervisor directly. The union rep was also concerned and spoke to the supervisor. The truck has since been...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: hardhats, osha rules, scissorlift
osha rules, scissorlift, demo work: Thank you for this question. Basically, OSHA says that hardhats are required when there are hazards that can hit you in the head. Most companies will allow you to not wear a hardhat if there is overhead protection provided, such as the operator s cage on...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Insualtion, asbestos abatement contractors, rubber gloves
asbestos abatement contractors, rubber gloves, trash bags: Well......you have to find out what kind of insulation it is before anyone can determine if it is a hazard. Since we don t know, I cannot say if it will be a hazard or not. Here is the best thing to do...if anyone is concerned about the material having...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: insulation in mobile homes, mobile home park, interior paneling
mobile home park, interior paneling, city hal: Well, I am an expert on asbestos. Yes, there is asbestos in some insulations, but I sure can t say if there is any in that insulation. If you have concerns about asbestos being in the air from that insulation, then someone needs to take a small amount of...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: OSHA 500/501, osha standards, job descriptions
osha standards, job descriptions, michael brown: Subject: OSHA 500/501 Question: Hello - I have been out of the safety business for several years. Several job descriptions that I have seen recently have asked for OSHA certifications, particularly OSHA 500/501. What do these certifications cover, or...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: sewer systems in apartments, vent pipes, army navy
vent pipes, army navy, navy base: Yes, it can be true. All systems are fitted with traps and vent pipes, even in a house. These fumes will be foul, not the best for you, but they rarely get to the point of toxic . You would probably move long before that. What you can do is talk to the...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: weight, straight forward answers, compliance agencies
straight forward answers, compliance agencies, heavy crates: Subject: Weight Question: Is there a formula to figure out how many people it takes to move large heavy crates? Answer: Yes, there are formulas that are used to determine safe lifting “levels”. However, they are very complicated and will vary from situation...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Flooding in my apt., n95 mask, legal recourse
n95 mask, legal recourse, welfare check: Hi Sarah, You have a few issues you re dealing with here! Let s start with the lady upstairs...if you truly believe she lives alone and can t care for herself, you can call the local police to do a welfare check. They will visit her, look around her apt.,...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: hard hats, prestressed concrete industry, stocking caps
prestressed concrete industry, stocking caps, osha requirement: I would like to know what your bosses are thinking. I know of NO OSHA requirement that prohibits the wearing of hoods or stocking caps beneath the hardhat. In fact, there are several models on the market (Hoods) that attach to the inside of the hardhat...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Subdue and/or Restrain a person, oregon osha, osha web
oregon osha, osha web, federal osha: Question: Do you have information on the maximum weight one person should subdue and/or restrain an individual in a correctional institution? Answer: No – I am unaware of any additional information regarding correctional institutions. Perhaps there is...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: program, safety profession, program question
safety profession, program question, ilness: Subject: Program Question: Dear Friend..could (it) be said that the first thing you must do when you want to avoid accidents and illnesses in a workplace anywhere in the world, is to prepare a health and safety program? Thanks for your help. Answer:...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Recordable vs reportable incidents, reportable incident, federal criteria
reportable incident, federal criteria, fire vehicle: Subject: Recordable vs. reportable incidents Question: I am kind of confused between a recordable incident and a reportable incident. What is/are the difference(s)? Answer: Benson - A “recordable incident” is one that meets the OSHA criteria regarding...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: safety, contingency plans, polan
contingency plans, polan, severe weather: Chinedu, What kind of work site is it? There are several types of contingency plans that OSHA requires for construction sites that are different from general sites. Contingency plans can be required for spills, fires, even severe weather. I also need...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: tucked in work shirts, nylon jackets, wood veneers
nylon jackets, wood veneers, quality department: Subject: Tucked-in Work Shirts Question: My plant has introduced a new rule of tucking in our company issued shirts (short sleeve button down standard food industry type shirt) and it seems to me that if it where to get caught in a moving part...which shouldn...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Babys and copy machines, michael brown, csp
