Articles Tagged with ''government''

WHO highlights global underinvestment in mental health care

October 28, 2011
One in four people will require mental health care at some point in their lives but in many countries only two per cent of all health sector resources are invested in mental health services. 

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A world greatly out of balance in matters of health

October 28, 2011
Representatives from more than 100 governments around the world, health experts, civil society organizations and other stakeholders are converging in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for three days to discuss how social, economic and environmental conditions could be improved to reduce the health gaps within and between countries.

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Report: OSHA rulemaking nearly paralyzed

October 5, 2011
OSHA has produced regulations in the past decade at a far slower rate than ever before, postponing rules that would have prevented more than 100,000 serious injuries, more than 10,000 cases of illness and hundreds of fatalities, a new Public Citizen report shows.

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AIHA offers GAO assistance in OSHA studies

October 5, 2011
The American Industrial Hygiene Association® has written a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) offering to help the GAO in its investigations of OSHA enforcement programs using the same criteria the agency has used to scrutinize state OSHA plans (requested by House Republicans), and an examination of OSHA’s effectiveness in issuing health and safety standards (requested by House Democrats).

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Dilemmas posed by EU’s REACH legislation

8 recommendations to handle stricter exposure limits
October 1, 2011
The European Union’s chemical management law known as REACH requires chemical manufacturers and importers to assess risks and describe conditions under which their chemical substances can be safely used. 

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Safety confronts a leadership crisis

Fatalities, severe injuries & emotional health demand action
October 1, 2011
Distressing. Unacceptable. Mired in mediocrity. I’m paraphrasing, but that’s the essence of the American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) reaction last month to news from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics that a total of 4,547 workers died on the job in 2010 compared with 4,551 from 2009. 

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OSHA under the guillotine?

Anti-government fervor is at a fever pitch
September 1, 2011
Just where will this new Super Committee of Congressional Budget-Cutters come up with more than a trillion bucks in federal spending savings, as mandated by that Grand Bargain reached by Congress this summer to raise the federal government debt ceiling?

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A curious case of reg relief: issue another standard

August 24, 2011
OK, we all know a lousy economy and government regulations mix like oil and water.
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Safety pros would benefit by eliminating OSHA's standards office

August 24, 2011
I just saw a news article that reported the Obama administration's budget director has issued instructions to each of the federal agencies to prepare for 5-10 percent budget reductions.


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