A national survey conducted by the U.S. Pain Foundation, with support from McNeil Consumer Healthcare, has found that while nearly all consumers (97%) say they feel confident when choosing which over-the-counter (OTC) pain reliever to take, many disregard important safety factors that medical professionals say are critical to selecting which OTC pain reliever is most appropriate for their health profile.
The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International Union has filed a complaint with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Rights Division on behalf of inmates and employees at the Fayette County, Pa. Prison, pointing out unsanitary conditions, routine maintenance deficiencies that put corrections officers and inmates in severe danger, compromised structural integrity of the facility and more.
As the number of states establishing workers’ compensation drug formularies continues to increase, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) has issued a position paper that focuses on how the use of properly designed formularies can improve medical quality and contain costs for injured workers.
More than 200 former Samsung factory workers contracted a wide variety of illnesses allegedly from chemicals they were exposed to, according to the Associated Press. Samsung reportedly withheld specific information about the exposures.
A workplace violence incident that took the form of fire, how work can give you a pain in the neck and secrets from the deep revealed in an audio tape. These were among the stories featured this week on ISHN.com this week.
An Ohio wind-energy facility doesn’t want to reveal how many birds it kills, and has gone to court to keep that information secret. Blue Creek Wind Farm, owned by the Spanish company Iberdrola Renewables, has filed a lawsuit in Ohio to prevent two state agencies from making public what it calls “trade secrets.”
During the past 15 years, substantial evidence has shown a strong link between Libby amphibole asbestos and higher risks of autoimmune diseases and disorders, the Center for Asbestos Related Disease (CARD) announced on Aug. 15.
Here are NIOSH’s top 5 reasons to tune into N95 Day this year: 1. Using social media for respiratory protection resources – it’s like a breath of fresh air If you’re all about respiratory protection, then it’s all about #N95Day on September 6th.