michael brown, csp, babys: Subject: Babies and copy machines Question: Someone I know photocopied their 2 month old infant. She says she covered her eyes, but I think this is dangerous. What do you think? Answer: Cathy, there is an old saying – “You can’t cure Stupid!” I would...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: cna's and lifting, occupational safety and health, tobacco growers
occupational safety and health, tobacco growers, institute of occupational safety and health: Subject: Cna s and lifting Question: Is there a limitation of the amount of weight we as cna s are allowed to lift (we lift people) especially if they are not able to bear total weight. Answer: This will not be much help, I apologize, There are far...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Extension Ladder Set-up, parapet wall, oregon osha
parapet wall, oregon osha, extension ladder: Subject: Extension Ladder Set-up Question: I set up an extension ladder against the side of a building. It was only 1 foot above the edge because of a 24 inch parapet wall on the other side. The ladder was properly tied off. In an OSHA class I took I...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Mechanical rigging, drive chains, chain hoists
Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Mechanical rigging, drive chains, chain hoists, nuclear project

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Hard Hat liners, hat liners, hard hat
hat liners, hard hat, tuque: Tanya, The issue is that the hardhat manufacturer did not test the hard hat with any liner other than the ones they provide. The government requires that the manufacturer certify that the hard hat meets certain standards of protection. Check with the...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: hazzards from lazer machine, cause health problems, cnc machine shop
cause health problems, cnc machine shop, laser machine: Hi Roberta, Happy New Year! Can you provide me with additional information like what type of laser machine, the size, frequency, etc? I want to give you a correct answer, but I don t want to guess or give you a general answer without knowing your specifics....

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Incident rate for a small location, flammable liquids, incident rate
flammable liquids, incident rate, incident rates: Subject: Incident rate for a small location Question: Hi Mike, I have read your answer and I’m sure you are the one who can help me. About the incident rates, we are a chemical company with presence in 12 countries, and we have some facilities in a same...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Industry Standards, osha log, recordable injuries
osha log, recordable injuries, incident rate: Subject: Industry Standards Question: Sir, what is the correct formula for calculating the industry standard for total recordable injury cases and total lost workday cases involving 200,000 man hours worked per year for a company with 600 employees. Thank...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Mechanical rigging, safe work practices, industrial construction
safe work practices, industrial construction, rigging: Thank you for this question. I am on the road away from my reference library, so I am unable to give you a complete answer. However, I can recommend two places for you to look for the answer. 1 - the come-along manufacturer s website, which will contain...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: near proximity, several letters, michael brown
several letters, michael brown, osha: Subject: Near Proximity Question: In 1910.151 is speaks of near proximity . How does OSHA define this phrase? Answer: Cary - the following will link you to several letters of interpretation issued by OSHA which address the issue of “Near Proximity”...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: OSHA Formula, sprains strains, osha recordable
sprains strains, osha recordable, osha log: Subject: OSHA Formula Question: How do you work out the OSHA Formula for accidents, incidents, near misses etc? Answer: Kevin, I am assuming that the OSHA formula you are referring to is the one used in the calculation of the “OSHA Incident Rate”. It...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Action Level for Total Particulate (dust), no Action Limit, for Total Dust
no Action Limit, for Total Dust, if nuisance: You are absolutely correct on the PEL for a nuisance/inert dust, 15 mg/m^3. There is no Action Level for total particulate, given its an inert or nuisance dust. All inert or nuisance whether mineral, inorganic, or organic, not listed specifically by substance...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Can CNA use Transfer Board ??, wheel chair, cna
wheel chair, cna, fot: Hi Cynthia, I apologize for being so late with my answer. I recently experienced two deaths in the family. If I were you, I would not be comfortable with one female using a transfer board on your 250 lb father. That is a tragedy waiting to happen. ...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Condensation/Depostion, hurricane katrina, depostion
hurricane katrina, depostion, unit apartment: Thank you for this question. I am NOT an expert on enviromental issues, however as a Hurricane Katrina survivor, I can tell you that moisture on the walls, especially sheetrock, concerns me because of mold. I recommend you contact the local housing authority...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Condensation /Mold /Mildew, ill health effects, mold mildew
