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Report: Inactivity as dangerous as smoking

July 24, 2012

New research links a lack of exercise to cancer, diabetes and heart disease – a triple threat combination that has causes approximately the same number of fatalities as smoking.


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State policies, oversight of fracking inadequate, water quality group says

July 20, 2012

In a new report , OMB Watch finds that state oversight laws requiring disclosure of the chemicals used in natural gas fracking are in need of an overhaul. The group claims that disclosure of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," is spotty and incomplete, and essential safeguards are missing.


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Michaels: The U.S. and E.U. "need each other more than ever"

July 18, 2012

Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor For Occupational Safety and Health, spoke recently at the Seventh EU/US Joint Conference on Occupational Safety and Health Brussels, Belgium.


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ASSE expands its global reach with new chapters in Middle East, Mexico

July 17, 2012

During its recent Safety 2012 conference in Denver, CO, the American Society of Safety Engineers officially approved a new chapter in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and a new section in Mexico.


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OSHA, SCHC to hold free webinar on revised Hazard Communication Standard

July 17, 2012

On August 13 from 1-2:30 PM EST, the Society of Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) will host a free webinar to present information on implementing OSHA's revised Hazard Communication Standard in the United States.


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Piece work increases work injury rate

July 16, 2012

Almost twice as many piece rate workers suffer from workplace injuries as those on standard contracts, according to research from Lancaster University Management School. The increased productivity gained by employers from piece rate work is lost through increased absence and the cost of compensation, the authors note.


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U.S. export is increasing heart disease risk in Southeast Asians

American-style fast food contributes to rise in heart and diabetes rates
July 7, 2012

Southeast Asians regularly eating hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries and pizza are increasing their risk of dying from coronary heart disease and developing type 2 diabetes, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.


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European trade unions reach out on REACH

July 2, 2012

The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and Industrial European Trade Union, the new European trade union that represents seven million workers from a variety of sectors, have launched an informational campaign on REACH, the European Community Regulation on chemicals and their safe use.


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Turkey to be partner country of A+A 2013

June 26, 2012

Turkey will be the partner country at A+A 2013, International Trade Fair with Congress for Safety, Security and Health at Work, to be held from November 5 - 8, 2013 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.


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Activists protest environmental award for PepsiCo

June 25, 2012

The Stockholm International Water Institute’s decision to award PepsiCo for water efficiency is “a cruel irony,” according to environmentalists, who charge that the company has inflicted massive harm on vital community water resources around the globe.


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