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OSHA Releases New Web Resource to Protect Hospital Workers

OSHA launched a new educational Web resource with a collection of materials to help hospitals prevent worker injuries, assess workplace safety needs, enhance safe patient handling programs, and implement health and safety management programs. The new online resources include...

source: AIHA

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The federal government has dramatically lowered the safe exposure levels of toxic firefighting chemicals, following months of controversy over contaminations detected near airports and military bases. The new tolerable daily...

source: The Guardian

Companies importing chemical mixtures would like more than six months to notify the Environmental Protection Agency about the components of those mixtures, according to chemical importers and trade associations. "We anticipate significant...

source: Bloomberg BNA

For many years, sensors have been used in the chemical process industries for many activities, including monitoring the health and safety of employees. In these applications, sensors were especially helpful when used to accumulate data on workers, identify potential exposures...

source: Chemical Engineering

President Donald Trump's proposed budget for fiscal year 2018 would cut $2.5 billion from the Department of Labor, and funding for certain workplace safety initiatives would be on the chopping block. Specifically, the proposal would eliminate Occupational Safety and...

source: Society for Human Resource Management

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a rare neurodegenerative disease of unknown origin that is currently untreatable. New research suggests that workplace exposure to magnetic fields may be responsible for the disease.

source: Medical News Today

A recently decided court case involving the first day of filming the movie "Midnight Rider" spotlights an industry not always associated with health-and-safety requirements: the film industry. In this case, a 27-year-old camera assistant was killed and eight other crew members...

source: Bloomberg BNA


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