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Report: Climate laws inadequate to protect human rights

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The human rights of the world’s most vulnerable will be severely threatened unless urgent action is taken to improve access to justice and legal frameworks for people affected by climate change, concludes a new report by the International Bar Association (IBA) Task Force on Climate Change Justice and Human Rights.

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Accurate and efficient assessments of working posture

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Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) account for roughly one-third of workplace illness and injuries in the United States. According to Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, overexertion injuries, which include those from work-related lifting, pushing, pulling, holding, carrying, or throwing, cost U.S. businesses $14.2 billion in direct costs in 2013.

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White House announces strategy for combating antibiotic-resistant bacteria

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In response to a landmark report issued a year ago by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that sounded the alarm on drug-resistant threats to human health, President Barack Obama has issued an Executive Order and National Strategy to Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria.

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Workers face repeated, “high-gravity” fall hazards with Philly stucco co.

JC Stucco and Stone Inc. faces $235,700 in proposed penalties
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Masonry contractor JC Stucco and Stone Inc. has been cited by OSHA for three willful and three repeat safety violations. OSHA's March 2014 inspection was initiated in response to a referral by the Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections due to an imminent threat to worker health and safety at the site.

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Top products of the week

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A new learning system that focuses on the visual, a wireless multi-gas detection system and Level 5 cut resistant gloves were among the EHS-related products featured on this week.

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Weekly news round-up

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Highlights of the National Safety Council 2014 Congress & Expo, an update on OSHA’s ten most frequently cited violations and good news/bad news for aviation safety were among the EHS-related stories posted on this week.

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Florida trucking company had five crashes, 15 speeding tickets in one year

Ken’s Trucking declared an imminent hazard to public safety
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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Grand Ridge, Fla.-based Ken’s Trucking, LLC, USDOT No. 1050616, to immediately shut down following a federal investigation that revealed numerous widespread violations of critical safety regulations.

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Even a small weight gain can raise your blood pressure

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Gaining just five pounds can increase your blood pressure, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2014.

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Hilton Anchorage workers demand action on mold concerns

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Maids, bellhops, and other hotel workers at the Anchorage Hilton are frustrated with what they say is a slow response from Alaska’s worker safety agency to health complaints they filed about mold hazards.

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Worker fatally engulfed in South Dakota grain elevator

OSHA cites Prairie Ag Partners for 11 violations
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A 51-year-old worker was fatally injured when he became engulfed in flowing grain in a railcar load-out elevator at Prairie Ag Partners. The incident occurred March 15, 2014, when the worker attempted to remove a jam from a chute while the auger operated.

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A gallery of photos from the sprawling Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, where ASSE’s annual professional development conference was held June 8-11. All photos courtesy of the American Society of Safety Engineers.

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