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

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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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NIOSH chief at Safety 2014:

"How can we achieve global safety sustainability?"
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Remarks by John Howard, M.D., NIOSH Director, at ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition on June 10, 2014: Just over a year ago, on April 24, 2013, Rana Plaza, an eight-story commercial building in Greater Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, collapsed. The death toll has reached more than 1,000.


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Greenhouse gas emissions down in Europe

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Greenhouse gas emissions in European Union (EU) nations decreased by 1.3 percent in 2012, putting the EU within reach of its 20 % reduction target, with eight years to go until the 2020 deadline.


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Bangladesh OHS Links – Media articles & reports

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Selected articles on the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse.


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ASSE Safety 2014 Q&A with ASSE President Kathy Seabrook:

“When you talk about risk, it’s the language of business.”
By Dave Johnson
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ISHN conducted an exclusive interview with Kathy Seabrook, ASSE’s outgoing president, who has had her bags packed for a year as she has traveled the country and the globe on safety missions.


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Occupational Knowledge International wins AIHA award

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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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Unsafe working conditions common in global apparel industry

AIHce 2014 speaker says ruthless competition is behind problem
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In his Wednesday AIHce 2014 General Session address at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Scott Nova, the executive director of the Worker Rights Consortium in Washington, D.C., detailed the hazardous working conditions in the garment manufacturing industry, particularly in Bangladesh, where economic and political pressures have exacerbated longstanding safety problems to a greater extent than in other countries.


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Successful stand-alone staging of OS+H ASIA 2014

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Closing recently on a highly successful note, OS+H Asia 2014, 9th Occupational Safety + Health Exhibition for Asia, has firmly established itself as a leading event for the Singapore and regional occupational safety and health industry.


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EPA’s McCarthy makes the case for taking action on climate change

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About a month ago, I took a trip to the Cleveland Clinic. I met a lot of great people, but one stood out—even if he needed to stand on a chair to do it. Parker Frey is 10 years old. He’s struggled with severe asthma all his life. His mom said despite his challenges, Parker’s a tough, active kid—and a stellar hockey player.


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Bangladesh blowback: Hopes for improved garment factory safety

By Garrett Brown MPH, CIH
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For the first time in any global supply chain, genuinely independent inspections of garment factories are identifying and correcting life safety hazards that have killed hundreds of Bangladesh garment workers in recent years.


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