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International coalition calls for global asbestos ban

Epidemiologists and other health experts from more than 20 countries are calling for a global ban on the mining, use and export of all forms of asbestos because exposure to the toxic chemical causes mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestiosis.


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Report warns of “serious gaps” in European nano hazard awareness

A report from the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) warns of a lack of awareness about occupational exposure to nanomaterials.


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Fracking advocates fight fire with film

Oil, gas industry uses movies to counter negative publicity

It’s “Truthland” versus “Gasland.” The American Petroleum Institute (API) hosted a film festival recently in Washington, D.C. during which excerpts from several pro-fracking films were screened. The event was a response to the critical-of-fracking documentary “Gasland,” by independent filmmaker Josh Fox.


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Report: Inactivity as dangerous as smoking

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

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"

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

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

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

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

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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Eye Injuries: You rarely see them coming. Practical Solutions for reducing injuries to the eye.

The 3M Eye Injury Reduction webinar will provide an examination of how to help solve eye injuries in the workplace. This issue continues to challenge virtually every industry, and the solution is often times multifaceted. 3M will share some new tools and approaches to help you in solving this issue.

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