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“Burdensome regulations” being hotly debated – in Europe

REACH chemical safety law is targeted
March 27, 2013

In a move that echoes one made on this side of the Atlantic, the European Commission plans to review – and possibly eliminate -- regulations that it says are hindering business growth and job creation. In a reaction that echoes some heard on this side of the Atlantic, labor and workers’ rights advocates are not happy about the plan.


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EU adopts compromise on electromagnetic exposure reg review

November 12, 2012

The European Union (EU) has reached an informal agreement on the review of legislation to limit worker exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) – although it does not take into consideration demands from trade unions to look at the long-term effects on human health of exposure to these fields.


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Smoke-free laws result in fewer hospitalizations and cardiac deaths

October 31, 2012

A recent study found that smoke-free legislation leads to a sharp decrease in hospitalizations and deaths from heart and respiratory diseases.


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Fall protection in boom times

High-rises are rising fast in the UAE
September 26, 2012

There are a number of industries in the United Arab Emirates that have excellent safety records, ensuring workers are cognizant of what is required for their own benefit, while keeping to the optimum level of efficiency.


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Cancer increase prompts India, China to adopt Europe's chemical REACH

September 26, 2012

With dangerous chemicals causing about 4.9 million deaths a year – according to the World Health Organization (WHO) – and China and India both experiencing jumps in cancer rates, both countries have begun beefing up legislation on the production and marketing of chemicals.


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Cheers and jeers as Safe Chemicals Act moves ahead

July 26, 2012

A Senate committee’s approval this week of an amendment to the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 is either a victory for American families or a defeat for bipartisan cooperation – depending on who you ask.


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American Heart Association: House health reform cuts, flat NIH funding will hurt patients

July 20, 2012

American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown is warning that the latest round of House budget cuts “puts patient care on the chopping block.”


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Europe wrangles with MSD legislation

April 18, 2012

In an argument that sounds familiar on this side of the Atlantic, a group of European employers say that a proposed work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) directive would impose an unbearable administrative and financial burden upon companies – especially small businesses.


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States, not feds, take up occupational safety measures

September 30, 2011

Although occupational safety and health legislative activity is "stalled" on the federal level, a number of states are pursuing regulatory and legislative agendas related to workplace safety.


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