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Asbestos exposure, a commercial fishing accident story with a happy ending and how perceptions can pose a real danger for workers are among the week’s top EHS-related stories as featured on ISHN.com:
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced her resignation today, after serving in the Cabinet since 2009. President Obama nominated budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwel to replace.
Conflicts between work and home — in both directions — are an important contributor to the risk of burnout, suggests a study in the April Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Wednesday announced its intention to issue a proposed rule requiring two-person train crews on crude oil trains and establishing minimum crew size standards for most main line freight and passenger rail operations.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a final rule requiring rear visibility technology in all new vehicles under 10,000 pounds by May 2018. This new rule will significantly reduce the risk of fatalities and serious injuries caused by backover accidents.
The purpose of this NIOSH Science Blog is to explain what is currently known about an important aspect of respirator filtration. For decades, respirator researchers have been asked whether filters need to be tested with aerosols similar to those encountered in the environment
A collision between a truck and a school bus early this morning on a California freeway killed ten people and injured dozens more.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has issued a Program Information Bulletin reminding the mining community of the process for submitting a corrective action program for MSHA approval and the tools MSHA makes available to assist mine operators in monitoring compliance.
Concern over the potential health and environmental risks of genetically engineered foods (GMOs) has led to more than 20 states and a number of cities making legislative efforts to require greater transparency so that consumers can make informed food choices.
Interlake Mecalux Inc., a manufacturer of storage and racking systems, has been cited by OSHA for 17 serious safety violations, many of which expose workers to amputation hazards*. OSHA has proposed penalties of $71,700, following the October 2013 complaint inspection of the Melrose Park-based plant.
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