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AIHA, ASSE & NSC urge Congress to adequately fund OSHA & NIOSH

March 28, 2014

The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA), the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and the National Safety Council (NSC) are urging Congress to continue funding for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in the current budgeting process.


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AIHA to induct new Board members at AIHce 2014

March 28, 2014

The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) has announced the results of its 2014 - 2015 election for the AIHA Board of Directors. The new board members will be inducted at AIHA’s annual business meeting on Thursday, June 5, during the 2014 American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce) in San Antonio.


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NTSB’s recommendation for wrong airport landings: Pay attention

March 28, 2014

Following two recent incidents in which transport category airplanes landed at the wrong airports, the National Transportation Safety Board has issued a Safety Alert to remind pilots of the vigilance required to avoid such potentially catastrophic mistakes.


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AIHA supports NIOSH’s proposed new risk-based carcinogen classification policy

NIOSH would no longer consider technical achievability to control exposures
March 28, 2014

The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) expresses its appreciation to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) for the opportunity to comment on the NIOSH Draft Current Intelligence Bulletin “Update of NIOSH Carcinogen Classification and Target Risk Level Policy for Chemical Hazards in the Workplace."


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Screening would-be immigrants for TB saves U.S. millions

CDC recommendations mean detection, treatment prior to arrival
March 28, 2014

U.S. health departments are saving an estimated $15 million in treating TB among immigrants to the U.S., thanks to CDC recommendations that people be screened for the disease prior to their arrival in the country.


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NSC releases latest injury and fatality statistics and trends

2014 edition of Injury Facts® reveals largest safety threats facing Americans today
March 27, 2014

The National Safety Council today released the 2014 edition of Injury Facts®, which details safety statistics and trends across the U.S. and worldwide. Injury Facts has been the Council’s go-to resource for all safety statistics for more than 90 years.


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Manufacturers object to OSHA’s injury and illness reporting rule

Public disclosure of raw data “does not serve the public good”
March 27, 2014

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is urging OSHA to set aside its proposed rule to publicly disclose injury and illness data, saying that it will not contribute to the goal of improving workplace safety.


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Workplace changes can increase productivity, but…

March 27, 2014

Want to improve productivity by motivating workers, or maybe improving the look of their workzone? A new study showed some "small but significant" effects on work-related outcomes -- but with a twist.


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Too close to the TV

Myth: Watching TV for too long or sitting too close can damage your eyes
March 27, 2014

Fact: There is no evidence to suggest that watching television for too long or sitting too close can damage your eyes. Young children often sit close to the television screen because they have a greater ability to focus on objects closer to their eyes than adults do. Due to this, children hold their reading material close as well.


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EPA chief testifies about 2015 budget request

March 26, 2014

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy testified before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works today at a hearing to discuss EPA’s proposed FY 2015 budget.
 


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