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Study: Fewer kids dying from unintended injuries

April 17, 2012

The number of U.S. children dying from accidental injuries has dropped nearly 30 percent over the last decade, according to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 


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EPA proposes rule to require electronic reporting for chemical info

April 17, 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a proposed rule to require electronic reporting for certain information submitted to the agency under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).


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EPA publishes national U.S. greenhouse gas inventory

April 16, 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the 17th annual U.S. greenhouse gas inventory.


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More workers added to federal berrylium coverage

April 10, 2012

The U.S. Department of Labor is notifying former Weldon Spring Plant workers in Weldon Spring, Mo., of a change in the status of their work site in connection with the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act.


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Total Worker Health enewsletter available from NIOSH

April 10, 2012


The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is using a quarterly enewsletter to help spread the word about its Total Worker Health (TWH) iniative.


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American Heart Association goal: Burn a billion calories by 2020

April 7, 2012

The American Heart Association (AHA) has teamed up with Olympic Gold Medalist Jennie Finch to promote the “Billion Calorie Count-UP,” a new multi-year, nationwide goal aimed at encouraging Americans to collectively burn one billion calories by the year 2020.


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Feds, Marathon Petroleum agree on high-tech pollution solution

April 6, 2012

The EPA and the Department of Justice have reached an innovative environmental agreement with Ohio-based Marathon Petroleum Company that already has significantly reduced air pollution from all six of the company’s petroleum refineries.


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U.S. Chamber releases Workplace Wellness toolkit for small, medium-sized businesses

April 6, 2012

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has released a new toolkit to help small and medium-sized employers plan, implement, and evaluate workplace health promotion programs.


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National Public Health Week focuses on prevention, wellness

April 5, 2012

The American Public Health Association (APHA) is focusing on a holistic approach to wellness during this week, National Public Health Week.


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TV PSAs prompt huge increase in calls to CDC smoking quitline

April 5, 2012

Two weeks after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched the Tips from Former Smokers campaign, calls to the 1-800-QUIT-NOW quitline have more than doubled.


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