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Red Cross and OSHA renewed alliance for safety and health of volunteers

Red Cross and OSHA renewed alliance for safety and health of volunteers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the American Red Cross have renewed their partnership to continue their efforts in reducing workplace incidents and protect workers from hazardous exposures. The…

Coffee roasters’ health at risk due to diacetyl exposure

Coffee roasters’ health at risk due to diacetyl exposure

An air sampling conducted this year by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel found that coffee roasters’ health are at risk due to being exposed to high levels of diacetyl. The tests…

“Safety Matters” to young workers

“Safety Matters” to young workers

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) partnered with the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) to start a new initiative called “Safety Matters”. The new program aims to…

Study: Healthcare workers still exposed to hazardous surgical smoke

Study: Healthcare workers still exposed to hazardous surgical smoke

A recent study conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), found that healthcare workers continue to be exposed to hazardous surgical smoke even with the existence…

Results of Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses released

Results of Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses released

The results of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’s Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses has been released. The report shows that private industry employers reported almost 3 million non-fatal workplace…

First responders honored during Mine Rescue Day

First responders honored during Mine Rescue Day

The challenging work of mine rescuers was recognized during the 3rd annual Mine Rescue Day. The U.S Mine Safety and Health Administration honored the commitment and sacrifice made by first…

Regional Emphasis Program to reduce illness and injuries at Southeastern chicken processing facilities

Regional Emphasis Program to reduce illness and injuries at Southeastern chicken processing facilities

Poultry workers are twice as likely to suffer serious injuries and six times more likely to get sick on the job than other private sector workers. This prompted leading federal…

Partnership established to protect workers in the scrap recycling industry

Partnership established to protect workers in the scrap recycling industry

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. has recently signed alliance aimed at protecting workers in the scrap recycling industry and promote…

Study shows lack of adherence to precautionary guidelines for compounding antineoplastic drugs among employers and healthcare workers

Study shows lack of adherence to precautionary guidelines for compounding antineoplastic drugs among employers and healthcare workers

A new study finds safe handling practices for compounding antineoplastic (chemotherapy) drugs are not always followed in actual healthcare practice. The NIOSH study was published in the September issue of…

NIOSH launches new virtual center to advance concept of productive aging

NIOSH launches new virtual center to advance concept of productive aging

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has launched the National Center for Productive Aging and Work (NCPAW) on Friday. The new virtual center will focus on the…


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