UC Davis researcher recommends expanded prevention measures
January 24, 2012
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.
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).
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.
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.