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Erionite: An emerging North American hazard

By Max Kiefer MS, CIH and David Weissman MD
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Erionite is a naturally occurring mineral that belongs to a group of silicate minerals called zeolites. It is usually found in volcanic ash that has been altered by weathering and ground water.


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Job-related injuries and illnesses cost U.S. more than cancer, diabetes or strokes

UC Davis researcher recommends expanded prevention measures
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In the first comprehensive review of its kind since 1992, a UC Davis researcher has estimated the national annual price tag of occupational injuries and illnesses at $250 billion -- much higher than generally assumed.


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ABIH elects new Chairman, Directors

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Lydia Renton, CIH, ROH of WESA Inc., has been elected Chair of the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH). ABIH is the certifying organization for Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH).


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Survey will try and find out why many work injuries aren't reported

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The Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced plans for a survey aimed at finding out why so many workplace injuries go unreported.


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Summary of occupational hearing loss meeting now available online

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If you missed OSHA's November stakeholder meeting on preventing occupational hearing loss, you can now read about it online.


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AOHP and NIOSH seal five-year deal

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The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare (AOHP) have committed to continuing their collaborative partnership to improve workplace safety and health in the healthcare setting with the renewal of their memorandum of understanding (MOU).


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Farmers, bricklayers among those at highest osteoarthritis risk

New study ids occupational, gender differences
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Floorlayers, bricklayers, farmers and healthcare assistants run the highest risks of developing osteoarthritis (OA), according to a new study published in the online journal, Occupational & Environmental Medicine.


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OSHA to continue scrutiny of federal agencies with high injury rates

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OSHA recently updated its Federal Agency Targeting Inspection Program (FEDTARG) directive for fiscal year 2012. FEDTARG directs programmed inspections of federal agency establishments that experienced high numbers of lost time injuries during FY 2011.


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Dr. Howard’s crystal ball — discerning workforce trends

By Dr. John Howard
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Excerpted from Dr. Howard's NIOSH blog: "What factors will influence the workforce and the world of work over the next several years?" The following influences seem likely:


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Industrial hygienists rank top 2011 stories

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From the budget drama on Capitol Hill to the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the year 2011 did not lack for news about occupational and environmental health and safety.


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