Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has announced a new DHS Science & Technology Directorate-led study that will examine the behavior of airborne contaminants if they were to be released into the subway â€” reflecting Secretary Napolitano’s emphasis on preparedness and the shared responsibility of protecting the nation’s critical infrastructure, according to a DHS press release.
According to a December 1st post on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website, CDC has received reports of fraudulent emails (phishing) referencing a CDC-sponsored State Vaccination Program.
To commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Bhopal Chemical Disaster, thousands of supporters around the world rallied yesterday in an International Day of Action to pressure Dow Chemical (the current owner of Union Carbide) to clean up the water in Bhopal and face criminal charges in India.
For years orthopaedic surgeons specializing in foot and ankle care have been warning women about the perils of wearing high heels. High heel wearers risk foot injury, muscle imbalance, bone deformities, knee and ankle joint problems, bunions, hammer toes and more. Now a new study featured in the November issue of Foot & Ankle International (FAI), the official scientific journal of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) details the biomechanical changes that occur in feet during high heel wear and the correlation between the heel height and amount of pain, pressure and strain it puts on your feet.
NIOSH is interested in strengthening its efforts to prevent hearing loss in the workplace. It’s estimated that more than 22 million workers are exposed to hazardous noise on the job and an additional nine million are at risk for hearing loss from other agents such as solvents and metals, according to NIOSH.
Labels prepared under the European Union’s regulation for classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (EC/1272/2008), which adopted criteria based on the UN's Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), are considered to comply with OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) requirements if the EU GHS labels comply with all of the provisions of the HCS, according to an OSHA letter of interpretation posted on the agency’s Web site Nov. 2, reports ORC Worldwide, a Washington, DC-based occupational safety, health and environmental consultantancy.