Articles Tagged with ''government''

An “unborn child’s” health and safety

Do you accept the responsibility?
By Dan Markiewicz, MS, CIH, CSP, CHMM
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OSHA’s modified hazard communication standard (HCS) mandates a highly controversial and divisive issue that was not addressed in the preamble.


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Don’t get distracted

Keep your eyes, hands & mind on the road
By Stephanie Zizzo
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Since the mid-2000s, distracted driving has become a growing issue amongst drivers of all ages.


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Reward Wellness

Gift cards reinforce healthy behaviors
By Joan Travelstead
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Last year’s health care reform legislation, although still up for further debate in Congress and facing a constitutionality ruling later this year in the U.S. Supreme Court, will result in major changes for companies and their health care insurers.


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Poll: Most Americans find Fed government workers on easy street

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A majority of adults nationwide continues to believe that those who work for the government have it easier than those in the private sector and get paid more for it.


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Unsafe companies shouldn't get government contracts, says group

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Government agencies routinely award construction contractors to companies with poor safety records, according to a consumer advocacy group which is calling for a change.


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Putting America back together

Few regulations required for assembly
By Dave Johnson
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That’s the essence of the message sent out in early March by the Business Roundtable, an elite institution of leaders of major U.S. companies with more than $6 trillion in annual revenues and more than 14 million employees.


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Safety advocates: Industry pressure blocking OSHA rules

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For the second time in a year, workplace health and safety advocates are saying the White House is unnecessarily holding up a key workplace safety regulation that could have already saved workers’ lives if it had been implemented.


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Heritage Foundation seeking stories of “regulatory overreach” victims

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The Heritage Foundation is seeking examples of individuals, entrepreneurs and business owners who have been negatively affected by the federal government’s regulatory overreach.


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Corporations are not people

Sorry, Mitt, it’s not that simple
By Dave Johnson
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Last August while trolling for votes at the Iowa State Fair, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney created a little media stir when, egged on by an irate protestor, he said, “Corporations are people, too, my friend.” 


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OSHA at the barricades

By Dave Johnson

OK, they have not erected barricades in DC yet (other than the ones to prevent terrorist suicide bombings). But the partisan fighting is wicked and will only worsen as the 2012 election nears.


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