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EPA releases new policy statement on climate change adaptation

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 The EPA today released a new policy statement on climate change adaptation to help the nation prepare for and respond to the impacts of a changing climate. The policy commits the Agency to work with states, tribes, and local communities to increase their resilience to extreme weather events and prepare for the impacts of climate change. 


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In EU: 45 percent of 50-somethings would like to reduce working time

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A recent survey on Europe’s aging workforce reveals that 45% of those who are 50+ would prefer to work less, compared with 11% who would like to work more. The remaining respondents were satisfied with the volume of weekly hours they currently work.


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WHO calls for higher tobacco taxes to save more lives

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The World Health Organization (WHO) says raising taxes on tobacco products will encourage users to stop and prevent other people from becoming addicted to tobacco. Based on 2012 data, WHO estimates that by increasing tobacco taxes by 50%, all countries would reduce the number of smokers by 49 million within the next 3 years and ultimately save 11 million lives.


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Workplace accidents costly elsewhere, too

Greek Labour Minister calls for greater investment in OSH
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 The Labour Minister of Greece said workplace accidents cost his country more than a billion euros a year – and that doesn’t include the cost of treatments and permanent disability benefits. 


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Working together for success: EU-OSHA’s annual report 2013

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 In its 2013 annual report, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) demonstrates that it has continued to successfully promote the economic benefits of investing in workplace safety and health by stressing the importance of working together. 


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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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A NIOSH Science Blog post

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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