ill health effects, mold mildew, consumer protection agency: Hello a.d. tellis, Thank you very much for writing about a very important topic. Yes, mold, mildew and wet walls can cause ill health effects. There are many different kinds of mold. Some are more toxic and some less, so you don t know what you re dealing...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Electric lights, christmas tree decorations, many blessings
christmas tree decorations, many blessings, christmas lights: Hi Erick, Thanks for the follow up question. I really want to try to put your mind at ease. Even in the scenario you describe, I suppose there is a very, very slight risk, BUT, we expose ourselves to more toxicants just by living! So, again, I want you...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Extension Cord Guage, nfpa 70, national electrical code
nfpa 70, national electrical code, flexible cords: I feel your pain. Are you the senior site safety rep? Or, as I suspect, there is someone else that is senior & actually running the whole site? I staff many construction sites with safety reps, both at the contractor & client levels. I tell my safety...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Osha requiremewnts at tank top, cheese grater, sticker shock
Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Osha requiremewnts at tank top, cheese grater, sticker shock, steel floor

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: my family has heavy metal poisoning, stomach cramping symptoms, arsenic levels
stomach cramping symptoms, arsenic levels, toxic metals: Hi Nohealani, I m sorry it has taken me so long to write. I m REALLY sorry about your situation! I would suggest you contact an industrial hygienist in your area who can perform air, soil and water testing for you. My recommendation, if you can...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: LTA / Med Aid Stats, canadian forest products, forest products industry
canadian forest products, forest products industry, time accident: Subject: LTA / Med Aid Stats Question: Morning Mike, with regards to tracking of days since last Lost Time Accident and Last Medical Aid, if an employee had a medical aid that later turned into a Lost Time Accident does the number of days since last medical...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Osha requiremewnts at tank top, ground storage tank, industrial stairs
ground storage tank, industrial stairs, osha requirements: Alex, If they use the tank top as a working area, then they will need a lot more than a handrail. The OSHA requirements for working/walking surfaces apply. They will need a standard railing with two horizontal bars and a toeboard. Also, OSHA requires...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: paint fume hazards, early intervention program, metallic taste in my mouth
early intervention program, metallic taste in my mouth, mental health clinic: Greetings: Yes, oil paint fumes can be toxic to people. They should only be used in a well-ventilated area. If you can smell it you should check into renting industrial fans. The oil paints contain turpentine and certain colors contain other dangerous...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Safety when working in the air, construction safety standards, 29 cfr 1910
construction safety standards, 29 cfr 1910, osha guidelines: Thank you for this question. Yes, the operator is required to stay on the truck with positive control at ANY time there is a raised load on the forks, no matter if it is material or people. OSHA has a whole section devoted to forklift safety in the 29 CFR...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: company's contractors accidents, back strains, osha requirements
back strains, osha requirements, incident rate: Subject: Company s contractor’s accidents Question: Hi mike, recently our company s contractors accident rate raised, we as a safety dept. trying to take company s contractors accidents into account when calculating our company s accidents frequency rate,...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: contractors accidents FR, manhours, frequency rate
manhours, frequency rate, question thanks: Again, my apologies for the delay, the desert strikes again with no reception. I refer you to 29CFR1926 Subpart B & 29 CFR 1904 - both discuss the multi-employer rule. As I understand if you control / direct any of the work your subcontractor is performing,...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Environmental Risks, nuclear power plants, chemical factories
nuclear power plants, chemical factories, railway stations: Dear Abhishek, You are wise to consider the ill effects of what you breathe in living and working around these types of industries. Realistically, everyone who is breathing (and that s a good thing!) has accepted some risk. The air is not clean in these...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Environmental Risks, nuclear power plants, visibility operation
nuclear power plants, visibility operation, chemical factories: Subject: Environmental Risks Question: Mr. Brown, my question is: What are the chances of a person living in the proximity of railway stations, airports, chemical factories, nuclear power plants, etc. falling victim to disease(s) due to the polluting environment...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Flam cabinet grounding, flammable storage cabinet grounding, grounding rod
flammable storage cabinet grounding, grounding rod, conduit grounding: Barry, You are absolutely correct in the statement that flammable storage cabinets do not have to be grounded unless a flammable liquid will be dispensed from the cabinet or the local authorities having jurisdiction say they do need to be grounded....

