Environmental and Occupational Health

Why some workers do better after injuries than others

June 20, 2014

Workers who are concerned about being fired after an injury experience poorer return-to-work outcomes than workers without those worries, according to new studies from Massachusetts’ Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI).


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AIHA recommends ways to prevent lead poisoning among children in developing countries

June 18, 2014

The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) has issued recommendations to prevent lead poisoning among children in developing nations, based on a case study of lead contamination conditions in several countries in Eastern Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia. 


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Trish Ennis begins one-year term as new ASSE president

June 16, 2014

Trish Ennis was installed last week as the 100th president of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE). A 23-year veteran of the occupational health and safety profession, Ennis vowed to continue to elevate the safety profession within the business community and work to deliver ASSE’s 36,000 members the programs and benefits they seek.  


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AOHP position statements promote the work of occupational health professionals in healthcare

June 11, 2014

As the national leader for occupational health in healthcare, the Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare (AOHP) has developed a number of position statements that communicate the association's perspective regarding matters of importance related to the health, safety and well-being of healthcare personnel (HCP).


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Help with heat stress prevention available online

June 10, 2014

With temperatures across the nation edging upward as the official start of the summer season approaches, the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) has made a variety of critical resources available online, to help workers and employers can use to stay safe during the summer heat.


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Christine A.D. Lorenzo inducted as new president of AIHA

June 10, 2014

The 2014 American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce) wrapped up its six-day educational event with the induction of a new American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) leader.


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Occupational Knowledge International wins AIHA award

June 6, 2014

The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) awarded its Annual Social Responsibility Award to Perry Gottesfeld, Executive Director of Occupational Knowledge International (OK International).


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Texas company exposes workers to silica

June 6, 2014

Outdoor Furniture Refinishing Inc., doing business as Allied Powder Coating, has been cited by OSHA for 15 serious health and safety violations with a proposed fine of $55,440. OSHA cited the sandblasting and powder coating company for exposing workers to toxic chemicals, including silica, beyond established occupational limits.


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Radians® enters cooling products marketplace with Arctic Skull™

June 5, 2014

Radians, Inc., a manufacturer of quality personal protective equipment, is pleased to announce their entry into heat stress management through their new Arctic Skull™ product line that includes Cooling Headbands, Cooling Head Shades, and a Cooling Towel.


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"Deadly Dust" video wins international award

June 4, 2014

"Deadly Dust," an OSHA educational video on the hazards of silica exposure, has won first place in the safety category in an international competition to find the best business communications videos.


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