Environmental and Occupational Health

NIOSH: Work-related injuries from ATVs are increasing

December 5, 2012

A recently published review by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of hazards related to All-Terrain vehicle use shows that work-related injuries are on the rise. NIOSH estimates that 11 million of these vehicles were in use in 2010 (for both recreational and work-related purposes).

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Safety associations urge Congress to support OSHA, NIOSH

November 30, 2012

A trio of top occupational safety associations is urging Congress to “champion the safety and health of America’s workers” by supporting funding for OSHA and NIOSH, saving vital programs and blocking what it calls “troubling policy riders.”

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Will new term bring movement on stalled regs?

November 28, 2012

At least one advocacy group is hoping that, with the presidential election out of the way, the Obama administration will move to strengthen health, safety, and environmental protections that got stalled during the administration’s first term.

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AIHA donates $10,000 for Sandy relief

November 27, 2012

In response to the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy, the American Industrial Hygiene Association has donated $10,000 to the American Red Cross to help with the ongoing relief effort in the northeast U.S.

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AIHA public policy survey highlights OEHS issues

Biennial survey identifies priority issues for the IH profession
November 13, 2012

Updating PELs, OSHA’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program (I2P2) and getting more respect are the top upcoming issues for safety professionals, according to a survey conducted by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA).

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ASSE looks ahead following election

Key concern: That OSHA move forward on I2P2
November 12, 2012

The American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) President Richard A. Pollock, CSP, released the following statement on the results of the 2012 election:

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AIHA Leadership Workshop draws professionals, students, volunteers

November 8, 2012

The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) is declaring the two-day Leadership Workshop it hosted last month a resounding success.

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Deadline for AIHA awards fast approaching

November 5, 2012

Nominations for 2013 American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) awards must be made by Dec. 1, according to the AIHA Awards Committee.

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Data from gas detectors

A whole new source of workplace intelligence
November 1, 2012
Safety professionals and industrial hygienists have dedicated their careers to making work a safer place to be.

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EHS managers: Globe-trotting and linked in

More from the 2012 ISHN White Paper
October 30, 2012

Many global EHS managers travel abroad about once a quarter. Thirty-eight percent make three to four trips to foreign countries each year. And they put in long days at foreign sites.

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