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: fall arrest, crane boom, overhead cranes
crane boom, overhead cranes, daily basis: Many thanks for the questions. My apologies for the delay in the answer, but I have been tied up on a project without any internet service. Question # 1: When using 100% fall arrest system, as on a crane boom, you should clip on above youe head, then unclip...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: fiberglass dust
Hi Jack, You want to stop this immediately! Fiberglass is GLASS and that s what you are putting directly into your lungs. You may not suffer ill effects immediately, but in a short while you could develop a life-threatening disease. In order to protect...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Lifting limits, osha niosh, functional capacity evaluations
osha niosh, functional capacity evaluations, retirement age: Subject: Lifting limits Question: Hi Mike. I m an Occupational Therapist preparing my facility to perform Functional Capacity Evaluations. I ve spent a bazillion hours online with OSHA & NIOSH to find out where the 50#s came from. I ve seen the equation...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: ladder extension, knot work, extension ladder
knot work, extension ladder, safety question: Thank you for this question. Without seeing the configuration of your ladder, I think the fastest solution to help you would be to advise you to go to your local Home Depot, Lowe s or other hardware or home building supply store & look at what they have...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: lost manhours calculation, incident rate, manhours
incident rate, manhours, question michael: Subject: Lost man-hours calculation Question: Could you please advise me on how to calculate lost man hours/days in case of a fatality in a construction site. Answer: If you are talking about the standard Incident Rate calculations in both cases the...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Requirements of 29CFR 1910.331-335, handout material, subject requirements
handout material, subject requirements, time and place: Subject: Requirements of 29CFR 1910.331-335 Question: If I give my employees online training in a classroom setting will this meet the requirements of 29CFR section 1910.331-335 and if so, how should it be documented? Answer: James, on-line training...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: vermiculite, occupational health clinic, asbestos related disease
occupational health clinic, asbestos related disease, lung conditions: Please do not be panicky or frantic about this. (You are getting a survey? I wonder what type of survey.) For certain, all vermiculite does NOT contain asbestos. I have tested it and found asbestos sometimes, and other times have found none. If you are wet-wiping....and...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Water catchment from a slate roof, water catchment, slate roof
water catchment, slate roof, industrial hygienist: Hi Sally, My sister is named Sally! First, I d like to apologize for being so tardy with my response. I have been ill and in hospital. Now, in order to fully answer your question, I will need more information. Is this a temporary situation? Is the...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Asbestos in textured ceiling, transmission electron microscope, danger risk
transmission electron microscope, danger risk, textured ceiling: Hi, I know that some labs report less than 1% asbestos as trace in their reports, and some report it as non detected. It is such a small amount, please do NOT worry about it and spend more money on tests. And the guy is wrong about TEM.....Transmission...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Days witout a time lost accident, time loss, safety professionals
time loss, safety professionals, michael brown: Subject: Days without a time lost accident Question: When I calculate days without a time lost accident should this be based on a seven day week? We work some Saturdays, never Sundays. Is one year without time loss accident based on 365 days or should...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Desk / Monitors Leading to Eye Strain and Neck Pain?, purse strings, career question
purse strings, career question, job dissatisfaction: Question: Hi there. I currently work as a video editor which requires a lot of close examination of my work. I have noticed over the past few months that when I leave work, my head, neck, lower back and eyes are killing me. I feel like the angle, distance...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: First Aid Kit, osha approved first aid kit, blood borne pathogens
osha approved first aid kit, blood borne pathogens, first aid kit: Subject: First Aid Kit Question: What is the list of first aid kit items in S.O.S (Scheduled Oil Sampling) Fluid Analysis Laboratory? Answer: You will find that the requirements for an “OSHA Approved” First Aid Kit are in the same category as “How High...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Office Lighting, office lighting, iesna
Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Office Lighting, office lighting, iesna

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: OSHA/Marine Construction, water line, railing
Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: OSHA/Marine Construction, water line, railing, barge

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Medical Case Management, medical case management, osha recordable
medical case management, osha recordable, necessary medical treatment: Subject: Medical Case Management Question: Mr. Brown, I am writing to ask if you have any suggestions for improving treatment management of occupationally-related injuries. Due to the nature of our business, our employees travel to different work sites...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: mined chrysotile vs. commercial (home) chrysotile, transmission electron microscope, milling process
transmission electron microscope, milling process, asbestos testing: Amy, I am an asbestos bulk and air lab expert. This question might be better answered by a minerologist. But I will make some comments here. After testing thousands and thousands of samples in my lifetime, I found no detectable residual tremolite...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Office Lighting, desk lamps, foot candles
desk lamps, foot candles, office lighting: Dear Mark, If you cannot comfortably see well enough to read or perform your job task, the company is noncompliant. It really is that simple. I wish you the best of luck. Sounds like your company is trying to save some money! All my best, Sand...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: OSHA/Marine Construction, marine construction, offshore marine
marine construction, offshore marine, flotation devices: Thank you for the question. I have been on vacation, so please accept my apologies for the delay in answering. I worked in the offshore marine construction for several years, however I would like to research this prior to giving you a definitive answer....

