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Europe amends five key worker health, safety directives

Review is “painfully slow going”
March 14, 2013

The European Commission has announced plans to amend five health and safety at work Directives, in order to align them with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS), but critics charge that the changes won’t make workers any safer.


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Is your job making you sick?

Canadian study seeks answers
January 17, 2013

A new study, funded by the Canadian Cancer Society, will examine the human and economic impact of workplace exposure to 44 known or suspected carcinogens and their links to 27 types of cancer. The study's main goals are to quantify - for the first time - how serious the problem is in Canada by estimating the number of new cancer cases and cancer deaths that can be attributed to workplace factors, and also to weigh the economic impact.


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REACH: five years on, is it delivering?

November 27, 2012

REACH, the European chemical regulation has been under implementation since June 2007. Five years later, the ETUI chemical hazards expert Tony Musu takes stock of this ambitious reform.


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Leading scientists to Congress: Don’t block list of cancer-causing chemicals

September 10, 2012

More than 70 leading scientists are calling on Congress to reject an attempt to block a biennial government assessment of the cancer risks of posed by industrial chemicals and other agents.


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GHS: The story begins 20 years ago in Rio

April 23, 2012

Before the GHS was created and implemented by the United Nations, there were many different regulations on hazard classification in use in different countries.


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NIOSH schedules public meeting on carcinogen, REL policies

November 18, 2011

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has announced plans to hold a public meeting to review its approach to classifying carcinogens and establishing recommended exposure limits (RELs) for occupational exposures to hazards associated with cancer.


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NIOSH reviews cancer, REL policy

August 25, 2011
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health is has initiated a review of its method of classifying carcinogens and establishing recommended exposure limits (RELs) for occupational exposures to hazards associated with cancer.
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