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The California Industrial Hygiene Council (CIHC) has assembled an impressive lineup of speakers and a wide-ranging slate of topics for its annual conference this year, which will be held Dec. 3-5, 2012 at the Westgate Hotel in San Diego’s Gaslight District.
I don’t know if you have seen the latest announcement from the UK Government - I noted it in an editorial that appeared in the Economist. I had a hard time actually tracking down the government statement. It was not made – or even referenced – by the HSE.
The National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is making a final call for volunteers for its study on potential health effects experienced by people who helped clean up the Gulf area after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.
With the recent release of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data on fatal occupational injuries report showing 4,609 people died from on-the-job injuries in the U.S. in 2011, American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) President Richard A. Pollock, CSP, said people should be concerned.
China should carry out more-extensive safety studies and improve regulatory oversight of synthetic nanomaterials, leading Chinese researchers said at the 6th International Conference on Nanotoxicology in Beijing this month.
Although falls continue to be a concern, those just-released Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) figures on 2011 U.S. fatal occupational injuries show that fatal work injuries in the construction industry declined to 721 in 2011 from 774 in 2010 -- a decrease of 7 percent.
Preliminary results released last week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics' National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries show a slight decline in occupational fatalities.
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has produced a new safety manual for agricultural sprayer operators and maintenance personnel.
Here are the week’s top occupational health and safety stories from www.ISHN.com:
The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) commended the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on its recently released ‘Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) Review’ report noting that its recommendations would help encourage the involvement of employers who have joined with their workers in a commitment to safe and healthy workplaces in VPP.
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