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: Safety vest requirements for commerical lawn care, safety vest, road crews
safety vest, road crews, traffic areas: Thank you for the question. My apologies for the delay in answering as I have been on the road traveling. The reason you see some grounds keepers wearing the high visibily vests is because of being next to traffic areas. Osha addresses this in 29CFR1926...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: TRIR and LTIR objectives, LTIR TRIR
LTIR TRIR: Sanou, I am assuming you mean electrical power plant generation your NAICS code would be 3.7 for average TRIR for 50 - 250 employees. For TRIR for electrical power generation the following rates apply for all sizes of employers 2.7 TRIR and LTIR would...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: urgent questions, industrial accident investigation, occupational health safety
industrial accident investigation, occupational health safety, entry level position: Hi Ahmed, Question ###: Yes, List every course that involves your safety training. Use that toward the ASSE certificate. Q-6: Your engineering degree should get you a basic certificate. Read the list of qualifications very carefully, I am sure you will qualify...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: urgent questions, industrial accident investigation, health risk assessment
industrial accident investigation, health risk assessment, occupational health safety: 1. An entry level position that requires no experience usually at least requires some type of degree in safety or some type of safety certification. 2. I am a CSP you can get information on how to become a CSP at this website http://www.bcsp.org/ You must...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: working in and around landfills, blue jeans and leather, orosha
blue jeans and leather, orosha, safety person: Donn, Thanks for the great question! The first place you can look for information on the PPE needed is through your company s safety personnel. The safety person should have done a hazard assessment as required by the OSHA PPE standards. If no safety...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: ASBESTOS IN THE LUNGS, chest x ray, lung specialist
chest x ray, lung specialist, definitive diagnosis: Hi Kathy, A lung specialist can see asbestosis on a chest x-ray, although, he/she is correct in that they can t tell PRECISELY. A CT scan will also show it. The reason they can see it so easily is that the placques that develop in the lungs are made of...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: asbestos tiles, asbestos tiles, asbestos fibers
asbestos tiles, asbestos fibers, health hazard: Asbestos tiles are only a health hazard if they become friable . This is the term used in the industry to indicate that a building material has become soft and crumbly. It would be somewhat like a hard cookie crumbling. I would not think that water...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: what classes do i take?, osha requirements, forest products industry
osha requirements, forest products industry, tilt up construction: Subject: What classes do I take? Question: I am a young student interested in public safety and would like to work for OSHA someday as a jobsite inspector. What classes should I take to acquire the skills to apply and possibly work for OSHA? Thank you for...

Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards: First Aid Cabinets, occupational safety and health standards, first aid kit
occupational safety and health standards, first aid kit, gauze pads: Hi Fran, This is a great question that has been the buzz for several years. The short answer is that OSHA does not list medications of any kind to be put in a kit. The exact wording is: First-aid Kits (Mandatory). - 1910.266 App A Regulations (Standards...