Depression isn’t a one-size-fits-all illness, according to the latest edition of Harvard Medical School’s “Healthbeat.” Just like a rash or heart disease, depression can take many forms. As you’ll see, there’s a cluster of symptoms that are typically present, but one person’s experience of depression often differs from another’s. Definitions of depression â€” and the therapies designed to ease this disease’s grip â€” also continue to evolve, according to “Healthbeat.”
OSHA has cited The Welch Corp., a Brighton, Mass., contractor, for alleged willful, serious and other-than-serious violations of safety standards at a Brighton worksit, according to an agency press release. The company faces a total of $61,650 in fines, chiefly for excavation hazards.
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has announced a set of reforms that will give federal inspectors more tools, more resources, more independence, and greater authority to enforce laws and regulations that apply to oil and gas companies operating on the Outer Continental Shelf, according to an Interior Department press release.
The Mine Workers (UMWA) union and families of victims killed in the Upper Big Branch Mine disaster have filed suit in federal court to open to the public interviews of safety officials and others now being conducted behind closed doors by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), according to a blog post on the AFL-CIO’s website
A whistleblower investigation by OSHA found that the Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corp. violated an employee's rights when he was disciplined for exercising those rights under the Federal Railroad Safety Act.
Small and medium-sized companies seeking to promote a healthy workplace culture and help employees to pursue a healthy lifestyle will get support from a new website launched by the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF) with its partner the National Business Group on Health.
OSHA’s most recent semi-annual regulatory agenda included an injury and illness prevention program (I2P2) in the “prerule” stage, writes American Industrial Hygiene Association Government Affairs Director Aaron Trippler in his latest “Happenings from the Hill” dispatch.
Many of you are aware of efforts in recent years to come up with a legally sound system for updating the PELs. Updating the hundreds of PELs, many of which set exposure limits based on research from the 1950s and 60s, has been a top priority of American Industrial Hygiene Association members for years.