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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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Measles cases in the United States reach 20-year high

CDC urges vaccination as summer travel season approaches
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Two hundred and eighty-eight cases of measles were reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States between Jan. 1 and May 23, 2014. This is the largest number of measles cases in the United States reported in the first five months of a year since 1994.


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Report: Changing climate is affecting Americans’ health, environment

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A report released by the EPA yesterday, Climate Change Indicators in the United States, presents strong evidence that climate change is occurring across the United States – and is affecting human health in ways ranging from a longer ragweed pollen season to a rise in heat-related deaths.


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Do you want to make a difference?

List of possible projects to strengthen workplace health and safety in Bangladesh
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On May 7th, representatives of the organizations listed below heard presentations from the Embassy of Bangladesh, the Bangladesh Accord for Fire and Building Safety, the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, and the U.S. Department of Labor’s International Labor Affairs Bureau on ongoing efforts to improve safety and health in the 3,600 cut-and-sew factories that make up Bangladesh’s “ready made garment” industry.


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