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New partnership set to improve medical care for worker amputees

New partnership set to improve medical care for worker amputees

A new agreement between the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) and Harborview Medical Center allows Washington state workers who lose limbs in work-related incidents to receive specialized care. The…

WA Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) offering grant money for safety and health improvement projects

WA Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) offering grant money for safety and health improvement projects

The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries is opening a new round of applications for Safety and Health Investment Projects (SHIP) grants. Applications will be accepted until April 22,…

NIOSH seeking comment on draft bulletin about the health effects of occupational exposure to silver nanotechnology

NIOSH seeking comment on draft bulletin about the health effects of occupational exposure to silver nanotechnology

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is seeking comment on a draft bulletin: Health Effects of Occupational Exposure to Silver Nanomaterials. The draft bulletin contains a review…

OSHA cites manufacturing company for safety breaches

OSHA cites manufacturing company for safety breaches

A Newark business has been cited for compromising the safety of its employees in its handling of hazardous chemical. An inspection conducted on August 4, 2015 found issues in the…

Study describes magnitude of illness associated with use of two common herbicides

Study describes magnitude of illness associated with use of two common herbicides

A new study conducted to identify the magnitude of illness associated with the use of two common herbicides (paraquat and diquat) found that most cases of illness were low to…

National Safety Council to recognize women leaders in safety

National Safety Council to recognize women leaders in safety

The National Safety Council is accepting nominations for its inaugural Marion Martin Recognition Award, presented to women who have advanced safety and broken down traditional gender barriers within the safety…

Oklahoma Department of Labor invites entries for Evolution of Safety Video Contest

Oklahoma Department of Labor invites entries for Evolution of Safety Video Contest

The Oklahoma Department of Labor is inviting employers to submit entries for this year’s Evolution of Safety Video Contest. The department is looking for videos that show best practices, share…

Company fined for exposing workers to safety hazards

Company fined for exposing workers to safety hazards

A manufacturer in Pennsylvania has been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for several safety violations. An inspection conducted in June 2015 found safety issues including forklift…

Japanese companion robot helps drivers stay awake

Japanese companion robot helps drivers stay awake

Toyota has recently debuted its companion robot designed to accompany drivers and communicate with them to keep them alert on the road and avoid accidents during the 2015 Tokyo Motor…

22 million U.S. workers exposed to hazardous noise levels

22 million U.S. workers exposed to hazardous noise levels

According to statistics published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention an estimated 22 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous noise levels at work. With hearing loss becoming…