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NIOSH focuses on chemical hazards in oil, gas industry

December 12, 2012

NIOSH researchers involved in an effort to characterize chemical hazards in the oil and gas extraction industry have found elevated levels of silica exposure during hydraulic fracturing operations.


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The week's top EHS news stories

September 8, 2012

Here are this week’s top occupational safety and health-related stories from www.ISHN.com:


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Hydraulic fracturing operations: Protecting workers from silica exposures includes proper respiratory protection

August 27, 2012

OSHA and NIOSH have recently issued a hazard alert on ensuring that employers in hydraulic fracturing operations take appropriate steps to protect workers from silica exposure.


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Anti-fracking group points to diminishing water supply

August 13, 2012

A study on the nation’s groundwater supply released by the journal Nature is giving fracking opponents some fresh ammunition.


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Fracking advocates fight fire with film

Oil, gas industry uses movies to counter negative publicity
July 27, 2012

It’s “Truthland” versus “Gasland.” The American Petroleum Institute (API) hosted a film festival recently in Washington, D.C. during which excerpts from several pro-fracking films were screened. The event was a response to the critical-of-fracking documentary “Gasland,” by independent filmmaker Josh Fox.


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