Environmental and Occupational Health

After 13 years, is a revised beryllium standard near?

May 9, 2014

Amid speculation that OSHA is on the verge of issuing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to modernize the beryllium standard, worker safety advocates are hoping that it provides stronger protections for construction workers.


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What are the psychological aspects of amputation?

May 9, 2014

As a safety and health professional, there will inevitably be those trying times when you must counsel a worker who has lost a finger, multiple fingers, a hand, or an entire arm to a work-related injury.


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Friends of NIOSH defend ERCs, ag and fishing program

May 8, 2014

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has a lot of friends. In a recent letter, more than 150 organizations that make up the “Friends of NIOSH” urged congressional leaders to disregard President Obama’s proposed elimination (in his FY 2015 budget) of Education and Research Centers (ERCs) and Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing Program and maintain funding for them, as well as for NIOSH’s other programs.


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Mining industry challenges coal dust rule in court

May 7, 2014

The National Mining Association (NMA) has asked a federal appeals court to review the Mine Safety and Health Administration's (MSHA) regulation for the control of coal dust in underground coal mines, contending that the rule “embodies fundamental legal and technical infirmities in its scope, foundation and framework.”


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ISHN 2014 Readers' Choice Awards — Winning products announced

May 5, 2014

Thousands of ISHN subscribers voted online for today's top safety products in ISHN’s 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards. The results are in and ISHN is proud to share the second-annual list of winning entries.


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Are you monitoring your older women workers for hand and arm problems?

May 5, 2014

As women age, health issues specific to perimenopausal and postmenopausal women, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid and other inflammatory arthritic conditions, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and fractures are more common in women than men, according to The Institute for Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation.


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“Every death, injury or illness on the job represents a human tragedy”: Workers Memorial Day, 2014

May 1, 2014

ISHN posted this commentary from Dr. Howard earlier in April. Given Dr. Howard’s long tenure at NIOSH and his visionary perspectives on worker health and safety, we want to “rebroadcast’ it as an ISHN blog.


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Eliminate hidden hazards in consumer goods

May 1, 2014
WARNING: This Product May Contain a Chemical Known to the State of California to Cause Cancer or Birth Defects or Other Reproductive Harm.”


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Reducing radiation hazards

Distance, shielding, PPE & containment are keys
May 1, 2014
Radiation is energy that comes from a source and travels through space and may be able to penetrate various materials.


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MSHA issues final rule reducing miners’ exposure to respirable coal dust

Black Lung disease linked to 76,000 miners' deaths since 1969
April 30, 2014

The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released a final rule to lower miners' exposure to respirable coal mine dust in all underground and surface coal mines.


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