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Occupational Knowledge International wins AIHA award

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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List of possible projects to strengthen workplace health and safety in Bangladesh

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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Successful first staging of Tos+H Expo in Turkey

The premiere staging of TOS+H EXPO, the first Turkish Occupational Safety + Health Exhibition in Istanbul, achieved very positive results with 3,540 visitors and 90 exhibitors participating.


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Unions from around the world call for asbestos ban

Russian asbestos industry tries to crash conference

It’s legal in emerging nations but banned in the developed world (although you can still find it in many buildings). An international coalition called for it to be banned globally 25 years ago, but as an industry, it continues to thrive.


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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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